In case you were wondering just how big and widespread the Maker Movement (and yes, that’s capitalized) has become 10 years in, a glance at the global Maker Faire calendar will give you a hint.
There are Maker Faires happening in an impressively wide variety of locations around the globe just this weekend. And while you may not be able to make it to them (unless you’ve hacked teleportation in your garage — which, if you have, let us know!), we thought you might like a little perspective on your making.
Because when you’re making in your garage, or your yard, or your studio, workshop or makerspace, you’re actually part of a global movement that’s changing the world as we know it. Whether you’re doing it as a hobby, a lark or a profession, you’re forging the future of how things get made, and how things get done. And when you share it (at a Faire or on Makezine or wherever trips your trigger), it’s even more impactful, because others get inspired, and then? Magic.
So if you were to have cranked that teleportation hack (or hey, a time machine would do), you’d be able to visit Maker Faires in Vienna, Austria, Delhi, India, Mohawk Valley, New York, Santa Cruz, California, Tyler, Texas, Benicia, California, and Göteborg, Sweden this weekend. (Full disclosure: we had to look up where Göteborg is.)
Think about that for a second: Austria, India, Sweden, and across the US — and that’s on top of the Cairo Maker Faire a couple weeks ago. And New Orleans, and Saint-Malo, and Edinburgh. Even Eskişehir.
Impressive, right? We think so. Now, if you want to really be blown away, check out the full list of global Faires. Find one near you, and check out what they have to offer. After all, these gatherings are the physical instantiation of the Maker Movement, folks! And the Maker Movement is YOU.
Want to learn how to create your own Maker Faire? Here’s how.