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Plan C Live: Covid-19 As A Global Test Bed For Distributed Design

Plan C Live: Covid-19 As A Global Test Bed For Distributed Design

“While the [pandemic] has illustrated the many opportunities in collective intelligence by using new combinations of people, technology, and data to tap into our shared capacity to develop solutions to the crisis, it has also highlighted the challenges in getting the design of collective intelligence right.”

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Biking Across Belgium in Pursuit of Fab Lab’s Future

Biking Across Belgium in Pursuit of Fab Lab’s Future

Our names are Madison Worthy and Miriam Engle and we are cycling from Copenhagen to Barcelona to film the documentary “Self-Made”, the story of creative communities, all about the European Maker Movement. We started by asking the basic questions in Denmark — what is a Fab Lab and what kinds of tools and machines are available?

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Biking to 10 Fab Labs in the Netherlands

Biking to 10 Fab Labs in the Netherlands

Editor’s note: Madison Worthy and Miriam Engle are biking across Europe, visiting different makerspaces, and filming Self-Made, a documentary about their adventure and the Makers they meet. You can find the other parts to this series at the end of this article.   Bicycle is the way to experience the Netherlands. The country is flat […]

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Fab Labs @ 10

Fab Labs @ 10

Fab Labs are a global community of local workshops that enable invention by providing access to tools and for digital fabrication education and enrichment, which has grown to over 250 labs worldwide in ten years.

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Slideshow: Fab10Barcelona

Slideshow: Fab10Barcelona

This week 600 people gathered in Barcelona for Fab10, a truly international conference on the state of digital fabrication and open source hardware, as well as a convention for the global FabLab makerspace network. Fab Labs are the brainchild of Neil Gershenfeld of MIT. His vision was to build a network of standardized makerspaces outfitted with […]

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PancakeBot Delivers Obama Grandma Slippers

PancakeBot Delivers Obama Grandma Slippers

The story of how the “Obama Grandma Slippers” came to the White House is a global maker tapestry, its threads woven by world travelers eager share their knowledge and designs to enable others to create their own products.

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Fab Lab DC’s Phyllis Klein Takes Her “Remember2” Wearable to the White House

Fab Lab DC’s Phyllis Klein Takes Her “Remember2” Wearable to the White House

The co-founder of Fab Lab DC wore her final project, a programmable, origami-inspired bracelet that sparkles at intervals to remind the wearer to do something, such as get up and move, take a break, exercise, or re-focus.

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