Machines for digital fabrication have been radically altered during the last decade. In my case study on the Lasersaur I show how profoundly open source practices are producing material open objects which are the latest step in extremely dynamic and modular ecologies of open source objects. Cutting with your own lasers has never been so accessible.
My working paper on the Lasersaur project can be found here. I argue that the opening of these objects is a creative organisational process involving learning and the complex arrangements of ensembles of people and objects.
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