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CGGC Seminar: e-NABLE: A Global Network of Digital Humanitarians built on an infrastructure of electronic communications, 3D printing and good will
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Jon Schull (Enable Community Foundation)
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Wednesday, 30.03.2016, 11:00
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Room 337-8 Taub Bld.
e-NABLE is an online community that designs, customizes, fabricates, and disseminates 3D-printed prosthetic hands and arms for free. E-NABLE extends the methods and philosophies of Open Source software to hardware, assistive technology development, and human resources. I'll tell the story of this remarkable community, and discuss emerging trends and opportunities for academic research and trans-academic collaboration.

A biological psychologist, inventor, entrepreneur, human-computer interaction researcher, and digital community organizer, Jon Schull is the creator of e-NABLE, and the co-Founder with Marla Parker of the Enable Community Foundation.In a past life, Schull was the founder of aka (NASDAQ:DIGS) a seminal digital rights management company. Dr. Schull is the author of 19 patents, and former director of RIT’s Center for Student Innovation. In his current role as Research Scientist in MAGIC, Schull directs an initiative in Access and Collaboration Technologies (ACT).