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g-f(2)301 The big picture of the digital age (5/30/2021), MIT SMR, Digital Fabrication During the COVID-19 Pandemic.




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A KEY QUESTION about digital fabrication
  • Whether the progress toward increased self-sufficient production made during the COVID-19 crisis can be sustained over the long term. 

1. Lesson learned, Coordination and communication in the virtual R&D process
  • Coordination and communication in the virtual R&D process and among fab labs converting to production operations included regular online meetings along with offline collaborations. 
2. Lesson learned, Forms of distributed R&D and production
  • These forms of distributed R&D and production highlight how innovation and safety can be addressed during a rapidly evolving crisis, even without the structure of a formal organization.
3. Lesson learned, The patterns of self-sufficiency
  • The patterns of self-sufficiency that have emerged during the pandemic reveal how distributed R&D and local production could persist and expand as vital organizational and institutional arrangements in the pandemic recovery. 


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Lessons learned, Digital Fabrication During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A KEY QUESTION about digital fabrication
  • Whether the progress toward increased self-sufficient production made during the COVID-19 crisis can be sustained over the long term. 

1. Lesson learned, Coordination and communication in the virtual R&D process
  • Coordination and communication in the virtual R&D process and among fab labs converting to production operations included regular online meetings along with offline collaborations. 
2. Lesson learned, Forms of distributed R&D and production
  • These forms of distributed R&D and production highlight how innovation and safety can be addressed during a rapidly evolving crisis, even without the structure of a formal organization.
3. Lesson learned, The patterns of self-sufficiency
  • The patterns of self-sufficiency that have emerged during the pandemic reveal how distributed R&D and local production could persist and expand as vital organizational and institutional arrangements in the pandemic recovery. 

                Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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                Lessons learned, Digital Fabrication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
                • 3 relevant lessons learned (5/30/2021) for those traveling at high speed on GKPath!

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                ABOUT THE AUTHORS


                Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is a professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Alan Gershenfeld is cofounder and president of E-Line Media. Neil Gershenfeld is the director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms.

                Professor
                joelcg@brandeis.edu
                Departments/Programs

                The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
                Degrees

                Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
                Cornell University, B.S.
                Expertise

                Joel has field expertise in social impact enterprises, large-scale systems change, high performance work systems, negotiation and dispute resolution, cyberinfrastructure, labor-management relations, new technology, and related matters. He has led change initiatives at team, enterprise, industry, national, and international levels. As a scholar, Joel has advanced theory and method in industrial relations, negotiations, institutional analysis, organizational behavior, information systems, employment law, cross-cultural studies, and other areas of social science.


                Alan Gershenfeld has spent the last twenty years at the intersection of entertainment, technology, and social entrepreneurship. He is currently President and Cofounder of E-Line Media, a publisher of digital entertainment that engages, educates and empowers— with a core focus on computer and video games. Alan has worked on impact game projects with the Gates Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation, USAID, DARPA, the White House OSTP, the California Endowment, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Games for Change, Google, Sesame Workshop, the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and the ASU Center for Games and Impact. Prior to E-Line, he was CEO and Cofounder of neomat, a leader in mobile and web community solutions. 


                Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms, where his unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, from pioneering quantum computing to digital fabrication to the Internet of Things. Technology from his lab has been seen and used in settings including New York's Museum of Modern Art and rural Indian villages, the White House and the World Economic Forum, inner-city community centers and automobile safety systems, Las Vegas shows and Sami herds. 
                • He is the author of numerous technical publications, patents, and books including Designing Reality, Fab, When Things Start To Think, The Nature of Mathematical Modeling, and The Physics of Information Technology, and has been featured in media such as The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, CNN, and PBS. 
                • He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Physical Society, has been named one of Scientific American's 50 leaders in science and technology, as one of 40 Modern-Day Leonardos by the Museum of Science and Industry, one of Popular Mechanic's 25 Makers, has been selected as a CNN/Time/Fortune Principal Voice, and by Prospect/Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 public intellectuals. 
                • He's been called the intellectual father of the maker movement, founding a growing global network of over one thousand fab labs that provide widespread access to prototype tools for personal fabrication, directing the Fab Academy for distributed research and education in the principles and practices of digital fabrication, and chairing the Fab Foundation. 
                • Dr. Gershenfeld has a BA in Physics with High Honors from Swarthmore College, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University, honorary doctorates from Swarthmore College, Strathclyde University and the University of Antwerp, was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows, and a member of the research staff at Bell Labs.




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