Citizen Manufacturer? The Customer Creates What They Want

18 04 2007

 

INDIA – Fab lab users at the Vigyan Ashram school in Pabal made an optical encoder to help fix a tractor engine.

If you think the phenomenon of open source peer production and content co-creation is restricted to knowledge-based content, you better sit down.

MIT’s Center for Bits & Atoms (aka the Fab Lab) has designed the capability for anyone at any age to fabricate their own physical product.

Neil Gershenfeld spoke at Pop!Tech and brings to life one more example of how the balance of power is shifting further from the established organization to the individual.

Watch the video here.

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