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Bas van Abel

I bring the world’s first fair mobile phone

Bas van Abel is passionate about developing a wide variety of projects based on open design principles. As co-founder of Waag Society’s Fablab (a community fabrication laboratory) and the Instructables Restaurant (an open source restaurant), he is an active member of the international maker and digital fabrication community.

With a background in interaction design and a personal interest in electronics, Bas contributes to projects both as a designer and a technical engineer. As head of the Open Design Lab he researches the interface between production technologies and network cultures.

Some of Bas’s current initiatives include FairPhone (building world’s first fair mobile phone), Fablab Suriname, and the (Un)limited Design Contest (an open source design contest). Bas is co-editor of “Open Design Now”, a book on the transformation of design into an open discipline. In this new paradigm, designs are shared and product innovation is a collaborative and world-spanning process.

Bas is speaking at PICNIC Festival 2012

If You Can't Open It, You Don't Own It
Day 1, 14:25 - 14:45, Cinema 1
open design social innovation Sustainability
Design for Change
Day 1, 15:05 - 15:30, Cinema 1
social innovation Design Sustainability

Bas spoke at PICNIC Festival 2011

Society Media Design
The Urban Future is Personal
Day 3, 15:00 - 17:15, Waag Cabin 1
Society Media Design

Bas attended PICNIC Festival 2011

HyperMud Design and Construction
Day 1, 10:00 - 17:15, Waag Cabin 2
Design
Society Media Design
The Urban Future is Personal
Day 3, 15:00 - 17:15, Waag Cabin 1
Society Media Design

About the real Bas

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De Meern, Netherlands

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