Phil Shapiro

Phil Shapiro

Phil Shapiro is a maker and media maker in the Washingon DC area. He loves open sourcedigital storytelling and fixing up donated computers to deliver to people who need them. He can be reached at [email protected] and on Twitter @philshapiro.

Latest from Phil Shapiro


A makerspace is being organized for Silver Spring, Maryland - a suburb of Washington DC. Read more »

Joy of Making

Maker moments are those times when you get a chill down your spine from something you made. More people will be experiencing the thrill of maker moments in the coming years. Read more »


If makers designed their own conference center, what would it look like? In what ways would it improve the venues we now use for conferences? Read more »

Screen Shot 2014-04-01 at 11.32.04 AM

Lawrence Lessig is one of the most astute systems thinkers on the planet. Carnegie Mellon student Jordan Harrison decided to help bring Lessig's ideas alive visually, with this video. Read more »


The next generation of Scratch programming guidebooks are appearing on the scene and this one is a keeper. Read more »


Little Rock, Arkansas, is showing how multiple stakeholders can be involved in launching a makerspace. Read more »


What are the best techniques for locating the smart and creative people on Twitter Read more »