Where’s Gary, Fall 2014?

The common understanding of “literacy” has narrowed down to reading and writing, but when the term emerged in the Renaissance it had a much broader meaning as a mastery of the available means of expression.

The purpose of bringing tool-making back into the house is not to recreate the hardships of frontier living … it’s to put control of the creation of technology back in the hands of its users.

– Neil Gershenfeld, Fab (2005)

Let’s spend a semester turning tool-making, programming and design into the heart of a liberal arts education.

Try, Try again