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Maker Communities Respond to COVID-19 – Online Meetup

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Maker communities around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis swiftly with a mission to save lives. In this online session, we invite makers who are on the ground, fighting the virus in real-time, to share their experiences and answer your questions.

Fri, April 24, 2020  UTC+08:00

17:00 – 19:00

FabCafeTV YouTube channel

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Maker communities around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis swiftly with a mission to save lives. These teams of makers, manufacturing companies, designers, citizen scientists, engineers, medical professionals and other stakeholders are swiftly gathering in a bottom-up, avengers-style to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

These local actors are not only leveraging the power of quick prototyping that digital fabrication can provide, but are also acting as important organizers of essential logistic projects, creating solutions that require quick collaboration happening at the local level.

In this online session, we invite maker community leaders to share their experiences and answer your questions. Participants can join via Zoom video conferencing (sign up here!) or on YouTube Live on FabCafeTV.

Date and Time

2020/04/24, Friday
18:00 – 20:00 Japan Standard Time

This online meeting will be held predominantly in English.
The post-meetup archive will be subtitled in Japanese.

※Please signup via Peatix for the Zoom link or visit FabCafeTV for the YouTube live stream.

Timeline

18:00 Open

18:10 Azby Brown, Safecast and the COVID-19 Testing map

18:20 Ira Winder, Procedural Pandemic: Understanding the COVID-19 Epidemic as an Urban System via Interactive Simulation

18:30 Kalaya Kovidisith, Community-driven innovation: Collaboration as essential element in connecting the backlines with the frontlines to attack COVID-19 in Bangkok

18:40 David Tena Vicente, FabCafe Barcelona as Makerspace, Fabrication organizing leader, and emergency logistics management hub. Words of advice and solidarity from a pandemic-center 

18:50 Cross talk, including questions from audience

19:50 Wrap up words

20:00 Finish

Guest Speakers

  • Azby Brown

    Safecast

    Expert on Japanese design, craftsmanship, and environmental sensibility. Lead Researcher for SAFECAST. Safecast is a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments. One of Safecast’s founding beliefs is that people should have access to reliable and accurate information in order to make decisions about their own safety and that of their friends and families so we have developed the COVID-19 Testing Map, a crowdsourced map to help people document their experiences when seeking COVID-19 testing

    Expert on Japanese design, craftsmanship, and environmental sensibility. Lead Researcher for SAFECAST. Safecast is a global sensor network for collecting and sharing radiation measurements to empower people with data about their environments. One of Safecast’s founding beliefs is that people should have access to reliable and accurate information in order to make decisions about their own safety and that of their friends and families so we have developed the COVID-19 Testing Map, a crowdsourced map to help people document their experiences when seeking COVID-19 testing

  • Ira Winder

    Procedural Pandemic

    Ira is a researcher, educator, and practitioner who specializes in end-to-end design, development, and implementation of interactive simulations for solving complex problems in industry, academia, and public agencies. Ira’s range of expertise includes Computer Science, Mathematical Modeling, City Planning, and Architectural Design. He is currently a Researcher with dual appointments at the MIT Engineering Systems Laboratory (ESL) and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS). He holds a Master of City Planning (MIT, 2013) and Bachelor of Science and Design (MIT, 2010).

    Ira is a researcher, educator, and practitioner who specializes in end-to-end design, development, and implementation of interactive simulations for solving complex problems in industry, academia, and public agencies. Ira’s range of expertise includes Computer Science, Mathematical Modeling, City Planning, and Architectural Design. He is currently a Researcher with dual appointments at the MIT Engineering Systems Laboratory (ESL) and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS). He holds a Master of City Planning (MIT, 2013) and Bachelor of Science and Design (MIT, 2010).

  • Kalaya Kovidvisith

    FabCafe Bangkok Co-founder

    Kalaya is the co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok since 2014 and has been a lecturer at Thammasat University, Faculty of Architecture and Planning since 2004. Kalaya excels in gathering multidisciplinary teams composed of various stakeholders to find new solutions using the FabCafe network. She graduated from MIT with a Master of Science in Architecture Studies, and Design and Computation.

    Kalaya is the co-founder of FabCafe Bangkok since 2014 and has been a lecturer at Thammasat University, Faculty of Architecture and Planning since 2004. Kalaya excels in gathering multidisciplinary teams composed of various stakeholders to find new solutions using the FabCafe network. She graduated from MIT with a Master of Science in Architecture Studies, and Design and Computation.

  • David Tena Vicente

    FabCafe Barcelona CEO

    David Tena Vicente is the CEO of FabCafe Barcelona. David graduated from the University of Barcelona with his degree in physics which has provided an extensive knowledge of mathematics, electronics and the practical application of mechanics. Projects at FabCafe Barcelona are viewed analytically, adapting and altering when necessary due to complex and unexpected situations. These skills are combined to provide training to universities and businesses and also guide David his management of the resources and ongoing projects at FabCafe Barcelona. 

    David Tena Vicente is the CEO of FabCafe Barcelona. David graduated from the University of Barcelona with his degree in physics which has provided an extensive knowledge of mathematics, electronics and the practical application of mechanics. Projects at FabCafe Barcelona are viewed analytically, adapting and altering when necessary due to complex and unexpected situations. These skills are combined to provide training to universities and businesses and also guide David his management of the resources and ongoing projects at FabCafe Barcelona. 

Information

Date & Time

Fri, April 24, 2020 17:00 – 19:00 UTC+08:00

Venue

FabCafeTV YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/FabCafeTV

Fee

Free

Organizers & Sponsors

Organizers: FabCafe Global, GLUG Tokyo

May 8, 2020 Maker Communities Respond to COVID-19 – Online Meetup Report

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