Friday, December 14, 2007

Framing and Flogging

If I was going to write a post framing Johnny Chung Lee's Wii-mote hack in terms of memes I like to flog, I'd point out that Lee is a canonical Maker, and his project, and his whole body of work, is typical of the content and spirit of Make Magazine. In fact, Lee's $14 Steadycam was featured in Make #1 and every school that has a video camera should have one. The "Maker" meme doesn't seem to be catching on in ed-tech as much as other O'Reilly spawn "Web 2.0" and "Foo Camp," which is a shame because it is the most interesting for schools, I think. Whether or not science and technology oriented schools are picking up on the spirit of Make, I don't know. I hope so, though.

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