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August 2015
“How to Make Design”
Fab11 Symposium
Boston, MA

July 2015
Presentation of the Brick Shortie
MIT Media Lab Design Summit
Boston, MA

April 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015
San Francisco, CA

February 2015
Keynote at International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, CA


November 2014
“Democratizing the Internet of Things”
Web Summit, Machine Stage
Dublin, Ireland

November 2014
A Call For a Coup d’État
PopTech 2015
Camden, Maine

September 2014
“The Internet As Material”
Boston, MA

September 2014
Democratizing the Internet of Things
World Maker Faire
New York, NY

September 2014
“Hardware: From Hobby to Revolution” with Mike Senese
New York, NY

September 2014
“Democratizing Hardware”
Keynote at Women ETC
Richmond, VA

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

A workshop on Legal Tools
for Open Source Hardware
March 17, 2010
at Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center
New York, NY

The Opening Hardware Workshop was aimed at creating a direct dialogue between Creative Commons and some of the most significant players in the Open Source Hardware Community. The workshop included leaders and founders from Arduino, MakerBot, Adafruit, WIRED, Chumby, Open Prosthetics, Free Software Foundation, Evil Mad Science, Buglabs and others. The workshop is considered to be a seminal moment in the Open Hardware movement, and gave rise to the Open Source Hardware Definition which became the governing charter of the movement, the Open Hardware Summit, and the public selection of the Open Hardware logo.

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: workshops

June 27th, 2013
“Making in New York”
Keynote at CE WEEK, in collaboration with NYCEDC
New York, NY

June 26th, 2013
“Creating the Next Generation Problem-Solvers”
At Launch EDU
Mountain View, CA

May 14th, 2013
Panelist on “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter”
GE: Leading and Learning Event
Crotonville, NY

March 15th, 2013
Panelist: Hardware Startups. Moderated by Liam Casey, PCH
Start NY
New York, NY

February 8th, 2013
Pipeline Fellowship
Changing the face of Angel Investing
New York, NY

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

November 27th, 2012
Speaker: Lucid NYC
New York, NY

November 13th, 2012
Panelist: Uncubed
New York, NY

November 6th, 2012
Speaker: Sillicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK)
Cambridge, UK

October 7th, 2012
Share Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

September 27th, 2012
Speaker: “Breaking Open Our Education”, at the
Open Hardware Summit, Eyebeam
New York, NY

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

Karaj Media Lab Beirut

Founded Beirut’s first non profit lab
for experimental arts, architecture and technology.
Mar Mikhayel, Beirut
in collaboration with Adib Dada
Supported by Creative Commons,
Eyebeam.org and Parsons Design Technology

Karaj is Beirut’s first non-profit media lab for experimental arts, architecture and technology.

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: workshops

Talk to Me
Talk to Me featuring featuring a variety of designs that enhance communicative possibilities and embody a new balance between technology and people, bringing technological breakthroughs up or down to a comfortable, understandable human scale.

curated by
Paola Antonelli (US) & Kate Carmoody (US)
A show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
July – November 2011

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Shows

Elusive Electricity (Ejet, Ejet)
in collaboration with
Hirumi Nanayakkara
and Bassam Jalgha
July 2011
260cm x 70 cm
Neon, Steel, Motion Sensor,
Cables, Custom Electronics

EE is an interactive installation that examines people’s interaction with Lebanese electricity, an infamously broken infrastructure that they have learnt to live without, or in spite of. Over the past 25 years, electricity shortages in Lebanon have reached 20 hours a day, creating a sinister imaginary persona that commands life across social, financial and political lines, and seems to constantly play hard to get.

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Work

The largest online archive of articles about Lebanon in the international media.

in collaboration with Ted Ullrich, Sima Chamma
2008 – ongoing

LebanonMatters is an online archive of articles about Lebanon in international media. LebanonMatters was started in September of 2009 from a desire to understand, analyze and perhaps even improve brand Lebanon. The site is a crowdsourced archive, and almost all articles are contributed by fans and subscribers, to create the most comprehensive, public and searchable archive about Lebanon online today.

As of December of 2010, the site counts over 360 articles that are tagged with relevant keywords, and archived by date, news source, contributor and language.

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: research

October 19th, 2011
Speaker: MoMA, Talk To Me Symposium, Electronics as Material, New York, NY

September 17th, 2011
Speaker: MakerFaire New York, The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb, New York Hall of Science, NY

September 15th, 2011
Co-Founder, co-host Open Hardware Summit, New York Hall of Science, New York

August 18th, 2011
Speaker: Fab 7, Hosted by Neil Gershenfeld. The Open Hardware Revolution, with Alicia Gibb, Lima, Portugal (via skype)

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks