Adam Savage at Maker Faire 2012

I love Adam Savage.  I love his public speaking -- he's a great speaker, a great storyteller, and his topics are always brilliant and inspiring.  He's exactly the kind of artist I want to listen to.  He talks about pop culture and mechanisms and technology fondly, without judgement or condescension. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from this talk:

We have to keep getting kids interested in making things, and getting their hands dirty, and putting them -- getting them into their world.

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The teaching myself how to make things in order to have those things is the engine of everything that I have achieved in my whole life up to now.

It's a fantastic talk.  Watch it.