In The Media

What They’re Saying About Us

August 31, 2014 — Boston Globe: “In Somerville, shuttered factory now a hub of innovation

August 11, 2014 — Reviewed.com: “Inside the Artisan’s Asylum

August 4, 2014 — USA Today: “The Maker movement makes its mark

July 29, 2014 — Make: “40 Most Interesting Makerspaces in America

June 29, 2014 — Artisan’s Asylum highlighted in Forbes China

June 26, 2014 — Circuit Cellar: “Artisan’s Asylum

June 25, 2014 — Somerville Times: “Artisan’s Asylum: A Warehouse of Creativity in the Old Ames Envelope Building

May 7, 2014 – Wicked Local Somerville: “Somerville workspaces used as models for state efforts

May 1, 2014 — Beta Boston (a Boston Globe Site) Artisan’s Asylum: Building dreams, one business at a time” (Article written by our own K. Gretchen Greene!)

April 30, 2014 – NPR’s All Tech Considered: “High-Tech Maker Spaces: Helping Little Startups Make It Big” Sidebar “A Growth Spurt for Makerspaces” highlights Artisan’s Asylum.

Coverage of our Autonomous Combat Robots Design Challenge, April 12-27, 2014:

Promotional coverage of our participation in Boston’s first-ever Design Week, March 2014:

March 11, 2014 – DigBoston: “Meet the daredevils behind the notorious Bowl of Death in Somerville” (Profile of Paul Carson’s Velodrome event)

January 27, 2014 – Peabody Essex Museum: “In 3D” (story from someone who took Intro to 3D Modeling here)

October 15, 2013 — NYTimes Op-Ed: “After the Jobs Disappear

October 7, 2013 — Boston.comSomerville Mini Maker Faire 2013

June 17, 2013 — Boston.com Inside the HiveInside Artisan’s Asylum, the Somerville hackerspace making waves — and giant robots

April 23, 2013 — Education Week: “What to Make of the Makers?

February, 2013 — Imagine: “Artisan’s Asylum – From Making Envelopes to Pushing the Envelope

February 21, 2013 — The Boston Globe: “In Somerville and Lowell, do-it-yourselfers making it work

February 20, 2013 — BostInno: “‘Artists Can Literally Draw in the Air’ – This 3D Pen is Currently Killing It On Kickstarter

February 17, 2013 — Boston.com: “Kids turn e-waste into art at Hacker Junk school vacation classes

February 10, 2013 — Boston Herald: “A blizzard of fun!

February 8, 2013 — Boston.com: “Two snow-figure making armies to battle for dominence in Union and Davis squares Saturday

February 1, 2013 — Dallasnews.com: “Craving chocolate? Head to Massachusetts

December 20, 2012 — Artisan’s Asylum detailed in the Washington PostA crafts explosion in Somerville, Mass.

November 7, 2012 — Artisan’s Asylum is awarded “Best Non-profit of Somerville” by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce and honored at their Annual Dinner.

August 9, 2012 — Wired profiles the Asylum and Project Hexapod: “Building Stompy the Giant Robot Inside the World’s Biggest Hackerspace

August 2012 – Project Hexapod’s Stompy Kickstarter goes live!

July 2012 – Best of Boston 2012 Awards

June 13-20, 2012 – Engadget.com visited the Asylum and featured a number of our renters in their blog: http://www.engadget.com/tag/artisansasylum also at http://actingbusy.com/technology/tag/artisans-asylum/ and http://doortoit.com.mt/blog/category/artisans-asylum/

May 21-23, 2012 – One of our artists’ Dig boxes goes missing.

May 16, 2012 – Rochester Maker Space blog: “Artisan’s Asylum” (Followup August 2: “A Quick Look Inside Artisan’s Asylum

May 10, 2012 – The Somerville Beat profiles Asylum member, renter, & instructor Skunk: “Open Studios: Skunk

May 6, 2012 – Boston Globe: “Catching a new wave of courses

May 2-3, 2012 – The Project Hexapod class goes public.

April 26, 2012 – Olin College of Engineering Post Graduate Planning Blog: “Come Play, Build, or Take Classes at the Asylum

April 19, 2012 – Cambridge Mini Maker Faire blog: “Artisan’s Asylum, partner of Cambridge Mini Maker Faire

April 4, 2012 – DigBoston.com: “Shutterstory: Hack Together at Artisan’s Asylum

April 1, 2012 – Cambridge Innovation Center Blog: “Announcing Machine Shop for CIC Clients

March 28, 2012 – DigBoston.com: “Hack Together at Artisan’s Asylum

March 6, 2012 – DigBoston.com: “Shutterstory: Art at TedX Somerville” (Profile of installation by Asylum members Bevan Weissman and Dan Sternoff-Byer)

March 2012 – Boston Magazine: “Best Places to Live 2012” Artisan’s Asylum is listed as one of the reasons why Somerville is one of the best places to live in the greater Boston area.

February 28, 2012 – DigBoston.com: “Dig Boston Box Redux: Pimped!

February 9, 2012 – The Improper Bostonian: “Common Ground: Collaborative spaces grow big ideas

January 25, 2012 – Somerville News: “Mayor will push for greater collaboration with schools

January 16, 2012 – BostInno: “Robots, Woodworking, Welding & Fire-Eating: Somerville’s Craziest Coworking Space, Artisan’s Asylum

January 6, 2012 – THRILLIST: “Go Learn Something New: Three classes to make you a better fire eater person in 2012

January 2012 – Abstraks: “Artisan’s Asylum“, January Issue Feature Story

December 30, 2011 – Somerville Blog, Wicked Local Somerville: “My five favorite stories to report and write from 2011

December 11, 2011 – Somerville News: “Artisan’s Asylum Grand Opening

December 9, 2011 – Boston Globe: “Dream Space; A post-industrial garage is a haven for creative minds” (pdf)

December 9, 2011 – Wicked Local Somerville, also available in the Wicked Local, Milford Daily News, Wicked Local Salem: “Inside the Artisan’s Asylum: New Somerville space for local artists

December 8, 2011 – Wicked Local Somerville, also available in Taunton Daily Gazette: “New Artisan’s Asylum space in Somerville” photo feature

December 1, 2011 – Boston Herald: “Artisan’s Asylum, creative nerve center, blooms in Somerville

November 30, 2011 – Wicked Local Somerville: “New Artisan’s Asylum facility in Somerville to host grand opening

November 22, 2011 – DigBoston.com: “Pimp My Dig Box

November 22, 2011 – The Arts Fuse: “Fuse Feature: Artisan’s Asylum – A Unique Organizational Mashup

November 22, 2011 – Suffolk University New England School of Art & Design Blog: “Visit to Artisan’s Asylum

November 6, 2011 – Somerville Patch: “Artisan’s Asylum Welcomes New Cohort of Craftspeople

October 24, 2011 – Somerville Patch: “Take a Bicycle Tour of the City’s Art Destinations

October 24, 2011 – Wicked Local Somerville: “‘Monster Mashed-up’ brings Halloween fun to Somerville’s streets

October 18, 2011 – timborrego dot com: “Artisan’s Asylum Buildout

October 11, 2011 – The Somerville News: “A Mash and a Bash

August 29, 2011 - SHIFTboston: “Take a Break at the Artisan’s Asylum

August 24, 2011 – View our most recent press release!

August 22, 2011 – Somerville Patch: “Micro-Manufacturing: Sindrian Arts + Artisan’s Asylum” The same piece is available on the Design Annex website as “Somerville Design Profile: Artisan’s Asylum & Sindrian Arts” and on the Union Square Main Streets blog as “Interview with Artisan’s Asylum & Sindrian Arts

August 16, 2011 – Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development website: “Business Success Story – Artisan’s Asylum

August 10, 2011 – Somerville Patch: “Artisan’s Asylum’s New Digs: More Space, Tools, Classes, Craftspeople

July 13, 2011 – Olin College of Engineering website: “Alumni Venture, Artisan’s Asylum, Expands to Accommodate Growing Need for Artist Workspace

July 7, 2011 – Boston.com: “Artisan’s Asylum to hold open house at expanded workshop

June 29, 2011 – Union Square Main Streets blog: “Artisan’s Asylum, Growing Fast!

January 21, 2011 – Boston.com: “When the weather outside is frightful

January 18, 2011 – Time Out Boston: “Snow Art Flash Mob in Union Square

January 17, 2011 – Metro Boston: “Snow Art Transforms Somerville Square

January 17, 2011 - Somerville Patch: “Snow Art Flash Mob Creates Wintry Art, and an Epic Snowball Fight

December 31, 2010 – Time Out Boston: “Detox: Your tech addition

December 23, 2010 – Boston.com: “DIY elves take over the Asylum

December 22, 2010 – Dig Boston: “How to… a resolution roundup

December 19, 2010 – Boston Globe Magazine: “Best of the New

November 12, 2010 – Somerville News: “The Crazy Wisdom of a Community Manufacturing Facility

November 11, 2010 – MSN Local Edition: “Socket to Me

October 24, 2010 – Boston Globe Magazine: “Hammer time

October 21, 2010 – Somerville Scout: “These CupCakes also kick ass

October 8, 2010 – Wired: “Hackerspaces Go Head-to-Head in Maker Challenge.”

September 9, 2010 – Weekly Dig: “Artisan’s Asylum: Union Square Goes Back to School.” (PDF)Ho

July 10, 2020 – The Somerville News: “New Union Square space offers artists room for creativity.”

Moving Pictures

July 24, 2013 — “The Innovators: Artisan’s Asylum

June 17, 2013 — Boston.com Inside the HiveInside Artisan’s Asylum, the Somerville hackerspace making waves — and giant robots

April 18, 2013 — “Tour of Artisan’s Asylum, Spring 2013” Brandon Stafford

February 22, 2013 – How 2 Today: “The Development of 3Doodler

November 11, 2012 – Riding Shotgun: “Crabs Take Boston! – Riding Shotgun #10

June 13, 2012 – Engadget.com: “Rascal Micro hands-on

June 2, 2012: “SCUL – Part of a (hopefully) series of profiles at Artisan’s Asylum

February 28, 2012: DigBoston.com: “Pimp My Box: Episode 1

February 23, 2012: “Motorized Barber Chair @ Artisan’s Asylum

February 14, 2012: “The Artisan’s Asylum by Bicycle” (Thanks to )

November 14, 2011: “Materials Mania” Presentation at Artisan’s Asylum, part of NEFA’s Public Art Discussion Series. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

October 2011: Somerville Arts Council SCATV program, Culture Club: “Episode 2: Arts Leaders of Somerville

July 8, 2011: Artisan’s Asylum by Erik Heumiller

July 8, 2011: SCUL and Artisan’s Asylum are featured on Season 1, Episode 3 “Boston” of the new TV travel show Young, Broke & Beautiful.

October 27, 2010 – VIMBY: “Take on the Machine” (video series; check out the other hackerspaces, too!) Episode 1 and Episode 2

October 29, 2010 – Somerville Patch: “A Bird? A Plane? A Nerd Bicycle Gang!”

October 18, 2010 – Somerville Patch: “A Video Peek at Artisan’s Asylum: A New and Growing Arts Center

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