On Wednesday, Feb. 29, Future Tense will hold an event in Washington, D.C., called "Tinkering With Tomorrow: Will the DIY Movement Craft the Future?" Participants will discuss whether technologies like 3-D printers, open-source software, hackable products, and collaborative communities are bringing us a new age of innovation.
Ahead of the event, we spoke with professor Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, about how DIY innovation gave rise to the information age.
While the audience for "Tinkering With Tomorrow" is full, you'll be able to watch a webcast of the event on the New America Foundation's website beginning at 12:15 Eastern. You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #diyfuture.