Making a Maker Space for the Innovation District

The Resonance Test 6: Rick Rundell

February 7, 2017
by Ken GordonLee Moreau

If you build a great maker space in Boston’s Innovation District, they will come. That was the hypothesis behind Autodesk's BUILD Space. The job of filling those 34,000 square feet of robots, water jet cutters, and other assorted items of mechanical awesomeness with people and projects? That's the task of one Rick Rundell. In this edition of The Resonance Test, Rundell and Continuum Principal Lee Moreau chat about how the BUILD space “allows people to fail in interesting ways," the merits of creating an external incubator in-house, and how the Cheesecake Factory uses a water jet to slice, believe it or not, cheesecake.

Host: Pete Chapin
Editor: Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon

The Resonance Test 6: Rick Rundell
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About the Author

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    Ken Gordon
    Content, Conversation, and Community Strategist

    Ken makes Continuum’s work visible to the necessary people. He creates superlative content, works with colleagues to do the same, and employs social networks to share it widely.

    A card-carrying humanist, Ken co-founded QuickMuse, the improvisational writing website, and JEDLAB, the Jewish education community. He has written for, the New York Times, and many other pubs.

    Ken has an English degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in English from the State University of New York at Albany. He framed both diplomas long ago, but can’t seem to find them now—a fact he considers all-too-human.

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    Lee Moreau

    Lee Moreau is a Principal at Continuum, a global design and innovation consultancy. An architect and strategist, Lee combines a unique capacity for complex-systems thinking with a deeply empathic perspective, which he uses to critically engage and re-imagine the contemporary world.

    Through research, analysis, and imagination, Lee helps Continuum’s clients understand their entanglement within their own complex set of cultural, material, and economic circumstances. Lee has led service design projects for a diverse group of clients that blur the boundaries between content and experience.