2014.03.27 地球リポート英語版 Vol.66 「仕事も遊びも自分でつくる 〜ソーシャル・ファブリケーションの時代へ」を公開しました

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▼地球リポート Vol.66 「仕事も遊びも自分でつくる 〜ソーシャル・ファブリケーションの時代へ」の英語版をUPしました!
Creating work and play - the era of social fabrication -
http://www.thinktheearth.net/thinkdaily/report/2014/03/rpt-66.html

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Creating work and play - the era of social fabrication -


Fab Lab. When I first came across this word, I was mystified. What could it possibly mean? Then I discovered that Fab Lab is derived from the words "Fabrication Laboratory" and "Fabulous Laboratory," and refers to experimental craft centers equipped with digital machine tools such as 3D printers and laser printers, which are becoming increasingly popular across the world.


Our lives are full of stuff. And whatever we need, we can get our hands on. So it seems as though over time we've forgotten about what it means to "make" something. But fabrication is one of the most fundamental human needs and we learn a great deal from the process of manufacturing.


Japan is a country well known for its manufacturing prowess. I think there's a great potential for Japan's traditional culture and state-of-the-art technology to unite and create a new culture when Japan remembers how fun it can be to manufacture. In order to learn more about Fab Labs, I went and spoke to Ms. Youka Watanabe, the director of Fab Lab Kamakura.


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