Nadya Peek develops infrastructures of fabrication. She does this by deploying unconventional digital fabrication tools, small scale automation, networked controls, and advanced manufacturing systems. Spanning design, electronics, firmware, software, and mechanics, she rebuilds production systems to accommodate high-tech in low volumes. These systems enable scaled-down production without a loss of complexity in design.
Nadya has built a number of machines and systems like the “Modular Machines that Make”, which are widely influential in digital fabrication. She regularly presents to specialist and public audiences, including at SIGGRAPH and DARPA, and has given keynotes at Chaos Computer Congress, SolidCon, H.O.P.E., and Hackaday’s Supercon. Nadya advises a diverse crowd on manufacturing and making including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; NASA Ames; the Shenzhen Mayor’s office; Moog Aerosystems; and Jeff Koons. Nadya is an active member of the global fab lab community, and a board member of the Open Source Hardware Association.
Nadya is a postdoctoral researcher in the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, a group at the intersection of the physical and the digital. Her PhD was titled “Making Machines that Make: Object-Oriented Hardware Meets Object-Oriented Software”. She plays synths and drum machines in the band Construction. You can find her contact information at http://infosyncratic.nl.
TEDxAmsterdam: Making machines that make
O’Reilly Solidcon: Making Machines that Make