Olivier Mehani – “Makers bridge the gap between science and art” on The Conversation

Olivier Mehani, creator of the highly-anticipated Hammer Time Button has written an excellent article for The Conversation about about the importance of Makers not only in forging links between disciplines, but in nurturing a new generation of scientists, engineers and artists.


One evening when I was young, my father confiscated my radio because he said I was playing it too loud (I wasn’t).

Fortunately, I had a bunch of broken down receivers in my room, so I built a new one. In hindsight, this was probably the start of my career as a Maker.

Makers see a need but rather than asking somebody else to address it, they take matters into their own hands and fix things themselves…

Read more of this article over at The Conversation.

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