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.
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:
Researchers from SmartUp – Laboratorio Fabbricazione Digitale (at LIUC University) will attend Expo Model Show, that is taking place at MalpensaFiere (Busto Arsizio, Varese, Italy), where they will give information both on 3D prototyping and 3D printing, as well as on DiDIY project. Meet them at their desk.