MIT Media Lab, Third Floor Atrium
The MLTalks series hosts visionaries who work at the intersection of technology, art, and enterprise.
Bunnie Huang will discuss manufacturing and scaling in Shenzhen and his experience working with Media Lab students this summer to create a hybrid tech platform/supply chain solution. He will be joined by Joi Ito and Nadya Peek.
Bunnie Huang is best known for his work hacking the Microsoft Xbox, as well as for his efforts in designing and manufacturing open source hardware, including the chumby (app-playing alarm clock), chibitronics (peel-and-stick electronics for craft), and Novena (DIY laptop). He received his PhD in electrical engineering from MIT in 2002. He currently lives in Singapore, where he runs a private product design studio, Kosagi, and he actively mentors several startups and students of the MIT Media Lab.
Nadya Peek develops unconventional digital fabrication tools, small scale automation, networked controls, and advanced manufacturing systems in the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. She builds pop-up fabrication machines and reconfigurable automation tools, and develops open infrastructure for others to do the same. She taught the MIT class MAS.865 "How to make something that makes (almost) anything" on rapid prototyping of rapid prototyping machines last spring, and is helping organise the upcoming global fab lab meeting in Shenzhen this coming summer. Find her at http://infosyncratic.nl
Host/Chair: Joi Ito