A Locally Adapted Maker Movement

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Feb 8 2013, 21:12:00

Two posts speak to the importance of viewing making as coming from within societies as much from without. Firstly CNN profiles the makerspace-seeding work of Bilal Ghahib founder of GEMSI:

Fikra event Iraq

...The hackerspace concept, where participants were free to drop in, experiment with specialist tech equipment and share ideas, has been imported to Iraq via Bilal Ghalib, a 27-year-old Iraqi-American. Ghalib became involved in hackerspaces when he visited about 50 across the United States in 2009, shooting footage for a possible documentary.

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