Dale Dougherty on the Maker Movement

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The Solari Report 2012-07-05


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1. Introduction & Theme – 0:00   – Theme: Physics Goes Mainstream. Announcements from Cern are creating lots of interest in physics. This week announcement by scientists in Switzerland working with the Collider that they found a subatomic particle that behaved like a Higgs Boson particle is clearly the story of the week. More at the blog as we grapple to understand that something can come from nothing and why it matters. Several upcoming events. …

2. Money & Markets – 02:09   – Eurozone troubles continue. Interest rates in the news. Mortgage rates hit new lows. LIBOR scandal – tip of the iceberg. Is it related to a push to institute a financial tax in Europe? Update on Iran sanctions. Update on effect of EU sanctions against Iran. Military alert in Saudi Arabia. Jordan on war alert. Long hot summer in the Middle East. Long hot summer in U.S. as well! Supremes uphold Obamacare; see Matt Taibbi and Yves Smith on Bill Moyers. More announcements of natural gas findings in North America. GMO Myths & Truths, see study at the blog. Cyber attack on financial system last week in U.S., Europe, Latin America. Object: to siphon money from high-balance bank and credit card accounts. …

3. Ask Catherine – 13:42   — Does Chief Justice Roberts have a “file” that resulted in his Obamacare decision (upholding law)? …

4. Solari Hero – 16:13   — Dale Dougherty, founder of O’Reilly’s Publishing, runs Maker Division and is editor of “Make” magazine. …

5. Let’s Go to the Movies – 19:50  Caine’s Arcade – This short film tells the story about a 9 year old named Caine in Los Angeles who made his own penny arcade from card board boxes. The publicity from the film has now helped Caine raise more than $200,000 (and counting) to fund his education, and a matching grant to help fund education for kids like him. …

6. Interview – 21:11   – Dale Dougherty on The Maker Movement. Who are the Makers? How did the movement get started? Makers get together in hacker spaces and Maker Faires. Who should get involved, and how? How to get our children, grandchildren involved? Maker mazagine website: http://makezine.com/. …

7. Up Next & Closing – 1:02:13   – Jul 12, Precious Metals Market Report with Franklin Sanders. Jul 19, 2nd Quarter Wrap-up and Overview of Global Equity Markets. Jul 26, post of Jon Rappoport’s Inside the Medical Matrix. …

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Do you like to make things? Do you have friends or kids who like to make things? Then you want to know about the maker movement. To help and inspire you, this Thursday we will be joined by Dale Dougherty, the editor of MAKE, the leading magazine of the maker movement.

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The maker movement grew out of DIY – “do it yourself.” What started out as woodworking and home improvement took a new turn with the developments in computer technology, electronics and new tools like lasers and 3-D printers. The maker movement was a next logical development.

Given the explosion of technologies and tools and the growth of the open source movement, it made sense that people who like to make things would like to share work spaces together and teach each other how to make things. Sure enough, the maker movement gathered in hackerspaces and now membership based workshops.

MAKE sponsored the first Maker Faire starting in 2006, because naturally makers like to get together and share what they know and what they are making.  Now in addition to the several that MAKE sponsors every year, there are independently produced maker faires happening all over the world. You can check for one near you here.

A young duo in Chicago are working on a documentary about the maker movement with funding raised through Kickstarter.

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While learning about the maker movement, my favorite documentary and pick for this week’s Let’s Go to the Movies is Caine’s Arcade. This short film tells the story about a 9 year old named Caine in Los Angeles who made his own penny arcade from card board boxes. The publicity from the film has now helped Caine raise more than $200,000 (and counting) to fund his education, and a matching grant to help fund education for kids like him.

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Are you worried about the price of computers, appliances and equipment rising? Have no fear, because we can learn to make what we need for ourselves.

I will start with Money and Markets and Ask Catherine.

Post your questions on the blog.

Talk to you Thursday!

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