Fab Labs and Maker Spaces in the New Economy

Season 1, Episode 6

In Episode 6: Fab Labs and Maker Spaces in the New Economy, Liam Grace Flood, MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management speaks with two guests on the origins and potential of the Fab Lab and Maker Space movement: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Professor from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and Jerry Davis, Associate Dean for Business and Impact at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Topics covered include: the third digital revolution, the potential for Fab Labs and Maker Spaces to create opportunities for self-sufficient production, the future of fabrication technologies and local versus corporate control of them, fabrication and implications for the future of work, and emerging practices for local governance and stakeholder control of Fab Lab networks.  Before coming to Yale, Liam Grace-Flood, the podcast host for episode 6, spent a year exploring makerspaces and their broader context across Europe, South Asia, and South and East Africa as a Watson Fellow.  Many of his learnings were published in a often-weekly column for Make: Magazine called Open World. Tune in to learn more!

The bibliography of “maker” links is pretty comprehensive (if not well organized)
• Will Holman (who runs Open Works in Baltimore) wrote this good thing about DIY vs standardization
This thing Liam Grace-Flood wrote about the maker movement broadly, and specifically how people decide whether or not to identify with “maker” language
• and a link to the column Liam Grace-Flood wrote for Make
*Photo of Fab Lab, courtesy of Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
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