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Thursday, June 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
From Science Fiction to Reality: How Making (Just About Anything) Will Redefine the Future of Our Cities SESSION IS FULL

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1 Hour Fireside Chat:

Reality looks increasingly like science fiction, and makers are often the key ingredients in the transition from fantasy to reality. The rise of programmable matter, new biomaterials, and machine learning are all coming together to alter the pathways of economic development and innovation in the next decade. Hear how these trends will shift the possibilities for our cities, and how makers are capitalizing on them today.

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David Pescovitz

Boing Boing, Co-editor & Medium, Outreach
David Pescovitz works in the content group at Medium, a social network for ideas, and is co-editor/partner of the influential tech/culture Web site Boing Boing. For ten years, he was research director at Institute for the Future, a non-profit thinktank in Silicon Valley that helps... Read More →

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Mickey McManus

Principal, MAYA Design
Mickey McManus is a current Fellow at Autodesk and principal of MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab. He's a pioneer in the fields of pervasive computing, collaborative innovation, human-centered design and education. Mickey holds nine patents in the area of connected... Read More →
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Nick Pinkston

Founder, Plethora
Nick is the Founder& CEO of Plethora - a rapid manufacturing service that lets you go from CAD to parts faster than ever before using a new kind of robotic factory. He also organizes the SF Hardware Startup Meetup and helped start many more worldwide. Previously, Nick started CloudFab... Read More →

Track Curators
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Bettina Warburg

Public Foresight Strategist, Institute for the Future, Maker Cities Track
Bettina has a background in global governance and cultural diplomacy. Her interest in engaging the future by looking at the past has led her to projects across the world: she has written for Georgetown University Press on German nationalism, researched the Tamil diaspora, and produced... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Salon 5: Maker Cities

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