Digital revolution 3.0 - THe Rise of FabLab


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This is the presentation material prepared for the UNESCO Future Forum in Paris, Feb 27, 2013. UNESCO Future Forum, Paris
"Exploring the Dynamics of Knowledge Societies: Using the Future to Shape Transformative Policies"
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Digital revolution 3.0 - THe Rise of FabLab

  1. 1. SocialFab   2013Digital Revolution 3.0Emergence of Social FabricationUNESCO Future Forum, Paris2013.2.27Izumi Aizu<>Institute for InfoSociomonicsInstitute for HyperNetwork Society
  2. 2. 2SocialFab   2013Digital Revolution 1.0 Personal Computer 2.0 Internet/Mobile 3.0 Social Fabrication
  3. 3. 3SocialFab   2013What is “Social Fabrication”? Personalized Fabrications connectedover the Net Sharing of data/process/artifacts Made possible by: FabLabs Makers Movements Education Social Framework
  4. 4. 4SocialFab   2013Three Books showing the future Fab   FabLife  MAKERSNeil Gershenfeld Hiroya Tanaka Chris Anderson
  5. 5. 5SocialFab   2013How does Future Kitchen look like? Universal Cooking Machine? Self-build, not impossible. Sharing digital recipes Oven, food processor, pan together with refrigerator?
  6. 6. 6SocialFab   2013Development of Information Society 3rdIndustrial Revolution x 1stInformationRevolution Prof. Shumpei Kumon3rdIndustrial RevolutionFirst Info RevolutionPresent
  7. 7. 7SocialFab   2013Digital Fabrication is Social Fabrication by nature Digitization of Fabrication     = Informatization of Industry (“ Makers ” )      ↓ 2ndphase of Information Society: socialization Digitization enables Social Fabrication (Sharing the process and product together) Whole value chains transformed Fabnomics?テキスト
  8. 8. 8SocialFab   2013Rise of FabLab Prof. Neil Gershenfeld, (Director ofCenter for Bits and Atoms, MIT) Some 240 Labs around the globe A new social movement “Fab9” Conf in Japan, Aug 2013
  9. 9. 9SocialFab   2013What is “FabLab”? A fab lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop offering (personal) digital fabrication A fab lab is generally equipped with an array offlexible computer controlled tools that cover severaldifferent length scales and various materials, withthe aim to make "almost anything" This includes technology-enabled products generallyperceived as limited to mass production While fab labs have yet to compete with massproduction and its associated economies of scale infabricating widely distributed products, they havealready shown the potential to empower individualsto create smart devices for themselves. These devices can be tailored to local or personalneeds in ways that are not practical or economicalusing mass production wikipedia
  10. 10. 10SocialFab   2013President Obama promoting Fab/Makers 2013 SOTU Speech: 15 Innovation Centers nationwide 1,000 3D Printers in Primary schools STEM ( Science, Technology,Engineering, Math) Education program Makers Movement
  11. 11. FacLab @ University of Cergy-PontoiseGennevilliers, suburb of ParisFrench PM Ayrault & 4ministers visited, 2013.2.28
  12. 12. Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Prime Minister visitedFacLab in Paris, on Feb 28 together with 4 otherMinisters This Thursday, February 28, 2013, the FacLab (at the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Gennevilliers )received the visit of Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister,accompanied by Flower Pellerin (Minister Delegate to theMinister of Recovery productive, responsible Small andMedium Business, Innovation and the DigitalEconomy), Geneviève Fioraso (Minister for HigherEducation and Research), Nicole Bricq(Minister ofTrade) and Victorin Lurel (Minister of Overseas ), notforgetting Mr. Pierre-André Peyvel, prefect of Hauts deSeine, in full uniform. François Germinet, President of the University, hasguided all these people (and many other accompanyingwith a bunch of journalists) to our magical den to passthe baton to Emmanuelle Roux, Laurent and OlivierRicard Gendrin.
  13. 13. 13SocialFab   2013Fabrication processin Industrial SocietyPlanning Design Mfg DistributionSales UserSales UserDistributionSales UserMfg DistributionSales UserDesign Mfg DistributionSales UserPlanning Design Mfg DistributionSales User
  14. 14. 14SocialFab   2013Fabrication processin Information SocietyFabLab vision:We can make (almost) anything we wantPlanning Mfg UserPlanning Mfg User
  15. 15. SocialFab   2013FabLabs expanding globally 234 FabLabs in Feb 2013; was 145 in Nov 2012 One will open inside Paris in a few week time Many in developing world: India, Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, SouthAfrica etc.
  16. 16. 16SocialFab   2013FabLabs are Growing 20% /month- similar to Internet traffic in 1990sIf this continues,16,000 in 20151,000,000 in 2017
  17. 17. 17SocialFab   2013Global Collaboration beyond bordersNetworked globally, FabLabs collaborate each otherSharing info via FabWiki, 24-h synchronization via Video Conf. systemFabLab operations are diverse: run by University, Research and Educationalorganizations, Community Center, Cultural institutions, or individualsPhoto by FabLab Kamakura
  18. 18. 18SocialFab   2013Some FabLab equipment 3D Printer, Laser Cutting Machine, CNCMilling Machine, etc.3D Printer Laser Cutting MachineCNC Milling Machine
  19. 19. 19SocialFab   2013New Tools are coming up3D Pen, using KickStarter 3D Knitting Machine3D Cutter?Lunch Box Builder
  20. 20. 20SocialFab   2013Fabulous ProductsPhoto by FabLab Kamakura
  21. 21. 21SocialFab   2013 Design by Youka WatanabePhoto by FabLab Kamakura
  22. 22. 22SocialFab   2013Photo by FabLab Kamakura
  23. 23. 23SocialFab   2013Photo by FabLab Kamakura
  24. 24. 24SocialFab   2013Potential of FabLab Build new type of Information Society Develop next generation of leaders Innovate not only manufacturing, but thewhole society together Combined with ICT, traditionalcraftsmanship will leap Deeply rooted with community Global reach and collaboration
  25. 25. 25SocialFab   2013Fields covered by FabLab Appropriate Technology Art Empower small factories New type of R&D Business and Commerce Empower local community Education
  26. 26. 26SocialFab   2013Some Issues and Challenges Sustainable Development Human Resources Business base/model Education Legal Issues Open Source vs IPR Product Liability Licensing Schemes Standardization Global standard Global Policy Framework Governance