Monday, May 31, 2021

g-f(2)302 The big picture of the digital age (5/31/2021), MIT SMR, Self-Sufficient Production Following the Pandemic.




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Opportunity, MIT SMR,
  • Digital fabrication could materially improve the availability of all the categories of essential household goods in communities around the world.
1. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Meeting ongoing community needs
  • Innovations and collaborative relationships that emerged during the crisis are now being expanded to meet ongoing community needs. 
2. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Broadening the focus
  • For example, Danny Beesley, the founder of Idea Builder Labs, anticipates broadening the focus of Idea Builder Labs to include housing for the homeless.
3. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Creating innovations beyond medical equipment
  • For example, A fab lab in Barcelona developed an approximately $100 mini fabrication machine that could be brought home by students of the Fab Academy educational program when they couldn’t come to their local fab lab.
4. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Challenging what had been an unquestioned assumption
  • All of the developments — changes that occurred much sooner than expected — challenged what had been an unquestioned assumption that students needed to gather in person in order to participate in fab labs.
Alert, MIT SMR, A more self-sufficient world
  • The combination of global connectedness and local capabilities can begin to fuel a more self-sufficient world.
Alert, MIT SMR, Local fabrication in the developing world
  • The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of local fabrication in the developing world.


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Opportunities, Alerts and Lessons learned, Digital Fabrication During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Opportunity, MIT SMR,
  • Digital fabrication could materially improve the availability of all the categories of essential household goods in communities around the world.
1. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Meeting ongoing community needs
  • Innovations and collaborative relationships that emerged during the crisis are now being expanded to meet ongoing community needs. 
2. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Broadening the focus
  • For example, Danny Beesley, the founder of Idea Builder Labs, anticipates broadening the focus of Idea Builder Labs to include housing for the homeless.
3. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Creating innovations beyond medical equipment
  • For example, A fab lab in Barcelona developed an approximately $100 mini fabrication machine that could be brought home by students of the Fab Academy educational program when they couldn’t come to their local fab lab.
4. Lesson learned, MIT SMR, Challenging what had been an unquestioned assumption
  • All of the developments — changes that occurred much sooner than expected — challenged what had been an unquestioned assumption that students needed to gather in person in order to participate in fab labs.
Alert, MIT SMR, A more self-sufficient world
  • The combination of global connectedness and local capabilities can begin to fuel a more self-sufficient world.
Alert, MIT SMR, Local fabrication in the developing world
  • The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of local fabrication in the developing world.

                Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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                Opportunities, Alerts and Lessons learned, Digital Fabrication During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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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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