HACKED MATTER PART I:
Panel & Workshop on Shanzhai & Maker Culture
Shanghai and Shenzhen: April 6-8 2013
Organizers: Anna Greenspan (NYU Shanghai) & Silvia Lindtner (ISTC & Fudan University)
With support from the Shanghai Studies Symposium, NYU Shanghai, ISTC (Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing) UC Irvine, the Rockbund Art Museum, and Xinchejian 新车间
The three-day workshop explored connections between the informal networks of shanzhai 山寨 (copycat) production and the open innovations of DIY (do it yourself) Maker culture.Through a series of panel sessions, discussion rounds and tours through open manufacturing sites in Shenzhen and Shanghai, we explored the fertile zones of creativity emerging between the dense commercial webs of cheap ‘copycat’ electronics, and the back-room tinkerers playing with the latest developments in open source hardware.
The event brought together key practitioners and scholars in the fields of DIY making, design and open hardware: David Li from xinchejian 新车间, Amanda Williams from Wyld Collective, Tom Igoe from ITP New York, Eric Pan from SeeedStudio, Ricky Ye from DFRobot, Wu Hao from Claremont Investment Consultant , Zach Hoeken Smith from HAXLR8R, Gao Lei from IMLab.