Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Your Call 052609 Is making something or fixing it yourself a radical act?

In a consumer culture, is making something or fixing it yourself a radical act? On the next Your Call we'll mark the arrival of Maker Faire 2009, a two-day showcase of Do-It-Yourself culture and technology. We'll speak with Dale Daugherty, editor and publisher of Make Magazine and Matthew Crawford, author of Shopwork as Soulcraft. Will making and fixing more of our own stuff, and honoring the people who do it, bring us a healthier economy, or is it just the latest face of consumerism? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Dale Dougherty in San Francisco
Editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media. He was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site which launched in 1993. Dale developed the Hacks series of books for O'Reillly and was a lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2000.

Matthew B. Crawford in Richmond, Virginia
A philosopher/mechanic, fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and a contributing editor of The New Atlantis.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I Like Rose's choice of topics and
her questions and comments. She's one the most obejective journalists/radio hosts in the Bay area, she invites people not based on what ethnicity they belong to but rather based on their competences! Rare!
Thanks Rose.
On DIY topic and the question of Doers vs thinkers (knowledge workers=KW), I think we value KWs because ultimately machines will take over at the long run and the only thing human beings will be doing is thinking!