Make - The Revolution in Personal Fabrication with Neil Gershenfeld.
Neil Gershenfeld and his colleagues have created Fab Labs around the world. He shows how personal fabrication is possible today and how it's meeting local needs. Children in inner-city Boston have used Fab Lab machines to make saleable jewellery; Indian villagers have used them to develop devices for monitoring food safety and agricultural engine efficiency. And MIT students have made everything from a dress that protects your personal space to an alarm clock you wrestle into silence- PICNIC
Beyond his many publications and patents, MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld is the author of the books Fab and When Things Start To Think, and the technical texts The Nature of Mathematical Modeling and The Physics of Information Technology. His work has been featured by the White House and Smithsonian Institution in their Millennium celebrations, he has been the subject of print, radio, and TV programs in media including the New York Times, The Economist, CNN, and PBS, and has been selected as one of the top 100 public intellectuals.