Posts Tagged by Hans Goedecke
|June 20, 2012||Posted by Pedro under Human Rights MakerLab||
When we first got asked about doing a MakerLab on Human Rights, we got the proposal of making T-Shirts and different objects with the Human Rights logo on it. The idea was to spread the Human Rights logo, at the same time that making those objects in a fair and open way which people could experience.
But we saw other potential in it. We saw that most makers have an inherent feeling for human rights. Non of them go around talking about how Human-Rights-Friendly their products or process are, instead they want to inspire people about a different way of doing things. A way that empowers Human Beings and the environment we live in. And they do this just because they believe is making a difference, and they love to do it.
In this sense, the MakerLab was not about defending the right to have a free speech or shelter. It was about the right to be a Human Being, and inspire others to be too. Not just with the minimums we need to live, but with the right to fully enjoy life and all its excitements and thrills. The MakerLab was the opportunity for those people trying to do something, to get in contact with other like-minded people and Make it happen, It was about making people happy. The logo, inspiration for this Makerlab, is then slowly translated into a symbol. A symbol for those that want to change the world to make it better for all. Is a symbol for those that have an idea, and can’t keep it to them self, but need to make it into the world.
Thanks to…Predrag Stakić, for the Logo Design,Everybody who came and took part,Everyone who passed through and contributed,Everybody who shared their ideas and thoughts,To those who intended to participate but couldn’t this time,To everyone we missed off due to sheer volumes of anarchic participation,To the forces of chaos, serendipity and pure collective will,To the world.
The Human Rights MakerLab is a collaboration between DMY, InterInstitute in Berlin, www.humanrightslogo.net, Open Design City (Betahaus) and numerous content partners. It is facilitated by Jay Cousins and Pedro Pineda using the MakerLab Process.
|August 8, 2011||Posted by Pedro under Uncategorized||
There is a growing trend to use the term Open-, and the fields where this applies vary from programming, design and even data.
We see a huge opportunity to change the way we work together, how we consume (or prosume) things or even understand the social structures. Even though it is starting and we still do not know if it is an utopia or a plausible reality, we already see how we could create solutions for the every day life and for very complex challenges in a more collaborative, creative and effective manner.
In our research we wanted to find out the current situation in relation to this current trend of opening up. And we found several topics that people are discussing: community, participation, business models, copy and authorship, misuse of the term open-,…. To share our findings with the community, we started a series of episodes that gather these discussion insights and help others to understand what is going on and hopefully trigger some interesting discussions.
We have chosen to start with “Community and Participation”:
How do we create Open Culture?
How do we let the community take part in the process?
How do we structure collaboration?
How do we design complex things involving the user?
Openness is dependent on the community behind it and the content they create. It is a personal choice and a way of living.