Monday, November 27, 2017


The Alphabetical Maker Canon Reading List of Books

The Maker Canon Reading List of Books: 
An Alphabetical Beginning

See the Foundational Works of the Maker Movement for date ordered commentary on this list.

Aliverti, Paolo, Andrea Maietta, and Patrick Di Justo. The Maker's Manual: A Practical Guide to the New Industrial Revolution. Maker Media, Inc., 2015. no reviews.
Important related article Browder, R. E., Aldrich, H. E., & Bradley, S. W. (2016). Entrepreneurship Research, Makers, and the Maker Movement. Working Paper.

Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics, Book 2, 350 BCE. Ross translation (1908). Classics MIT.

Anderson , Chris. Makers: The new industrial revolution. New York: Crown Business, 2012.
Review:  ;

Anderson, Chris. The long tail: Why the future of business is selling less of more. Hachette Books, 2006. Review: ;

Bdeir, Ayah, and Matt Richardson. Getting Started with LittleBits: Prototyping and Inventing with Modular Electronics. Maker Media, Inc., 2015.

Brown, Henry T. 507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices. Courier Corporation, 2005.

Coleman, E. Gabriella. Coding freedom: The ethics and aesthetics of hacking. Princeton University Press, 2013. Reviews:

Crawford, Matthew B. Shop class as soulcraft: An inquiry into the value of work. Penguin, 2009.
Reviews:  ; “This book grows out of an attempt to understand the greater sense of agency and competence I have always felt doing manual work, compared to other jobs that were officially recognized as 'knowledge work.' Perhaps most surprisingly, I often find manual work more engaging intellectually. This book is an attempt to understand why this should be so."  ;

Davies, Sarah R. Hackerspaces: Making the Maker Movement.  John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Reviews:

Delfanti, Alessandro. Biohackers. The politics of open science. London: Pluto Press, 2013.

Dewey, John. Experience and education. New York: Macmillan, 1938

Dougherty, Dale, and Ariane Conrad, and Tim O' Reilly. Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds. North Atlantic Books, 2016.      Reviews:  ;  ;

Gauntlett , David. Making is Connecting: The Social Meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0, 1st Edition. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2011. ; Reviews: (pdf) ;

Gershenfeld, Neil. When Things Start to Think: Integrating Digital Technology into the Fabric of Our Lives. Henry Holt and Co., 2014. Reviews: none, but a superb review of similar concepts is

Gershenfeld, Neil. Fab: the coming revolution on your desktop--from personal computers to personal fabrication. New York: Basic Books, 2005. Reviews:  ;  “Yet, the important thing about this book is that it marked the beginning of a shift. A shift away from looking to large companies, institutions and governments to supplying citizens with products - and towards a more self reliant society. A place where we enjoy making the things that we need, in the quantities we need them in, for ourselves.”$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:1635920/ada

Hatch, Mark. The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers, McGraw Hill Professional, 2013. No reviews.

Karvinen, Kimmo, and Tero Karvinen. Getting Started with Sensors: Measure the World with Electronics, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi. Maker Media, Inc., 2014. no reviews

Kroski, Ellyssa, ed. The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook. ALA Editions, 2017.
ISBN-13: 978-0838915042, ISBN-10: 0838915043  Also, Connor, Elizabeth. "The Makerspace Librarian’s Sourcebook." Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 105.4 (2017): 422.
Reviews:  ;
“—challenges remain about how to plan, fund, locate, implement, and sustain makerspace activities in an existing program that focuses on providing access to knowledge rather than creating it. Throughout this contributed work, the emphasis is on imagination, collaboration, and production rather than technology, but considerable attention is paid to specific tools for makers.”

Lang, David. Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything. Maker Media, Inc., 2013. Reviews:

Levy, Steven. Hackers: Heroes of the computer revolution. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984. Review:

Lipson, Hod,  Melba Kurman. Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing. Wiley, 2013.
-Reviews: ;

Martinez, Sylvia Libow, Gary Stager. Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, 2013.  Reviews:  ;

Moser, Helen. Transformative Innovation for International Development: Operationalizing Innovation Ecosystems and Smart Cities for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction.  CSIS/Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Review:

Oskay, Windell, and Raymond Barrett. The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory: Build Over 200 Pieces of Science Equipment!. Maker Media, Inc., 2015.  Review:  ;  ; highly related article:

Papert, Seymour. The children's machine: rethinking school in the age of the computer. New York : Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994.  Reviews: ;

Papert, Seymour. Mindstorms: Children, computers, and powerful ideas. Basic Books, Inc., 1980. This classic book has been referenced in articles and books over 11,000 times which includes many book reviews.

Papavlasopoulou, Sofia, Michail N.Giannakos, Letizia Jaccheri.  (2017). Empirical studies on the Maker Movement, a promising approach to learning: A literature review. Entertainment Computing, 18, 57-78.  This is available as a PDF file online. "Forty-three peer-reviewed articles were collected from a systematic literature search and analyzed.... The results of this survey show the direction of Maker Movement research during recent years and the most common technologies, subjects, evaluation methods, and ped- agogical designs." This article was part of special issue publication of the journal accompanied by 3 other articles on the maker movement. Reviews (none)

Roslund, Samantha; Fontichiaro, Kristin. Maker faire. Ann Arbor, Michigan : Cherry Lake Publishing. 2014.  [Grades 4-7) Take a trip inside a Maker Faire to see the sharing of  ideas and projects.

Scherz, Paul. Practical electronics for inventors,, 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2006. Review:

Sobey, Ed. Unscrewed: Salvage and Reuse Motors, Gears, Switches, and More from Your Old Electronics. Chicago Review Press, 2011. Review:

Turner, Fred. From counterculture to cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of digital utopianism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006. Reviews:

Walter-Herrmann, Julia, and Corinne Büching, eds. FabLab: Of machines, makers and inventors. transcript Verlag, 2014. no reviews

Wehr, Kevin. DIY: The Search for Control and Self-reliance in the 21st Century. Routledge, 2013.

Wigginton, Eliot.  The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moonshining, and Other Affairs of Plain Living. 1972 Anchor, 1972. ISBN-13: 978-0385073530, ISBN-10: 0385073534
Reviews:  ;

Wilkinson, Karen, and Mike Petrich. The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology. Weldon Owen, 2013. Reviews:  ;

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