* PhD Thesis: Making Sustainability. How Fab Labs Address Environmental Issues. Cindy Kohtala. 2016
A fast-growing open hardware movement is creating ingenious versions of all sorts of technologies, and freely sharing them through social media. CERN is home to some of the largest and most complex scientific equipment on the planet. Yet back in March, scientists gathered there for a conference about DIY laboratory tools. Scientists in poorly funded... Continue reading ...
Fablabs are wonderful things. Places to congregate, learn and experience, they're a haven for makers. For many, the fablab was the first place where you saw a 3D printer and got the chance to operate one as well.
L'Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative working with farmers to design machines and buildings adapted to the specific practices of small farm agroecology.
'The Real Circular Economy' studies how relocalising production with not-for-profit business models helps build resilient and prosperous societies
At Internet Librarian International 2014 I hosted a shared session about library makerspaces with Heather Moorefield-Lang, Assistant Professor for The School of Library and Information Science at T
From Bristol to Sheffield, diverse groups of makers, fixers and techies are creating more self-reliant communities
maxigas and Peter Troxler using sources by Ursula Gastfall, Thomas Fourmond, Jean-Baptiste Labrune and Peter Troxler
A media for DiYers, full on info on labs, those of open tinkering as well as those of university fablabs. A brand new website based on experimentation.
When I hear about Fablabs, I often hear about 3D printers, that is to say 'a new technology'. But is that piece of technology the true value of these makerspaces ? To make my point, I need to go back
Last November and December, I had the opportunity to be able to work from Japan. So I went to visit and meet up with the Fab. scene in East Japan. As a matter of fact, even if most of the time I
Having just set foot in a Fab Lab (two in fact) for the first time last week, I am intrigued by how the same disruption (yes, that word again!) that visited the music and movie industries is now beginning to erupt within the industry of fabrication of physical goods. In my opinion, the change which... Continue reading ...
Rural towns often suffer abuses motivated by engineering consultancies and large corporations' financial interests. Certain hackerlands arise as an alternative to these structures, turning into local, non-profit consultants of sorts. They meet some of the rural area's needs - particularly digital de-isolation - by creating independent Internet networks that work in mountainous or isolated areas, setting up local, democratic servers, regional Internet radios, etc.
Avere in casa una stampante 3D è qualcosa di incredibile. Da quando ho le mani su di una Sharebot è arrivata ho risolto un certo numero di problemi con insolita facilità. Il fatto è che di solito di fronte a qualcosa di rotto, ho sempre cercato di costruire un ricambio o di trovare una "patch"
A travel report via Shane Hughes of the REconomy project: I was very excited to be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil and exploring it from a REconomy perspective. I lived there for 7 years during the 90's and I know that pretty much anything is possible within the Brazilian economy. For example, do you... Continue reading ...