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BRE PETTIS NOTES ON TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE Figure 1: 3D printer (Source: Photography by FabLab Aachen). PETTIS160 My name is Bre Pettis from Makerbot®. Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot ( has grown to be a global leader in desktop 3D printing. MakerBot had 16% market share of all 3D printers (industrial and personal) made from 2009 to the end of 2011 (Wohlers Associates 2012). There are over 13.000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in use by engineers, designers, researchers, and people who just like to make things. MakerBot was

Urban Infrastructure and the Cultural Turn Martin V. Melosi Cities not only share boundaries with the natural world, interact with nature and the countryside, but also are connected to it. Cities are only artificial in our eyes if humans themselves are excluded from the natural world. In many respects, cities are a form of cultivation like agriculture, and important examples of human pri- orities in ordering necessary life support services, such as food, water, heat, light, shelter, and waste disposal (Melosi 2010: 3-21). They are made cohesive through

Reflections on urban infrastructure In what ways should we respond to traces of former infrastructure systems? Matthew Gandy your Work haS explored the interrelationShip bet Ween nature and technology under modernit y. What makeS modernit y diStinc tive With regard to urban infr aStruc tureS? In thinking about ”modernity”, as a broad sweep of human history, I find it useful to further differentiate the idea: we can use the word ”modernity” to encompass changing aspects of human experience and consciousness since

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