My Video Journal of Maker Faire Seoul

Last Sunday, June 3, 2012, I visited Maker Faire Seoul, which took place in a media arts gallery in downtown Seoul. It was the first Maker Faire in Seoul and I think its organizers and participating makers should be very proud. I got to see my first Maker Faire outside of the US and I was really impressed by the variety of makers and their projects. I enjoyed seeing the number of families with kids in attendance. See my highlights in this video journal.

”http://youtu.be/JG4GzmKH9-w”

Here’s Ji Sun Lee’s Flickr photo set from Maker Faire Seoul. She took a photo of me during my talk on Monday night of the Faire.

Make: Korea is published by Hanbit Media and its team helped to organize Maker Faire Seoul. I believe Maker Faire is a catalyst that puts a number of things (and makers) in motion. We’ll see what happens throughout the year leading up to next year’s Faire.

DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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