Local makerspace Technocopia accepts White House invite

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Status was conferred by email.

Nick Bold, executive director at Technocopia, received the email about four weeks ago. It was an invitation. To the White House.

It took Bold some time to be convinced the invitation was legitimate. A video of the event shows Bold was not alone in questioning the veracity of the initial outreach.

This is the beginning of a story that culminated in Bold, wearing a suit purchased for the occasion, representing Technocopia at last Wednesday’s Makerspace Organizers Meeting at the White House.

The Maker Movement — once thought to be a loose collection of counterculture engineers, designers and tinkerers — is going mainstream.


Watch: Technocopia at the White House



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