FABFUSE2013: Grassroots Knowledge Sharing
where: Amersfoort (NL)
when: 19 - 21 July 2013
As the global ecosystem of fab labs, hackerspaces, public laboratories and other community driven workshops grows, so does the need for effective exchange of knowledge between these peer knowledge hubs.
Can we cook up a grassroots implementation of peer reviewed knowledge? Or should we? Are existing platforms (journals, conferences) open to p2p communities? What great libre (online) tools are out there? Can we help the developers of potentially great tools in making the next step to greatness?
In other words: How can grassroots communities exchange knowledge? Last summer, Fabfuse was the first Grassroots Fab Lab Conference. Over 50 people from around the globe shared ideas on how to create selfsustaining public workshops for digital fabrication. This summer a follow up will take place 19, 20 and 21 July.
The conference will be loosely organized in 3 topic streams:
Open toolchains for creation, collaboration & communication: which open tools serve the grassroots community, which tools can we help become better, which tools do we miss altogether?
knowledge sharing: how can we free the knowledge present in many p2p hubs?
community building: how do distributed communities develop, live and thrive?