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In the News (Fri 26 Apr 19)

  Bits and Pieces Loosely Joined
DIY Culture is about people formulating their own lifestyles, creating their own systems, setting their own agendas, raising their own issues, using their own vocabulary and finding their own ways to deal with problems rather than waiting for someone else to do it.
DIY Culture is associated with a revival of non-violent direct action: protests against the M3 extension through Twyford Down in Hampshire were a catalyst.
Some DIY Culture is linked with the mainstream media, using innovative direct action to capture the attention of national newspapers, television and radio, thereby raising issues and stimulating debate.
www.cybered.org /talks/diy.html   (2013 words)

  Do it yourself - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
DIY is also associated with the international alternative and punk music scenes.
The DIY scene we know today is actually a re-introduction (often to city and suburb dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement in home or apartment upkeep, or the making of clothing, or maintaining of cars, computers, or any material aspect of living.
In response to this sort of insight, in the 1970s, DIY spread through the North American population of college- and recent-college-graduate age groups.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/DIY   (875 words)

 Do it yourself - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the 1970s, DIY spread through the North American population of college- and recent-college-graduate age groups.
The DIY industry has grown markedly since the 1980s as DIY has become a popular weekend pastime for people wanting to improve their living conditions (and the value of their house) without the expense of paying someone to do it.
Most DIY tasks are within the range of most people who can read and follow instructions, although DIY has been responsible for an increase in injuries at home.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/DIY   (748 words)

Do It Yourself or DIY is home improvement[?] done by the householder without the aid of paid professionals.
There are many DIY shops to supply materials and tools.
The DIY punk ethic involves producing music without record label backing, and without any great level of "selling out".
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/DIY.html   (126 words)

 Punk DIY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ska and punk shared a strong DIY ethic, and later it became common to blend their sounds to create punk-ska.
DIY refers more to the idea of not trusting a corporation to do something because either they will mess things up or exploit someone else in the process.
Many of the connotations of DIY refer to zine and record producing; however, there’s also the general sense that making or modifying clothes, accessories, and etc. This more general sense has strong connections to feminism in the DIY community as these skills were generally attributed to females in the past.
uweb.txstate.edu /~zs1015/data/punkdiy.html   (1636 words)

 DIY punk scene and veganism - Page 2 - The Vegan Forum - a vegan message board
About DIY I agree with smoothie also if I think that there are also other things that need to be said: DIY is also an alternative to the capitalist commercial system and a way of distribution of music, documentations, material and so on around all the world thanks to its network.
In the DIY scene you can't say that one is a punk from the look because there is all sort of different people and differencies are our strenght.
Crust punk bands have taken on what is known as a DIY ethic: that is, "do it yourself." In this way one can bypass the traditional recording and distribution routes, with material often being made available in exchange for "a blank tape plus self-addressed envelope".
www.veganforum.com /forums/showthread.php?p=250041   (2092 words)

 Utter Trash--Karate For Kids
DIY is a term that many people use, but very few embody it for long.
The DIY ethic is mostly about supporting good music, or at least good ideals and decent music.
This started what until recently was a full-time Cleveland DIY venue with shows from miamore to Caligula to wilmot proviso to Halving to Against Me. The members of Karate for Kids are at least partially responsible for many things that are staples in NE Ohio's scene from www.cowboyclubonline.com to FTA.
www.uttertrash.net /karateforkids.htm   (855 words)

 MWS Media - The DIY Ethic
"DIY" stands for "Do It Yourself." While there are many different ways to elaborate this, and many opinions as to when DIY was first defined as a philosophy and movement, mws media believes in the following:
At mws media, we approach everything through our interpretation of the DIY ethic.
mws media's mission is to encourage DIY, independent creative endeavors, because doing it yourself should never mean going it alone.
www.mwsmedia.com /diyethic.php   (322 words)

 Foodways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The ethic is based on the belief that a person can survive with little or no participation in the consumerist culture of our dominant society.
It is my understanding that the DIY ethic comes from the idea of not relying on the government, corporations, or organized religion to support your lifestyle.
It is also related to the DIY ethic of doing things for yourself without reliance on the normal societal patterns of consumption.
www.wiscpunk.org /foodways.html   (3702 words)

 diyculture: Questions...
diy works that look 'amateurish' will be noticed more often than diy works that are well made and polished, so there's a social aspect.
also, you could look at it as polished diy works are actually beating the mainstream production more, because it's defiance of what is believed to look diy.
DIY has to do with a belief in making something your own.
community.livejournal.com /diyculture/380394.html   (208 words)

 Tag » Diy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
DIY stands for "do it yourself", as opposed to paying a professional to...
DIY ethic - Forerunners of punk music - First wave punk musicians - Second wave...
DIY ("do-it-yourself") boat owner, the Marine Maintenance magazine, is devoted...
ummyeah.com /tag/diy   (573 words)

 mediageek: DIY for Just $4.95   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
This short Wired News article directed me to the The DIY Report, a new subscription website with a focus on "on teaching people how to create, promote, protect and distribute independent film, music and books using online and offline techniques." Most of the content requires that you be subscribed, so it's hard to evaluate it.
To me, DIY media is about independence and exploiting the freedom to be creative and critical when you're not beholden to a larger, more powerful interest, be it corporate, the state or even an NGO.
That's not going to happen if DIY is really just independent folks working in parallel, using the same techniques and operating under the same assumptions.
www.mediageek.org /archives/000164.html   (462 words)

 Diy Home
DIIS (Direct Inversion of Iterative Subspace) is a common algorithm for quantum chemistry which accelerates convergence of an SCF Algorithm, by making up a linear combination of the first cycles of iteration indicated by some error vector/matrix.
The Dii (also ''Dioi'') were an independent Thracian tribe, swordsmen, who lived among the foothills of Mount Rhodope in Thrace.
DIY audio is a hobby for many technically savvy people and engineers.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/50/diy-home.html   (433 words)

 trakMARX - DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Exploring the socio-political ethics behind the history of the fanzine and the industries surrounding it, Spencer builds an evocative argument for the case against mainstream publishing.
These days the Lo-Fi approach is applied to many radically different art forms: music, visual art, film, craft, writing, political activism, social protest – but with “DIY: The Rise Of Lo-Fi Culture”, Spencer concentrates on the arenas of words and music – two fundamental disciplines within which the DIY ethic has both history and future.
The impact of technology has once again breathed new life into the spirit of DIY, and Spencer ably considers the implications and pitfalls of ‘the new’ on the ideals and beliefs of ‘the old’.
www.trakmarx.com /2005_02/18_diy.htm   (332 words)

 Podiobooks Staff
For over twenty years, Matthew Wayne Selznick has exemplified the DIY ethic through his music, writing, publishing, podcasting, and other creative endeavors.
He is the author of the Parsec Award-nominated Brave Men Run - A Novel of the Sovereign Era, a founding member of the Podcast Guild, a recognized new media veteran, and an accomplished editor and writing coach.
Through MWS Media, he provides inexpensive web hosting and other services to encourage the DIY ethic for independent artists and small business.
podiobooks.com /staff.php   (797 words)

 DIY punk ethic
The DIY punk ethic refers to the idea of 'doing it yourself', i.e., making and promoting music without major record label backing, and without any great level of "selling out".
Many DIY artists argue that DIY-style career is not only an alternative to mainstream success; it’s preferable.
The DIY punk ethic also extends to how groups and individuals around the world are applying their political stances to their daily lives and how they contribute to institutions they see as exploitive.
en.mcfly.org /DIY_punk_ethic   (228 words)

 Purse Lip Square Jaw: D.I.Y. Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Punk culture as we know it originated as a counterpoint to the prevailing culture of corporatism- corporatism, in the sense of relying on consensual standards and artificial entities for human organization.
The punk ethic is essentially creative, because it offers a model to those who wish to have opportunities for expression independent of questionable support networks such as corporate sponsorships and contracts.
While punk ethics have permeated virtually every artistic medium, the nature of contemporary real estate is generally hostile towards local variation.
www.purselipsquarejaw.org /2004/02/diy-architecture.php   (182 words)

 DIY culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
DIY (or Do It Yourself) culture is a broad term used to refer to a wide range of grassroots political activism.
DIY culture became something of a recognised movement in the 1990s in the UK where the protest (the direct action) and party (the festival) converged.
It empowered police to arrest citizens who appeared to be preparing to hold a rave, waiting for a rave to start, or attending a rave.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/DIY_Culture   (402 words)

 The Columbia Chronicle - 2006-11-13
Panelists Annie Tomlin (left), Cinnamon Cooper and Alejandra Valera discuss how the DIY ethic fits with feminism and activism during the Crafty Culture panel at Columbia?s Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Nov. 3.
Jane Saks, the executive director of the institute, introduced the panel to the audience, which was a mix of students, faculty and members of the DIY community.
Whether feminism and crafts are related or not, all the panelists agreed that getting involved with the DIY world is a great way to meet people, relax and do something for themselves.
www.columbiachronicle.com /paper/campus.php?id=1872   (1033 words)

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Durango's own DIY label is North County Press, founded and run by Erik Mischker.
The DIY ethic is about two things: creating the art, and making it available for people to hear and enjoy, for as little money as possible.
Punk rock that lives the DIY lifestyle pulls into the Summit tonight with a summer reunion of Durango's own Amazing Larry, Denver's Gina Go Faster and The Dropskots, and Jack Ian Hoffa, The Lounge Singer From Hell.
www.durangoherald.com /arts_entertainment/ae050513_4.htm   (567 words)

 Grrrl Zines A Go-Go- Zine Workshop Group in San Diego
We also work with other DIY groups in San Diego like the S/he Collective and The Independent Media Center, as well as out-of-town visitors like The Bookmobile Project.
These varied interactions provide fresh energy and perspectives, and offer new venues to infiltrate with the groups DIY ethic.
This DIY ethic is the cornerstone of the political aspect of Grrrl Zines A-Go-Go.
www.gzagg.org /diyworkshop.htm   (1324 words)

 Main Page - DIY Culture - A Wikia wiki
DIY Guide (parts soon to be transcribed to various sections)
Trade-Jacker DIY - DIY articles ranging from gardening and electronics to politics and publishing
Microrevolt - microRevolt projects investigate the dawn of sweatshops in early industrial capitalism to inform the current crisis of global expansion and the feminization of labor.
diy.wikia.com /wiki/Main_Page   (377 words)

DIY -- or "do-it-yourself" -- holds a prominent place in the VAIN philosophy.
The DIY ethic stems from punk rock culture's faith in the individual's ability to affect change in their environment by taking charge of what they themselves can do.
DIY provides an affordable option for creating individual style transformations.
www.vain.com /shop/beauty_supply.html   (196 words)

 The DIY Work Ethic and the Punk Rock Subculture - Associated Content
The do-it-yourself ethic has been influenced by the punk rock subculture in America, in addition to being a crucial element of said subculture.
This significantly refocused my search to include only information relevant to the do-it-yourself ethic in the past thirty years (the punk rock scene first emerged in New York City in the 1970s) rather than the last fifty years or more (the DIY ethic grew out of the postmodernism that followed World War II).
In response to Biel's question about the incorporation of punk and DIY ethics into a project such as the bookstore, Ali Haimson says that "Probably the main thing is the fact that we all volunteer our time.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/12396/the_diy_work_ethic_and_the_punk_rock.html   (683 words)

 PIXEL :: Features :: Punk and Hardcore
Punk rock and hardcore music arose from an underground subculture in the '70s and '80s that wasn’t satisfied with society; it was music that had something to say and demanded attention.
Though they wanted to be heard, they wanted it on their own terms and shunned commercialism in music, creating a strong do-it-yourself ethic (DIY).
The music itself has evolved into new sounds in many instances, but they still demand to be heard and continue to adhere to a DIY ethic.
www.hardnewscafe.usu.edu /pixel/rockfirst.htm   (179 words)

 The DIY Trunk Show 2004 - News: November 2004
More than 80 vendors will be sitting at their booths with large smiles on their face and they'll have several months of hard work placed on the table before them.
We'd also like to thank the Chicago Reader for choosing Bad Kitten Soaps to represent the DIY Trunk Show on the front page of Section 2.
You represent the DIY ethic in this beautiful city and we salute you.
www.diytrunkshow.com /news/archives/200411   (856 words)

 Purse Lip Square Jaw: Transformations
Started as basically DIY efforts, Flickr has become Flickr/Yahoo and Dodgeball has become Dodgeball/Google.
When I moderated the Designing for Hackability panel at DIS last summer, I could not engage one single person on the implications of commodifying the hacker or DIY ethic.
In worst case scenarios I was shut down by the claim that such concerns were utterly irrelevant.
www.purselipsquarejaw.org /2005/05/transformations.php   (507 words)

 Matthew Wayne Selznick - Author, DIY Advocate
As an author, podcaster, musician, and publisher in multiple media, Matthew is firmly committed to the principle that artists and those who experience art are peers, and all creativity is worthy.
He is currently working on the follow-up, "Pilgrimage," and hosts and produces Writers Talking, a live roundtable podcast where fiction authors talk shop and answer listener questions.
Matthew is a passionate evangelist for the DIY approach.
www.mattselznick.com   (874 words)

 The Editor
If your site does not have genuinely useful DIY info, doesn’t offer services that are useful to the DIY community, and/or doesn’t serve a purpose that empowers people to create something, we’re not going to surf past three pages of popups to get to it.
However, we have a pretty strict view of the DIY ethic here, and don’t want to become an advertising clearinghouse.
If you’re a band label that started as a DIY and is now making a profit, yes, that still counts as DIY, but after a certain threshhold you should contact us to talk about sponsored link options; you’re who we had in mind.
editor.diysearch.com   (2339 words)

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