1. Wikispeed

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    Fundraising video for DIY car Wikispeed designed by Joe Justice

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    • How Prosumerism Will Spread Using 'The Diffusion of Innovations'

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      In Video 4 of the #ProsumerOverview Series we dive deep into the 'Diffusion of Innovations Theory,' and how social change is not just possible, but absolutely inevitable.

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      • Open Source Ecology: La Filosofía Open Source

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        El Dr. Marcin Jakubowski, fundador de Open Source Ecology y el equipo de OSE explican la filosofía detrás de su trabajo. Un video de Tristan Copley Smith. Hace falta mucha comunicación de estos trabajos y comunidades organizadas para aplicarlos y compartirlos. La experiencia de pocos puede ayudar a muchos. En época de crisis el crecimiento de estos proyectos puede ser exponencial muy por encima de épocas en las que la difusión era un duro trabajo de propaganda. Un ejercito de miserables que no saben como actuar puede causar muchos mas destrozos que una pequeña comunidad bien organizada. La necesidad de sobrevivir puede ser una fuerza vital de transformación si se sabe como. Toca enseñar con grandes altavoces, arriesgando por lo común. Estas pequeñas experiencias pueden traer grandes resultados.

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        • Open Source Ecology - Marcin Jakubowski

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          Where consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Open, collaborative development promises to revolutionize the way the economy operates by shifting the focus from profit-making proprietary production to meaning-making participatory production. Access to prior work and crowd-based contributions allow companies to innovate faster and a greater number of producers to foster a broader and more diverse ecosystem. We also can (re)shape the artifacts we use and in this way shape our own experiences. What are the mechanisms by which this happens in practice – in our lives and in our work? What began a couple of decades ago as the open source movement is now extending into open source hardware, open product development, and open enterprise. How will these collaborative trends lead to a more efficient, satisfying and meaningful system of production? In his presentation, OSE Founder and TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski discusses the current state of the Global Village Construction Set, challenges that lie ahead, and how he aims to develop a collaborative platform for accelerating innovation.

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          • Marcin Jakubowski: Open Source Ecology Lecture

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            Lecture, April 2, 2014 at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CMU College of Fine Arts. Presented in partnership with the CMU School of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series. TED Senior Fellow Marcin Jakubowski, a Princeton-trained physicist-turned-farmer, is using the power of the DIY movement to create a free, open-source “starter kit for civilization.” Jakubowski directs the Open Source Ecology initiative, which aims to develop a set of easy-to-follow, open source blueprints for the 50 machines most essential for modern life. The 50 machines comprise the Global Village Construction Set: a “lifesize, scalable, modular LEGO construction set” for building modern life, and include an automobile, an induction furnace, and a bakery oven. Jakubowski is testing the feasibility of this concept on “Factor e Farm,” a 30-acre parcel of land near Kansas City, Missouri. According to its website, Factor e Farm “aims to take what civilization has learned about what it means to thrive, and determine whether it is feasible to use abundant local resources to create industrial civilization. [....] This is a Big Hairy Audacious Goal, but its achievement has huge implications on solving Wicked Problems.” Marcin Jakubowski’s ideas and work have earned him international acclaim, including distinction as a TED Senior Fellow, a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a White House Champion of Change. He has been profiled by news outlets and academic journals worldwide. During Jakubowski’s visit, he will first participate in a panel discussion with School of Architecture faculty members Dana Cupkova, Madeline Gannon, and Matt Huber about the social responsibility of digital design; then he’ll offer a lecture and participate in a Q&A session about his work with Open Source Ecology and Factor e Farm. Jakubowski also seeks to meet one-on-one with talented designers, creators, and thinkers interested in helping kickstart Factor e Farm as the first full-scale implementation of Open Source Ecology. For more information on Jackubowski, see this New Yorker article, “The Civilization Kit” (9MB PDF).

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            • Open Source Ecology - Soil Mixer Build

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              This is the open source soil mixer build. We built it for something between $1500-$2000, Those costs were mainly getting the laser cut steel - which we could save a lot on with our own CNC torch table in the future. With it we can mix earth with a small amount of cement for stabilised earth bricks, and we can mix concrete (from memory 700-900 cubic feet at once) for foundation. We can also mix slurry and mortar for those bricks. it is powered by the modular 27HP power cube off the back of the OSE tractor and is driven hydraulically. Next we will test the thing hooked up to the tractor as intended, and use it to dump a soil + cement mix into the compressed earth brick press to make a CEB MicroHouse for around $10,000 all up.

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              • LifeTrac 5 in 90 seconds

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                An epic convergence of Open Source Ecology engineers and Our School at Blair Grocery farmers from New Orleans came together in summer 2013 to produce a DIY tractor in five days. The action was captured by the filmmakers of The Spark documentary. The film will soon be completed so stay tuned for the fascinating story behind the build which will reveal insights into what it takes to be a leader in these empowering grassroots movements of the new millennium.

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                • OSE MicroHouse Update September 26

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                  The Liberator open source Compressed Earth Brick press is up and running. Today we moved it to the site of the MicroHouse build to prepare for brick pressing tomorrow using earth from the site itself.

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                  • The Spark | Director Update

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                    Watch and share Spark director Ian Midgley's update about the film and what's going on in the world of IndieGoGo, Open Source Ecology and Our School at Blair Grocery. THE SPARK is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable community. Can two men driven by determination overcome global challenges to change the world? Website: thesparkfilm.com Facebook: facebook.com/thesparkDoc Twitter: twitter.com/thesparkdoc Tumblr: thesparkdoc.tumblr.com/ Vimeo: vimeo.com/thesparkdoc SHARE. LIKE. COMMENT. FOLLOW.

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                    • Ignite The Spark | Crowdfunding Campaign

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                      Contribute to this amazing project at: http://igg.me/at/thespark Visit our Indie Go Go campaign today! The Spark is a film about what ignites the drive in people the change the world around them in a significant way; about going from passive observer to active participant in life. We're almost finished with the film! help us ignite the spark! THE SPARK is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable community. Can two men driven by determination overcome global challenges to change the world? Website: thesparkfilm.com Facebook: facebook.com/thesparkDoc Twitter: twitter.com/thesparkdoc Tumblr: thesparkdoc.tumblr.com/ Vimeo: vimeo.com/thesparkdoc SHARE. LIKE. COMMENT. FOLLOW. THE SPARK The world is in tough times. Families are separated and hurting- millions are looking for a change, a way out. As a response to the recent global collapse, THE SPARK looks at the biggest challenges of our time - economic, social, and environmental degradation of our civilization - and the cutting-edge attempts to rebuild and combat these erosions. What does it truly take to fix the world's problems? What must you sacrifice? What must you endure? The crusaders we follow in the film are by necessity coming from outside a broken system, and yet it is the outsider status that hinders their ability to succeed. Is it possible to fix what's broken? And what is it that drives people to try, despite all of the obstacles?

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