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

Pete Seeger was a maker - a music maker and a justice maker. Read more »

Makers relish spontaneity because good ideas should not be deferred. Read more »

Emma Willard School, Troy, NY

We need to move schools to a making curriculum to make learning more humane and to reduce the dropout rate. Read more »


Journalist Melissa Jun Rowley is producing a new STEAM documentary series titled “Magic Makers.” I was intrigued to learn more about Melissa and her work, so I conducted this interview with her. Read more »

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Two weeks ago I was intrigued to learn that Nova Labs also serves as an incubator for a small electronics business named Small Batch Assembly, founded by Bob Coggeshall. This business is a perfect fit for a makerspace because it allows electronic hobbyists, researchers, entrepreneurs and others to bring their... Read more »

The Wright Brothers could not have invented the airplane without the involvement of two key women in their family. Read more »

The Book of Audacity is a comprehensive and fun to read guidebook for the popular sound recording and editing software. Read more »