Don't miss the Personal Fabrication revolution this Friday at the Future Salon. Today the book FAB:The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication was released. On Friday the author and head of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms Neil Gershenfeld will present it.
I read a pre-release copy and it made it to the top of my favorite books list, which is not an easy task. It is mind expanding in many ways, shows the way to a better future not only in fabrication, but also in education and general mindset and it is funny too. His Kids don't say: "Let's go to Toys'R'Us, no they say let's go to MIT and create what we just dreamed off.
You owe it yourself to check out these new possibilities. Books Inc. from Palo Alto will be there with 60 copies of the book. I am not sure if that is enough, so come early if you want one.
If you are not in the Bay Area, we will webcast the talk and discussion: 7pm to 9pm
Point your Windows Media Player: http://mfile.akamai.com/14947/live/reflector:39875.asx?prop=n
(This one is different then last time. We are streaming it via third party to make sure as many as possible can take part in the event. Thanks for SAP for sponsoring this extended service.)
We will also have an IRC chat session running for questions to Neil:
It's on the Tax Day: Friday 15th of April 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP . From 7-9+pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [map] As always free and open to the public. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities.
Free and open to the public. We have a new RSVP Service. Please use it so that we can calculate the food and whether to use the larger room.
Please tell all your friends and see you at this Fab Friday, Mark.
The RSVP for Fri 4/15: FAB:The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication is not working.
Pls adjust as I would lik eto attend. Thanks.
Posted by: Pauline | April 13, 2005 at 11:33
Neil Gershenfeld - Bits and Atoms
Posted by: Dimitar Vesselinov | April 13, 2005 at 12:09
How to Make (Almost) Anything
Posted by: Dimitar Vesselinov | April 13, 2005 at 14:49
RSVP is working again. Please use it:
Thanks. See you on Friday, Mark.
Posted by: Mark Finnern | April 13, 2005 at 17:06
I hope to come, but don't know if I have time. In the mean time, people might want to read http://del.icio.us/kragen/fablabs to get background (or alternatively see how little background it's currently possible to get without talking to Neal.)
Posted by: Kragen Sitaker | April 13, 2005 at 17:21