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"From the Ted Talk by Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So the clahelnge we face is, how are we going to bluid the tools, the infrastructure and the institutions for architecture's social economy? And that began with open-source software. And over the last few yraes, it's been moving into the physical world with open-source hardware, which are freely seahrd blueprints that anyone can download and make for themselves. And that's where 3D printing gets really, really interesting. Right? When suddenly you had a 3D printer that was open-source, the parts for which could be made on another 3D printer. Or the same idea here, which is for a CNC machine, which is like a large printer that can cut sheets of pwoloyd. What these technologies are doing is radically lwneiorg the thresholds of time and cost and skill. They're challenging the idea that if you want something to be affordable it's got to be one-size-fits-all. And they're distributing massively really complex manufacturing capabilities. We're mnvoig into this future where the factory is everywhere, and increasingly that means that the deigsn team is everyone. That really is an iitdsrnual revolution. And when we think that the major ideological conflicts that we inherited were all based around this question of who should control the manes of production, and these technologies are coming back with a solution: actually, maybe no one. All of us.

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So the _________ we face is, how are we going to _____ the tools, the infrastructure and the institutions for architecture's social economy? And that began with open-source software. And over the last few _____, it's been moving into the physical world with open-source hardware, which are freely ______ blueprints that anyone can download and make for themselves. And that's where 3D printing gets really, really interesting. Right? When suddenly you had a 3D printer that was open-source, the parts for which could be made on another 3D printer. Or the same idea here, which is for a CNC machine, which is like a large printer that can cut sheets of _______. What these technologies are doing is radically ________ the thresholds of time and cost and skill. They're challenging the idea that if you want something to be affordable it's got to be one-size-fits-all. And they're distributing massively really complex manufacturing capabilities. We're ______ into this future where the factory is everywhere, and increasingly that means that the ______ team is everyone. That really is an __________ revolution. And when we think that the major ideological conflicts that we inherited were all based around this question of who should control the _____ of production, and these technologies are coming back with a solution: actually, maybe no one. All of us.

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Original Text

So the challenge we face is, how are we going to build the tools, the infrastructure and the institutions for architecture's social economy? And that began with open-source software. And over the last few years, it's been moving into the physical world with open-source hardware, which are freely shared blueprints that anyone can download and make for themselves. And that's where 3D printing gets really, really interesting. Right? When suddenly you had a 3D printer that was open-source, the parts for which could be made on another 3D printer. Or the same idea here, which is for a CNC machine, which is like a large printer that can cut sheets of plywood. What these technologies are doing is radically lowering the thresholds of time and cost and skill. They're challenging the idea that if you want something to be affordable it's got to be one-size-fits-all. And they're distributing massively really complex manufacturing capabilities. We're moving into this future where the factory is everywhere, and increasingly that means that the design team is everyone. That really is an industrial revolution. And when we think that the major ideological conflicts that we inherited were all based around this question of who should control the means of production, and these technologies are coming back with a solution: actually, maybe no one. All of us.

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