Making is Connecting
Buy: the book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA (2011).
Kindle: ebook editions now available – UK, US, or search local Kindle store elsewhere (2013).
Italian translation: see Marsilio and Amazon IT including Kindle edition (2013).
Engage: with the new project Making Things With Makers About Making (2013).
Evaluate: several customer reviews posted at Amazon.
Read: four-page review from UK Handmade (2012).
Watch: new short video (2012).
Listen: Discussion about 'Making is Connecting' on BBC Radio 4, with David Gauntlett and Richard Sennett. Download the podcast (scroll down to 'Craft & Community', 27 April 2011). Or you can read this transcript.
Tweet: We like to see comments about Making is Connecting on Twitter! Use the phrase 'Making is Connecting', or mention @davidgauntlett, and join in the conversation.
Events: See the now purely historical Google Map of talks and workshops
Other good sites and pages related to this topic (in some way) include:
Interview with David Gauntlett, from the book Mashup Cultures, which discusses the 'Making is Connecting' project (Nov 2009).
At Reboot Britain in London, 6 July 2009, we invited people to build their ideas for a better Britain, in Lego. See the photo gallery or video of their diverse constructions.

Creative Communities, a brilliant inspiring booklet produced by the Sustainable Everyday Project

Social Spaces, a new project for building community networks

The Craftsman, summary/extract of the book by Richard Sennett, as published in The Guardian

Ravelry, interesting social network for the knitting community
Make magazine and Craft magazine
Charles Leadbeater, author of We-Think
We Media, free online book by Shayne Bowman and Chris Willis
Urban Artist Collective pool on Flickr
Obviously a list like this could go on forever. That's just a few things.
Collaboratively produced by its users, Wikipedia is perhaps the single best example of Web 2.0 at work. Some Wikipedia articles which relate to 'Making is Connecting' include:
Ivan Illich, radical philosopher who said that people need tools to make the world their own
Arts and crafts and also the Arts and Crafts Movement
Web 2.0, making and sharing online
Creativity, in its many forms
Happiness, which comes from engagement with the world
And this is an article I wrote about Wikipedia itself:
Wikipedia explained
New videos from the European Maker Faire in Rome, October 2013: 'Making is Connecting - Key arguments and some new points' (15 min), or the shorter edit on makers taking small steps into a new world (5 min).
New videos from the World Maker Faire in New York, September 2013: 'Six Amazing Things About Making' by David Gauntlett and Mitch Resnick; and David's 4-minute video from the Faire.
A concise video version of a Prezi presentation with key points from the book (2012, 4 mins).
From Twitter we learnt that Jeff Sage had made this nice video review of the book (2011, 5 mins).
And there's another video review of the book by Isaac Griberg (2011, 5 mins).
This is a video where I am pleased to have got the printed book (2011). View the uncut standard version (3 mins) or the even shorter version (2 mins).
Or here's a set of four very short extracts from a talk I did in Leicester (2011):
These four are about:
Why I wanted to write the book
Web 2.0 explained in Lego
Happiness research
Implications for education and media
You can view all four in a YouTube playlist (adds up to about 9 minutes).
Older videos:
My 9-minute video from January 2010 links everyday creativity and Web 2.0 with William Morris, Ivan Illich, craft and guerrilla gardening:
The main themes are also considered in 'Participation Culture, Creativity, and Social Change,' from 2008:
We have, in fact, got a number of other relevant videos. These include:
Making is Connecting early talk, Denmark, March 2009
Lego landscape of ideas at Reboot Britain, July 2009
Building models of learning in Lego
Representing Identities (Part 1), about the Lego identities project method
Representing Identities (Part 2), about the Lego identities project findings
RSA workshop using creative methods, thinking about a network by making in metaphors

Extracts from the finished book:

Chapter 1: Introduction
introducing the main themes and arguments of the book.

Extract from Chapter 9: Conclusion
including brief summary of the book's arguments and 'Five key principles'.

Rejected opening to Chapter 1
Previously unpublished beginning to the book – featuring William Morris and Martin Creed – should never have been deleted! (New for 2014).

If you've actually got the book, you may be looking for the longer chunk of text on the social capital approaches of Bourdieu and Coleman, mentioned on page 131 - you can find that here. (To most viewers that's like 'deleted scenes' on a DVD, though – not very important).
Some links by and about the author include:
David Gauntlett, main website about interests, projects, books, and other stuff
Theory.org.uk, the media and identities website

ArtLab site on new creative methods

Finally you may be unsurprised to hear that you can follow me on Twitter.
Blogging is an obvious online example of people making something and connecting with people within the same process. As well as my own blog, some other relevant blogs include:
Thriving Too, community blog on social innovation, creativity, education, and community and network development
Social Spaces, a project on community networks
GeekDad, self-explanatory sort-of parenting blog for geeks, from Wired
Dougald Hine, thoughtful insights into everything