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'Why I'm Not a Maker': Important Question or Artificial Argument?

Jan 31, 2015

WHY I’M NOT A MAKER: Yep, this generated some buzzy debate here. Olin College of Engineering professor Debbie Chachra argues this week in The Atlantic that when we elevate “making” to a level above that of other activities or professions, we risk “ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.” Important question--or an artificial argument? Her assertion that “Making is not a rebel movement, scrappy individuals going up against the system,” flies in the face of what many of us think about Makers. How about you?

column | Community

'Why I'm Not a Maker': Important Question or Artificial Argument?

Jan 31, 2015

WHY I’M NOT A MAKER: Yep, this generated some buzzy debate here. Olin College of Engineering professor Debbie Chachra argues this week in The Atlantic that when we elevate “making” to a level above that of other activities or professions, we risk “ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.” Important question--or an artificial argument? Her assertion that “Making is not a rebel movement, scrappy individuals going up against the system,” flies in the face of what many of us think about Makers. How about you?

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