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Adam’s Maker Faire Talk – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 6/7/16

Due to some travelling this week, we’re releasing Adam’s 2016 Maker Faire talk and Q&A in podcast format for those who couldn’t make the event or haven’t watched the video yet. We’ll be back next week with an episode from the cave. Thanks!

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7 thoughts on “Adam’s Maker Faire Talk – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 6/7/16

  1. Hey Adam…let’s see that picture. And thanks for the tip about the SF Rock Project. I reached out to Shark and will be meeting him next time I’m in town…I’d love to tell you the reason why someday. Cheers.

  2. Re: people denigrating your work, I’m so glad you talked about this.

    For me, I’ve noticed over the years that whenever someone is going out of their way to dump on my work, it’s never about me, or even about the work I’ve done (which is typically writing). A good 80% of the negative comments I get about my writing always come from people who obviously haven’t even read what I wrote. Instead, they’ve skimmed part of it, or just read the title, then made 1,000 assumptions about what they think my point of view really is, and that’s what they end up attacking. Yet even for those who did read it, their vitriol against my work, or their ad hominem attacks on me personally, are never actually about me. Those comments are about them. They betray whatever negative, stressful, impossible to escape things are in that person’s life and the volcano of their unhappiness just happens to have erupted in my direction.

    Recognizing what is, and is not, about me is one of the fundamental adult skills, I think.

    I also think that most people don’t understand the difference between complaint and criticism. They don’t understand the difference between cynicism and skepticism. Because of this, I think our culture has learned to put too much value on the negative — on that false sense that pointing out the flaws in something is a noble service.

  3. Great Maker Faire talk. Inspiring as always. I took particular note of the comment about 3D printing being “rough around the edges.” That’s what is great about it! We have the opportunity as hackers to shape the future of the industry, much like PC and software enthusiasts of the 70’s and ’80’s. I am frequently communicating with the engineers and software developers of the 3D printing related products I use to help them (and by extension, myself) create more functional machines and software, drive support for different materials, and generally advance the art. It is an exciting time in an exciting field of discovery. Keep up the great work!

  4. Adam mentioned a book on paper craft and planar forms (at least I think I recall it’s this podcast). Anyone recall the name of the book and author? I can go back and listen again, but figured I’d ask first.

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