Emerging Tech SIG: SQUID Labs
The Monthly Meeting of the Emerging Technology SIG
Join us at SDForum's Emerging Tech SIG on Tuesday, July 12, 2005, when Saul Griffith of SQUID Labs will wander across some of the ramifications of looking at structure as information - physically self replicating machines, open source hardware, file sharing for hardware hobbyists and why the hottest tool in your garage may soon be connected to your PC. SQUID Labs is a unique company doing some innovative work. You can check out their recent efforts at:
About the Presenter
Saul Griffith is an MIT alumnus with multiple degrees in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and has recently completed his PhD. He is the co-founder of Low Cost Eyeglasses, a company using two novel technologies he developed to provide prescription eyecare at low cost for rural and developing communities. He was awarded the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors award for a membrane based molding system that can produce an arbitrary range of lenses from a single pair of flexible molding surfaces. He has received numerous other awards in design and engineering. A large focus of his research is in minimum and constrained energy surfaces for novel manufacturing techniques. Saul holds multiple patents and patents pending in textiles, optics, & nanotechnology.
SQUID Labs Abstract
We have just survived a brief period in history where we all disembodied ourselves from the physical world and focused on the digital and the informational. It was definitely fun times for many, but more interesting is the way the experience allows us to re-engage with the physical world now we are on the other side of it. Atoms and bits need not be strangers and looking at the physical world with a mind to how bits describe it looks like it might be a pretty interesting new perspective. This talk will wander across some of the ramifications of looking at structure as information - physically self replicating machines, open source hardware, file sharing for hardware hobbyists and why the hottest tool in your garage may soon be connected to your PC.
Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
Palo Alto, CA
7:00 - 7:20 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
7:20 - 9:00 p.m. Presentation
$15 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members
Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships
No registration required
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