Hive76 and The University of the Arts have teamed up for this one, and we managed to persuade Leah Buechley to bring a bit of the MIT Media Lab to Philly in the form of a special presentation titled “Artisanal Technology“. Showtime is April 23, 11:30 A.M. The location is 5th Floor, Terra Hall (211 S. Broad).
In Leah’s words, “This talk proposes an alternate model for the production, distribution, and consumption of consumer electronics that emphasizes diversity, small scale production, and thoughtful consumption. I will raise and discuss several questions, including: what kind of technologies can be artisanaly produced–crafted in small batches? what benefits might society reap from artisanal technology? what benefits might we expect as designers and manufacturers? what tools need to be built to support an artisanal technology ecology?”
You can get tickets here. Admission is free and seating is limited, so we expect the event to fill up quickly. If you are interested in attending, get your tickets ASAP.
The talk is inherently cross-disciplinary, and we have done our best to recruit some of the more colorful members of the Philly creative community to attend.
We are hoping to have some displays in the room that give a sampling of High Low Tech, Philly Style. If you have some work that you’d like to display, please feel free to leave a comment — we’ll see what we can do.
Thanks, and hope to see you there!