What a great turn out we had at our screening of the Maker documentary last week, the kick-off event of our Summer Social Series! Maker is a feature-length documentary on the maker movement and its impact on society, culture, and economy in the U.S. The film was created by the producers of the internationally acclaimed “Design & Thinking” and has been screened at more than 300 events across 40 countries. We were very happy to bring the screening to JP and offer it for free after successfully raising the funds needed on Kickstarter the week prior! Thanks to everyone who supported the event series and attended the film! Hope to see you again soon.
From the Filmmakers:
Maker is a feature-length documentary that looks into the current Maker Movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together culture fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies.
The “Maker Movement,” sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, Maker delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.
We have conducted extensive interviews of key figures behind headline-making projects, daily practitioners, and observers of the movement, in our effort to piece together what this ecosystem looks like, and present insights on how it can impact society, culture and the economy in the U.S., and the world.