The Future of Making: Activating Neighborhoods


EPAM Continuum's David Rose will be delivering a keynote, "The Future of Making: Activating Neighborhoods."

“Making things is what makes us human.”–Tom Wujec

As our physical and digital spheres converge more and more, the human element of making, the authenticity of products, and the opportunity for anybody to be a maker is magnified.

The maker mentality is promoted in companies, co-working spaces, schools, and communities as a force to empower individuals and create access to tools, spaces, and know-how. The ability to make transforms individuals from consumers to producers and can impact neighborhoods and economic development. It motivates further investments–a circle of individual and collective growth with local mindfulness.

How can we expand making deeper into City neighborhoods? How can all generations benefit from the power of making? How can boundaries be removed and sustainable partnerships forged?

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    David Rose

    David is a five-time entrepreneur, MIT lecturer, author, and expert on digital product innovation, computer vision, spatial computing, and the internet of things. He is a futurist at EPAM Continuum prototyping new product and service concepts that leverage emerging platforms like AI, AR/VR, wearables, embodied interaction, and affective computing.

    He is the author of Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things, and holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, medical devices, and machine learning algorithms. His work has been featured at the MoMA; covered in The New York Times, WIRED, and The Economist. He has been a guest on The Daily Show and parodied on The Colbert Report.