Speaking about Rapid-Fire Research at DigiFabCon
This is Matt, writing from the road to DigiFabCon. I'm headed there to deliver a talk on using interdisciplinary study, design thinking, and digital manufacturing technologies to increase the rate of development in fundamental research.
Last year's program included Jennifer Pierre speaking about her project Melanites, which I saw in its infancy a few years ago. Jennifer and her team have taken on a vital challenge: translating issues of representation and identity through the lens of manufacturing to produce affordable, compelling toys for African American boys.
I'm eager to hear from Sarah Boisvert, who is both organizing the event and speaking about her role as a founder of Potomac Photonics. Potomac is one of the first names that comes up when you search for microlasing, and I'd love to hear how the company grew out of lab research.