The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet

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  • Verena Fuchsberger, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Martin Murer, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Manfred Tscheligi, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Silvia Lindtner, University of Michigan, United States
  • Andreas Reiter, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Shaowen Bardzell
  • Jeffrey Bardzell
  • Pernille Bjørn, Københavns Universitet, Denmark
This one-day workshop seeks to reflect on the notion of fab- rication in both personal and industrial contexts. Although these contexts are very distinct in their economical and polit- ical vision, they share important characteristics (e.g., users interacting with specific fabrication equipment and tools). The workshop topic spans from personal fabrication to (au- tomated) production, from applied to theoretical considera- tions, from user requirements to design as a crafting practice. We will address changes in production that affect humans, e.g., from mass production to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) produc- tion, in order to discuss findings and lessons learned for in- dividual and collective production workplaces of the future. We aim to explore the intersections between different dimen- sions and processes of production ranging all the way from hobbyist to professional making. Furthermore, the workshop will critically reflect on current developments and their conse- quences on personal, societal, and economical levels includ- ing questions of the reorganization of work and labor, inno- vation cultures, and politics of participation.
Original languageEnglish
Book seriesAarhus Series on Human Centered Computing
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe fifth decennial Aarhus conference: Critical alternatives 2015 - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Aug 201521 Aug 2015


ConferenceThe fifth decennial Aarhus conference
LocationAarhus University

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