Why is this important? It is important because we are looking at much more than just a new word. The rise of the Makers and Makerism for some stands for the advent a cultural phenomena. A culture that empowers individuals over established structures, that leans towards agile and decentralization. A culture that creates new spaces and new freedoms for personal and societal growth. A culture that connects people from all over the world – creating new and equal opportunities, establishing a collaborative and inclusive space for communities to take innovation into their own hands.
Additionally, Do-it-yourself audio has been exploding in recent years. It’s a continuum and community of those who possess the maker mindset, from breadboard/solder wielding makers, to Arduino coders, to one of a kind eurorack/modular instrumentalist, mixed-media performance artists, and audio-solution-seekers.
Here too, we are all makers who take pride in doing and sharing, along the way to finding meaning in what we make.
“More than mere consumers of technology, we are makers, adapting technology to our needs and integrating it into our lives. Some of us are born makers and others, like me, become makers almost without realizing it.”
Founder Make Magazine & Maker Faire