DIY: A community of kids who make

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7 Responses to “DIY: A community of kids who make”

  1. chapsandmutton says:

    I could be wrong but I think this app is put out by the fantastic Encyclopedia Pictura.  Same people behind the jaw-dropping Bjork “Wanderlust” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIiY-bYomoI and Grizzly Bear “Knife” video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpC9JqSnJk&ob=av2e  They’re currently in the beginning stages of making a feature animation about DIY:

    http://encyclopediapictura.com/d-i-y

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    This is one of those things that make me think I was born in the wrong century, to the wrong parents.

  3. saurabh says:

    “Our ambition is for DIY to be the first app and online community in every kid’s life. It’s what we wish we had when we were young, and what we’ll give to our kids. Today we’re releasing a tool to let kids collect everything they make as they grow up.”

    I think this is dead wrong, and I really wish companies did NOT form with this attitude. “We want everyone to use our product” is the mentality of a cancer. It does not matter what your product is, or how great you believe it to be, I NEVER want anyone to use, read, or worship anything you (or I) produce. Diversity is the health of life, and especially of young minds. How about:
    “Our ambition is to make a great product that kids will love to use, that will teach them something about how to make things themselves.”

    But, of course, no phone app is ever going to match the creativity a kid can achieve with a blank sheet of paper and some crayon, anyway.

    Also, there is something pretty messed up about the desire to immediately plug children into the binary reward matrix of the Internet, or the “social network”, before they are even socialized yet. Not to MENTION imprinting them with the notion that everything they do will and should be permanently recorded in virtual space.

  4. muskox17 says:

    Not a fan of the fact that the FAQ’s and Terms & Conditions are written for parents.  There should be kids versions of both.

  5. sockdoll says:

    When I was a kid in southern California in the ’60s the cool thing to make was Popsicle stick and rubber band switchblades, and Popsicle stick throwing stars that exploded on impact. Then one day my friends and I got sent to the principal’s office for wrapping yarn around straight pins so we could shoot them out of drinking straws like blowgun darts. My son got sent to the principal’s office for making a tiny bow from a bent paperclip and a rubber band.

    I wonder if the schools have permanent records of our creativity.

  6. So, I suppose the kids can also download the source code of the app and DIY it to their heart’s content? If not, I suppose the concept seem  a little self-contradictory.

  7.  So, basically, they’re stealing everything the kids make.

    Stay classy, diy.org. Why don’t they let kids decide and then suggest a CC license?

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