The theme of this panel is on the considerations around how to utilize 'making' skills towards 'good,' to contributing towards accessibility, sustainability, and inclusivity in society.
Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, a professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, will draw on his new coauthored book, Designing Reality: How to Survive and Thrive in the Third Digital Revolution, with a special focus on systems for safety and security that can co-evolve with exponential technologies.
Sorin Grama is co-founder and director of Promethean Power Systems. He is currently Co-teaching D-Lab Design For Scale (2.729) an undergraduate level course focused on the late stages of product design for users in low-income settings and D-Lab Design (2.722), a design, experimentation, and prototyping course with focus on product designs for developing countries.
Juliana Miranda Mitkiewicz
Juliana Mitkiewicz is a PhD candidate in PhD Candidate in Sustainable Energy Systems at the University of Porto and a MIT D-Lab research affiliate. At MITxMake 2018, she will be speaking on her own experiences in taking collaborative & inclusive approaches to work with members of communities to redress gender imbalances. She will also be sharing some of the best practices and lessons learned from developing countries such as Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Mongolia.
Pranay Jain is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and a co-founder of Squirrel Devices. At MITxMake 2018, he will be speaking about the Tactile Caliper, a tool that he invented with fellow MIT student Anshul Singhal to contriute towards Math and Science accessibility for students with blindness.