Catarina Mota (ted-)talks about open materials

A wonderful talk about smart materials and the maker culture.
I think it contains lots of well nailed statements.

“…There was a time when we understood how things work and how they were made, so we could build and repair them… Many of these do it yourself practises were lost during the second half of the 20th century. But know the maker community and the open source model are bringing this kind of knowledge about how things work and what they’re made of back into our lives…”

 

http://openmaterials.org/