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Africa

Blogs

Afri Gadget

Solving everyday problems with African Ingenuity
http://www.afrigadget.com/

Articles

Maker Faire Africa

http://www.digicult.it/digimag/issue-058/mark-grimes-maker-faire-africa-the-net-doing/
“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.”

South America

To understand the implications and witness some of the innovations - need to learn Spanish

Articles

Open Source / Collaboration

Structures and Housing

Open Source Construction Set

Wikihouse
http://www.wikihouse.cc/
Complete open source plans to build cheap housing

Materials

Equity and Social Justice

Women

Indigenous

Disadvantaged

Education

Community Renewal

Detroit

As the manufacturing collapse ground zero there is interesting work in urban renewal.

Projects

A community of start-ups: Garage manufacturing, in a big garage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbsrbdjwFfE&feature=youtu.be
Hardware start up with novices and professionals working together. Everything from expresso machine repair to robots.

Business

Muses and People

Maker Leaders

Muses

http://makerspace.com/
USA focused but comprehensive coverage
Bruce Stirling
http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond
Always wonderful and allergic to hype
Daniel Kahneman
Because we are not as smart as we think we are
http://blog.longnow.org/02013/08/29/daniel-kahneman-seminar-media/
David McRaney
Because we all are deluded
http://youarenotsosmart.com/

Peer2Peer

Blogs

P2P Foundation

http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/
Heart of the P2P movement in many ways.
Good international coverage

Portals

Government

America

Future of the Maker Movement

http://fpc.state.gov/205010.htm

White House Hangout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtgJILMBjFU#t=335
Excellent overview

Australia

Social Media

Blogs

Twitter

Spaces

Hacker

[freespace] fosters creativity, community and civic innovation

http://freespace.io/

Library

Library As Incubator Project

http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/
Pushing Libraries into new spaces and activities. Great weekly round up

Co Working

Arts

Literature

Always Coming Home

Ursula K Le Guin
http://www.ursulakleguin.com/ACH/
Written long before the Maker Movement. About maintaining technology in a degraded environment and building culture.

Trustee From The Tool Room

Neville Shute
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trustee_from_the_Toolroom
A good man who, through a connection of world wide makers manages to help a niece.

Makers

Cory Doctrow
http://craphound.com/makers/download/
Download for free
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”

Film

Criticism and Opposition

The Dark Side

All is not necesarily positive and maker tech and processes can be used to undermine community as much as build

Dark Nets and Organised Crime

Alternative Currency

Practical