Kate Goldsworthy is presenting a paper on ‘Visions for Future Manufacturing’ at All Makers Now? Craft Values in 21st Century Production, a 2-day conference organised by the award winning Autonomatic Research Group, based at Falmouth University, on the 10th-11th July 2014.
All Makers Now?, will raise questions about how, where and why the complex and subtly nuanced characteristics of craft merge with those of digital production, rapid prototyping and the superfast information highway. A vision of a world in which anyone can be a maker and an entrepreneur raises questions about the value of craft in 21st century production, enabling an exploration of its significance within a variety of disciplines and communities, and opening up new perspectives on its role in facing current social, economic and environmental challenges. Aimed at makers and researchers of all shapes and codes including hackers, crafters, inventors, designers, economists, curators and critical theorists, this two day conference will explore craft values, traditional making processes and novel forms of engagement, participation and interaction in digital and material cultures.
All Makers Now?
10-11 July 2014,
Falmouth University, Penryn Campus, Cornwall