Join Sherry Lassiter, Director of the Fab Foundation & Program Manager @ MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms + Sallye Coyle of Shopbot for a presentation, demo and Q & A about personal fabrication at Room and Board's beautiful showroom, in the renovated historic Taylor Motor Company building at 14th & T Street, NW. Learn about the past, present, and future of the personal fabrication movement, while browsing Room and Board's home & office collection and enjoying the rooftop.
Sherry Lassiter is a former science documentary television producer, writer, and director, who decided she wanted to become a part of the story, rather than just telling other people's stories. To that end, she changed careers several years ago (after 18 years in the TV biz) coming to MIT and working at the Media Lab with Prof. Gershenfeld. She was fortunate to see the personal fabrication movement in its nascent form, and watched it evolve over the years. Though hired as a manager, she followed personal fabrication from the Media Lab into the Fab Labs, finding that there was a secret tinkerer hidden in her psyche. Since that time, she has become a passionate fab labber, believing in the idea and the zeitgeist. Sherry spends a significant amount of her time fabricating, spreading the fab gospel, and running the Fab Foundation and shepherding new labs into the international fab lab network.
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