done: (not) upcoming: Fablabs and Open Design, Thursday 4th August 1730

Meetup announcement – Anu Määtä about Fablabs + open design – Thursday 4th August 2011

Fablabs is an MIT initiative to push physical making culture, whether on a personal or professional basis, in the world.
Thus the MIT funded some, and helped others with, establishing a Fablab, places with digital fabrication tools and staff to help teach people make things. Fablabs, digital fabrication, and the sharing of knowledge has changed the practice of making things towards the more personal and local, helping shift people’s imaginations, creativity, and the politics of who and why things get made.

Anu Määtä is the local Finnish representative at Protospace, a Fablab in Utrecht, NL, with developing solutions for sharing the making knowledge produced in Fablabs. She has volunteered to give a talk about the Fablab ecology, culture, and the nature of Open Design it engenders.

Related Links:
About fablabs generally:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fab_lab
About Protospace (in Dutch):
http://www.protospace.nl/
About Protospace (in Google English ):
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.protospace.nl%2F

Time and place for the meetup:

Let’s meet on Thursday 4th of August, 1730 at the bar of
the Radisson Bus Plaza hotel,
by the Railroadstation Square in Central Helsinki. Mikonkatu 23
This place:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=helsinki,+finland&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=59.727033,79.101563&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Helsinki,+Finland&ll=60.171997,24.944876&spn=0.001163,0.002414&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=60.171924,24.945167&panoid=_YkYoFNzAJk7n1EFPK3I0Q&cbp=12,23.54,,0,-15.02

We’ll sit upstairs,
where it’s more secluded and silent.

I’ll wait downstairs by the bar, before the meetup,
and guide people upstairs.
If you don’t see me, and still feel a little lost, feel free to call :
+358-50-320-2616

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