Welcome to FabFuse

FabFuse is an independent conference that it is made by the contributions of the participants: lectures, workshops, screenings, demonstrations et cetera. Post your contribution here and see it added to this line-up instantly!

Diana Wildschut - citizen investigative journalism

A recent development in the p2p world is citizens investigative journalism. After controversial news events, citizens reconstruct history using social media as a source. The quality of their research is high, but can they compete with professional journalism?

Harmen Zijp - p2p or how to tell my parents?

Al Gore's documentary 'An inconvenient truth' reverberated around the world and put the topic of climate change firmly on many policy agendas. BBC's 'A Farm for the future' analyses the dependency of our food supplies on oil and makes a case for a lower footprint agriculture. However it is hard to find an equally compelling document explaining p2p or open source to laymen. In this session we'll collect and analyse what is available and - if necessary - write an open call for documentary makers. What bits are notoriously hard to explain and which mediaproductions can we envision? Please place your suggestions (documentaries, animations, cartoons, books) beforehand on the etherpad below.

Prabhat Kumar Jha - An alternative look at innovation education

'Jugaad' in Hindi­/Urdu means an innovative fix used for solutions that bend rules. It is often used to signify creativity to make existing things work or to create new things with meagre resources. During Fabfuse the concept of Jugaad will be examined. How does it match with or differ from 'Tinkering', 'Bricolage', and ‘Hacking'. Are there different processes and approaches? And is it innovation or is it survival?