DIY ethic

DIY é uma abreviação de Do It Yourself (do inglês faça você mesmo), que traduz um espirito empreendedor e anarquista que terá surgido com a cena punk underground.

Também é usada no caso de projectos que contra tudo e todos e sem quaisquer apoios financeiros ou outros, subsistem e chegam a ter sucesso. Diz-se que estes são projectos baseados no DIY.

A atitude DIY é obviamente associada a um espirito anticapitalista e assenta no pressuposto que uma pessoa sozinha pode muito bem fazer o trabalho de vários “profissionais” excessivamente bem pagos e por vezes incompetentes.

Referencia – http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIY

DIY ethic

The DIY ethic (do it yourself ethic) refers to the ethic of being self-reliant by completing tasks oneself as opposed to having others who are likely more experienced complete them. The term can indicate “doing” anything from home improvements and repairs to health care, from publication to electronics.

DIY questions the supposed uniqueness of the expert’s skills, and promotes the ability of the ordinary person to learn to do more than he or she thought was possible.

Punk culture

In the punk subculture, the DIY ethic is tied to punk ideology and anticonsumerism, as a rejection of the need to purchase items or use existing systems or processes. Emerging punk bands often perform basement shows in residential homescitation needed, rather than at traditional venue, to avoid corporate sponsorship or to secure freedom in performance. Since many venues tend to shy away from more experimental musiccitation needed, houses are often the only places at which these bands can play.

Adherents of the DIY punk ethic can also work collectively. For example, punk impresario David Ferguson’s CD Presents was a DIY concert production, recording studio, and record label network.[1]

The DIY punk ethic also applies to everyday living, such as learning bicycle repair rather than taking a bike to a mechanic’s shop, sewing/repairing/modifying clothing rather than buying new clothes, starting vegetable gardens, and reclaiming recyclable products by dumpster diving. Some educators also engage in DIY teaching techniques, sometimes referred to as Edupunk.


Technological advances in the last ten years have made it more possible for artists to circumvent professional studios and create high-quality works themselves. Advances in media software and the proliferation of high-speed Internet access have given artists of all ages and abilities from across the globe, the opportunity to make their own films, records, or other content, and distribute it over the web. Such works were usually displayed on a private homepage, and gained popularity through word-of-mouth recommendations or being attached to chain letters (known as viral distribution).

Sites like Newgrounds and DeviantArt allow users to post their art and receive community critique, while Instructables allows DIYers to exhibit their works and be compensated in the form of tips. The same is also true of the music industry where artists can use modern technology and the internet to be as self-sufficient as possible meaning they can share their wares online using the same computer used to record with, again, independently of commercial funding.

See also

# Anarcho-punk
# Bomb The Music Industry!
# Remodernist Film
# DIY culture

Referencia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIY_ethic


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