29 Dec '12, 4pm

MT @abhinemani: "[Eggers] wants to take over a building near Twitter HQ & turn it into a showcase for artisans+crafts"

MT @abhinemani: "[Eggers] wants to take over a building near Twitter HQ & turn it into a showcase for artisans+crafts"

Tech entrepreneurs in search of a larger social role might find inspiration in Eggers, a whirlwind of bright ideas and good works. When he’s not writing bestselling books (his latest novel is A Hologram for the King) and screenplays (Where the Wild Things Are) and running a successful publishing house (McSweeney’s ), Eggers helps incubate a future generation of writers through 826 Valencia , a beehive of education-can-be-fun activities in the Mission. Now Eggers has a new mission: He wants to take over a mid-Market building near Twitter’s humming HQ and turn it into a showcase for artisans and craftspeople. He envisions a space filled with more than 100 producers of handmade wares, including shoes, skateboards, guitars, and clocks. “Things you can touch and hold,” he says. “I like the idea of having a place for the makers of physical things, as a hedge against a technology...

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