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In recognition of mental health and wellness month, the Fab Lab at IU1 will present their special collection of digital fabrication lessons that they’ve used in their fab lab to provide emotional and mental health support to students. Don't miss this great opportunity! 
DAY: Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
TIME: 5:30 pm ET

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Tarukantokhu: Digital Design Rooted in Storytelling Tradition
It's wonderful to see our community growing! Jean-Luc Perite uploaded a new lesson integrating digital fabrication with storytelling traditions from indigenous peoples, in collaboration with the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The latest lesson plan on SCOPES-DF complements programming for UNESCO's International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Watch a video of the lesson here and download the lesson here. 

5th Annual Maker ED Convening
Are you an expert in crafting design thinking experiences? Want to share your tips for engaging elementary-age makers with an audience of fellow educators? Do you have students who can talk about their experience with maker education? Consider sharing your skills, ideas, and expertise by leading a session at the Convening.

Accepting submissions until May 15th. 

Proposals that center and elevate the lived experience and stories of women, youth, and people of color will be prioritized during the review process.

Apply here

Let's all go to FAB15!
Many Fab Academy and Fabricademy students are not able to attend graduation at the 15th Annual International Digital Fabrication Conference due to a lack of financial resources, but we want to help them get there!  Check out this great video by Francisco Sanchez and consider donating today.

FAB15 | El Gouna-Cairo, Egypt

JULY 29 - AUGUST 4, 2019

Get your discounted ticket for the 15th Annual International Digital Fabrication Conference!  
$550/ticket until May 8! 

Applications for workshops and working groups are open until May 15, 2019. Make sure you apply before the deadline here. For more information on tickets, registration, accommodation and traveling* to Egypt, check out our website here!

*Low budget hotel options and discounted flights are now offered through the travel platforms on the website.

Need an Invitation letter? Get one here

Postdoc Opening @ Cornell University
Cornell University - Hybrid Body Lab - Postdoctoral Associate

The Hybrid Body Lab at Cornell University is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Associate to conduct cutting-edge research in the area of on-body user interfaces or digital fabrication. The Postdoc will work closely with Prof. Dr. Cindy-Hsin-Liu Kao, director of the Hybrid Body Lab. In addition, the Postdoc will frequently interact with faculty & researchers in the College of Human Ecology, Computing and Information Science, and the College of Engineering, all based on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.  We offer a fully funded Postdoc position for one year with potential for renewal upon satisfactory performance. Although the start date is flexible, we prefer the candidate starts as soon as possible.

To apply: 
Applications will be considered beginning April 30th and will continue until the position is filled.  Application materials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online 

Should you have questions about the position, please contact Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
May 13-18, 2019

Discover Textile Academy Bootcamp 2019 Iceland and be a part of our Icelandic journey through traditional crafts and digital fabrication.

Throughout the week, we will visit traditional factories across the country and experiment with new materials, tools, and technologies. We will work together with #Fabricademy, local instructors and invited designers for a sustainable and inspired future.

For more information please visit Fabricaedemy Bootcamp 2019
JULY 14-24, 2019
An immersive summer school in the heart of China’s dynamic manufacturing ecosystem

International designers, makers, architects, urbanists, entrepreneurs, and innovators, are invited to participate in this Shaji Studio summer program.

The program will take place in the first Taobao village, an urban manufacturing phenomenon that is transforming industry, innovation and consumption in China. 

Faculty lead by: David Li, Tomas Diez, Jason Hilgefort.


MAY 4, 2019

#GlobalKids is a collaboration between Fab Japan and #FabLatKids. It is an annual event for spreading and exchanging knowledge of different traditions and cultures of the world through digital fabrication. This year, we are going to celebrate all kids with ancient Japanese Culture through an educational program that merges tradition and digital production!   

It´s very easy to participate: register here, complete one of our activities, and connect via bluejeans to interact with other Fab Labs. Share through your social network using the hashtags #fablatkids #globalkids #koinobori. 
For more info, email

FAB FESTIVAL | Toulouse, France

MAY 23-26, 2019

Since 2011, the French Fab Lab Network  has gathered every year to share, discuss, collaborate, experiment, challenge, and create community around different local and national interests. Together we explore the topics of innovation, digital manufacturing, Fab Labs, and collaboration, as well as the economic and social impact of technology. Join us!

May 23rd: Fab Labs Network Day
May 24th: Fab Labs and Companies Day
May 25th - May 26th: Day dedicated to the public

Free and open to everyone!
Read More here

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