Self-Made: The Fab Lab Documentary
Madison and Miriam, two adventurous Millennials from the mountains of Colorado, will bicycle from Copenhagen to Barcelona in the summer of 2015, to explore the European Fab Lab movement. Copenhagen is famous for its dedication to urbanism and Barcelona pledged last July to be the first Fab City, fully sustainable within forty years. Bold frontiers are opening up in DIY manufacturing, encouraging creative invention. Fab Labs test the potential of exciting new technologies and inspire people to master twenty-first century skills. This international movement encompasses artists, engineers, designers, inventors, educators, architects, tinkerers, and many more.
Madison and Miriam in Colorado.
Over the course of three and a half months, Madison and Miriam will travel through six countries to visit around thirty Fab Labs. In August they will return to the United States to attend Fab11 in Boston, the 11th international digital fabrication conference. During our journey we'll learn about the people and projects that are pushing the limits of possibility, and we'll tell those stories in the documentary Self-Made.
Madison will begin editing footage in August 2015, with the goal of wrapping post production in early 2016.
Self-Made will tell the tale of ordinary people with extraordinary projects--the story of creative commmunities.
Both Madison and Miriam now posses refurbished bicycles, and we will begin biking on Monday. Our first stop lies 85 km away, the Danish town of Naestved.
Thank you everyone who has contributed to our journey thus far. This is where it all truly begins!