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Welcome to the Maker Movement

Who is a Maker? What is a Hacker? Why are collaborative workspaces popping up around the globe? Learn why Maker Spaces are the growing platform that will provide the basic hands-on technical training needed to produce goods in our current economy.  Host Fred Munroe is joined by guests Clint Slaughter, M.D., and CEO of SLO MakerSpace, along with Michael Bales and Steve Phillips, co-founders of Santa Barbara’s Hackerspace to explore the importance of these spaces as a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

As we mentioned on the program; there are many good local and national sources for these and other "Maker Space" organizations.  In Santa Barbara check out Santa Barbara Hackerspace. In San Luis Obispo you will find San Luis Obispo Maker SpaceFishbon is a maker space program in Santa Barbara focused on the arts (performing and visual, along with the technology  supporting it).  For an excellent resource list covering the world of maker space programs in North America, checkout  And a great youth resources program focused on technology in Santa Barbara is Youth Interactive.  We are glad we have the opportunity, on Central Coast Voices, to learn about maker space and share it with you.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.