The World of Making

Abstract

This section dedicated to makers brings together a wide range of people who give their own tour through the world of making. In "Why Scientists Should Make," by Jun Axup, "What Do I Make?," by AnnMarie Thomas, "Adults Are the Future," by Ariel Waldman, "Women Who Make: Undercounted as Makers and Underwhelmed by Maker Spaces," by Susan Faulkner, "A Maker Culture for South Africa," by Carolina Ödman-Govender, "Making the Next-Gengineers," by Jim St. Leger, "Making Biology," by Jessica Polka, "Making a Difference across Cultures," by Melissa Gregg, and "Brian Krzanich: A CEO Who Knows How to Weld," different makers describe why making is important, what making can accomplish, and personal stories about how making has changed their lives. The first Web extra at http://youtu.be/PN7KcYgfcaE is an audio recording of poet Matt Yurdana, a Future Experience Designer at Intel Labs, reading his poem "To Make Is to Think." The second Web extra at http://youtu.be/mPX9f7iJw9w is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing Matt Yurdana about his poetry and his work as a Future Experience Designer at Intel Labs. The third Web extra at http://youtu.be/kvuBszdtLzM is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing June Axup, a chemical biologist, science outreach evangelist, and founder of Science Couture Labs, about the future of making. The fourth Web extra at http://youtu.be/N5Pj7oD3FZw is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing AnnMarie Thomas, author of "Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation," about creativity, engineering, squishy circuits, and the Maker Movement. The fifth Web extra at http://youtu.be/MwNaNgt_UQ4 is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing author Susan Faulkner about the importance of encouraging women to be involved in the world of making. The sixth Web extra at http://youtu.be/4sYMRCnUfzk is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing author Carolina Ödman-Govender about the state of making in South Africa. The seventh Web extra at http://youtu.be/JV0e_mltdGQ is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing Jim and Schuyler St. Leger about how the Maker Movement is inspiring the next generation of engineers. The eighth Web extra at http://youtu.be/YG6ts4mrWO0 is an audio recording of guest editor Brian David Johnson interviewing author Melissa Gregg about the range of maker practices.

DOI: 10.1109/MC.2014.373

Cite this paper

@article{Axup2014TheWO, title={The World of Making}, author={Jun Axup and AnnMarie Thomas and Ariel Waldman and Susan Faulkner and Carolina Odman-Govender and Jim St. Leger and Jessica K Polka and Melissa Gregg and Brian David Johnson}, journal={Computer}, year={2014}, volume={47}, pages={24-40} }