Chris Anderson's research while affiliated with New York State and other places

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"Wired" magazine editor and bestselling author Anderson takes readers to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today's entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.


... Though extremely heterogeneous, the maker movement inspires people to 'do something' , gather around a common project and build a sense of common purpose, accrue social capital through online and offline networks, and wrench control over their lives from the hands of experts and elites (Davies 2017: 19-27). As such, it is often heralded as a new industrial revolution, or new culture of (global) citizenship (Anderson 2012) that is part of, and speaks to, a broader social movement that addresses some of the social anxieties (such as food and job security) that, in Europe and the USA , gained salience after the 2008 financial crisis (Davies 2017). Yet, there is considerable tension between the movement's rhetoric and practice, and the way 'making' is being commercialized and propagated in Europe and the USA has attracted quite a lot of criticism. ...