This FREE screening is sponsored by DreamIT MakeIT, a makerspace that is coming soon to Springfield. The founders of DreamIT MakeIT will be on hand to talk about their plans and answer questions.
Synopsis: From the producers of the internationally acclaimed “Design & Thinking,” “Maker” is
a feature-length documentary that looks into the current Maker Movement in
America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together culture fueled by
passion and powered by the advent of new technologies.
The "Maker Movement", sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts
traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source,
local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist
movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and
manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and
personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely
snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.
We have conducted extensive interviews of key figures behind headline-making
projects, daily practitioners, and observers of the movement, in our effort to piece
together what this ecosystem looks like, and present insights on how it can impact
society, culture and the economy in the U.S. and the world