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On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:01 AM Philip Garrison
> Reminder: we're meeting in 2 hours in JHN 111.
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 8:25 PM Philip Garrison <
> phili...@cs.washington.edu> wrote:
>> Please join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow *Tuesday 10/30/2018* in *JHN
>> *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
>> 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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