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The new makers on television

On 14 September 2014, the Dutch broadcasting organisation VPRO showed a new edition of the television programme called Tegenlicht about 'The new makers'. For this broadcast we connected the editors to Neil Gershenfeld of MIT The Center of Bits and Atoms and founder of the Fab Lab network. He plays a significant part in this episode:


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A Fab Lab (short for: fabrication laboratory) is a fully equiped fabrication workshop that gives everyone, from small children to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into reality. The aim is to make almost anything!

Fab Lab is an international community that wants to share knowledge. Fab Labs worldwide have the same equipment and capabilities. The labs also share digital designs and fabricated solutions forming a network of intellectual property for ideas exchange.