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To the Best of Our Knowledge: Art & Craft | [Jim Fleming]

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Art & Craft

It’s Art & Craft week at TTBOOK, but we’re not gluing macaroni to cardboard. From the halls of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, to the MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms; from a craft studio on the coast of Maine, to "outsider artists" at the Venice Biennale... We’re looking at what we make, why it matters, and how it’s shaping our future.
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Publisher's Summary

In this hour, from sauerkraut to glass beads to bowties, word is that we’re going through a “makers’ movement” here in America. What are you making? In San Francisco, two radio producers are collecting stories in a project called “The Making Of..."

Next, where's the line between craft, art and design? The head of research at London's Victoria and Albert Museum says, at heart, craft is about "showing your commitment to an idea."

Then, so-called "outsider art" has been hot for a while now. What the art crowd calls it has changed, from l'art brut to self-taught art to vernacular art. Whatever you call it, the work of some these artists will join the cream of the contemporary art crop at the Venice Biennale this summer.

After that, craft is all about handmade, right? Not any more. At one of the country's most well-respected craft schools, the pound of hammers and the hum of the potter’s wheel is harmonizing with zapping laser cutters and whirring microprocessors. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts is partnering with MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms to forge new means of making. Haystack Director Stuart Kestenbaum and MIT's Neil Gershenfeld give us the why and whatfor.

Finally, in this final segment, we take a left turn to punk. Richard Hell co-founded the band Television in the mid-70s. He also created a look and sound that would eventually be called “punk.” [Broadcast Date: May 22, 2013]

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