Solving everyday problems with African Ingenuity
“The project is of an extreme interest because it looks at bottom-up innovation where people decide what are their needs and what are the best ways to satisfy them. In african countries there is a strong need for this crucial switch in the approach to technology and society because it can potentially drive to a re-shaping of power balances with the rest of the world.”
To understand the implications and witness some of the innovations - need to learn Spanish
Complete open source plans to build cheap housing
As the manufacturing collapse ground zero there is interesting work in urban renewal.
Hardware start up with novices and professionals working together. Everything from expresso machine repair to robots.
USA focused but comprehensive coverage
Always wonderful and allergic to hype
Because we are not as smart as we think we are
Because we all are deluded
Heart of the P2P movement in many ways.
Good international coverage
Great setup and innovative courses
Pushing Libraries into new spaces and activities. Great weekly round up
Ursula K Le Guin
Written long before the Maker Movement. About maintaining technology in a degraded environment and building culture.
A good man who, through a connection of world wide makers manages to help a niece.
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About “”people who hack hardware, business-models, and living arrangements to discover ways of staying alive and happy even when the economy is falling down the toilet”
All is not necesarily positive and maker tech and processes can be used to undermine community as much as build