Last night I spoke at Create Brighton, an event about social innovation and workplace culture (but no relation to Create, Brighton Mini Maker Faire sponsors). I talked about maker culture, and some of the things that makers do that we can apply more broadly in our lives, particularly in enterprise and in business culture.
You can see the slides on Slideshare here.
Some links to things I mentioned in the talk:
- DIY meths burner and pot stand/wind shield
- BuildBrighton Hackspace (Brighton’s community workshop – open nights every Thursday, just drop in around 8pm and have a look)
- Brighton Mini Maker Faire
- Photo credit: Barnoid on Flickr
- My circuit-bent Speak & Spell
- Brendan Dawes talking about ‘filling rectangles’ on the Looking Sideways podcast, episode 3 (Check back in a couple of days for this, or subscribe in iTunes)
- Nat Morris’s @feedtoby project
- Glengarry Glen Ross (a stressful workplace). I was surprised by how few people had seen this film. It is stunning. In my top 5. Go watch it now.
- Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh and the Sugru story
- My DIY stove project photos
- My other project write-ups
- Instructables, a community of makers sharing projects
- Cupcake photo credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid
After the talk, someone asked a question about where to find materials, and I mentioned skip diving, but completely forgot about Freecycle, which Lisa James kindly reminded me about today. Definitely worth checking out, though you have to be quick to get the good stuff.