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5.0 out of 5 stars This Book is Connecting!, 30 May 2011
This review is from: Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity, from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (Paperback)
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As the author states "This book is built on a broad general understanding that people are happier, more engaged in the world, and more likely to develop and learn, when they are doing or making things for themselves, rather than having things done and made for them" The book is a clarion call for creativity, for craftsmanship and social connection. 'Making is connecting' is its key phase.
That being said, the book is a delight to read. David Gauntlett's style is highly accessible, yet very thorough. Each new concept is defined carefully, everyday examples are given, and plenty of opportunity is given for extra research. It should be included in every booklist for students of communications, media studies, sociology, general studies, and modern politics. Teachers will also be delighted to use it as a 'dip-in' resource book. If this isn't enough, more information is actually provided on a web site.
I finished the book wanting to sign-up for David Gauntlett's courses. My only quibble is that his argument would have been better served if he had used Twitter rather than Facebook as an example of an online interactive service. Maybe next time...
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Initial post: 31 May 2011 11:48:15 BDT
elkiedee says:
Interestingly, he's tweeted about your review....

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2011 14:08:13 BDT
D E Barker says:
really wot did he say? or wot's his twitter address?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2011 14:42:59 BDT
elkiedee says:
http://twitter.com/davidgauntlett
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