Nokia Invited Lecture Series: David Mellis
When: Thursday, March 28, 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Where: GVU Café, TSRB 2nd Floor
Title: Artisanal Electronics: Alternatives to Mass Production in the Digital Age
Abstract: Using examples from my work and that of others, I’ll discuss the alternatives to mass production offered by digital technologies for the making of high-tech devices. The increasing accessibility of digital fabrication, microcontrollers, and the internet make it ever-more possible for individual hobbyists, designers, and craftsmen to produce electronic devices. To explore the possibilities and challenges of this practice, I’ve created a variety of products combined custom electronic circuit with fabricated enclosures: a radio, speakers, mouse, and, most recently, a cell phone. By making these products and working with others to make their own versions, I’ve started to derive some general insights about the implications of digital technology for artisanal production.
Bio: David A. Mellis (http://web.media.mit.edu/~
For more information, visit http://nokia.lmc.gatech.edu/