During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real–world crafts, art projects and hands–on experiences.
Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a sit–back–and–be–told culture′ to a making–and–doing culture′. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.
I like the positive attitude to society developments. Very refreshing. Emphasises the satisfaction of creativity. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by Keller
Great book - read it from cover to cover. For anyone who rejects art for arts sake, or who wants a refreshing approach to making and creativity, this is a mustPublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by Jinny Mckie
Bought this to use in my dissertation but it is also a really good book as well. Very interesting book absolutely enjoyed reading it!Published on 29 Feb. 2012 by Lucy Jennings
Despite being interested in the topic, I found this book difficult to plough through and I confess I didn't make it to the end. Only for those with stamina.Published on 23 Feb. 2012 by Kev Partner
This book made the connection for me between my politics and my interest in craft and making things. Read morePublished on 10 Dec. 2011 by Jess
I just love this book. It is a wake up call that just seems to resonate and ring true for me just at the moment. Read morePublished on 8 Dec. 2011 by Amazon Customer
I teach design students who are driven to make, but not so driven to connect. When I attempt to get them to consider the role of craft within society as a form of developing social... Read morePublished on 26 Oct. 2011 by J. Baldwin
This is a really worthwhile overview of whats happening in the online/interactive world of craftmaking today. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2011 by trishthedish