FSCONS 2010 Themes/Makers of the Future

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Makers of the Future is a proposed theme for FSCONS 2010 the 6-7th of November 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden.


RepRap is a "rapid prototyping system that is capable of producing its own parts and can therefore be replicated easily". The philosophy of the free software movement: being able to use, share and improve software, gets a real life counterpart in the Hackerspaces, Fablab, Makerbot, RepRap and Open Source Ecology communities. Turning every citizen into a creator is a central issue of this theme, which will explore both the underlying philosophy as well as the actual means of creation.


The responsibility is defined generally for all themes in the FSCONS 2010 Themes page.


Travel details
Name Contact person Title Abstract Biography Arrival Departure Accommodation Budget Scheduling Status
Karin Kosina Jonas Öberg The Inanna Project With Jonas Paid in full by FSCONS (budget line 5.2.2) 6 Nov @ 13.15 OK
Smári McCarthy Jonas Öberg The End of the World as we Know it: How do you feel? With Jonas External 6 Nov @ 17.15 OK
Christian Villum Jonas Öberg Please copy this record to all of your friends! With Jonas External 6 Nov @ 11.30 OK
Gisle Hannemyr Jonas Öberg Challenges to Copyright: The shift towards collaboration External 7 Nov @ 14.15 OK
Erik de Bruijn Jonas Öberg The Future of RepRap and Open Source Hardware With Jonas Travel paid by FSCONS 6 Nov @ 15.15 OK

The following people have been invited, and is awaiting replies or negotiation:

  • Jiri Räsänen - Might be interested, but would need travel and accommodation.
  • Michel Bauwens - Invited, needs accommodation and travel
  • Bruce Sterling - Invited.

The following was invited, but has been written off for various reasons:

  • Maja van der Velden - Invited, interested in presenting but ultimately declined for lack of time.
  • Mirko Lindner - Probably better in Embedded. Sending there with a CFP.
  • Marius Kintel - Invited, unsure about suitability. Offers to get us in touch with others for Reprap. Directed to Erik below.
  • Willem van Cotthem - Invited. No response.
  • Inquired with PO about Café-å-lär.

There's room in this for 2x30 and 2x45