Fab Lab Barcelona is accepting portfolios for a 3-month internship for designers, visual and media artists and programmers, fashion designers, wearables developers or robotic experts. The participant should have basic knowledge of 3D modeling techniques or digital fabrication experience. The applicant will get introduced to different digital fabrication methods as well as web design, creative documentation and programming.
Fab Lab Barcelona is a production, investigation and education centre, that uses digital last generation machines destined to the creation of prototypes and scale models for architecture, construction, industrial design and any activity that needs the connection from a computer to a machine to manipulate materials according to digital instructions.
These technologies also allow to introduce in the material production, parametric design and manufacture of different elements without added cost, hence impelling personal manufacture.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is a cutting edge education and research centre dedicated to the development of architecture capable of meeting the worldwide challenges regarding the construction of habitability in the early 21st century. Based in the 22@ district of Barcelona, one of the world’s capitals of architecture and urbanism, IAAC is a platform for the exchange of knowledge with faculty and students from over 35 countries, including USA, China, India, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Sudan. Students work simultaneously on multiple scales (city, building, manufacturing) and in different areas of expertise (ecology, energy, digital manufacturing, new technologies), pursuing their own lines of investigation towards the development of an integrated set of skills with which to act effectively in their home country or globally.
Fab Labs are the educational outreach components for the Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2001 the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. funded MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, an ambitious interdisciplinary initiative that looks beyond the end of the Digital Revolution to ask how a functional description of a system can be embodied in, and abstracted from, a physical form. CBA’s laboratory research on technologies for personal fabrication is complemented by the field “Fab Lab” program that brings prototyping capabilities to under-served communities that have been beyond the reach of conventional technology development and deployment. By making engineering in space (down to microns, through precision machining) and time (down to microseconds, through RISC microcontrollers) accessible, these facilities have been uncovering what can be thought of as instrumentation and fabrication divides, and suggesting that they can be addressed by bringing IT development rather than just IT to the masses.
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