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MUp 2NITE!! (22 MAR): HML Website Prevu; I3DPNY17 Revu; DITLab Debut: CU There!!

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Price: $20.00 /per person

CityScience

68 Jay Street, Suite 403, DUMBO · Brooklyn, NY

How to find us

A/C Train to High St.: walk 2 blocks North on Cadman Plaza East/Washington St. to Front St.; turn right and walk 3 blocks to Jay St, turn left 1/2 block to 68 Jay; F Train to York St. (at Jay St.): 1.5 blocks walk North on Jay to 68 Jay St.

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[The following post was published online at our Next-Event Home Page---and emailed to our Community---on Wednesday, 22 March 2017, at 12:45 PM. Scroll down for previous posts on this Event.]

Dear Synergist!

Here's our Agenda for this evening, in the short & sweet: (1) Preview at our new Health Maker Lab Web site;

(2) Review of "Inside 3D Printing NY '17" Conf/Expo;

(3) Debut of "DITLab" (Do-It-Together Maker Web-Lab).

Come on out: learn, connect, advance!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

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[The following post was published online at our Next-Event Home Page---and emailed to our Community---on Tuesday, 21 March 2017, at 5:45 PM. Scroll down for previous posts on this Event.]

Dear Synergist!

We need to foster the provisioning of wet-labs in our City. To advance BioTech advancements and 'Preneurship in NYC, let's collaborate in support of building wet-lab capacity.

After all, "Maker" is our middle name...

So, here's a wild idea (Mine) to capture wilder interests (Yours) in wildest advances (Ours) by Health Maker Lab (HML)-supported initiatives for common-good betterment...!!

Hey, this initiative could also drive Job Generation...

From my knowledge of the Healthcare sector in NYC (via the Executive Director of NewYorkBIO), I've learned that our Metro area lacks sufficient wet-lab capacity.

IF you've got interest, info and/or inspiration around wet-lab wants and needs---or, you're just curious---come join us tomorrow night. We'll discuss and brainstorm how we might make something important happen to fill the wet-lab "gap."

Join our Community (https://www.meetup.com/hcx3dp-NY/) and/or RSVP and donate (https://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/235992553/) for Wednesday evening at CitySci in DUMBO.

CU Here: LG!

PS. Read on below for more background on our DITLab ideas...

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Now, my daily, early-morning exercise routine usually consists of 40 mins of exuberant biking up and down the jutting piers (into the East River) of windy Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Yes, I pursue my Endo-Cannabinoid high this way!) I'm usually wired into WNYC and most often listen to TED Radio Hour podcast programs.

(These are compendium audio/podcast pieces that integrate different presenters with beautifully edited productions around common topics of TED speaker interest. TEDRH's Library is full of tech vis a vis culture episodes. The producer/directors often rerun "classic" offerings. Highly recommended---regardless of the date stamp!)

This last weekend and today I (re)listened to "Open Source World (http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/?showDate=2017-03-17)" (originally broadcast on 23 Oct 2015) for the fourth time. As the various TEDRH descriptions of (and my takes on) this podcast state:

"The era of open source has led to countless innovations...How sharing ideas is changing the way we live...How universal access empowers dispersed communities to build or make together...In this episode, TED speakers explore how open source is changing how we build, collaborate and govern."

HML---our Not-for-Profit---IS Open Source in concept, creation and constitution.

Thus, the segments of this TEDRH podcast that resonated most for me---as the Founder/Design Tinkerer of Health Maker Lab---were the complementary Open Source "making" systems that Alastair Parvin and David Lang presented. Parvin's podcast subsegment is called "How Can You Open Source Building Your House?" and Lang's is "How Can We Open Source Exploring Our Oceans?"

Most of the Open Source-profile thoughts below are adapted from an incisive podcast conversation between Guy Raz of TEDRH and Alastair Parvin of WikiHouse.

And, OBTW, anything that applies to a "WikiHouse" (Parvin's purview) could ALSO apply to a "WikiLab" OR---for our HML purposes---a DITLab (a Do-It-Together Lab, to coin a phrase). Please let me posit a little more on DITLab below. If you wish, you can extend your learning further about such a prospective system in this post following.

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WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes. (And, in fact, this project has often been associated with 3DP techniques.) WikiHouse is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors and builders around the world. Anyone---in appropriate Open Source mode---is invited to participate.

Parvin thinks that the acts of designing, making and using have been long been disjointed---and thus have delivered inferior or even disastrous results. Particularly in architecture. (Why do you intuitively hate some buildings...??)

Open Source was invented by the software industry. (Linus Torvalds, inventor of ubiquitous Linux.) Now, innovators like Parvin are OS'ing (Open Sourcing) architectural "hardware."

Here are some provocative snippets about Open Source and/or architecture systems:

>> shipping recipes is easier than shipping cookies;
>> just download CNC cutting files to prep 4X8 sheets;
>> with OS, you never have to solve a problem twice;
>> doesn't require {personal} collaboration;
>> collective solutions of infrastructure problems, including healthcare;
>> 20C: democratization of consumption; 21C: democratization of construction;
>> download [in OS files] thousands of hours of knowledge; >> Linus: be lazy like a fox; take what works and adapt for your own needs: reinvent nothing!;
>> dispersed manufacturing; controlling means of production;
>> Parvin described his WikiHouse "kit" as a chassis of a house: finished and evolved with other appropriate components (e.g., standard doors and windows).

Alastair Parvin described the kit as looking like a gigantic, DIY/DIT (Do-It-Together), KD (Knocked Down) Ikea building set! This "set" packaged all the design thinking, make-on-site tools, materials, CNC software and instructions one would need to build an abode.

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NOW, come work with us tomorrow night on DITLab and more...!!!

Join our Community (https://www.meetup.com/hcx3dp-NY/) and/or RSVP and donate (https://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/235992553/) for Wednesday evening at CitySci in DUMBO.

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2017. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following post was published online at our Next-Event Home Page---and emailed to our Community---on Friday, 17 March 2017, at 5:30 PM. Scroll down for previous posts on this Event.]

Dear Synergist!

Still "unpacking" (figuratively speaking!) from my in-person Inside 3D Printing NY '17 (http://inside3dprinting.com/new-york/2017/) coverage (I3DPNY17) at the Javits Wednesday and Thursday. I'll update you in person on I3DPNY17 next Wednesday (22 March) evening at our next Meetup! AND, we'll also unveil our new and a-building

Health Maker Lab Web site.

Please RSVP & donate here (https://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/235992553/) .

OBTW---Advisory Council members---please make an added effort to join us next Wednesday. LOTS going on. And, you should hear about it all from me...in person. (AND, of course, I'd love your face-to-face feedback!)

In the meantime, here's more of the BackStory and FrontPage on I3DPNY17:

(Blizzard{Not} delayed us one day; Artic parka, leggings under my trousers and double-socked boots enabled me to traverse plow-mounded snow banks; but O that ice-sharp West Wind...)

I worked the Conf/Expo floor both hectic days. Right now, I'm synergizing the vast flow of raw input. The job is to distill rough and disparate ingredients into well-considered, knowledge containers (future posts?) So, the voluminous, omni-sensual and raucous info-feed of the two-day Show ends up in figurative, cut-crystal decanters for your contemplative intoxication...

I'm investing extra effort in making sense of this weather-disrupted event. (About a quarter of the presenters had to scratch; maybe a third of the exhibitors cancelled; and who knows how many attendees were discouraged by the Semi-Blizzard ice-wreckage on the West Side?)

Why study I3DPNY17? I believe DigiFab (and its key component 3DP) ARE accelerating to an inflection point. And---for our HCx3DP and Health Maker Lab (HML) Communities---recognizing, studying and leveraging off this inflection point will make up a VERY important (AND profitable) series of actions. Game-Changing, in a phrase.

Fact is: 3DP/DigiFab is starting to recover from its dive (2014) and doze (2015/16). Ignore the exuberant benchmark companies (Wall Street favs and knaves!) of prior times: 3D Systems and Stratasys.

These public, pure-3DP-play companies led the hyper-boom of (mostly) consumer-product fervor---at least from the press and citizenry POV. BUT, now they are struggling to recover even a face-saving percentage of their 2014 stock prices. (Ripe for acquisition, says you?!)

The poster child and iconic product for this (inital) "desktop machine era" were respectively Bre Pettis (Co-F & launch/growth leader) of MakerBot and its Replicator 2.

MakerBot was acquired by Stratasys in June 2013. I covered the newser at MakerBot's HQ when Stratasys publicly embraced its purchase (for $400 Meg: whoa!) I also predicted that the MBot tail would wag the Stratasys dog: wrong!

I3DPNY17---wisely!---chose to divide its Conf program into four, one-word segments. These segment titles summed up the leading areas of the new/accelerating interest in 3DP. These were entitled: METALS, MEDICINE, MANUFACTURING & BUSINESS. Further, Show management taglined the event with: "Strategies For The 3D Ecosystem."

This positioning statement speaks to an overview approach to a widely established, interconnected, commercial, "living" landscape. Also note that the word "3D" stands alone: not "printing," "scanning," "software," "producing," etc. To me this says DigiFab is subsuming 3DP. And, correctly describing a real and novel manufacturing geography. A landscape that promises to disrupt and rebuild manufacturing as we know it...

The event's four topic-headings showcased the commercial vectors that I3DPNY17 believes will lead 3DP out of the doldrums. And, everything I saw, heard and experienced at the Show convinced me---weighted against my four-year study of this industry---that these vectors are the engines of the DigiFab/3DP Renaissance.

Huzzah! C'mon on along...to our 22 March Meetup!

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2017. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Tuesday, 21 February 2017, at 2:30 PM. Scroll down for previous posts on this Event.]

Dear Synergist!

WHAT A MONTH!!

Trump Fraught Times (TFT) debited This Mad President's first 30 days of dismay, danger and disaster---with still more pernicious probabilities in the offing.

O Community Members, I'm sorry to admit groaning daily in the cascading damage to our Republic---present and prospective---retarded my multiple efforts to advance Health Maker Lab (HML).

So, I beg your understanding and forgiveness while we regroup...and relaunch...and resist...with our NEXT Meetup event on Wednesday, 22 March.

Come what may: I'm now determined to make HML---with the aid of those of you also bent on resistance to TFT---a platform for local Community defense and offense. This via the broadest definition of human health at the grassroots, in the MakerRoots and among the gnarly resistance-roots.

OK! Here are some of our proactive HML plans:

(1) Overall, assure HML helps become an antidote to the democracy-poisoning toxins of TFT;

(2) Rename our "HCx3DP Meetup NY" community "Health Maker Lab" for wider meaning and catchment;

(3) Devise & implement new marketing technologies to create wider, deeper HML successes from seminal events;

(4) Complete our now a-building HML Website (took me a minute to get up the latest WordPress learning curve!); &

(5) Blog our HML Story at our new (very much under-construction) site---HealthMakerLab.org (http://www.healthmakerlab.org/).

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So, kindly re-calendar our next Meetup to Wednesday, 22 March.

We'll make use of this time to make more of our time---and these times in Anti-TFT. Please coalesce in spirit, volunteer with helping hands and march ahead in body with us---by joining together at our upcoming events.

Please RSVP and donate (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/234701054) here to join-in our March Meetup.

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2017. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Friday, 20 January 2017, at 10:15 AM.]

Dear Synergist!

Trump Fraught Times arrive at High Noon today. Our start to political upheaval is upon us. Savor these last sane moments of the Obama Administration. Good Luck to us all...

At Health Maker Lab we're working harder to make our Luck. For the betterment and benefit of you, our constituents and our communities.

This isn't the time for turning inward, but about facing out. Not the navel-gazing personal but the inclusive, horizon-bright polity of people who need our mutual help.

So---to help achieve our ambitious HML goals---we're also postponing our next Meetup to Wednesday, 22 February. In the last several weeks, we've contended with just TOO many moving parts. From pending new commercial relationships to building infrastructure to trying to position Health Maker Lab to make the best/most of Trump Fraught Times.

Kindly re-calendar.

We're taking time to redouble our efforts to make more of our time---and these times. Please stay and stand with us.

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2016. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Thursday, 8 December 2016, at 11 PM.]

Hey, Synergist!

Full week...working to advance Health Maker Lab!

Continued the conversation with a regional DigiFab-Products VAR (Value-Added Reseller). Seeking to make them our initial hardware/software Sponsor/Donor.

Visited 1776 NYC---a new (two-months old) tech-based incubator---at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 1776 is located in the same suite that spawned New Lab---now across the street in its fabulous rehab of Bldg 128. Considering joining 1776 as a development base for our Health Maker Lab.

Attended John Lieberman's latest NYC MedTech event in midtown Manhattan. Met with members of the Leipzig, Germany MedTech Trade Mission---whose players spoke at the affair. Lovely folks with very intriguing products...

Joined in the news conference at BioBAT / NY Science & Technology Center at the Brooklyn Army Terminal---celebrating the Office of the Borough President Eric Adam's awarding of $1 million to the facility.

Learned possible ways to work with Kickstarter at an evening event at New Lab at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The premier crowd-funder is now helping support maker spaces. Hmm.

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Please plan to attend our next Health Maker Lab meetup on 25 January 2017 at CityScience. Working ways to bridge the Healthcare Gap AND we'll discuss the options together...

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2016. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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[The following was published online---and to the Community by email---on Friday, 2 December 2016, at 5 PM.]

Greetings, Synergist!

We're taking the Holidays "off" this Season. No Meetup Event until 25 January. Please mark your calendar for that date in the New Year.

Life---this time of Year---is full enough. (AND, then there is the added burden of Trump-Fraught Times...and the implications of HyperRight Government...being "Frankenstein'd" together before our very eyes...truly monstrous, alas...)

Exact details of our program for the evening of 25 January are not yet finalized. (We'll bring you up to speed as we gather the rich assets of our event.) BUT, the new book by NYC MD/PhD Probhjot Singh, Dying & Living in the Neighborhood (https://www.amazon.com/Dying-Living-Neighborhood-Street-Level-Healthcare/dp/1421420449), A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise...will certainly inform our panel discussion. In both cogent topics and incisive speakers we're recruiting now.

Specifically around what I call the Community/Clinic Healthcare "Gap." This is the barren and barrier-raising distance between Healthcare providers (in the Hospital or Clinic) and would-be patients (in challenged Ultra-Urban communities). These are the poorly-informed, resource-bereft and med-complexity overloaded chronically ill. The under-served people cut-off by the Healthcare Gap. And, thus---in our broken Healthcare system---doomed to a foreshortened life.

At Health Maker Lab, we're working to delineate, design and deploy Gap Bridgers. Come join in this key effort by joining our next Meetup's audience.

(So, circle 25 January on your Calendar. RSVP and donate (http://www.meetup.com/HCx3DP-NY/events/234701054) here to join-in our Meetup---and interact with all from your "seat" at this event.)

Looking forward: moving ahead!

LAND!!

Founder, 3DP Media &
Health Maker Lab, Inc.

Copyright Land Grant 2016. All rights reserved. Confidential & Proprietary. Contact: Land@NYC3DP. com

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