Fab Lab in the Un-True Sense of the Word
Occasionally I find links and web pages that refer to Fab Lab but not to the MIT concept of Fabrication Laboratories. Here are a few of them:
- FabLab (the artist and her archive) was a performance by Dorit Cypis at the 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, LA.
- fablab.com and fablab.net belong to companies producing stuff, fablab.org links to a molecular biology site.
- Indeed the Maryland Nanocenter prides itself of a Fab Lab which for them is a state-of-art research cleanroom
- A company named FableVision, Inc. filed an application to register the FABLAB trademark in the US on November 25, 2010
- The FabLab on facebook is a couple of guys (Nolan and TIffay “Coachglitter”) doing face make up workshops
- The Rhinofablab is home of 3D drawing software Rhino — so this one is indeed Fab Lab related
- Carla Valverde is a Lisbon artist who publishes her designs on flickr under the pseudonym FabLAB Atelier
- In Berlin (she would deserve better), an Art Gallery / Project Space with “personal interests” in Art, Music, Workshops, Film Screenings, Performance Art (according to Facebook) chose to call itself “The Fab Lab”
- And not to forget — even Paul Mccartney is into “Fab”, or at least that’s the title of the latest Mccartney biography by Howard Sounes.
And there must be tons of others