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Saturday, March 1 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating Collaborations across the Wide World with the Web

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We know the internet connects people across the world and we can use many resources and apps to work together. Our speakers today will help us imagine ways to push the limits of these tools of the web to envision new collaborations and discover new models for global participation.

Jon Schull (e-NABLE) 

Jon is Research Scientist at the Rochester Institute’s Center for Media, Art, Graphics, Interactivity and Creativity (MAGIC).  A sometime biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, and human computer interaction researcher, his recent work concerns real-time web-based collaboration in the service of innovation, learning, and community engagement. All of these interests recently converged when he created e-NABLE, a global, online collaborative community of 3D printing enthusiasts who  design, develop, fabricate and customize  3D-printed mechanically-enhanced hand devices for children and adults who are missing fingers.

Nick Parker (e-NABLE)

Nick is 18 years old and lives in Silicon Valley, where he likes to work on just about anything that moves. Right now he's renovating a thirty-four year old CNC mill, writing a CAM program for 3D printers with a novel twist, teaching 3rd graders to use basic CAD programs, and designing a new arm for a 7 year old girl born who was born with her right forearm missing.

Information about the e-Nable group can be found here:

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/enableorganization

Blog:  Website: E-NABLING the Future

A recent post on the blog tells about an e-NABLE collaboration that Karyn Traphagen (ScienceOnline, Executive Director) has been a part of:


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Jon Schull

Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Research Scientist, MAGIC ACT initiative (Media Arts Games Interaction and Creativity Center Access and Collaboration Technology initiative)

Saturday March 1, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am EST
CONVERGE Room (1cd) McKimmon Center
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