Detroit Lives is a documentary about Detroit and the renaissance of art, culture, and outside-the-box re-development that’s happening there. The film was done by Palladium Boots, the footwear company, and stars “Jackass” Johnny Knoxville. The cursing and rock n’ roll posing may be annoying to some, but I think the film does a good job of surveying some of the more exciting and innovative things that are happening in the Po-Motor City. Nice to see Bethany Shorb, of Cyberoptix TieLab and OmniCorp Detroit, and some of our other Detroit maker pals in it.

Detroit Lives


Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • JackMelson

    Po-Motor City? I hope this is some reference to the film I haven’t yet seen or Make just made my doo-doo list.