DALE DOUGHERTY at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

Event has passed (Sun Oct 30, 2016 - Sun Oct 30, 2016)
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
2:00 PM
Literary, Author Appearance


Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, shares his imaginative and inspiring book, Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds. As the internet thrives and world-changing technologies like 3D printers and tiny microcontrollers become increasingly affordable, people around the world are moving away from the passivity of one-size-fits-all consumption and command-and-control models of education and business. Free to Make explores how making revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and museums, and even impacts our personal and social development fostering a mindset that is engaged, playful, and resourceful. Free to Make asks us to imagine a world where making is an everyday occurrence in our schools, workplaces, and local communities, grounding us in the physical world and empowering us to solve the challenges we face.


  1. Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
    601 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA