This is the start of the Fabricatorz quarterly newsletter. The idea is to provide a recap on the various projects we’ve been working on, as well as those on the horizon. It’s a way for us to give you a comprehensive account of our efforts, something aside from the blogs and tweets, something like a Fabricatorz playlist. We want to keep you in the loop and we want to hear from you too! Just reply back and we’ll get back to you.
Hopefully you've already caught wind of the #FREEBASSEL campaign, a global effort to gather information and leverage that will help lead to the release of our beloved friend and fellow Fabricator, Bassel Safadi. As of March 15, Bassel has been detained in Syria without trial or news of his well-being. Everyone is in the dark, including his family and fiancee. To help shed some light, we built http://freebassel.org/ where we encourage you to sign the support letter and help spread the word via @freebassel, #freebassel and http://www.facebook.com/FreeBasselSafadi. Any updates or queries can be directed to email@example.com.
CCD — The Community
Beijing's most charming set of contradictions is undoubtedly found in Caochangdi. A small working class village slash artists colony on the outskirts of town, Caochangdi glows aura. This is especially true this fall where CCD — The Community will the set the stage for a spate of exhibitions, workshops and public art events surrounding the intersections of art, design and technology. CCD — The Community is conveniently planned alongside Beijing Design Week so if there were ever a reason to visit Beijing, this is it. If you do end up making it, or if you live in the area, be sure to register. We'll be there, of course, keeping things fresh as always. http://caochangdi.org/about
Simplicity = Static Sites and Spokes
Summertime for us has meant eliminating distractions so we can get outside more. In terms of web projects, this has meant a transition to static sites (e.g. freebassel.org, electrochemex.com, sharism.org) to alleviate eyestrain and lighten the load on our servers. All of which helps keep the flow going. This new minimalist turn has encouraged us to promote our noise externally, most recently in the form of modified bicycles with soundsystems.
Hot Posts from Fabricatorz Website
- Christopher’s recap of the Hong Kong Art Fair, and work on Electrochemex.com
- Spencer talking about his new life in Berlin
- Brad Discusses Collaborative Coding
We believe in people
The projects we work on strengthen relationships between people, and the best business is derived from serving people. We work with great Fabricatorz at Creative Commons, Mozilla (Firefox), Modern Media, with startups Statusnet and Acawiki, and small businesses like F2 Gallery, Worldlabel, and Consent to Research. By providing services for hire, we also invest in growing platforms to support all of our projects. From the Aiki Framework web platform to Qi Hardware Milkymist video computer to Sharism social platform that encourages sharing worldwide, we create our future through "shared" solutions and agreements.
Do you have a project that needs a Fabricatorz touch? Please contact us today. We can be where you need us on Earth, and can operate with latitude of skills to solve your problems efficiently.
To all, past, present and future Fabricatorz around the world, let's fabricate together.