INNOVATION : bottom-up

The new technology will be the first real challenge to the traditional top-down economics of mass production for manufactured goods.” 1

In the bottom-up 3d printing revolution, its technology is no longer protected by their patent laws2; printer tech and workflows can be freely appropriated by entrepreneurs3, makers4, hackers5, students & teachers6 and artists7… to develop projects. FABMOBs | ATMOStag builds upon The New Industrial Revolution’s mantra of cheaper, faster, newer, healthier different, more abundant…, then extends the potential of bottom-up innovation to engage cultural, social, critical and educational paradigms. Bottom(s)-up: FABMOBs | ATMOStags is the content, filling the container that is the additive digital manufacturing spaceThe street is finding its own uses8 for 3d printers.9

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  1. 3D printing: the new, bottom-up industrial revolution via telegraph.co.uk
  2. Many 3D Printing Patents Are Expiring Soon: Here’s A Round Up & Overview of Them via 3dprintingindustry.com
  3. Google search for “3d printing” @kickstarter.com
  4. Markerzine search for “3d printing”.
  5. 3dhacker.com
  6. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. via curriculum.makerbot.com
  7. Artists exhibiting at the 3d Printshow
  8. In the story by William Gibson, “Burning Chrome” : “…the street finds its own uses for things” — has become a widely-quoted aphorism for describing the sometimes unexpected uses to which users can put technologies. via wikipedia
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