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Fab Lab Siegen

Bildschirmfoto 2016-06-10 um 13.38.58

Laufzeit: seit 2014

Förderung: Universität Siegen

Ansprechpartner: Marios Mouratidis M.Sc.

Das Fab Lab Siegen ist eine für alle offene, interdisziplinäre (Kreativ-)Werkstatt, in der das gemeinschaftliche Arbeiten und Experimentieren mit der Fabrikation (fast) beliebiger Dinge im Vordergrund steht. Fab Labs (Fabrication Laboratories, dt. Fabrikationslabore) sollen Menschen also – unabhängig von Expertise, Ausbildung und Hintergrund – nützlich sein, um Projekte in Austausch und Zusammenarbeit mit anderen planen und umsetzen zu können. Genau diese Möglichkeiten des Austauschen, des Teilens von Wissen sowie die Community sind die mit Abstand wichtigsten Angebote und Ziele eines solchen Labs, von denen es weltweit mittlerweile hunderte gibt. Fab Labs sind eng verwandt mit Hack- und Makerspaces oder, allgemeiner, Innovation Hubs und stehen gerade auch mit der in den Medien in letzter Zeit zunehmend thematisierten Maker-Kultur in Zusammenhang, in der es ebenfalls um Do-It-Yourself und die kreative Nutzung von Technologie geht.

Community & Mitmachen

Das Fab Lab Siegen soll eine Infrastruktur für alle werden, die Interesse haben, sie zu nutzen, aktiv mitzugestalten, Veranstaltungen anzubieten oder Aktivitäten wissenschaftlich zu begleiten. Der Aufbau und die rechtliche sowie versicherungstechnische Ausgestaltung eines solchen Labs an einer Universität ist jedoch Neuland, nicht trivial und aufwändig. Aus diesem Grund wird das Lab derzeit nur für Forschungszwecke experimentell genutzt, was die Daten- und Erfahrungsbasis für die weitere Öffnung liefert. Parallel dazu bieten wir immer wieder experimentelle, aber im Studium anrechenbare Lehrveranstaltungen, externe Workshops, Vorträge, und ähnliches in der Region sowie bundesweit an und arbeiten mit Schulen, Unternehmen, Lehrstühlen und andere Organisationen zu digitaler und verteilter Fabrikation zusammen. Diese Forschungs- und Aufbauphase soll ab Ende August 2016 auch durch offene Tage und Zeiten für alle, regelmäßige, interdisziplinär und interfakultativ offene Lehrveranstaltungen und Workshops im Fab Lab und mehr ausgebaut werden.

Forschung

Das Fab Lab Siegen ist ein Forschungsprojekt der ischool, wobei der Lehrstuhl für Computerunterstützte Gruppenarbeit und Sozialer Medien das Projekt koordiniert.

Das Lab sieht sich als offene Forschungs- und Lehrinfrastruktur, die auch von weiteren KollegInnen sehr gerne aktiv mitgenutzt, mitgetragen und mitgestaltet werden sollte. Erste Beispiele für Siegener Forschungsprojekte, die ein Fab Lab als Infrastruktur und auch als Forschungsgegenstand explizit mitberücksichtigen, sind z.B. ZEIT.RAUM Siegen und YALLAH, aber auch bestehende Projekte können produktiv mit dem Fab Lab zusammenarbeiten, wie aktuelle Gespräche zur Einrichtung eines come_IN Computerclubs im Lab erkennen lassen. Nicht zuletzt stellt auch das Lab selbst einen wichtigen Forschungsgegegstand dar, denn der Aufbau, Betrieb sowie das Finden tragfähiger Organisations-, Finanz- und Lehrmodelle für Fab Labs in Universitäten ist immer noch absolutes Neuland.

Weitere Informationen unter http://fablab-siegen.de/

Publikationen

2018


  • Aal, K., Weibert, A., Schubert, K., Sprenger, M. & Von Rekowski, T. (2018)come_NET: Connecting Computer Clubs with a Community Platform

    IN Wulf, V., Pipek, V., Randall, D., Rohde, M., Schmidt, K. & Stevens, G. (Eds.), Socio-Informatics – A Practice-based Perspective on the Design and Use of IT Artefacts
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

    @incollection{aal_come_net_2018,
    title = {come\_NET: {Connecting} {Computer} {Clubs} with a {Community} {Platform}},
    isbn = {978-0-19-873324-9},
    url = {http://www.wineme.uni-siegen.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Chapter-12-Weibert-comeNET.pdf},
    booktitle = {Socio-{Informatics} - {A} {Practice}-based {Perspective} on the {Design} and {Use} of {IT} {Artefacts}},
    publisher = {Oxford University Press},
    author = {Aal, Konstantin and Weibert, Anne and Schubert, Kai and Sprenger, Mary-Ann and Von Rekowski, Thomas},
    editor = {Wulf, Volker and Pipek, Volkmar and Randall, David and Rohde, Markus and Schmidt, Kjeld and Stevens, Gunnar},
    year = {2018},
    keywords = {PRAXLABS, yallah},
    pages = {391--420},
    }

2017


  • Stickel, O., Aal, K., Fuchsberger, V., Tscheligi, M., Rüller, S., Wenzelmann, V., Pipek, V. & Wulf, V. (2017)3D printing/digital fabrication for education and the common good Workshop for C&T2017

    Workshop at the 8th international conference on Communities and Technologies. Troyes
    [BibTeX]

    @inproceedings{stickel_3d_2017,
    address = {Troyes},
    title = {{3D} printing/digital fabrication for education and the common good {Workshop} for {C}\&{T2017}},
    booktitle = {Workshop at the 8th international conference on {Communities} and {Technologies}},
    author = {Stickel, Oliver and Aal, Konstantin and Fuchsberger, Verena and Tscheligi, Manfred and Rüller, Sarah and Wenzelmann, Victoria and Pipek, Volkmar and Wulf, Volker},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {CSCW, FabLab, yallah},
    }


  • Weibert, A., Mouratidis, M., Khateb, R., Rüller, S., Hosak, M., Potka, S., Aal, K. & Wulf, V. (2017)Creating Environmental Awareness with Upcycling Making Activities: A Study of Children in Germany and Palestine

    Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Interaction Design and Children. New York, NY, USA, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 286–291 doi:10.1145/3078072.3079732
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

    @inproceedings{weibert_creating_2017,
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    series = {{IDC} '17},
    title = {Creating {Environmental} {Awareness} with {Upcycling} {Making} {Activities}: {A} {Study} of {Children} in {Germany} and {Palestine}},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-4921-5},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3078072.3079732},
    doi = {10.1145/3078072.3079732},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2017 {Conference} on {Interaction} {Design} and {Children}},
    publisher = {ACM},
    author = {Weibert, Anne and Mouratidis, Marios and Khateb, Renad and Rüller, Sarah and Hosak, Miriam and Potka, Shpresa and Aal, Konstantin and Wulf, Volker},
    year = {2017},
    keywords = {yallah, computer club, children, environment, intercultural, learning, making, upcycling},
    pages = {286--291},
    }

2016


  • Aal, K., Mouratidis, M., Weibert, A. & Wulf, V. (2016)Challenges of CI Initiatives in a Political Unstable Situation -Case Study of a Computer Club in a Refugee Camp

    doi:10.1145/2957276.2996281
    [BibTeX] [Abstract]

    This poster describes the research around computer clubs in Palestinian refugee camps and the various lessons learned during the establishment of this intervention such the importance of the physical infrastructure (e.g. clean room, working hardware), soft technologies (e.g. knowledge transfer through workshops), social infrastructure (e.g. reliable partners in the refugee camp, partner from the university) and social capital (e.g. shared vision and values of all stakeholders). These important insights can be transferred on other interventions in similar unstable environments.

    @article{aal_challenges_2016,
    title = {Challenges of {CI} {Initiatives} in a {Political} {Unstable} {Situation} -{Case} {Study} of a {Computer} {Club} in a {Refugee} {Camp}},
    doi = {10.1145/2957276.2996281},
    abstract = {This poster describes the research around computer clubs in Palestinian refugee camps and the various lessons learned during the establishment of this intervention such the importance of the physical infrastructure (e.g. clean room, working hardware), soft technologies (e.g. knowledge transfer through workshops), social infrastructure (e.g. reliable partners in the refugee camp, partner from the university) and social capital (e.g. shared vision and values of all stakeholders). These important insights can be transferred on other interventions in similar unstable environments.},
    author = {Aal, Konstantin and Mouratidis, Marios and Weibert, Anne and Wulf, Volker},
    year = {2016},
    keywords = {yallah, Come\_In, Community informatics, Computer club, Refugee camp, West Bank},
    }

2015


  • Yerousis, G., Aal, K., von Rekowski, T., Randall, D., Rohde, M. & Wulf, V. (2015)Computer-Enabled Project Spaces: Connecting with Palestinian Refugees across Camp Boundaries

    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – CHI ’15. New York, New York, USA, Publisher: ACM Press, Pages: 3749–3758 doi:10.1145/2702123.2702283
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

    Come_IN computer clubs are an established approach to support inter-cultural and inter-generational learning in German neighborhoods. We explore the adaptation of the come_IN concept to the Palestinian context as a means to bridge the social and economic divide that has plagued West Bank society for a period of more than six decades. Social exclusion, political conflicts and prolonged military occupation have kept the refugee camps in a perpetual state of marginalization. In this paper we report on our work in Al Amari – a Palestinian refugee camp adjacent to the city of Ramallah. We examine how the computer club enables the emergence of social ties among residents of the camp and university students acting as tutors. Even though the ties are small-scale and informal, they have the potential to generate new and wider opportunities for exchange that may eventually support more social integration between the camp’s marginalized population and the wider Palestinian population.

    @inproceedings{yerousis_computer-enabled_2015,
    address = {New York, New York, USA},
    title = {Computer-{Enabled} {Project} {Spaces}: {Connecting} with {Palestinian} {Refugees} across {Camp} {Boundaries}},
    volume = {1},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-3145-6},
    url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2702123.2702283 http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702283},
    doi = {10.1145/2702123.2702283},
    abstract = {Come\_IN computer clubs are an established approach to support inter-cultural and inter-generational learning in German neighborhoods. We explore the adaptation of the come\_IN concept to the Palestinian context as a means to bridge the social and economic divide that has plagued West Bank society for a period of more than six decades. Social exclusion, political conflicts and prolonged military occupation have kept the refugee camps in a perpetual state of marginalization. In this paper we report on our work in Al Amari – a Palestinian refugee camp adjacent to the city of Ramallah. We examine how the computer club enables the emergence of social ties among residents of the camp and university students acting as tutors. Even though the ties are small-scale and informal, they have the potential to generate new and wider opportunities for exchange that may eventually support more social integration between the camp's marginalized population and the wider Palestinian population.},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the {ACM} {Conference} on {Human} {Factors} in {Computing} {Systems} - {CHI} '15},
    publisher = {ACM Press},
    author = {Yerousis, George and Aal, Konstantin and von Rekowski, Thomas and Randall, David and Rohde, Markus and Wulf, Volker},
    month = apr,
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {PRAXLABS, yallah, A-Paper, computer club, communities, integration, learning, empowerment},
    pages = {3749--3758},
    }


  • Stickel, O., Hornung, D., Aal, K., Rohde, M. & Wulf, V. (2015)3D Printing with Marginalized Children – An Exploration in a Palestinian Refugee Camp

    ECSCW 2015: Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 19-23 September 2015, Oslo, Norway., Publisher: Springer, Pages: 83–102 doi:10.1007/978-3-319-20499-4_5
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

    @inproceedings{stickel_3d_2015,
    title = {{3D} {Printing} with {Marginalized} {Children} - {An} {Exploration} in a {Palestinian} {Refugee} {Camp}},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20499-4_5},
    doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-20499-4_5},
    booktitle = {{ECSCW} 2015: {Proceedings} of the 14th {European} {Conference} on {Computer} {Supported} {Cooperative} {Work}, 19-23 {September} 2015, {Oslo}, {Norway}},
    publisher = {Springer},
    author = {Stickel, Oliver and Hornung, Dominik and Aal, Konstantin and Rohde, Markus and Wulf, Volker},
    editor = {Boulus-Rødje, Nina and Ellingsen, Gunnar and Bratteteig, Tone and Aanestad, Margunn and Bjørn, Pernille},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {CSCW, FabLab, yallah, Come\_In},
    pages = {83--102},
    }


  • Aal, K., von Rekowski, T., Yerousis, G., Wulf, V. & Weibert, A. (2015)Bridging (Gender-Related) Barriers: A Comparative Study of Intercultural Computer Clubs

    Proceedings of the Third Conference on GenderIT. New York, NY, USA, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 17–23 doi:10.1145/2807565.2807708
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

    @inproceedings{aal_bridging_2015,
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    series = {{GenderIT} '15},
    title = {Bridging ({Gender}-{Related}) {Barriers}: {A} {Comparative} {Study} of {Intercultural} {Computer} {Clubs}},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-3596-6},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2807565.2807708},
    doi = {10.1145/2807565.2807708},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the {Third} {Conference} on {GenderIT}},
    publisher = {ACM},
    author = {Aal, Konstantin and von Rekowski, Thomas and Yerousis, George and Wulf, Volker and Weibert, Anne},
    year = {2015},
    keywords = {yallah, Come\_In, Collaboration, Gender, Barriers, Children, Computer Clubs, Learning, Refugee Camp},
    pages = {17--23},
    }

2014


  • Aal, K., Yerousis, G., Schubert, K., Hornung, D., Stickel, O. & Wulf, V. (2014)Come_in@Palestine: Adapting a German Computer Club Concept to a Palestinian Refugee Camp

    Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Conference on Collaboration Across Boundaries: Culture, Distance & Technology. New York, NY, USA, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 111–120 doi:10.1145/2631488.2631498
    [BibTeX] [Download PDF]

    @inproceedings{aal_come_inpalestine_2014,
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    series = {{CABS} '14},
    title = {Come\_in@{Palestine}: {Adapting} a {German} {Computer} {Club} {Concept} to a {Palestinian} {Refugee} {Camp}},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-2557-8},
    url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2631488.2631498},
    doi = {10.1145/2631488.2631498},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th {ACM} {International} {Conference} on {Collaboration} {Across} {Boundaries}: {Culture}, {Distance} \& {Technology}},
    publisher = {ACM},
    author = {Aal, Konstantin and Yerousis, George and Schubert, Kai and Hornung, Dominik and Stickel, Oliver and Wulf, Volker},
    year = {2014},
    keywords = {CSCW, PRAXLABS, FabLab, yallah, Come\_In, computer club, children, communities, integration, international collaboration},
    pages = {111--120},
    }

2013


  • Wulf, V., Aal, K., Abu Kteish, I., Atam, M., Schubert, K., Rohde, M., Yerousis, G. & Randall, D. (2013)Fighting against the wall: Social media use by political activists in a Palestinian village

    Proceedings of CHI ’13., Publisher: ACM, Pages: 1979–1988 doi:10.1145/2470654.2466262
    [BibTeX] [Abstract] [Download PDF]

    We analyze practices of political activists in a Palestinian village located in the West Bank, who organize weekly demonstrations against Israel’s settlement policy and the separation wall. Over a period of 28 months, we conducted a field study consisting of eight days ‘on the ground’ observation and interviewing, and extensive monitoring of Internet communication. We describe the activists’ background and their efforts to organize these demonstrations under conditions of military occupation. Over time, we observe the role both digital and material factors play in the organization of protest.

    @inproceedings{wulf_fighting_2013,
    title = {Fighting against the wall: {Social} media use by political activists in a {Palestinian} village},
    isbn = {978-1-4503-1899-0},
    url = {http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2470654.2466262},
    doi = {10.1145/2470654.2466262},
    abstract = {We analyze practices of political activists in a Palestinian village located in the West Bank, who organize weekly demonstrations against Israel's settlement policy and the separation wall. Over a period of 28 months, we conducted a field study consisting of eight days ‘on the ground' observation and interviewing, and extensive monitoring of Internet communication. We describe the activists' background and their efforts to organize these demonstrations under conditions of military occupation. Over time, we observe the role both digital and material factors play in the organization of protest.},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of {CHI} '13},
    publisher = {ACM},
    author = {Wulf, Volker and Aal, Konstantin and Abu Kteish, Ibrahim and Atam, Meryem and Schubert, Kai and Rohde, Markus and Yerousis, George and Randall, David},
    year = {2013},
    keywords = {PRAXLABS, yallah, Come\_In, appropriation, field study, political protest, social media, a-paper},
    pages = {1979--1988},
    }