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Make: television

Cameron Parkins, January 12th, 2009

MAKE_TV_colorMake: television is a new TV program from the wonderful crew behind MAKE Magazine that focuses on DIY culture and “celebrates “Makers” – the inventors, artists, geeks and just plain everyday folks who mix new and old technology to create new-fangled marvels.”

The show began airing on public television (broadcast/cable tv) a little over a week ago and is also available on Legal Torrents, blip.tv, Vimeo, YouTube, and iTunes. The show is released under a CC BY-NC-SA license and available for download in HD, allowing all those inventive DIY-ers watching the show the ability to remix and reuse the content under the terms specified.

One Response to “Make: television”

  1. jan says:

    This is an amazing show that had me saying “WOW” from the start!

    While watching this show I found myself shifting from being a passive viewer to an active thinker. Congratulations to the crew that created this fine production!

    This show exemplifies the process of creativity. The show’s focus is about people taking their creative ideas and turning those ideas and thoughts into physical creations.

    After watching a show that featured amazing wave sculptures, a lesson about making a shopping cart into chair, and how a discarded television lens could be used to melt a brass lock I found myself wanting to go out and “make” something too!

    Many television programs today seem to promote humans as non-thinking beings. This show is based on a completely opposite premise and celebrates just how creative and interesting humans truly are.

    Thanks to PBS for airing another fine show!

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