Cloud Robotics and the African Robotics Network: Design Challenge Winners - Ken Goldberg
The Cloud will have a huge impact on the next generation of robots. It provides access to vast resources of data, software, computation,as well as access to human designers and researchers worldwide. Ken will announce the latest results.
Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 60s and 70s - Jonathan Lippincott
Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale, presents a photographic history of the sculptures made at his family's fabrication shop/gallery, Lippincott, Inc. Lippincott makers prototyped, made and installed many large-scale iconic art works by Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Indiana and many more.
Making is the New Sex - and the New Economy - Nora Abousteit
Making is a rare defragmentation in a world of endless online streams. The passion for making led to building the biggest company of all times. Now, entering the social web, making is about to explode and will radically change the way we consume - or not anymore.
Between Architecture and Science: Material Analogs - Jenny Sabin
This talk will look at intersections between architecture, textile structures and biology through multiple modes of working. This work offers up novel possibilities that redefine architecture within the greater scope of generative design and fabrication.
Tesla Gets His Due: Building a Museum Through Crowdfunding - Jane Alcorn, Slava Rubin
Let's Build a Tesla Museum: The story behind how $1.3+ million was raised to save Wardenclyffe, Nikola Tesla's last remaining laboratory, and what we plan to do. Tesla gave us formative patents for radio, alternating current, robotics, and remote control.
Going Big: From Maker Movement to New Industrial Revolution - Chris Anderson, Bre Pettis
How big can the Maker Movement get? Can it really restart a manufacturing renaissance in America? Will desktop fabrication have as much impact as desktop computing did? Bre Pettis (MakerBot) and Chris Anderson (Wired/3D Robotics, author of Makers) discuss the lessons learned in building big Maker businesses, and give a glimpse of where they think this movement is going.