Making is connecting [electronic resource] : The social power of creativity, from craft and knitting to digital everything.

by Gauntlett, DavidLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Newark : Polity Press, 2018.Edition: Second edition.Description: 1 online resource (209 pages).ISBN: 9781509513512.Subject(s): Creative ability -- Social aspectsLooking glass | CultureLooking glass | Media Studies.-bisacsh | Social networksLooking glass | Social sciencesLooking glass | Web 2.0 -- Social aspectsAlternative form: Print version: Making Is Connecting : The Social Power of Creativity, from Craft and Knitting to Digital Everything 9781509513475Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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The first edition of Making is Connecting struck a chord with crafters, YouTubers, makers, music producers, artists and coders alike. David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark, and to make connections.

This shift from a 'sit-back-and-be-told culture' to a 'making-and-doing culture' means that a vast array of people are exchanging their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, music projects, and hands-on experiences. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, Gauntlett shows that this everyday creative engagement is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.

This fully revised second edition includes many new sections as well as three brand new chapters on creative processes, do-it-yourself strategies, and platforms for creativity.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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David Gauntlett is Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the author of several books, and has worked with a number of the world's leading creative organisations, including the BBC, Tate, and LEGO.