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A clever and timely book,
This review is from: Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of Creativity, from DIY and Knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (Paperback)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)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 connections, initially I get blank stares. Eventually the connection is made and they begin to explore the wider and deeper world related to their practice.
Understanding the role craft has in connecting people, and the role social networking tools have in developing craft, is essential for the 21st century practitioner: it opens up so many opportunities and reveals so much potential.
This book is a great introduction to the topic, full of interesting ideas and stories. It is highly readable too, which is a bonus. Well researched but not overly academic, it makes its points with strong evidence but an anecdotal style.
Highly recommended if you are a designer/maker, but also if you are involved in social projects and other areas such as healthcare and technology.