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Why we need Open, Hackable Materials now – An Interview with Catarina Mota « Meedabyte

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 05:45 -- rprice

She is, no doubt, amongst the most eminent representatives of the Hacking movement. To me, it’s extremely impressive though how one of the leaders of this revolution is coming right from outside the technological world and actually has a communication sciences and film college background. When I asked her to tell me a brief recap of her experience of hacking, she gave a really insightful and detailed story.

Catarina’s first contacts with electronics and programming was at ITP-NYU in 1998:

“ITP classes taught us how to get started, but most of the actual project development took place after class when students got together with both teachers and fellow students to figure out how to make things. At the time, this wasn’t called open source hardware, but schematics and code were freely shared amongst students and teachers”