Claude Shannon, MOOCs, and nanoassembly: what 3D printing is really about

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Neal Gershenfeld, founder of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, has been talking about making digital things physical and physical things digital longer than almost anyone, and his books -- notably FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop -- are visionary and inspirational ways to think about how information technology has changed our species' relationship with the universe; while the Fab Labs he helped invent represent the best and most thoughtful way that a makerspace can be built to suit local community needs. Read the rest

Documentary on fablabs around the world

Jerry sez, "Jens Dyvik traveled the world over last 2 years, visiting fablabs and sharing the joy of making stuff... with lasers, CNC machines, etc. He shot a lot of video and has pulled together a very nice 42min summary 'Making Living Sharing'. I watched the full video this evening and it is terrific. (I am a bit embarrassed by the mess of my garage shop, especially when compared with the FabLabs in the show) I heartily recommend this to anyone interested in Makers, FabLabs, 3dPrinting, CNC routers, laser cutters, etc. - Design Global, Build Local."

Making Living Sharing - Jens Dyvik's documentary of his world tour of fab labs (Thanks, Jerry) Read the rest