Online DIY initiatives:
Craftster – online community for DIY crafts projects:
Burda Style – fashion design sharing site:
Etsy – online marketplace for DIY crafts:
IKEA Hackers – online site for modifying and repurposing IKEA products:
Instructables – the largest online DIY community space:
Ravelry – online community for knitters, crocheters and designers:

Local DIY initiatives in NYC:
3rd Ward – (Williamsburg, Brooklyn) – Art collective, holds classes on hacking and various other events:
Adafruit Industries (Lower Manhattan) – Produce electronics kits and parts for open source hardware projects: http://adafruit.comAlpha One Labs (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) – a community hackerspace:
Bookstore that holds lots of community events and some knitting circles
Bug Labs:
DIY Bike workshops:
Fixers’ Collective:
Flux Factory (Brooklyn)  – an artist collective offering participatory events and workshops:
Genspace – a genetics hackerspace:
Gowanus Studio – DIY fabrication space for artists:
Madagascar Institute (Brooklyn) –
Makerbot Industries (Brooklyn) – A machine that makes machines, completely open source
NYC Resistor (Brooklyn) – the hackerspace where Makerbot started:
The Public School – a school with no curriculum and classes proposed by the public:
Urban Beekeepers:
General Assembly – – offers classes, andevents at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship.
hackNY –  – 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 – –  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):
Open Source Hardware summit (New York, Sept 15):
Maker Faire NYC (Queens, Sept 17- 18):
MobilityShifts: International Future of Learning Summit (New School, October 10-16):
Participation strongly encouraged; free admission for New School students.
Dorkbot – monthly gathering of artists involved in the creative use of electricity:
Off beat local events:

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

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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:

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