Technologically Mediated Artisanal Production
Open Society Foundations' Future of Work Commissioned Research Papers 2014
11 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Date Written: October 8, 2014
From 3D printing to maker culture, there’s a rise of technical practices that resist large industrial and corporate modes of production, similar to what is occurring in artisanal food and agriculture. While DIY practices are not new, the widespread availability and cheap cost of such tools has the potential to disrupt certain aspects of manufacturing. How do we better understand what is unfolding?
Keywords: artisanal, DIY, maker, 3D printing, fair labor, future of work
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