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.
Who should Attend?
The annual fab meeting is a combination of symposium, workshops and AGM for the fab lab network. It is an opportunity for the network to come together and share best practice, as well as plan for the future. To this end, the full meeting is 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:
7 day fab lab forum
The seven day forum is for members of the existing fab lab network, and individuals or collectives considering starting a fab lab in their local community.
2-day fab camp workshops
These workshops will include a limited number of spaces available to the public. Designers, artists, creators, makers and hackers are welcome to attend, but this will occur on a first come, first served basis.
1-day public symposium
Professor Neil Gershenfeld will host a symposium that will explore many different topics related to fab labs and digital fabrication through a world-class speaker line-up. It 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.
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