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Amy Sun Discusses How Fab Labs Give Opportunity for Innovation

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Dec 30, 2011 • References: web.media.mit.edu and youtu.be
Researcher Amy Sun talks about the importance of enabling innovation and creativity in places that do not offer the same opportunities that we have. She explores the benefits of 'fab labs,' explaining how they provide people with the access to important innovation tools and processes. The modern tools of invention give people control over the technology that affects our lives.

Amy recalls a fab lab success story based in Afghanistan where participants wanted to create the internet. The initial concept eventually turned into a large-scale creation that has been adapted by a variety of countries worldwide.

New networks of collaboration like the successful Fab-fi example give individuals from less developed countries the same opportunities given to us. Amy Sun shows us how others have gone far with simple concepts that we often take for granted because they are so freely available to us.