Reminder: we're meeting in 2 hours in JHN 111.


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:25 PM Philip Garrison <>

> Please join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow *Tuesday 10/30/2018* in *JHN
> 111*.
> *Who:* Nadya Peek
> *What:* Machine Agency
> *When:* Tuesday, Oct 16th, 12-1pm
> *Where:* Johnson Hall 111
> *Machine Agency*
> Abstract: How can we harness the precision of machines for the creativity
> of individuals? Digital fabrication tools promise quality production in low
> volume and are now accessible in maker spaces worldwide. However, the maker
> context is very different from the historical industrial settings in which
> digital fabrication was developed. Yet these differences have not led to
> many changes in contemporary tools. I argue that personal fabrication
> requires a rethinking of production infrastructure, and in this talk
> outline a research roadmap for machine agency.
> Bio: Nadya Peek develops unconventional digital fabrication tools, small
> scale automation, networked controls, and advanced manufacturing systems.
> Spanning electronics, firmware, software, and mechanics, her research
> focuses on harnessing the precision of machines for the creativity of
> individuals.
> Nadya directs the Machine Agency at the University of Washington where she
> is an assistant professor in Human-Centered Design and Engineering.
> Machines and systems Nadya has built are shared widely including at
> SIGGRAPH, CHI, Guggenheim Berlin, and the White House Maker Faire, and she
> has given keynotes at Chaos Computer Congress, SolidCon, and H.O.P.E. Nadya
> is an active member of the global fab lab community, making digital
> fabrication more accessible with better CAD/CAM tools and developing open
> source hardware machines and control systems. She is VP of the Open Source
> Hardware Association, half of the design studio James and the Giant Peek,
> plays drum machines and synths in the band Construction and got her PhD at
> MIT in the Center for Bits and Atoms.
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