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Is Creativity A Hobby Or A Profession?

Nice article in Tech Crunch on how society truly perceives the maker movement. Summary - The discussion has started that argues that importance of the maker function, but not much has tangibly happened to make it a legitimate profession option.

"The creative economy is supposedly taking over, and we are commanded by pundits to nurture our children’s creative talents so that we can help them race against automation in the labor markets. Then we look at American high schools, and find a focus on anything but making. Shop classes, art studios, electronics labs, and student newspapers are disappearing, and higher-level computer science is no longer offered in the Advanced Placement curriculum."...

"When a teacher says “get a real job,” this is really what they are talking about. Law, accounting, and medicine are perceived to be safe since they are supposedly immune to the vagaries of the market."