Constructing Modern Knowledge is excited to announce that artist, inventor, engineer, and business leader, Ayah Bdeir will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017, July 11-14, 2017 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA). She joins the ranks of other remarkable guest speakers and a world-class faculty.
Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks that is empowering everyone to create inventions, large and small. Bdeir is an engineer, interactive artist and one of the leaders of the open source hardware movement.
Bdeir’s career and education have centered on advancing open source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab.
Ms. Bdeir was named one Business Insider’s 26 Most Powerful Women Engineers, a New York Hall of Science Creative Entrepreneur, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Honoree, one of one of Inc. Magazine’s 35 Under 35, one of NY Business Journal’s Women of Influence, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of Popular Mechanics’ 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream, one of Entrepreneur’s 10 Leaders to Watch, one of the CNBC Next List, and one of MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35.
Her work has been exhibited at MoMA and is part of the museum’s permanent collection. She has also exhibited work at the Peacock Visual Arts gallery (Aberdeen), the New Museum (New York), Ars Electronica (Linz) and the Royal College of Art (London).Originally from Lebanon, Ayah now lives in New York City.
Read Ayah’s complete biography.
How to Prepare Your Kids for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet
The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators – December 2016, Popular Science
Profit Isn’t Everything, You Need Purpose Too
littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir combines profit-making with purpose: getting more children interested in inventing – May 2016, Wired UK