Monday, July 6, 2009

Your Call 070609 How do we declare our independence from consumerism?

In a consumer culture, is making something or fixing it yourself a revolutionary act? For the July 4th weekend Your Call we'll declare our independence from the consumer culture and replay our interview with Dale Daugherty, editor and publisher of Make Magazine and Matthew Crawford, author of Shop Class as Soulcraft. Will making and fixing more of our own stuff, and honoring the people who do it, bring us a healthier economy and happier lives? 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
Is 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. He would like to thank Joe Davis and David Franz, both of the Institute, for their contributions to this article.

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