Making is Connecting- David Gauntlett

I've just heard about this book, which is due to be published at the start of April this year. The author is speaking at an event in Leicester this weekend:

Through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. David Gauntlett will discuss the rise of a ‘making-and-doing’ culture, where people are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead.

David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at University of Westminster. He is the author of several books, including Creative Explorations (2007), which was shortlisted for the Times Higher Young Academic Author of the Year Award, and Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0 (2011). He produces the popular website about media and identities, Theory.org.uk.

Time: February 23, 2011 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Phoenix Square Film and Digital Media Centre
Street: 4 Midland Street
City/Town: Leicester
Phone: 0116 2422800
Register here

This sounds right up my street, and really links in with a lot of the ideas i've been having about creating crafting communities via the web. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and report back to you.

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