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In ""Making is Connecting"," David Gauntlett argues that 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. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a v ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 11th 2011 by Polity Press (first published March 4th 2011)
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Despite a bit of boring academic tone, this is a lively intellectual history (starting with Ruskin and Morris) that delves into the always fascinating links among craft, art, community, and connectivity.
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David Gauntlett is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Westminster, London. He is the author of several books on media audiences and identities, including Moving Experiences (1995, 2005) and Creative Explorations (2007). He produces Theory.org.uk, the award-winning website on media, gender and identity.
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