Wouter Tebbens and Marco Fioretti of the Free Knowledge Institute will present the Digital DIY project, its current status and some of its preliminary findings, at the Paris Open Source Summit. Exact date and time of the talk(s) will be added to this announcement as soon as possible. For background, you are welcome to read these reports:
Oral presentation by Alexandre Erler, from the ACT research team, on how some new DiDIY technologies (such as 3D bioprinting) require us to reassess the normative force of the treatment-enhancement distinction in applied ethics.
Digital DIY makes it much easier for everybody to produce physical objects of all kinds. Such a capability brings considerable challenges to our current ethical and legal systems, and to our very idea of what is (or should be) right or wrong: what happens when virtually everybody can copy objects of design, self-produce spare parts for products she already owns, or manufacture dangerous ones?
As readers of this blog (and of the other content on this website) will know, the advent of DiDIY is set to have a transformative impact on society, by allowing people to create their own tailor-made artifacts, either on their own (using devices like 3D printers) or with the help of other members of the “Maker” community.