Makers and the White House
This afternoon @3PM ET the White House will be talking about promoting the maker movement with makers Dale Dougherty (MAKE), Tara Tiger Brown (Los Angeles Makerspace) Super Awesome Sylvia (Super Awesome Maker Show), Saul Griffith (Otherlab) and Venkatesh Prasad (Ford). We’ll be watching to see what they have to say.
It’s kind of strange and wonderful to see the White House getting on board with the maker movement, even if much of their interest is couched in terms of the “serious” goal of revitalizing the manufacturing sector. But Obama is clearly also a fan of one of the main reasons people build stuff: to see things fly, of course!