The best way in which to tell the story of the Makers is by showing what they create. Said and done: the images speak for themselves during the 17 minute long documentary film “We Are Makers“, an American documentary directed by Nathan Driskell and Mathew Bardwell, designer and sound engineer respectively at Learning Studio.
The documentary also contains interviews with the people who contribute on a daily basis to the material, social and cultural growth of the Makers movement. Among these are Dale Dougherty (MAKE Magazine), Raphael Abrams (NYC Resistor), Lizabeth Arum (MakerBot), David Carr (Supermechanical) and Randy Hunt (Etsy). Before reading any further, have a look at “We Are Makers” here. You’ll have to get to work afterwards…
So, let’s get to the point: thanks to videos like the one by Nathan and Mathew we know a lot about the Makers movement in the United Sates, but we are also- and above all- interested in Europe. What’s going on in the Old World? The European ecosystem is rich in makers, fabbers, creative people and digital artisans who interact among themselves every day. What are their stories about?
On the Maker Fair Rome website pages we have collected some examples of these stories like “Makers – Italian know-how“, a documentary by Ena Granulo (@EnaKG) accompanied by the original music composed by Barnabas Folk. Without forgetting the work of our video makers Alice and Davide, who have been touring all over Europe during their Makertour in order to tell the stories of dozens of organizations.
Thus our question is as follows: who wants to help out in telling the stories that we do not yet know of? if you know of videos, photos, articles and projects pertaining to the European Makers movement (but not exclusively) which you would like to share, you can do so anytime. You can also find us on the social networks Facebook – Twitter – Google+
We are waiting for your stories. In the mean time we will continue to discover what the makers are doing in Europe and all over the world. We hope to meet with you all in Italy at the Maker Fair Rome between the 3rd and 6th of October. We’re counting on it!