The Academy of (almost) Anything

With the increasing availability and ease of use of digital tools and systems, both in the world of fabrication, biology and design, the possibility to solve problems locally is becoming greater every day. But it is often overlooked that the tools and means to build objects destined for everyday use, or to safely use synthetic biology to locally produce energy or medicine, is not at all easy or trivial.

The Academany is a new global educational structure offering high level education all over the globe, at connected sites offering the same infrastructure to all students. Note we do not offer online courses, but that all our classes are a combination of online live lectures and locally available tools, machines and consumables as well as local instructors and gurus.

Different topics to learn

Many class are offered in the Academany ecosystem, and each year new courses are being developed and deployed in the Academy of (almost) Anything. You can check the list of classes:

Current classes are the Fab Academany or How to Make (almost) Anything; Fabricademy, about the mix of textiles, biology and digital fabrication; Fab Learning Academy, a distributed educational program that globally certifies educators to teach through the use of digital fabrication tools and technologies in education ecosystems; and the Fab All In, an interactive set of sessions to builds skills, knowledge, and capability around social systems needed to co-evolve with digital fabrication technologies.

Other classes are being developed, like the Bio Academy - How to Grow (almost) Anything, Agricademy etc…

Fab Academy clases online

Fab Academy is based on the MIT class How to Make (Almost) Anything as developed by Professor Neil Gershenfeld from the MIT - Bio Academy is directed by professor George Church from Harvard.