The Maker Movement Manifesto
Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio, is announcing at World Maker Faire New York (New York Hall of Science, Sept. 21-22) his new book, The Maker Movement Manifesto, (McGraw-Hill Professional; Hardcover and eBook formats: $26).
Hatch is one of the leaders of the Maker Movement as CEO of TechShop, which provides access to a vibrant community of creative people and more than $1 million worth of high quality machines, tools and software. TechShop members have made everything from robots and a lunar lander to successful iPad case and craft businesses. He and his team are literally democratizing creativity and innovation.
Hatch will be giving a book reading of The Maker Movement Manifesto at Maker Faire New York on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 10:30AM, followed by a book signing immediately afterwards.
The Maker Movement Manifesto is for all the Makers, Hackers, Crafters, and social and economic entrepreneurs leading the Maker Movement trend. Hatch describes the remarkable technologies and tools now accessible (and affordable) to the masses, and shares stories of how ordinary people have devised extraordinary products, giving rise to successful new business ventures. He shows how people can make create new products, bring about positive changes in society, and make money.
Hatch describes the powerful drivers of and the early results from the economic and the social development of the movement, identifies the major trends and enablers that are at work and are catalyzing a rapid change of our world. The book details the path of selfreliance, creative risk, and bootstrapped innovation and ultimately equips individuals to help solve the globe's most intractable problems. In fact, Hatch issues a clarion call to "double down" on our collective commitment and investment to innovation as the best and most likely path forward to solving the world's greatest problems.
About the Author
Mark Hatch is CEO and cofounder of TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide. It provides the digital and physical tools to make almost anything. TechShop members have made everything from robots and a lunar lander to successful iPad case and craft businesses.
Mark has appeared on national media including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox, among others. He has been quoted in publications including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Inc, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and more.
Recently, the San Francisco Business Times presented him with a "Bay Area's Most Admired CEO Award." Fast Company recognized him in its "Who's Next" column, and TechShop received the EXPY Award, given to the "experience stager of the year."