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.
‘Creativity Everything’ talk at The Power Plant, Toronto
Free event! 15 November 2018.
Toronto Maker Festival workshop
Maker identities workshop.
Video from ‘Making is Connecting’ Second Edition launch
New 33-minute talk.
Two-minute video about new book
A short introduction to the new book.
Free preview: Making is Connecting introduction
New stuff from new book, free, online, right now.
Deleted section: ‘Some imagined futures’
Rescued from the bin – a 'deleted scene' from Making is Connecting.
Nearly here: Making is Connecting, Second edition
Fully revised, with three new chapters! And pink!
William Morris, making things, Kickstarter, and LEGO
Inspiration for makers.
My TEDx talk, ‘Building platforms for creativity’
From TEDxUmeå. It's now online.
The Rotherhithe Shed – making is connecting in South London
I visited a workshop where older men work together, making things.
Platforms for Creativity: Eight principles revisited
Newer, tidier version of my 'eight principles' piece, which can be read alongside my new blog post 'Platforms for Creativity: Introduction'.
Platforms for Creativity: Introduction
Explaining what I mean when I talk about 'platforms for creativity'.
Open Access: Articles by me about everyday creativity, making, and digital media
Things by me that you can read for free.
De Chocoladefabriek Gouda – Making is Connecting in action
Reinventing the library, in an old chocolate factory.
Previously unpublished ‘Making is Connecting’ opening
Featuring William Morris and Martin Creed.
Making is Connecting in Korean
Am I dreaming?
Six theses about making things in a digital world
A new article by me.
Maker Faire videos
Videos from New York and Rome.
Making, DIY, and disrupting the professionals
An interview with Zoe Romano.
‘Making is Connecting’, Richard Sennett and my dad
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.