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Fabricating Society, 13th International Conference of Digital Fabrication
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Tuesday, August 1 • 14:30 - 18:30
104 Material cycles step 1 : Crafting Bioplastics FULL

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We believe in a world where anyone, anywhere can fabricate with the materials around them. Digital fabrication is shifting where and how we can fabricate our physical world. This shift opens a critical need: for local production, we need local materials. We need to move from rigid global supply chains to flexible local networks, from intensive resource extraction to diverse nutrient cycling. Just as other organisms do, we need to learn to use the materials around us.
Our workshop will introduce key tools for using local materials such as bioplastics, natural composites, and recycled feedstock. We introduce a library of open source recipes made from local ingredients. We offer open source tools for measuring material properties, generating data that can be used for simulating the performance of designs made with these materials. We invite you to join us in developing these tools for your Fab Lab and the global network. Circular processes involve prime matter in the loop of design and production. How can we DIY craft our own material in order to design the performance we wish to acquire. How can we use sustainable biodegradable matter and involve the maker culture into making their own materials. In this workshop we will work with bioplastic recipes, kombucha bacterial skin and other DIY recipes to craft our prime materials. DAY1: Make: bio-based and recycled. Explore our library of local materials, how to make and model their behavior.

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Anastasia Pistofidou

FabTextiles research lab and Fabricademy, A new Textile and Technology Academy founder

Tuesday August 1, 2017 14:30 - 18:30 PDT
Centro de Extension Universidad Catolica O'Higgins, Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 390, Santiago, Región Metropolitana