During the Shanghai Maker Carnival October 18-19, 2014, Hacked Matter invited Clay Shirky, writer and teacher on social processes of the Internet (e.g. at NYU ITP), and Yuhsiu Yang, the producer of "Maker" the film to discuss their take on maker culture, crowdfunding and the relationship between design, making and manufacturing. Please join us on Saturday, 3-5pm, at the Maker Carnival, when they discuss with us the following the following questions:
Clay recently wrote an interesting post about how different hardware hacking and maker culture is in China. Clay: can you please elaborate. Yu: what is your take?
We are interested in your take on the changing nature of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding websites like kickstarter are shifting from offering a new way of bootstrapping business, art projects, and tech innovation to a strategy employed by Venture Capitalists to validate their investment. For instance, VCs now are more inclined to provide funding if a company had a successful kickstarter campaign. Can you please talk about how you see the changing nature of crowdfunding? What is its potential for China?
Making is celebrating as a new form of hands-on learning. What are the challenges to adapting making into different curricula across disciplines?