I'm here to juggle with bits and atoms, learn a few new tricks and retool my time machine. Suffice to say, I am constantly seeking out new visions of the past to make possible old visions of the future. In the words of Buckminister Fuller:
I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.
I joined FabAcademy because i'm interested in how digital fabrication can empower people with the technical knowhow, tools and skills for the 21st century. I see FabLabs not as future factories, but as the local expressions of a maker movement that is rethinking how we design, produce and interact with the world around us. I'm constantly in awe of the cross-fertilization and creative processes that occurs daily in the FabLab. Whether in building sustainable cities, open-source ecologies, Earthships, floating laboratories, mitigating
humanitarian crises; FabLabs are helping create local solutions for many global challenges.
That said, I'm weary of the peddlers of techno-(dis)utopias who seek to reduce us into ever smaller byte-bundles and mindless automata. As Arthur C. Clarke put it, intelligence has yet to prove it has any survival value. So while we can aspire to make (almost) anything, I'm just as motivated to rethink (almost) everything.