I was wondering what as a society lead to historically value one form of tinkering from the other.
Mechanic vs mechanical engineer
Electrician vs electrical engineer
Tailor vs textile designer
I think that the former as group is more productive than the later and requires more effort still underpaid. (What are your views? Why is it so?) I also don’t have nuance understanding of the relationship between engineering and innovation. Any good reading/books to understand these complexities and also would like members to share insights?
( I also think that this is also the reason why emerging makerspaces in school setting is skewed to one form of making rather than the other. For instance, digital prototyping is more associated with makerspace rather than carpentry. My guess is that design is somehow reflection of the structure of society in which we are living which has already decided on what form of making is worth introducing in makerspaces or rather what form of making characterise the Makerspaces)