What is a maker movement?

Elisabeth Unterfrauner and Christian Voigt were interviewed by the Austrian newspaper ‘Die Presse’ on the MAKE-IT project. The interview explains from a scientific view the Maker movement, which is often called the third industrial revolution by bringing digital fabrication to the people’s desks. MAKE-IT has conducted 10 case studies in Europe to analyse the movement regarding three fundamental research questions on Organisation and Governance – How is the movement organised?-, Peer and Collaborative Behaviours – How are maker communities formed and how do they interact and learn from each other? – and Value Creation and Impact – Which values and impact does the movement create?. The article summarises some of the preliminary outcomes and outlines also interesting examples of maker initiatives.

The German article is available under ‘Die Presse’ site