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Tinkering With Tomorrow: Will the DIY Movement Craft Our Future?

Upcoming conference February 29th on new technologies and what it means for a future of innovation: Tinkering With Tomorrow: Will the DIY Movement Craft Our Future?

New technologies are making it easier than ever to turn an idea into a reality. 3D printers, open-source software, hackable products, and collaborative communities have turned traditional tinkering into a full-scale “maker movement” that allows – and encourages – everyone to tap into their inner entrepreneur. Can this movement usher in a new age of innovation? Will hackers have a profound impact on the economy? And if so, are we prepared for it?

Conference panel of experts including: Tim Wu (Columbia Law School); Tom Kalil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy); David Plotz (Slate); Jeff Howe (author); Annie Lowrey (New York Times), and more...

On Twitter? Join the conversation at #diyfuture.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:15pm - 5:00pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Further information here: http://www.newamerica.net/events/2012/tinkering_with_tomorrow