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Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

  • Director: Mu-Ming Tsai
  • Genre: documentary
  • Running Time: 65 mins.

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.

RSVP here.

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

"Amazingly inspiring! You can literally see the LOVE and PASSION of makers for what they do."
- Navi Radjou, Harvard Business Review
"Maker is a beautiful film, and an impressive follow up after Design & Thinking"
- A Design Film Festival 2014