BITS WITH GRIT: PechaKucha at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn Navy Yard

BROOKLYN – New York City is at the front end of a technological manufacturing revolution that starts in Brooklyn, heads over to Long Island City, to Roosevelt Island, through Manhattan and then back again. From the outside, it seems like a convoluted and outdated idea: Manufacturing in New York? Aren’t we past that? Isn’t it dirty and mean and ugly? Thankfully: No. From the inside of the manufacturing revolution, it’s just entrepreneurs who prefer to make something happen in real life rather than just via bits.  Silicon Valley with just the right amount of New York City grit.

October 3, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s Duggal Greenhouse hosts PechaKucha 14, an evening that brings together the thinkers and backers of the NYC ManRev (manufacturing revolution) to explain what the hell is going on now and what the plan is for the near future. PechaKucha features plenty of familiar, successful faces: 3rd Ward, Northside Film Festival, MakerBot, Shapeways, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, New Lab. Plus a dozen entrepreneurs and scholars who are generating change, studying and improving on the plan.

PechaKucha tickets start at $20 and feature an incredible raffle. Check out the Eventbrite page, and if you go, snap a picture in sepia. Thirty years from now you’ll be able to say you were in the revolution at the beginning.

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