Ideas that Matter > Sherry Lassiter feels that we’ve lost our desire to make things, and seeks to inspire and celebrate “making and digital fabrication.” She began teaching a class on “How to Make (almost) Anything,” using digital fabrication technology. The class model went on to inspire “Fablabs” all over the world. These labs provide tools and guidance to allow students to tinker and modify the world around them. Sherry Lassiter is a former science documentary television producer, writer, director who decided she wanted to become a part of the story, rather than just telling other people’s stories. To that end, she changed careers (after 18 years in the TV biz), coming to MIT and working at the Media Lab. She now runs the Fab Foundation and international fab lab network.