A cogent critique of maker culture – theatlantic.com

Debbie Chachra writes a timely critique of maker culture in today’s The Atlantic:

The cultural primacy of making, especially in tech culture—that it is intrinsically superior to not-making, to repair, analysis, and especially caregiving—is informed by the gendered history of who made things, and in particular, who made things that were shared with the world, not merely for hearth and home.

This is something digital humanists should be aware of in their rush to uncritically embrace the “more hack, less yack” ethos.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/why-i-am-not-a-maker/384767/

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