Hybrid Prosumer

3D printing has developed from a specialized industry to a low cost technology that everyone can use to produce objects.

The digital blue prints of the machines and objects are designed in 3D software and can be shared via digital networks.

3D printing allows industrial production on a desktop scale enabling autonomous production for individuals and designers.

Workshop & Lectures Prosumer Technology Hybrid Design @ Beijing Design Week 2011, Building 5 No.4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, P.R. China, 27 September-1 October 2011

Do It Yourself
3D
Printing

Exhibition & Workshop

In the last years 3D printing has developed from a specialized industry to a low cost technology that everyone can use to produce objects. The digital blue prints of the machines and objects are designed in 3D software and can be shared via digital networks. 3D printing allows industrial production on a desktop scale enabling autonomous production for individuals and designers. Thus the concept of automated production known from large factories is today scaled down to small workshop environments. This development of object production is enabled by the Internet and by the acceleration of technological developments and Open Source communities.

The workshop is an experimental laboratory that strongly interacts with the public. During the workshop the participants learn how to use a Do It Yourself (DIY) 3D printer and how to share the digital design information of physical objects through online communities. The project aims to enhance the international dialogue on design, to strengthen design’s contribution to new sustainable lifestyles. It is a Eurasian arc between Germany and China based on a mutual cooperation in design research and innovation. Bringing 3-D printing to the masses via a public DIY workshop.
Hybrid Design is composed of lectures and screenings on self-replicating 3-D printers as well as the  the workshop provides extensive experience with 3d design and production.

Lectures

On 27 September 2011 Prof. Frans Vogelaar will perform a lecture for the Dutch Design Institute Premsela on Copy Culture at the Beijing Design Week 2011.

On 29 September 2011 Prof. Frans Vogelaar will lecture on Hybrid City for the Dutch Design, Fashion and Architecture Institute at the Beijing Design Week 2011.

The project is sponsored by Goethe Institute China, Beijing Design Week 2011, Bits From Bytes.

Venue

The workshop and exhibition program starts Monday 26 September and ends on till Monday 3 October 2011, the program is open to a general public and takes place in 751D Park located at the located in Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory) in Beijing.

Hybrid
Prosumer

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