The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet

  • Verena Fuchsberger Center for HCI University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Martin Murer Center for HCI University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Manfred Tscheligi Center for HCI University of Salzburg, Austria
  • Silvia Lindtner University of Michigan, School of Information Ann Arbor, USA
  • Andreas Reiter Mixed Reality Laboratory, School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham Nottingham, UK
  • Shaowen Bardzell Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Jeffrey Bardzell Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Pernille Bjørn University of Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark
Keywords: Personal fabrication, industrial fabrication, production, manufacturing, DIY


This one-day workshop seeks to reflect on the notion of fab- rication in both personal and industrial contexts. Although these contexts are very distinct in their economical and polit- ical vision, they share important characteristics (e.g., users interacting with specific fabrication equipment and tools). The workshop topic spans from personal fabrication to (au- tomated) production, from applied to theoretical considera- tions, from user requirements to design as a crafting practice. We will address changes in production that affect humans, e.g., from mass production to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) produc- tion, in order to discuss findings and lessons learned for in- dividual and collective production workplaces of the future. We aim to explore the intersections between different dimen- sions and processes of production ranging all the way from hobbyist to professional making. Furthermore, the workshop will critically reflect on current developments and their conse- quences on personal, societal, and economical levels includ- ing questions of the reorganization of work and labor, inno- vation cultures, and politics of participation. 


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How to Cite
Fuchsberger, V., Murer, M., Tscheligi, M., Lindtner, S., Reiter, A., Bardzell, S., Bardzell, J., & Bjørn, P. (2015). The Future of Making: Where Industrial and Personal Fabrication Meet. Aarhus Series on Human Centered Computing, 1(1), 4.
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