Making is Connecting


The first edition of Making is Connecting struck a chord with crafters, YouTubers, makers, music producers, artists, and coders alike. Gauntlett argues that through making things – online and offline – people want to make their mark, and to make connections.

This shift from a ‘sit-back-and-be-told culture’ to a ‘making-and-doing culture’ means that a vast array of people are exchanging their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, music projects, and hands-on experiences. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, Gauntlett shows that this everyday creative engagement is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.

This fully revised second edition includes many new sections, as well as three new chapters on creative processes, do-it-yourself strategies, and platforms for creativity. 

David Gauntlett is Professor of Creative Innovation and Leadership at Ryerson University, Toronto. He is the author of several books, and has worked with creative organizations including the BBC, Tate, and LEGO. 

Product Information

  • Author(s): David Gauntlett
  • Publisher: Polity Press
  • Year: 2018
  • ISBN: 978-7-5095-1348-2
  • Pages: 318
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