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“Repurpose”, an awesome little documentary short by Jack Oatmon. The video is centered around Montreal’s Foulab hardware hacking group and aims to introduce the hackerspace concept to newcomers.

Why are more and more hobbyists experimenting with hacks and circuit bends? What relationship does this imply about consumer society and technological advancement? Is this a real-world analog of ‘user generated content’?

hmmmm … why hack/mod/make your own tech… Because it’s incredibly fun! Ok, perhaps my view is a bit too subjective to give a completely accurate assessment of hacker motivation. Handmade and high tech have been valued cultural qualities for a while – it’s now simply easier than ever before for those two to overlap. … like I said — fun!
[via Create Digital Music]

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!