Who’s raising money?
Who’s making moves?
MakerBot is making all the moves. It’s opening a store in Boston like its Soho store, which also serves as a 3D print shop as of November 6th. Bre Pettis gave the keynote at London’s 3D Printshow and is scheduled to do it again in Paris on Friday.
MakerBot‘s biggest news, though, was announced Tuesday in Manhattan: the company intends to get a 3D printer into every public school in America.
Williamsburg digital comic book artist, Kurt Christenson, is half of the team behind the digital native comic Power Play. The team had a party with Brooklyn Brewery at the Bed Stuy Beer Works this past Sunday. The fifth and final issue of the title’s first story arc, “The Gowanus Games,” will be out soon. The first issue is available for free on Comixology. All the outdoor scenes in the comic are based on real world places. Christenson also has an all digital, all Brooklyn comic in development, currently known as Kings County Comics.
Who’s getting buzz?
Francis Bitonti will be one of the featured designers at the Paris 3D Printshow this week, with his work appearing on the catwalk alongside about a dozen other designers who 3D print wearables. We covered the workshop Bitonti ran at the Pratt institute, where designers worked in teams to create a 3D printed dress.
Brooklyn Research was asked to take part in the ongoing Talking Transition process, leading up to the new mayor, according to their blog. The team took part in a panel on Brooklyn’s Innovation economy, led by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.-30-