About "managing personal fabrication on a mass scale"
There is a post on the P2P blog about the (digital) Fabrication Divide which, on one point, is not entirely correct. I am talking of this specific sentence:
“The key question that hasn’t been asked is how will humanity manage personal fabrication on a mass scale”
That key question has been asked, by me and all the other members of the EU-funded DiDIY (Digital DIY) Project, ran from 2015 to 2017. We also provided some answers, which are listed below.
I do not say this to diminish the value of that post, or of the work behind it, nor to claim any kind of “primacy”! Quite the contrary, actually. I’ve written this post only to:
- share even more relevant resources with whoever is interested in these topics
- let everybody know that, as a minimum, both me personally and the Free Knowledge Institute (FKI), are still active in this field, and would love to work more with other partners with the same interests! To discuss how, just email me
Answers from (and beyond) DiDIY
“How will humanity manage personal fabrication on a mass scale?”
Some answers may be found in:
- the DiDIY Guidance Manual
- the DiDIY Creative Society Manifesto
- the report on DiDIY risks, synergies and education
- the guidelines about DiDIY public policies and social adoption of DiDIY
- this slideshow recently presented in India