It’s starting today so perhaps it’s getting a little late for readers to free-up some time to participate but Felipe Schmidt Fonseca, a PhD researcher at Northumbria University, is launching a very interesting online co-design lab which will run all month.
There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this you’ve heard of 3D printing, you might also know what DIY means (Do It Yourself), and what Open Source stands for. But chances are you’re not aware that scientists around the world are collaborating on designing, building, sharing, and of course using a wide variety of quite advanced lab equipment like fluorescence microscopes, incubators, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines for amplifying DNA, and even reagents
Everyone knows that in the last decade or so, smartphones have become part of daily life for most of us, and for many it’s become the primary computing experience, ahead of computers or even tablets. If you follow the development of technology more closely however, you might also have noticed that the domain of “mobile” in general has had an even larger impact.
One of the themes we are interested in has to do with “territory,” understanding it, occupying it respectfully and responsibly, and what that might look like in and around a city.
Fun interview with Nicole He, “a creative technologist whose work lives in the space between video games, physical computing, and witty conceptual art.” Her profile is interesting in our FabCity context because He finds herself at a roughly adjacent intersection to ours.