UBI in Action Feb 17, 2011

All these made in the USA posts this morning. Why not top it off with a time-lapse of 8 students working at UBI?

“the American school system has been systematically dismantling shop classes nationwide as much of our manufacturing has gone overseas. Most kids no longer have the opportunity to get their hands dirty learning how to use tools in a shop environment.

There are a lot of different types of people out there, many of whom are tactile individuals, and working with their hands is in some way fundamentally fulfilling. Skilled jobs in the American marketplace are becoming more service- and technology-oriented, and there is a substantial number of people out there who aren’t getting their ‘tactile fix,’ so to speak.

The students probably already suspect something of the genius behind the bicycle, but in building one they’ll get a more in-depth grasp of this. The bicycle frame is a fairly simple machine, but it does some cool things with energy and leverage. You don’t need to learn physics to be able to appreciate it.”

This is so true and something that’s been on my mind a lot lately, which is why it was nice to read up on Joseph Ahearne‘s thoughts about soulcraft.

Thanks Alistair!

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