Posts Tagged by Participation
|March 19, 2012||Posted by Pedro under MakerLab Milan||
We are going to set our residency in Milan for a period of two weeks to be able to design a MakerLab within the local environment were we are going to intervene and would like to connect with local people that could be interested.
We are looking for people that:
- Like to empower others to design, self-organise, and collaborate;
- Are political about their work;
- Like to experiment,
- Like to share their findings Open Source;
- Consider them self Creative Activists;
- Like to do co-working, but can also function independently
- Are creative about resources;
- Combine traditional techniques and last technologies;
The Residency will be happening from the 1st -14th of April. And it will be followed by a Public Action which will be happening from 17th -24th of April.
If you are interested, write to us at open (at) makerlab (.) info
|December 22, 2011||Posted by Pedro under MakerPlatz||
|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.