It's still early enough in the new year for pronouncements and predictions. A recent Kickstarter email blast entitled "2011: The Year in Kickstarter" shook us to our core with its rundown of accomplishments in 2011 for this Brooklyn-incubated, downtown Manhattan start-up. $99,344,382 pledged towards over 27,000 projects.
That's not a movement. That's a revolution. We'd like to give it a name: the Maker's Revolution.
Being a maker can mean a lot of things. We've attempted to distill it down to 3 core elements. Call it the Maker's Manifesto if you like:
- A drive to do something on your own terms
- The commitment to turn imagination into reality
- The belief that your creative vision will affect others in ways for good (inspiration, pleasure, utility, escape)
Manifestos only matter if they have resonate with a community. So if you've got something to add or say, please disqus. And if you haven't contemplated kickstarting your project and joining the movement of makers, make it a priority this new year.