If you are going to read one article referenced by us please, please, go read this one on Makers. It is more than inspiring.
Thank you Kevin Lee for writing it.
And thank you Ruth Trocolli of the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Office for bringing it to our attention (see Archaeologists are cool – right?).
“A lot of the art gets built for the love and the challenge,” Michael Snook, the founder of this 65,000 square-foot maker space, told TechHive. And as it turns out, NIMBY is just a small part of a large and storied maker scene that dates back to the 1960s and, surprisingly, has managed to stay a well-kept secret.
A confluence of factors have driven Oakland’s maker renaissance. The city has plenty of large industrial spaces that are perfect for makers to erect so many of the massive projects found here.
via Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca | TechHive.