We welcome all contributions related to (digital) fabrication and common good aspects. Topical suggestions include:

3D printing: (New?) socio-technical systems and their appropriation:

  • 3D printing and the Maker movement.
  • Developments in (desktop / open source) 3D printing.
  • Appropriation of 3D printing in practice.
  • Fab Labs, schools, hackspaces, company labs - different contexts, different practices?

3D printing and education:

  • Didactics, pedagogics and 3D printing.
  • Innovation and fabrication infrastructures in (educational) organizations.
  • Digital fabrication in academic/vocational education.
  • UX, joy and motivational aspects in labbased and making-oriented teaching.
  • 3D printing in informal activities (e.g. after-school sessions, hobbyist communities, …)

Digital fabrication and the common good:

  • Between education, activism and economics.
  • Community engineering for the common good and humanitarian Makers.
  • 3D printing and the impaired.
  • Open / peer / commons oriented production on local and global scales.
  • (Long-term?) perspectives on (grassroots) activism, ICT and the common good.
  • 'ICT4D' and 3D printing.

Contribution formats

We invite contributors from academia, practice, activism and any other communities interested in workshop goals. There are three formats for contribution:

  • Position Papers outlining positions, stances and perspectives on 3D printing, digital fabrication and education and/or the common good. Position Papers should be 1-3 pages in ACM SigConf format.
  • Case studies describing interesting, novel, provocative or otherwise relevant cases of 3D printing and/or digital fabrication and education and/or the common good. Case studies should be 4 pages maximum in ACM extended abstract format.
  • Demos and hands-on artifacts/projects for the extended break. We ask for a brief description (2-3 sentences) of what you intend to bring with you as well as one photo (or sketch, drawing,...). If your demo has special requirements, please also outline them.

Important Dates

June 11, 2017: submission deadline

The deadline has been extended. Old date: June 1, 2017.

June 16, 2017: notification of acceptance / program update

Date has been updated. Old date: June 9, 2017.

June 26-30, 2017: Workshops and conference

The actual workshop date will be the 26th or 27th and is currently still in discussion.

Original workshop proposal

The full proposal for the Workshop at C&T in PDF form contains most of the information reflected on this website as well as additional references.

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