Fab Friday ...

by Mark Finnern

Related link: http://www.futuresalon.org/2005/04/fab_friday_.html

You may have missed him at Etech and now his book is out: Neil Gershenfeld head of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms will present FAB:The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication at the Future Salon this Friday at SAP in Palo Alto.

Personal Fabrication and Neil's book is something that makes me excited about the future as nothing else lately. It changes your mindset to the limit is not what I can buy, but the limit is what I can imagine and then let's get to it and build it. It's a renaissance of tinkering, dust off your old workbench and Make.

Later more, I just wanted to get this out now.

Here are the details: Tomorrow Tax Day: Friday 15th of April 6-7 networking with light refreshments proudly sponsored by SAP . From 7-9+pm presentation and discussion. SAP Labs North America, Building D, Room Southern Cross, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 [ map ] As always free and open to the public.

Update: We have a new RSVP Service . Please use it so that we can calculate the food and whether to use the larger room. Improve your commute by sharing it with a fellow Futurist. Check the Ride Board for opportunities.

If you are not in the Bay Area, we will Webcast the talk and discussion: 7pm to 9pm

Point your Windows Media Player: http://mfile.akamai.com/14947/live/reflector:39875.asx?prop=n

(This one is different then last time. We are streaming it via third party to make sure as many as possible can take part in the event. Thanks to SAP for sponsoring this extended service.)

We will also have an IRC chat session running for questions to Neil:

Server: irc.freenode.net

Channel: #futuresalon