Why This and Not That?
A question for the localist/artisanist/do-it-yourself contingent: How do you feel about Make magazine?
Do you know it? Love it? Proudly subscribe, as I do? Or do you mistrust it as inauthentic and non-traditional? I’m curious, because Make seems to have the entire, fully formed ethos you’re looking for, but it’s technophilic, as I’d insist on. There might be a compromise here.
See, I mildly get the creeps when you talk about (largely mythic) peasant food, or when you extol the virtues of mud huts coated in dung. But if you were talking about Arduinos, and hacking your XBox to make soy smoothies, and Internet-administered organic urban chicken coops with streaming video, well, my little dynamist heart would be gladdened. Make loves technology and the environment. It’s all about do-it-yourself projects and the communities they inspire. Can we, err, make a deal?