The computer and internet revolution have had such a tremendous impact
precisely because they allow a large number of people to be involved
directly in the creative process of programming, manipulating and design
In the coming years we will see a parallel revolution in the ability of
a large number of people to be involved in the creative process of
designing,manipulating and building with atoms.
The FAB special interest group (SIG) hosted by the MIT Media Lab
consists of a group of companies and research groups at the MIT Media Lab
passionately working together to create and understand the implications of
tools for personal fabrication.
FAB SIG has two basic goals. The first is to involve sponsor members in
learning new fabrication techniques from CAD tools to 3D Printing to Laser
cutting to vacuum forming to AFM assemblers to involve them with the
latest developments in rapid and desktop fabrication. The second goal is
to explore the future of the desktop fab. What does the future look like
if each school on the planet or each person has a personal desktop
FAB SIG is run to coincide with the final presentations for a course
which we run entitled: HOW TO MAKE ALMOST ANYTHING.
SIG's are special interest groups within the MIT Media Laboratory
with an in depth focus in a particular area built around a passionate
group of faculty, students and sponsors. The FAB SIG is focused on
personal fabrication and is unique in that nearly the entire day is geared
towards hands on involvement on the part of sponsor members. The FAB SIG
grew out of the PPC SIG and PPC members have an automatic grandfathered
membership in FAB for a period of two years.
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