Maker Faire Shenzhen Forum
Co-Making in the City
The Maker Movement has evolved from a set of activities by a small group of DIY enthusiasts in hackspaces to become something practiced and celebrated by the masses through efforts by platforms such as the Maker Faire.
Its open and collaborative spirit has brought together people of different backgrounds and interests, from smaller communities such as neighborhoods and schools to larger scopes such as companies and government institutions. These people gather with shared purposes, and turn their ideas into realities in capacities beyond traditional organizational or geographical boundaries, leading to a plethora of possibilities in innovation.
This year we hope to discuss this concept of “Co-Making” in an updated context of the “City,” referring to the physical or thematic spheres in which groups of individuals come together to create with a common goal.
From maker spaces and classrooms where makers, parents, and students learn the basic skill sets for making, to designers and artists who take their crafts to the next level by venturing out of their offices and studios to search for collaborators in unlikely places, and those who lead efforts to find tech solutions towards a greater good, these makers define and create their own cities in which the citizens are those who identify with its values and co-make.
Our forum speakers will share experiences of co-making in their own “cities,” and by bringing these examples to Maker Faire Shenzhen, we hope to inspire more co-making to take on a shape of its own in this city we live in.
At a time when it feels like our world is becoming strangely polarized, it is important to blur the confines that separate us and focus on the commonalities that encourage collaboration towards shared goals. We believe this spirit has fully manifested in the Maker Movement, and we invite you to share this experience again at Maker Faire Shenzhen 2018.
Ian is Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he also holds cross-appointments in the School of Art, Design, and Media at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. A Fulbright Scholar, he has delivered invited talks at institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley, SOAS University of London, and NYU Shanghai, and has been a Visiting Scholar at Fudan University (China). Complementing his creative and academic endeavors, Ian serves as International Meta-Regional Representative for the Burning Man Project. In this capacity, he has created interactive art pieces, founded events, connected communities, and continues to serve in an advisory role to Project founders, directors and staff.
Carrie Leung is a native of San Francisco and has proudly called Shenzhen home for the past seven years. A Silicon Valley veteran, Carrie made the shift from her tech and finance career into education, focusing on making relevant education accessible. She empowers young minds and enables communities through making, sharing, and collaboration by executing project-based learning methods, creating open source platforms, and encouraging grassroots movements in communities, as well as leveraging maker culture to positively connect communities internationally. Lifelong maker, mentor, thinker, and tinkerer, she always strives to kindle curiosity and imagination that flames into something tangible.
Jiong Shi is an associate professor at the School of Computer and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang Wanli University, China. He has been a Microsoft MVP for ten years and is interested in Windows 10 IoT Core, Windows Embedded, and Azure IoT. He is an author of the book “Windows 10 IoT Application Developer Guide”, a blogger, and speaker for Ignite China. Jiong is active in the local developer community, speaking at technical conferences, writing articles on Hackster, contributing to Windows IoT Core open-source projects, and serving as a mentor and Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC). He is a productive project content contributor on one of the biggest project platforms — Hackster.io, and several of his projects have won prizes for several international online contests.
Dr. Mohammad Salah Uddin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the East West University, Bangladesh. Prior to this, he was working as a Researcher (Tradr – European project) in Sapienza University of Rome. After completing his B.Sc in Computer Science and Engineering from East West University, Bangladesh in 2012, he joined as a Lecturer at Central Women’s University. In October 2013, he enrolled in Sapienza University of Rome, Italy to pursue his Ph.D. Degree and received the Ph.D. degree in Robotics in July 2017. His research mainly focuses on Robotics system, Automation, Sensory System, Internet of Things, Machine Vision etc. He published several research papers in peer-reviewed conference/journal from his research work.
Lyla is at the same time a maker, an architect, a designer, an art curator, and an educator. She studied at the National University of Singapore, Chinese University Hong Kong, the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After graduation Lyla went to work for AEDAS in China, Greg Lynn Form in USA, Graft in Germany and other well-known architectural and design companies internationally. As an educator, Lyla is currently serving as a visiting professor at Tongji University, always at the forefront of research and education in digital design and digital fabrication. In 2015, Lyla founded Neuni_lab, a workspace that combines innovation and prototyping in a laboratory environment, providing experimentation and integration of digital design, digital fabrication, co-working space, creative education, brand incubation, and commercialization. In 2016, Lyla obtained exclusive right to collaborate with MateriO and founded Neuni Materio China in Shanghai, thereby becoming the first world-class Chinese platform that provides training, incubation, and trading of innovative materials.
梁嘉儀 Carrie Leung
施惟捷 Wei-Chieh Shih
Mohammad Salah Uddin
刘湘怡 Hsiang-yi Liu
吴迪 Lyla Wu
施炯 Jiong Shi
10:00 – 12:00
14:00 – 16:00
3F, the Sea World Culture and Arts Center
Mountain View Theater
At the door
Morning：￥199 per person
Afternoon：￥199 per person
Online Early Bird
Morning：￥119 per person
Afternoon：￥119 per person
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2018 年 深圳国际创客周
10 月 9 日 – 14 日
2018 年 Maker Faire Shenzhen 制汇节
10 月 12 – 14 日
柴火创客 / 超常识MakerNet