A Big Maker Event is coming to Wellington!
University of Illinois
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
RepRap Project/Diamond Age
Unconventional Concepts Inc
Institute for Large Scale Innovation
Fab8NZ is the 2012 annual international Fab Lab event which gathers field practitioners and laboratory researchers from the Fab Lab network and beyond, for a week of hands-on workshops and a one day academic symposium on the principles and applications of digital fabrication.
Fab8NZ will be hosted by The College of Creative Arts at Massey University, in conjunction with the Centre for Bits and Atoms at MIT, The Fab Lab Network and the Affect Research Centre, from 22 – 28 August in Wellington, New Zealand.
The annual fab meeting is a combination practitioners and laboratory researchers of symposium, workshops and AGM for from the Fab Lab network and beyond, the fab lab network. It is an opportunity for a week of hands-on workshops and for the network to come together and a one day academic symposium on the share best practice, as well as plan for principles and applications of digital the future. To this end, the full meeting is fabrication. heavily subsidised to allow maximum integration for the diverse countries and cultures involved. There are a number of ways that people outside the network can engage with this year’s event:
The seven day forum is reserved for members of the existing fab lab network, and individuals or collectives who are seriously considering starting a fab lab in their local community.
These workshops will include a limited number of spaces available to the public with the skills, concepts and philosophies particular to the fab lab movement. Designers, artists, creators, makers and hackers are welcome to attend, but this will occur on a first come, first served basis.
The symposium will explore many different topics related to fab labs and digital fabrication through a world-class speaker line-up. The symposium will include a mix of live-video and in-person presentations by some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the field and is open to the public, who are encouraged to come along to this innovative event.
All attendees are welcome to attend the fab8nz open house and inauguration of Fab Lab Wgtn at Massey University following the symposium.