FabLab: Of Machines, Makers and Inventors

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Julia Walter-Herrmann, Corinne Büching
transcript Verlag, 2014 - Social Science - 262 pages
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Ten years after the first FabLab (a so called fabrication laboratory) was opened at MIT, more than 120 FabLabs exist all over the world. Today, it is time to look back at a decade of FabLab activities. This book shows how small production devices, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, and dedicated educationists, researchers and FabLab practitioners transform the fields of learning, work, production, design, maker culture, law and science on a global scale. In this composition experts from various countries, such as Germany, India or the USA, and distinguished academic institutions, such as MIT or Stanford University, discuss theoretical questions and introduce practical approaches concerning FabLab activities.
 

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Contents

THE MOVEMENT
25
MATERIALITY AND VIRTUALITY
75
TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
157
COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
197
EPILOGUE
247
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Julia Walter-Herrmann (M.A.) has studied digital media from various perspectives of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Konstanz (GER), Boston (USA) and Bremen (GER). She is a research assistant in the computer science working group »Digital Media in Education« at the University of Bremen. Her research interests focus on global aspects of media culture. Corinne Büching (Dipl.-Soz.) is a sociologist in the field of Science and Technology with special interest in qualitative methods. She is a research assistant in the computer science working group »Digital Media in Education« at the University of Bremen, where she is designing and arranging workshops - also in FabLabs - for young adults.

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