Happy Valentine’s Day! It seems like this “holiday” aligns itself with makers more than most. Especially young makers. If you’re like me, you probably remember making some insane box-like receptacle as a child, with a lot of help from your parents to receive Valentine cards from your classmates. It was a lot of fun and even at such a young age, awkward and terrifying as you hoped your very cool Valentine’s box (probably held together by tape, glue that still might be drying and bread ties) would be full of cards by the end of the day. So much pressure!
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If you’re opening up this newsletter in your inbox for the first time or you’re reading through stories on the web, you’ve stumbled across a new project called Maker City KC. This is our fifth official newsletter. Thanks for finding us. Maker City KC is a place that highlights the city’s many makers and entrepreneurs, creating an audience for the city’s maker spaces and the spirit of innovation in our city. We depict and discuss the many dimensions of the 4th Industrial Revolution, and the opportunities it creates for Kansas City. And, as part of increasing civic engagement, we want to give voice to the many forms of civic innovation and place-making that are making our city a smarter city from the bottom-up. Our platform is a center of engagement devoted to bringing together makers and change agents from all over Kansas City. By having this centralized platform, makers and future makers can discover others from around the city, not just in their own neighborhoods. Listening and talking is the most human we can get - this is a place for people to come together and build synergy across their many diverse efforts to create a different and more inclusionary Kansas City
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