Through the practice of making, we develop what we once called a “can-do” mindset that encourages us to act, take control of our lives, and develop our own capabilities. Making engages us fully and deeply as human beings, and it satisfies our creative souls. Maybe making can change the world, but first it changes us.
The Maker Movement is a cultural shift that is leading to a creative flourishing of art and science, technology and craft, a hands-on renaissance that is producing new tools and new ways of thinking.
Humans are tool-makers, inventors and innovators, storytellers, tinkerers, and role-players. We are makers who are free to imagine, free to play, and free to make.
- Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds (Dougherty, Dale)