Marco Fioretti's blog
The Digital DIY Project (DiDIY) studies, in the context of the EU H2020 Programme, the long term impacts on European society of DIY digital manufacturing, in order to develop guidelines for European educators and policy makers, that help them to deal with DiDIY and maximize its positive impacts on society.
We recently wrote that: The biggest impact will come when digital DIY is allowed or pushed to move down the pyramid of needs [to] mass customization of low-tech objects that everybody already needs and use". Here is a real world example:
As you may already know, we are also studying the deep impacts that DiDIY (Digital DIY) has on organization and work, for the reasons explained in our Factsheet on this topic. Here is one more real world example of what we mean, and one more case study for our research:
"3D printing is the cornerstone of the coming shift, and its effect on our daily lives will be multiplied by several converging forces: the collaborative economy, the jobless economy and the age of personalization.
(versione italiana e agenda in fondo)
As you may already know, the DiDIY Project has organized three events in Italy for the European Maker Week 2016. This post provides up to date information and useful links for the one in Rome, on May 30th, 2016
Next month, on June 2nd and 3rd, we of the DiDIY Project will meet in Bruxelles for our internal meetings.
Here is, courtesy of Fast Coexist, a good overview of the role that Digital DIY (and public libraries!) can play in the (re) organization of work and economic growth of struggling cities, with a link to an interesting report that we'll take into account in our research: