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Maker Pro by Mike Hord, Adam Wolf, David Gauntlett, Joe Meno, Rob Klingberg, Susan Solarz, Michael Krumpus, Alex Dyba, Tito Jankowski, Eri Gentry, Jimmy DiResta, Mitch Altman, Sophi Kravitz, Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, Wendy Jehanara Tremayne, John Baichtal

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Chapter 6. Have Makerspaces Made the Traditional Artist Studio Obsolete?

Buckminster Fuller often said the true job of people is to return to whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living. For me, it was the visual arts. In my early twenties, I studied studio arts and supplemented my income from cocktail-waitressing by trading my drawings and paintings for groceries, haircuts, and meals. However, once I tried working in three dimensions, I knew that sculpture was my passion.

Despite that, parents and advisors warned that the art world was too competitive and pushed me to choose another career. Because I like being outside, I chose biology. That bad decision ...

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