MAKING IS CONNECTING, first published in 2011, struck a chord with crafters, YouTubers, makers, music producers, artists, and coders alike. The Second Expanded Edition is fully revised with many new sections, and three all-new chapters on creative processes, do-it-yourself strategies, and platforms for creativity. Published on 27 April 2018 (UK/Europe) and 1 June 2018 (US/Canada).
On these pages you will find blog posts about Making is Connecting and additional material that should be of interest to readers. We also feature events and talks about, or related to, the book. And if you’re looking for PDFs of parts cut out of the book, scroll to the bottom of this page.
Maker identities workshop.
New 33-minute talk.
A short introduction to the new book.
New stuff from new book, free, online, right now.
Rescued from the bin – a 'deleted scene' from Making is Connecting.
Fully revised, with three new chapters! And pink!
Inspiration for makers.
From TEDxUmeå. It's now online.
I visited a workshop where older men work together, making things.
Newer, tidier version of my 'eight principles' piece, which can be read alongside my new blog post 'Platforms for Creativity: Introduction'.
Explaining what I mean when I talk about 'platforms for creativity'.
Things by me that you can read for free.
Reinventing the library, in an old chocolate factory.
Featuring William Morris and Martin Creed.
Am I dreaming?
A new article by me.
Videos from New York and Rome.
An interview with Zoe Romano.
From May 2011: after a Radio 4 programme.
Deleted scenes: If you’re here because a physical copy of Making is Connecting said you could find something on this site, you may be looking for Three approaches to social capital (as pointed to from p.131 of the first edition) or Some imagined futures (as pointed to from p.310 of the second edition). PDF fans can also get here the Introduction to first edition and Introduction to second edition.