Make: television debuted 1/3/2009 7am PST online and on public television (broadcast / cable tv). The series encourages everyone to invent, revent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular Make magazine, each half-hour episode hopes to inspire viewers to think, create, and, well, make. Each episode can be viewed or downloaded DRM-free, in HD on makezine.tv – the show is also available on Vimeo, YouTube, blip.tv, iTunes and BitTorrent.
We’re pretty sure this might be the first TV show to launch in all these places, hopefully others will too!
For the new folks just joining us here, MAKE is a magazine, it’s also a yearly event called “Maker Faire“, a very popular website, a book series, a Maker Shed – but most of all it’s a community of Makers who share their projects and skill. Make is what -you- make it. It’s a growing DIY movement of people who look at things a little different and who just might spark the next generation of scientists, engineers and makers. Over the weekend our friends (and new friends) had some great things to say about the show, here’s all the ones we could find, thanks for the support!
CNET News – ‘Make’ magazine debuts television series, Following on the success of their hit do-it-yourself magazine, the people behind Make will now bring their efforts to public television.
Laughing Squid – Make: Television Launches, Weekly Episodes Profiling Makers. MAKE magazine, Twin Cities Public Television and American Public Television have just launched the wonderful new weekly series Make: Television.
Boing Boing – MAKE: television site has videos of first episode. MAKE: television site has videos of first episode…
Hack a Day – Make: television premiering today. Make’s television series will be premiering on public television across the US over the next couple days.
io9 – Make a Cat Feeder Out of Your Old VCR. Our pals over at the superlative MAKE: magazine have finally launched their public television show, which celebrates the spirit of mad science by profiling weird inventions you can create in your own home.
BuzzFeed – A new web and TV serious from MAKE Magazine celebrating some of the coolest “Makers” (inventors, artists, geeks and everyday people) and their inventions — which mix old and new technology to upgrade, renew, and recycle
Lifehacker – Make Magazine Debuts Their Own TV Show. If you’re a fan of Make magazine and their DIY-ethos, you won’t want to miss the premiere of Make Television. Available both online in HD and on a large number of public stations across America.
Wired / Geekdad – MAKE: television Empowers DIYers. If you had any doubt how huge the maker movement is, check this out — MAKE: television, the video extension of one of our favorite magazines, premiered last night on Public Television and on the Internet.
NOTCOT – Congrats to our friends at Make on launching Make TV!!! It will even be premiering nationwide on Public Television stations this month!
Hacked Gadgets – This is a great day for the hackers and maker around the world. Make Television is On the Air! This is a big step in legitimizing the DIY area that we are all so interested in.
Biking Bis – “MAKE: television” features bicycle creations by SF’s Cyclecide. The debut of a DIY show on public television connects viewers with artists who transform old bicycles into unusual pedal-powered creations.
Engadget – MAKE on the big screen. Make: television sneak peak at Engadget’s reader meet up in New York city.
Gizmodo – Make: Television, The Ultimate DIY Tech Show, Debuts This Weekend. Ever wanted to have public TV teach you how to make a fully functional pneumatic t-shirt cannon/Burrito Blaster in the privacy of your own living room? Friends, Make: television debuting this weekend is for you.
uC Hobby – Make: television is a hit! Make TV is tailor made for those of us that especially like the building part of Mythbusters. With Make TV it is about creating. Art, re-purposing common bits to technology to work in new ways. Often the only reason is for the Art of coolness of it but that is more then enough reason to convert an old VCR into a cool cat feeder.
MAKE Makes PBS Show, But Doesn’t Leave Web Behind – One of the great one-word brands, MAKE magazine has been engaging with creatively-oriented DIY-ers since 2005, and since 2006 it’s been using YouTube to provide video evidence of the amazing original creations concocted by staff and readers alike. On Jan. 4 it made the leap from the web to PBS…
Obessable – Make: television mini-review. If you like DIY, tinkering, ripping apart things, and building new things, then a new public television show available online may be right up your alley.
MinOnline – Make TV Goes Offline…and Back Online. After years of experience making some of the best online video podcasts available, O’Reilly Media’s Make Magazine brand extends to TV in a regular series in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television. The most compelling aspect of Make TV is its distinct cultural posture and voice. More than a simple extension of a magazine logo and staff, the show embodies a philosophy of highly innovative DIY, a kind of counterpoint to consumerism itself. There is a sensibility here that is entirely consistent across TV, print, online video, and even the PDF files for the projects available for personal printing. In an age when cross-platform distribution is imperative, when magazines must become more than magazines, Make Magazine’s brand exemplifies what is needed in the new media landscape, a brand that is as much a movement and a cause as it is just another content offering that is defined simply by an audience demo or psychographic.
Slashot – A TV Show Based On MAKE Magazine “Make: television debuted online and on public television (broadcast / cable tv). The series encourages everyone to invent, reinvent, recycle, upcycle, and act up. Based on the popular Make magazine, each half-hour episode hopes to inspire viewers to think, create, and, well, make.”
G4TV Introducing Make: Television – Among other awesome DIY segments, the first episode of Make: television features Cyclecide, “an inventive band of performance artists who build pedal-powered amusement park rides and outrageous bicycle contraptions straight out of the dump” as well as a step-by-step guide to converting the innards of your VCR into an automatic cat feeder. That’s what I call television (video here).
Behind the Scenes at the Permiere of Make:television – MAKE:television invited GeekDad to their premiere event in Minnesota this week.
MPR: DIY invention show gets public television premiere…MAKE:television highlights creative do-it-yourself projects that tinkers can do at home. However, one look at the show and thoughts of This Old House or Martha Stewart will quickly dissipate.
Justin Barber @ Geek Squad has a great write up from the premiere… “When I was a kid, we only had Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and Erector Sets to indulge our fantasy of putting tinkering dreams to reality, so watching bits of Make Television episodes last night made me envious for the new generation of kids. Then I woke up and realized no one was stopping me from building these projects myself.”
Geek Squad attempts to ‘Make:’ impression… …Robert Stephens, founder and chief inspector of Geek Squad, came up with the TV sponsorship concept two years ago with the interest in creating programming around technology and science in a contemporary fashion…. “When you make science and technology interesting, you spark innovation,” said Stephens. “Geek Squad’s support of ‘Make:’ is our way of encouraging people to play, discover and create.”
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