For those not familiar on the Academany “Thesis”, here you can find some information:
- Website: http://www.academany.org/academany_thesis/
- FAB13 Discussion notes: http://fab13.fabcloud.io/academany/minutes.html
I am moving a discussion with @enricobassi to this forum:
have you already created a discussion dedicated to the topic on discuss.fablabs.io? > doing it now
i missed the meeting during fab13, so i have some doubts…
how’s scheduled the year? i’m not sure if there are gonna be any classes, beside the mid term reviews.
Reply: The detailed schedule of the year is not yet set. We agreed to use some of the Fab Academy recitations and some of the BioAcademy and Fabricademy classes as part of the program. The program should start in September 17 and finish in June 2018, so we can showcase results in FAB14
do you have an updated list of the members of the “external body of experts”?
There is a list in the link out of the meetings during FAB13, you can count that will be most of the people that participated in the design sessions I was part during FAB13: James Tooze, Mara Balestrini, Liz Corbin, Nat Hunter, Giorgi Georgev, Primavera de Filippi, and so on. All pending to be confirmed since we need to have confirmed the participating labs and researchers
i’m not sure if company support is appreciated for the first year, considering Neil’s concerning about being influenced too much
Yes it is appreciated, it is something that Renault, Airbus or IKEA have resonated with, if you find an opportunity this year that would be great. What is important is that companies should understand that this is an opportunity for them to do things differently, not a way to do cheap research for them.
are the costs the same as described in the academeny page for this year as well (10k to the lab + 5k central costs)?
Yes, those are costs that will need to be tested during this first year, but is an initial proposal to run the program.
could the results be released under CC BY SA NC or should it be completely opensource?
I think it shout not be compulsory to be completely open source, again: lets test this first year and evaluate case by case
could it be “process oriented” instead of “project oriented” (so in the end there are many working prototype, but not a single product)? this could be more interesting for some companies.
I think we have enough room to test, as long as it has specific outputs as listed in the FAB13 meeting (written paper, prototype, landing page), in this sense the process itself should be the product of the 9 month research, in my opinion it should be well sustained.