On October 22nd, AIGA CO with SIE FILM Center presented the film Maker, a documentary that looks into the current maker movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies.
The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.
AIGA CO brought in some of our own local Maker personalities for a Maker’s market of their goods for sale before the film and a panel discussion after. The panelists included Stu and Nicky Alden from Ink Lounge, Rick Griffith from MATTER, Jaime Jennings from Fancy Tiger Crafts, and Sandra Fettingis from RedLine Denver. Mohawk Paper kindly sponsored our event and shared their beautiful ‘Mohawk Maker Quarterly.’
After the film we dove into the minds of our local Makers, discussing what makes them tick – how they became a Maker, the problems they face, favorite and most inspiring work and even how they feel about being called a “Maker.”
Thanks to everyone who attended and thanks to all of our panelists for a thoughtful and inspiring discussion!
Images courtesy of Emily Przekwas