We are excited to announce the third of a series of Hacked Matter events focused on researching the intersection of maker culture and manufacturing in China. Hacked Matter, in partnership with the IFTF (Institute for the Future), will host and curate a program for the Shenzhen Maker Faire including a series of panels and conversations. These conversations bring together key stakeholders from the smaller-scale maker world together with large-scale manufacturers. There are two primary research goals for this event:
1. To take full advantage of the site and explore Shenzhen’s unique maker culture and its deep links with the manufacturing ecosystem of the Pearl River Delta. Hacked Matter believes that this is a vital moment in the relationship between a global maker culture and the specificities of manufacturing in China. The Shenzhen Maker Faire provides a singular opportunity for both investigation and participation into these emerging networks.
2. To develop the theme ‘Living Machines,’ which encompasses the idea of making a living through machines, living with machines, machines that live inside us (from wearable and embedded computing to biotech) as well as machines that come to life.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
9:30am - 11:30am: Guided tour through the Shenzhen Maker Faire
2:00pm - 2:30pm: "Research Perspectives" introduction to Hacked Matter & IFTF by Lyn Jeffrey, Silvia Lindtner, Anna Greenspan & David Li
2:40pm - 3:40pm: “Making a living with Machines” featuring Eric Pan (Seeed Studio) and Terry Cheng (Foxconn)
3:50pm - 4:50pm: “Machines that live inside us” Featuring Eri Gentry (Biocurious) & Scott Edmunds (BGI) (1 hr)
5:00pm - 5:30pm: “When Makers meet Manufacturers: What comes next?” Wrap up (Anna, Silvia, David, Lyn)
7:00pm - 8:30pm: "Maker City roundtable" + Meet Up
MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
Research conversations & explorations
TUESDAY APRIL 8, 2014
10:00am - 2:00pm: Visit & Guided tour through BGI, the world's largest genomics sequencing company