Between Digital Poetics and Analogue Politics: Adoption of Digital Maker Movement within Korea Context

 

     This research aims to trace how ‘digital maker culture’ has been widely disseminated as a panacea in Korea for the last five years. For deeper investigation on design policy and its adoption, this paper analyzes core cases that encapsulate the key issues of each realm ranging from the governmental agency to individual activist. Throughout the three cases selected, it is concluded that there exists irreconcilable gap between design politics led by government and activists’ design poetics towards maker spirit.