In the same way we have stopped taking for granted that “openness” is an intrinsically positive quality, an increasing number of voices are requesting today a more critical evaluation of “making” and the merits of a DIY approach to tech. Are the Maker Movement and the Hackaton ideology truly transformative, or are they just a distraction void of any true social effect?

This session explores whether Critical Making – understood as the practice of questioning and reimagining tools – is a necesary practice today, and how can it be a culturally relevant form.

Chaired by Justin McGuirk.

This talk is from the 2014 FutureEverything Conference. Tickets for the 2015 Conference are on sale now.