Resources

Online DIY initiatives:
Craftster – online community for DIY crafts projects: http://www.craftster.org
Burda Style – fashion design sharing site: http://www.burdastyle.com
Etsy – online marketplace for DIY crafts: http://www.etsy.com
IKEA Hackers – online site for modifying and repurposing IKEA products: http://www.ikeahackers.net
Instructables – the largest online DIY community space: http://www.instructables.com
Ravelry – online community for knitters, crocheters and designers: https://www.ravelry.com

Local DIY initiatives in NYC:
3rd Ward – (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) – Art collective, holds classes on hacking and various other events: http://www.3rdward.com
Adafruit Industries (Lower Manhattan) – Produce electronics kits and parts for open source hardware projects: http://adafruit.comAlpha One Labs (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) – a community hackerspace: http://www.alphaonelabs.com
Bookstore that holds lots of community events and some knitting circles
Bug Labs: http://www.buglabs.net/testkitchen
DIY Bike workshops: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op
Eyebeam: http://www.eyebeam.org
Fixers’ Collective: http://proteusgowanus.org/fixers-collective/
Flux Factory (Brooklyn)  – an artist collective offering participatory events and workshops: http://www.fluxfactory.org
Genspace – a genetics hackerspace: http://www.genspace.org
Gowanus Studio – DIY fabrication space for artists: http://gowanusstudio.org
Madagascar Institute (Brooklyn) – http://madagascarinstitute.com
Makerbot Industries (Brooklyn) – A machine that makes machines, completely open source http://www.makerbot.com
NYC Resistor (Brooklyn) – the hackerspace where Makerbot started: http://www.nycresistor.com
The Public School – a school with no curriculum and classes proposed by the public: http://nyc.thepublicschool.org
Urban Beekeepers: http://www.nyc-bees.org
General Assembly – http://www.generalassemb.ly/education – offers classes, andevents at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship.
hackNY – http://hackny.org/a/  – hackNY organizes the summer Fellows program and student ‘hackathons’ during the school year in order to create and empower a community of student-technologists.
Hacks and Hackers – http://meetupnyc.hackshackers.com/ –  For hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories.

 

Upcoming DIY Events:
Burning Man (Black Rock desert, Nevada, August 29 – Sept 5): http://www.burningman.com
Open Source Hardware summit (New York, Sept 15): http://www.openhardwaresummit.org
Maker Faire NYC (Queens, Sept 17- 18): http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2011/
MobilityShifts: International Future of Learning Summit (New School, October 10-16): http://mobilityshifts.org
Participation strongly encouraged; free admission for New School students.
Dorkbot – monthly gathering of artists involved in the creative use of electricity: http://dorkbot.org/dorkbotnyc/
Off beat local events: http://hichristina.com/

Films about DIY Culture: (currently in production)
ReMade – A film about rebirth of the Maker movement: http://www.electromagnate.com
Two Hands Project – “a movie about hands, makers and the creation of awesome”: http://www.twohandsproject.com

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3 Comments to “Resources”

  1. I think one of the best resources for all things new media art should be up here: http://www.digicult.it/en/

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