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Learn Do Share

lw —  January 4, 2013 — Leave a comment

Learn Do Share is a collaborative booksprint that captures the thoughts, projects and spirit of each diy days event. Written, edited and published by attendees of the event, LDS is released under a creative commons license and is intended to be added to and remixed. You can download the 65 page ebook for FREE here. It’s a wonderful look at creativity, storytelling, and collaborative design in the 21st Century.

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The UrbanTimes has a nice write up on the first edition of Learn Do Share.

As a by-product of my research projects, I sometimes come across great conceptual experiments that use contemporary ingredients and new methodologies in innovative set ups.

‘Learn Do Share‘ is the account of such an unusual experiment: DIY Days NYC was an interactive conference with workshops at the beginning of the year. I found the eBook last week released under a creative commons license to be shared remixed and expanded. The following is a summary cross-referenced with some of the topics I have been researching and writing about previously.

As explained in Participatory Trends: We Communicate, Connect and Share, the trend of collaborative consumption evolves with the enthusiasm built around fast communication technology and the global movement of ‘Sharing’.

DIY Days in New York aimed high: Inspired by the visionary Buckminster Fuller, the challenge was how to make the world work for 100% of humanity.

The answer was co-creation, using storytelling as the tool to get started.

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diy days heads to Gothenburg Sweden on February 2nd.
Tickets are free but space is limited.


Using 3D printers to make records

lw —  December 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

From everyday objects to surgical breakthroughs tons of amazing things are being made thanks to the democratization of 3D printing. But I’d never seen anything like this…

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Over at instructables Amanda Ghassaei has provided an exhaustive tutorial on how to 3D print your own records.

Wired magazine tagged along to document Ghassaei’s process. Watch the vid here.

Cards Against Humanity

lw —  December 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

Billed as a free party game for horrible people, Cards Against Humanity was released in 2011 after exceeding it’s initial kickstarter campaign by 300%. The free download “print it yourself” version or the paid physical card versions are available under a creative commons license. This past holiday season the Cards Against Humanity team experimented with a “pay what you want” pricing model. Last week they shared the results in an extensive infographic. The end result, $70,000 in profit which the team donated to wikipeadia.

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See the full breakdown of the “pay what you want” campaign.

Lapka is a personal environment monitor that connects to a mobile phone enabling the user to collect, measure and analyze Radiation, Organic, EMF and Humidty. The fact sheet defines it as a highly sensitive monitor that responds to an invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.

Outgrow me

lw —  August 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

Outgrow.me is a collection of crowdfunding campaigns from indiegogo and kickstarter. The site aggregates interesting projects that have received funding and are now available for the general public to purchase. It’s nice to see an archive that captures the innovative spirit of crowdfunding.