Making is Connecting

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Polity, 11 apr. 2011 - 286 pagina's
In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that,through making things, people engage with the world and createconnections with each other. Both online and offline, we see thatpeople want to make their mark on the world, and to makeconnections.

During the previous century, the production of culture becamedominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast arrayof people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos and othercreative 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-doingculture'. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television,and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing onevidence from psychology, politics, philosophy and economics, heshows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happinessand survival of modern societies.


 

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1 INTRODUCTION
1
PHILOSOPHIES OF CRAFT
22
CRAFT TODAY
45
DIGITAL
80
PERSONAL HAPPINESS
115
SOCIAL CAPITAL AND COMMUNITIES
128
7 TOOLS FOR CHANGE
162
8 WEB 20 NOT ALL ROSY?
185
9 CONCLUSION
217
notes
246
index
279
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Over de auteur (2011)

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster, UK, and author of several books including Creative Explorations.

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