Fabricatorz Foundation

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Supporting Creative Technologists

Fabricatorz Foundation supports creative technologists with initiatives that drive innovation through art and technology. Based in St. Louis, Fabricatorz Foundation helps local talent go global, and brings global talent local.

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Qi Hardware Now Qiware
Announcement, 2020 Jan 25
Qi Announces Cryptology 2021 Dates
Announcement, 2020 Jan 20
Qi Hardware Names Executive Director
Announcement, 2020 Jan 20
Font Library Donated to the Community
Announcement, 2020 Jan 13
Qi Hardware Hosts Cryptology Public Art Exhibition in Shenzhen
Announcement, 2020 Jan 03

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Artifaq: Collecting Information on ALL Art. Growing with Your Contributions. (service)

The Bassel Khartabil Fellowship: Development fellowship and grants for oppressed cultures launched in memory of executed Syrian technology leader, Bassel Khartabil, and original member of Fabricatorz. In partnership with Creative Commons, Mozilla, Wikimedia, and The Jimmy Wales Foundation. (fellowship)

Fashion Freedom: Individuals and freethinkers, taking back the power to create and produce fashion with a soul. FFi supports research, development, and education to bring the fashion industry into the 21st century. (organization)

Font Library: Free Fonts Forever. A collection of ALL fonts. (organization)

#NEWPALMYRA: An effort to reconstruct the ancient city of Palmyra as an immersive virtual environment, based on archaeological and other clues. (organization)

ONG: Experiential media events and releases, short for ONG, Only Next Generation, based in St. Louis. (event)

Openclipart: Clipping Culture. The largest collection of artist driven and created clipart. Founded by Bassel Khartabil. (organization)

Qi Hardware: Growing the Commons by bringing together People in Software, Hardware & Crypto. (organization)


Majd Al-shihabi: Interview on Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship
Storyengine, 2018 Dec 12
Exist magazine, 2018 May 07
Art Hackers Launch Party Celebrates Opening Of BreakerSpaces At Cortex
Eq, 2018 Apr 27
Bassel Khartabil Free Culture Fellowship and Memorial Fund Recipients Announced
Creative commons, 2018 Apr 15
Memorial Fund Grants Launched in Memory of Bassel Khartabil
Jimmy wales foundation, 2018 Feb 08

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Art Hack Day, Creative Commons, Fabricatorz, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, McLuhan Institute, Mozilla, Venture Cafe, Wikimedia Foundation


Barry Threw, Director

Barry Threw is a technologist, designer, strategist, and cultural producer with over a fifteen years of experience at the helm of forward-looking art and technology projects. His previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential teams and businesses, ranging across built environment, experiential, and creative technology.

Jon Phillips, Director

Jon Phillips is Director of Fabricatorz. He lives in Saint Louis & Hong Kong.

Tyler Mathews, Director

Tyler Mathews is the Executive Director of Venture Cafe St. Louis and Innovation Hall, which hosts the largest weekly gathering of innovators in the world. Tyler is a strategist and cultural producer with a focus of identifying, connecting, and growing local emerging creative communities. His previous leadership positions launched innovative projects across healthcare, technology, and art.