Yesterday, Future Tense hosted an event called “Tinkering With Tomorrow: Will the DIY Movement Craft the Future?” at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. Makemagazine’s Dale Dougherty, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Tom Kalil, TechShop founder Jim Newton, Kickstarter’s Cindy Au, and many others joined journalists—including Slate’s David Plotz and Matt Yglesias, the New York Times’ Annie Lowrey, and ArsTechnica’s Timothy Lee—about the movement’s philosophy, its implications for the economy and for intellectual property law, and more.
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