Mark Hatch

Published on Nov 21, 2015

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Mark Hatch

Manifesto

MAKE
Making is fundamental to what it means to be human. We must make, create, and express ourselves to feel whole.
There is something unique about making physical things. These things are like little pieces of us and seem to embody
portions of our souls.

SHARE

Sharing what you have made and what you know about
making with others is the method by which a maker’s feeling
of wholeness is achieved. You cannot make and not share.

GIVE

There are few things more selfless and satisfying than giving away something you have made. The act of making puts a small piece of you in the object. Giving that to someone else is like giving someone a small piece of yourself. Such things
are often the most cherished items we possess.

LEARN

You must learn to make. You must always seek to learn more about your making. You may become a journeyman or master craftsman, but you will still learn, want to learn, and push yourself to learn new techniques, materials, and processes.
Building a lifelong learning path ensures a rich and rewarding making life and, importantly, enables one to share.

TOOL UP

You must have access to the right tools for the project at hand. Invest in and develop local access to the tools you need to do the making you want to do. The tools of making
have never been cheaper, easier to use, or more powerful.

PLAY

Be playful with what you are making, and you will be surprised, excited, and proud of what you discover.

PARTICIPATE

Join the Maker Movement and reach out to those around you who are discovering the joy of making. Hold seminars, parties, events, maker days, fairs, expos, classes, and dinners with and for the other makers in your community.

SUPPORT

This is a movement, and it requires emotional, intellectual, financial, political, and institutional support. The best hope for improving the world is us, and we are esponsible for making a better future.

CHANGE

Embrace the change that will naturally occur as you go through your maker journey. Since making is fundamental to what it means to be human, you will become a more complete version of you as you make.