Infosys Foundation USA
Evergreen (no expiration date)
Program Description: The Maker Movement is a rapidly growing global community of people who are using technology to create handmade custom items as an alternative to mass-produced products. Even with this growing participation, the movement remains on the fringe of mainstream awareness. Infosys Foundation USA is asking for your support by airing these PSAs to help get the word out about the movement. The PSAs end in a call to action for viewers to share their Why I Make stories at www.WhyIMake.org.
- Inspire viewers to seek to create something that interests them.
- Advocate that creating, in all its various forms, inspires us to solve problems in all areas.
- Encourage the public to share their “Why I Make” stories at www.WhyIMake.org.
2019 New Releases
Infosys Foundation USA recently distributed two #WhyIMake PSAs which feature Emily Pilloton and Rebecca Anders.
Emily is a designer, builder, educator, and founder of the nonprofit Project H Design and Girls Garage. She uses architecture and design as a vehicle for social justice while working alongside the youth to co-design and build public architecture projects. Rebecca is a California-based maker whose works of metal and mixed media sculpture focus on fascinating elements of human society and the natural world. In the PSAs, Emily and Rebecca explain how making can inspire and empower us.
The PSAs feature Nolan Bushnell, inventor of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, and TV actor and industrial designer Adam Savage, known for his role on Discovery Channels MythBusters. In the PSAs, Bushnell and Savage explain how making can inspire and empower us.
The PSAs feature Don Pettit, scientist, NASA astronaut and inventor of Zero Gravity Coffee Cup, and TV actor, comedian and woodworker Nick Offerman, widely known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.†In the PSAs, Pettit and Offerman explain how making can inspire and empower us.