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Novinky, inspiracie, napady, technicka pomoc, projekty

Why?
Because we can



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Sources
Wikifactory Projects
Oui are Makers - open source projets (fr)
http://www.thingiverse.com/ (3d print, laser cut)
instructables - open source projekty
https://www.stlfinder.com
https://libre3d.com/index.php - free 3d models

Toolz'n'howtos
makerscase - generator krabic
Festi Boxes - popici generator krabic, shelves, whatever
Triangulation - triangulacia bitmapov vo vektoroch (svg)
Pixelization illustrator
Gear generator
Packaging generator
OpenFabSys - parts construction sys
Image to lithophane
Geodesic Dome Calculator
SVG nesting
Airplane folding
Culturally Situated Design Tools



List of Hacker Spaces ➡️

List of Fablabs Spaces ➡️




Places:

SVK
Progressbar, Bratislava - kybca forum ; web
v01d, Kosice - web
Fablab, Bratislava - web
Komunitné centrum Bystro, Bratislava, SR, http://www.bystro.org/ , https://www.facebook.com/KCBystro/


CZ
Brmlab, Praha - web
Prusalab, Praha - web
Fablab, Brno - web
Base48, Brno - web
Labka, Ostrava - web

AT
Metalab, Vieden - web

HU
Kitchen Budapest KIBU - web

DE
C-Base, Berlin - web

FR
La Fabrique ENSAM, Montpellier - web ; fb
Le BIB, Montpellier - web

PT
AltLab, Lisbon - web, fb

AM
Iterate, Yerevan - web

Pls napiste do komentov vase a pridam (nazov, mesto, stat, web/fb/etc)



Raspebrry Pi forum
3D printing forum
mushroom cultivation
Synthetic DIY biology
H4ck!ng is the state of mind
Electricity - practical


Chce niekto mastra?




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 binary riot      17.11.2020 - 17:31:38 (modif: 17.11.2020 - 17:32:04), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
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In regards to real-world applicability for this kind of technology, it seems like the Delta Quadrant is the limit. Not only are Doherty, Kraft, and their colleagues going to continue developing microswimmers for the sake of studying micro-propulsion, but, according to a recent paper they published in the journal, Soft Matter, they also have an eye on diagnostic and drug delivery use cases. Which means one day soon-ish, you could have a starship battling invading Borgs of bacteria in your body!




https://nerdist.com/article/micro-uss-voyager-star-trek-self-propelling/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=social+flow&fbclid=IwAR1h3XqeA2gjzKFJtuYIGv9lbUzEq8rY0GbzXW4UHlaIXR1xuajJf8KZ5Bg

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 binary riot      04.11.2020 - 10:57:02 (modif: 04.11.2020 - 10:57:25), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
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How is democracy changing? How can citizens participate in this change?

These are the themes of the 3rd Annual Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted societal and policy challenges amid uncertainty. People need solutions that go beyond business-as-usual policy.

Open to all, the Citizen Engagement and Deliberative Democracy Festival is the chance for people of diverse backgrounds to gather and tackle some of the pressing issues of our time.

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moze byt zaujimave pre niekoho:

Exhibition
We are looking for citizen engagement projects to be showcased in the festival virtual exhibition. Projects can bring novel approaches to citizen engagement, focused on ideas of deliberation or of co-creation, which can span art, science, and technology.

We welcome proposals from organisations from all over Europe that show the potential of citizen engagement projects on matters that concern EU citizens. We hope to not only learn from your experience, but also to explore ways in which we can collaborate.

If you are interested, please fill in the application form available online (DEADLINE EXTENDED until 10 November 2020).

Social Innovation Prize
We are pleased to announce a social innovation prize rewarding social innovation projects as a part of the exhibition. To enter the competition, fill in the application form before 10 November 2020 at 23.59 CET.


more info: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/event/conference/3rd-annual-citizen-engagement-and-deliberative-democracy-festival

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 binary riot      27.10.2020 - 19:03:53 , level: 1, UP   NEW
Pla
Are bioplastics and plant-based materials safer than conventional plastics? In vitro toxicity and chemical composition
Https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412020320213?via%3Dihub

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 binary riot      04.10.2020 - 21:40:41 , level: 1, UP   NEW
https://ceebios.com/

METTRE EN ŒUVRE LE BIOMIMÉTISME
Ceebios, Centre d’études & d’expertises et Réseau d’acteurs industriels & académiques national
Nous accélérons la transition écologique & sociétale par le biomimétisme

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 binary riot      24.08.2020 - 15:12:54 (modif: 24.08.2020 - 15:14:59) [9K] , level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
Clothes rely on supply chains & commoditized garments. Designers at Barcelona's Fabricademy use biomaterials to "grow" & "print" the wardrobe of the future, from grass or mushroom garments to algae or kombucha "leather".

Students conduct innovative research to create innovative bioplastics and contribute their recipes to an Open Source library of formulas. They use plants, insects and bacteria as dyes and 3D printing and milling to create fabrics with geometries precisely designed to perform.

Anastasia Pistofidou, co-founder of the innovation lab, doesn't believe that everyone will be able to print their own clothing, but she does think that anyone with access to modern digital fabrication tools (like those at the Barcelona Fab Lab where the program is based) can create print textiles that can be worn and recycled and reused again and again.

The textile industry is the second most polluting after oil, and contributes to 20% of water pollution worldwide, but Pistofidou believes in order to make change one has to create new materials and machines that can work within the current system.




For recipes: Open Source Circular Fashion Catalogue https://oscircularfashion.com/
Fabricademy: https://textile-academy.org/
beGrounded: https://class.textile-academy.org/2019/lara.campos/
Felipe Fiallo: https://felipefiallo.com/

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 binary riot      18.08.2020 - 15:49:37 , level: 1, UP   NEW
https://www.muziker.sk/teenage-engineering-po-12-rhythm?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQUc9Oz8W_rdqGSNET7mHoLi7oL5BK0D0J2ab_eiy9VuH3XTojuoQaIaAh81EALw_wcB

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https://fr.ulule.com/triosv-le-trike-open-source-et-diy/?fbclid=IwAR2KapDQmaVS6Qb2iL7RQvIexxNFqH3br_VDUHQ80xOUmVWs2qvFY7rsiso

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 16:45:58 , level: 1, UP   NEW
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Hyphen-Labs is an international collective working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Through their global vision and multi-disciplinary backgrounds they are driven to create engaging ways to explore planetary-centered design. In the process they challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing collective needs and experiences at the center of evolving narratives.
http://www.hyphen-labs.com/

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 16:58:19 , level: 2, UP   NEW
Dobre veci robia

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ONE in FOUR Americans has been impacted by the opioid crisis. This important new project, directed by Tucker Walsh with an experience designed by Hyphen-Labs, is a collaboration with the National Safety Council and Energy BBDO.



“Stop Everyday Killers” is a public education campaign that debuted in Chicago with “Prescribed to Death,” an installation featuring thousands of pills carved with human faces. The pills represent the 22,000 people who died from opioid addiction last year, as well as the lives we continue to lose. Every 24 minutes, the memorial carves an additional pill, representing the frequency with which victims succumb to their addiction.


http://www.hyphen-labs.com/nsc.html

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 16:48:17 , level: 2, UP   NEW
The Algorithms Have Eyes
Hyphen-Labs

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 15:57:05 , level: 1, UP   NEW
Juliet Schor

Connected economy project https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/sociology/connected.html

Plenitude animation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR-YrD_KB0M

New book
https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520325050/after-the-gig

Plenitude book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7258237-plenitude

The Overworked American
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/178930.The_Overworked_American



Vasilis Kostakis

The Cosmolocalism Action & Research Project
https://www.cosmolocalism.eu/



Cindy Kohtala
Miro board for FABx Rebooting Economies post-it mapping https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_koBpCjs=/

DisCO coops: Distributed Cooperative Organizations https://disco.coop

My publications https://people.aalto.fi/cindy.kohtala#publications

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 15:26:10 , level: 1, UP   NEW
iPRODUCE
Delivering a novel social manufacturing platform to enable multi-stakeholder interactions and collaborations to support user-driven open-innovation and co-creation.

Concept
The iPRODUCE project introduces a novel social manufacturing platform (SMF) that embraces manufacturing companies in the consumer goods sector, their associations/ networks, Fablabs/ makers spaces, DIY communities and various other innovation players at the local level.

Objectives
The objectives of iPRODUCE are centred around several key concepts, namely: platforms and tools, establishing collaborative Manufacturing Demonstration Facilities (cMDFs), defining a SMF, developing business models and IPR, fostering integration and promoting open innovation challenges.
https://iproduce-project.eu/

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 14:34:53 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 14:35:09), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
In his late writings Marx contrasted the alienation of labor value in mass production with the gift economy of indigenous cultures. Rather than industrial extraction, indigenous societies circulated value in unalienated form through meaningful, collaborative exchange with both human and nonhuman partners. Marx failed to move beyond his top-down economic vision, but new opportunities have now arisen for the bottom-up generation and circulation of value in unalienated forms: peer-to-peer production such as open source software; community based agroecology; and “DIY citizenship” ranging from feminist makerspaces to queer biohacking are just some of the new possibilities. In addition to labor, we can apply the “unalienated value” concept to nonhuman (ecological) value, as well as the “expressive” value in free speech, sexuality, spirituality, and other generative performance. For all three categories (labor value, ecological value, and expressive value) we can define generative justice as follows:

The universal right to generate unalienated value and directly participate in its benefits; the rights of value generators to create their own conditions of production; and the rights of communities of value generation to nurture self-sustaining paths for its circulation.

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https://generativejustice.org/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311811471_An_Introduction_to_Generative_Justice

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 14:21:50 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 14:22:58), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
The elitist myths of "savages" and "white trash" led to today's bigotry. Here you can counter those stereotypes with African fractals, Appalachian quilting algorithms and more. From Native beadwork to urban graffiti, students can find the “heritage algorithms” of their interest, learn their connection to STEM principles, and develop designs of their own creation.

Learn, create, and share your work with Culturally Situated Design Tools!!

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https://csdt.org/

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 14:20:55 , level: 1, UP   NEW

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 14:18:33 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 14:19:19) [4K] , level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
If western engineers created a bridge that was self-healing, self-strenghtening over time..

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Indonesia @jembatan akar on sumatra, banten province of java, india at state of meghalaya and nagaland

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 14:16:24 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 14:32:51) [5K] , level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
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Fractals are characterized by the repetition of similar patterns at ever-diminishing scales. Fractal geometry has emerged as one of the most exciting frontiers on the border between mathematics and information technology and can be seen in many of the swirling patterns produced by computer graphics. It has become a new tool for modeling in biology, geology, and other natural sciences.

Anthropologists have observed that the patterns produced in different cultures can be characterized by specific design themes. In Europe and America, we often see cities laid out in a grid pattern of straight streets and right-angle corners. In contrast, traditional African settlements tend to use fractal structures-circles of circles of circular dwellings, rectangular walls enclosing ever-smaller rectangles, and streets in which broad avenues branch down to tiny footpaths with striking geometric repetition. These indigenous fractals are not limited to architecture; their recursive patterns echo throughout many disparate African designs and knowledge systems.

Drawing on interviews with African designers, artists, and scientists, Ron Eglash investigates fractals in African architecture, traditional hairstyling, textiles, sculpture, painting, carving, metalwork, religion, games, practical craft, quantitative techniques, and symbolic systems. He also examines the political and social implications of the existence of African fractal geometry. His book makes a unique contribution to the study of mathematics, African culture, anthropology, and computer simulations.

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 darmozrac      31.07.2020 - 01:12:40 , level: 2, UP   NEW
Ak máš knihu nenahodíš ju do knižnice prosím?

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 13:08:39 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 13:08:59), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 11:04:30 [6K] , level: 1, UP   NEW
low.high.tech

Celkovo ten typek Sename Koffi je dost cool, odporucam checknut jeho talk na sympoziu nizsie (community action, 59th minute)



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https://trueafrica.co/article/craft-spaces-in-togo-producing-3d-recycled-printers/
https://fr.ulule.com/wafate/
https://www.lafricainedarchitecture.com/

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 10:12:28 (modif: 30.07.2020 - 10:23:53) [2K] , level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
CR (brno) zatial vedie, hlasujte!! :)
https://fabxmembers.fabevent.org/posts/who-would-you-like-to-be-the-host-of-fab19-2024-vote-now

In summer 2019 during FAB15 Egypt, Tomas, the manager of FabLab Brno, had an enthusiastic conversation with Marc from FabLab Leuven about what FabLabs really need, how to attract the general public and how to provide a high value for the partners and stakeholders. During the conversation Marc teased Tomas with the idea of organization of the annual FABx Conference in the Czech Republic. The idea sounded really ambitious, but was still resonating when Tomas came back home. It didn’t last very long and FabLab Brno joined the forces with Make More, a team of maker movement enthusiast, and started the process leading to this moment – the application for FAB2024 organized in the Czech Republic.

The key point leading to the decision to pitch this year was recognizing that for the team and the Czech Republic, the Conference is not just about one event, but about accelerating the whole national maker movement, about raising awareness at the top level of decision making in both private and public spheres and making the stakeholders support the operation of existing and establishment of new Fab Labs, maker spaces, projects, events and other initiatives.

The theme reMoving Boundaries naturally originated from many team conversations about what we want to achieve. Why? The Fab Conference has never been organized in the Central or East Europe. In July 2020, there are 770 Fab Labs registered in the Western Europe and only 122 in the rest of the continent. We are convinced there is a great chance to change that and reMove not only the boundaries between the West and the East, but also many others.
https://fab2024.cz/

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 binary riot      30.07.2020 - 10:11:17 , level: 1, UP   NEW
FABxLive- Fab Symposium | Community Action


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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:35:05 , level: 1, UP   NEW
kohtala board
https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_koBpCjs=/

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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:32:58 (modif: 29.07.2020 - 16:33:35), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
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DisCOs is a P2P/Commons, cooperative and Feminist Economic alternative to Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (or DAOs).

Distributed Cooperative Organization is a clunky name that, while accurate, fortunately reduces to “DisCO” which is a lot easier to remember. The DisCO (read all about it in the DisCO Manifesto) takes a friendly but carefully planned approach to people working together to create value in ways that are cooperative, commons-oriented and rooted in feminist economics. DisCOs are amplified by the power of Distributed Ledger/Blockchain technologies, harnessing the utility of tech without being completely tech-centric, emphasizing mutual trust and remembering to have fun.

In that way, DisCOs pose an alternative to Decentralised Autonomous Organizations. Also known as DAOs, these are blockchain-based entities that can operate somewhat autonomously to execute payments, levy penalties, and enforce terms and contracts with minimal human interaction. DisCOs are a proposal to use the best aspects of DAO tech, but applied specifically toward inclusive, locally grounded and transnationally networked cooperatives that focus on social and environmental work. Contrasting many decentralized/ blockchain proposals, DisCOs aim to prioritize mutual (human) support, cooperativism and care work, and to avoid being overtly exclusionary and techno-deterministic.

Based on seven non-prescriptive principles (updated from the original cooperative principles), DisCOs are:

Oriented towards social and environmental ends
Multi-constituent in nature
Active creators of commons
Transnational in nature
Centered on care work
Prototypes for new flows of values
Designed to be federated
DisCOs operate in the marketplace, fostering generative economic activity and fair conditions while also continually creating commons. The aim is to showcase and share pilot experiences with self-organised workers worldwide, develop free tools and models and thoroughly documenting the progress of the project.

Weaving together practices and principles learned from the Commons and P2P movements, the world of cooperatives and the Social and Solidarity Economy, DisCOs bring forth a proposal for a future of work

Read more in our publication: If I Only Had a Heart: A DisCO Manifesto
https://disco.coop/
http://disco.coop/manifesto/

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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:30:37 (modif: 29.07.2020 - 16:30:57), level: 1, UP   NEW !!CONTENT CHANGED!!
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The broad mission of Cooperation Jackson is to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker-owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.

Economic democracy provides economic empowerment for all workers, distributors, suppliers, consumers, communities and the general public by promoting universal access to common resources, democratizing the ownership of the means of production, and democratizing all the essential processes of production and distribution through worker self-management and sustainable consumption.

Solidarity economy includes a wide array of economic practices and initiatives that share common values – cooperation and sharing, social responsibility, sustainability, equity and justice. Instead of enforcing a culture of cutthroat competition, it builds cultures and communities of cooperation.
https://cooperationjackson.org/intro

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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:28:55 [1K] , level: 1, UP   NEW
The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto

A history of the rise and fall of Sloanist mass production, and a survey of the new economy emerging from the ruins: networked local manufacturing, garage industry, household microenterprises and resilient local economies.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323542694_The_Homebrew_Industrial_Revolution_A_Low-Overhead_Manifesto

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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:27:26 , level: 1, UP   NEW
Discussion of cooperatives abounded in early twentieth century economics textbooks, but is virtually absent from their modern counterparts. In this paper, I assemble a dataset of economics textbooks used at the University of Helsinki during 1905-2005 and examine how the treatment of cooperatives has changed, and what factors have led to a neglect of cooperatives in textbooks. The quality and quantity of the discussion on cooperatives is noted to be much greater in books published before World War II than in post-World War II books. I argue that the main reason for the decline is the paradigm shift from institutional to neoclassical analysis, which led to a neglect of the potential of cooperatives in addressing social problems.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/5208640_The_disappearance_of_cooperatives_from_economics_textbooks

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 binary riot      29.07.2020 - 16:23:10 , level: 1, UP   NEW
Cindy Kohtala - Making sustainability : how Fab Labs address environmental issues

Digital manufacturing technologies are proliferating and can enable socially significant, innovative new forms of production and consumption. This thesis examines the environmental sustainability issues in peer production and how they are addressed in Fab Labs (fabrication laboratories): shared spaces where users can design and make their own artefacts outside of conventional mass production channels, using, for example, laser cutters, 3D printers and electronics stations. Fab Labs are open to members of the general public, who learn to use the equipment themselves and are encouraged (or required) to document and openly share their projects. ‘Making’ in Fab Labs and the ‘maker movement’ are often endorsed by proponents as a better alternative to mass consumption and consumerism, whether through enhancing skills to build and repair, answering one’s own needs as opposed to ‘satisficing’ through passive consumption, or distributing production within local networks as opposed to long, transport-intensive and large-volume supply chains. However, Fab Labs and makerspaces are contexts rife with paradox and complexity concerning appropriate use of materials and energy. Little empirical research on material peer production currently exists, and the environmental impacts, and benefits, of digital fabrication are largely unknown.

Primarily through ethnographic research methods and Symbolic Interactionist analysis, the thesis examines daily practices and discourses in selected Fab Labs and how sustainability is represented in these communities. The findings articulate how the actors’ interactions, expressed intents and contextual conditions serve to shape the Fab Lab. The key finding is the conflict actors encounter between – on the one hand – setting ambitions, promoting particular ideologies and espousing sustainability-oriented values, and – on the other hand – realizing and enacting these values in the mundane and constraining routines of everyday practice. Even actors with a clear ecological mandate struggle to engage with emerging sustainability issues in a rapidly changing sociotechnical environment. Present topics of concern and everyday tasks overshadow future strategy and vision work as well as engagement with environmental issues and rapid technology developments. However, actors who consciously and visibly strive to enact the espoused Fab Lab ideology, i.e. offering access to empowering, distributed technologies that enable people to meet their own local needs by design, appear better able to identify and tackle the environmental sustainability issues as they arise. Environmental issues are also intertwined with and embedded in other ideological concerns, but they are rarely promoted in their own right.

The thesis also details the current landscape of research literature on distributed production, who is studying these environmental issues and how, and the potential opportunities and threats in this new mode of production. The thesis thereby contributes to research on peer production communities, social shaping of technology and sustainable design. Knowledge of current maker practices and their sustainability implications have value for the peer communities studied, but also potentially technology developers and policy makers. As Fab Labs are experimental spaces for new digital manufacturing capabilities and activities, the wider implications of the findings may indicate how increasing digitalization and citizen involvement in production will transform design and production – and the sustainability implications therein.
https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/21755

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COSMOLOCALISM | design global, manufacture local

In the midst of a systemic crisis, it is imperative to create evidence-informed awareness of new capitalist and post-capitalist futures. COSMOLOCALISM will advance our understanding of how to create a sustainable economy through the commons.



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“It’s Eco-Socialism or Death”
AN INTERVIEW WITH
KALI AKUNO
Cooperation Jackson leader Kali Akuno on the Green New Deal, the need for mass civil disobedience, and the necessity of building an internationalist movement for eco-socialism.
https://jacobinmag.com/2019/02/kali-akuno-interview-climate-change-cooperation-jackson

note: radical transformation of society the build and fight

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Juliet Schor - Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth

In Plenitude economist and bestselling author Juliet B. Schor offers a groundbreaking intellectual statement about the economics and sociology of ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live.

Humans are degrading the planet far faster than they are regenerating it. As we travel along this shutdown path, food, energy, transport, and consumer goods are becoming increasingly expensive. The economic downturn that has accompanied the ecological crisis has led to another type of scarcity: incomes, jobs, and credit are also in short supply. Our usual way back to growth-a debt-financed consumer boom- is no longer an option our households, or planet, can afford.

Responding to our current moment, Plenitude puts sustainability at its core, but it is not a paradigm of sacrifice. Instead, it's an argument that through a major shift to new sources of wealth, green technologies, and different ways of living, individuals and the country as a whole can actually be better off and more economically secure. And as Schor observes, Plenitude is already emerging. In pockets around the country and the world, people are busy creating lifestyles that offer a way out of the work and spend cycle. These pioneers' lives are scarce in conventional consumer goods and rich in the newly abundant resources of time, information, creativity, and community. Urban farmers, do-it-yourself renovators, Craigslist users-all are spreading their risk and establishing novel sources of income and outlets for procuring consumer goods. Taken together, these trends represent a movement away from the conventional market and offer a way toward an efficient, rewarding life in an era of high prices and traditional resource scarcity.

Based on recent developments in economic theory, social analysis, and ecological design as well as evidence from the cutting-edge people and places putting these ideas into practice, Plenitude is a road map for the next two decades. In encouraging us to value our gifts- nature, community, intelligence, and time-Schor offers the opportunity to participate in creating a world of wealth and well-being.