I think this slideshow, with audio excerpts from makers at the Faire, does an excellent job of covering what’s interesting, unique, and important about Maker Faires and the maker movement in general. It was put together by Sarah Tew of CBS Interactive.

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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 man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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