Empowering academia through modern fabrication practices

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We posit that modern fabrication and rapid prototyping practices can empower non-technical academic environments. For this to resonate with academic learning and research environments in a university context we must view FabLabs not only as machine parks but as creative environments, producing knowledge contributions in the form of processes, designs, artifacts and products. We must embrace thinking through the material, and embrace physical products as valid, accessible and assessable on an equal footing with traditional textual media. We describe two cases: workshops focused on exploration through the physical and digital media itself, without a traditional textual component.
Publikationsdato16 jun. 2014
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 16 jun. 2014
BegivenhedFablearn Europe: Digital Fabrication in Education Conference - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Danmark
Varighed: 16 jun. 201416 jun. 2014


KonferenceFablearn Europe
LokationAarhus University

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Padfield, N., Haldrup, M., & Hobye, M. (2014). Empowering academia through modern fabrication practices. Afhandling præsenteret på Fablearn Europe, Aarhus, Danmark.