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Building Blocks for Crafting Freedom


Chris and Morgan Lemmer-Webber, co-hosts of the podcast FOSS and Crafts, discuss how limiting access to the foundational elements of any skillset limits our ability to create and our freedom of expression.

Any skillset has basic foundational elements or building blocks. In this talk we discuss the way that access to those basic elements is limited in modern society. This can be seen in any number of fields from actual building blocks increasingly being sold in sets to make specific toys as opposed to generic buckets of blocks that allow kids to develop their creativity to the way that access to the source code and hardware in our technology is increasingly restricted.