In this talk Bre Pettis will use funny anecdotes with serious implications to explore the latest trend in digital design: physical mashups. From the clever to the bizarre, physical things have gone digital and heads from one model are getting put on bodies of another and then printed out on MakerBots. By listening to this talk, you'll become an expert on this strange and wonderful trend in digital design.
About the Maker(s)
MakerBot Industries creates 3D printers that you can put together and then they'll make things for you. It's like having your own little factory.
Bre Pettis builds infrastructure for creativity. Passionate about all things DIY, he is a co-founder of MakerBot Industries, the Brooklyn-based company that's bringing computer-controlled fabrication to the work benches of inventors, hobbyists, and mad scientists everywhere. The company's low-cost 3-D printers turn digital design files into physical objects, vastly reducing the cost and time required to prototype new products, manufacture custom parts, or realize art projects. MakerBot hosts the online community, Thingiverse, where users share designs and collaborate on open source hardware.
Pettis is also a founder of the hacker collective NYCResistor. He created the History Channel TV show History Hacker, produced and hosted Make magazine's Weekend Projects video series, created new media for Etsy.com, and taught art in the Seattle public schools.