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Build your own town with Minecraft

9 Enero, 2012 - 16:30

Minecraft is an online sandbox game. The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a 3d environment. Now Mineways has come up with a great extension of this game. 

Buildings and environments created in Mincecraft can now be 3-d printed using software created by Eric Haines. With this software you can print parts of your own Minecraft…

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Great article on CC : Creative Commons

21 Diciembre, 2011 - 17:00

Great article found at Wired UK about The Creative Commons which celebrates its 10 year anniversary. Rad all about the Commons, how they work, who uses them and why they do or do not work.…



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Open Source Physics

19 Diciembre, 2011 - 16:30

I just learned about Open Source Physics. Basically, it's a website that offers simulation software that is very helpful in various fields of physical science. All the software is open source, so it comes with the source code, written in Java. Besides, you can find guides, lesson plans, discussions and much more on the website. A group of clearly very passionate…

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Inspiring Kinect Hacking

12 Diciembre, 2011 - 10:00

On November 4, 2010 Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox 360. A $150 add-on that allows players to direct the action in a game simply by moving their bodies and using gestures.

A beautiful and affordable piece of technology, that became the fastest-selling consumer-tech product of all time. But the real interesting thing was what the hackers did with…

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OSDD – Redefining IPR in Open Source Innovations

7 Diciembre, 2011 - 06:00



The monopolization of knowledge as an individual property has always been a much debated issue. The pros and cons of patent technology and award of IPR has been a long debate, dating back to 1421 when world’s first patent was arguably granted to Filippo Brunelleschi for an improved method of transporting goods up and down the river Arno in…

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Ever heard of Open Design City? It`s pretty cool.

4 Diciembre, 2011 - 15:30

Located on the ground floor of Betahaus, the biggest coworking space in Berlin, the Open Design City is like any real city. 







People from all kind of backgrounds and interests create a great vibe and energy. When people ask them “who’s it for?”, they always reply “You”. The guideline for Open Design City is one…

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Ronen Kadushin : How to successfully emply Open-Design as a Designer

4 Diciembre, 2011 - 14:30

Ronan Kadushin is a industrial designer and a pioneer in open-designing. In this cool video he describes his graduation project, a lasercutted chair, downloadable for everyone.







Furthermore he talks about how to apply open-design as a designer and running a successfull design studio using the open-design principle.…

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Waag Society Open Design Program nominated for design prize

30 Noviembre, 2011 - 10:00

The Waag Society from Amsterdam has been nominated for the Rotterdam Designprijs, which is a mayor award for Dutch Design. They are nominated for their Open Design Program and the role they take in bringing visibility to the current and future role of open design.

 

This summer the Waag Society, together with Creative Commons…

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A manifesto about the new type of 21st-century professionals

25 Noviembre, 2011 - 22:30

Cultural blog 'The 99%,' which is hosted by creative portfolio platform Behance.net, recently posted: A Manifesto for Free Radicals. It describes the emergence of a new type of 21st-century professional, called "free radicals" because they take their careers into their own hands and…

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Open Source Cancer Research

23 Noviembre, 2011 - 11:00

In the world of medicine, secrecy is the standard. A scientist in Boston is doing exactly the opposite to boost his cancer research, with stunning succes.

A doctor and a chemist, Jay Bradner hunts for new approaches to solving cancer. As a research scientist and instructor in medicine at Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, he and his lab are…

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Maker Festival Amsterdam

9 Noviembre, 2011 - 18:00

(picture taken from www.nieuwwestexpress.nl)

 

Last week we visited the Maker Festival in Amsterdam. Basically it is about new ways of making things, it is about combining crafts, high-tech materials and productions ways and sustainibility.

 

We visited a lecture about Make Me, a platform in the making,…

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How to make money on Open-Source?

9 Noviembre, 2011 - 17:00

"Well, if everything is open-source and free to download, how can you ever make money with open-source?" This is the question you often get while talking about open-source (design). 

Take Adafruit Industries, this is a New York based open-source hardware store. Yes you heard me right. They sell parts and tools for original, open-source hardware projects which…

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US Defense starts crowdsourcing

9 Noviembre, 2011 - 17:00

DARPA, The US Department of Defense agency started a crowdsource competition for teh best design on a new UAV, the unmanned aerial vehicle. The whole competition will be conducted entirely online and the winning team will get $100.000 and their design will be up for military consideration. More than 90 teams have registered for the competition and the uploaded a bunch…

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Open-source Filmmaking is here: Project London

3 Noviembre, 2011 - 16:01

We are really looking forward to the release of Project London, the first big open-source movie. Ian Hubert, only 23 years old is the writer and director of this progressive project.

Since Blender, the software used to make this film is free to download we figured people who use it may be more interested in helping, says Ian Hubert. He advertised for creatives on US classifieds network Craigslist and the…
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Open-source Filmmaking is here: Project London

3 Noviembre, 2011 - 16:00

We are really looking forward to the release of Project London, the first big open-source movie. Ian Hubert, only 23 years old is the writer and director of this progressive project.



Since Blender, the software used to make this film is free to download we figured people who use it may be more interested in helping, says Ian Hubert. He advertised for…

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Digital revolution at the Dutch Design Week

31 Octubre, 2011 - 19:30

Digital fabrication is a new way to produce products using machines like a 3D printer or a lasercutter. A digital design can be translated into a physical object easily. The developments in digital fabrication are nowadays closely related to the Do It Yourself Movement, because it provides great possibilities for adapting…

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Digital revolution at the Dutch Design Week

31 Octubre, 2011 - 19:30

Digital fabrication is a new way to produce products using machines like a 3D printer or a lasercutter. A digital design can be translated into a physical object easily. The developments in digital fabrication are nowadays closely related to the Do It Yourself Movement, because it provides great possibilities for adapting…

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Co-creation at the Dutch Design Week

31 Octubre, 2011 - 17:30

 

Last week we visited the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Co-creation was certainly a hot topic this time. The Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) of Amersfoort had organized an open design workshop in coöperation with Fablab Truck (which is a mobile Fab Lab), where everybody was invited to improve a design for a toilet paper holder.

 

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Co-creation at the Dutch Design Week

31 Octubre, 2011 - 17:30

 

Last week we visited the annual Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Co-creation was certainly a hot topic this time. The Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) of Amersfoort had organized an open design workshop in coöperation with Fablab Truck (which is a mobile Fab Lab), where everybody was invited to improve a design for a toilet paper holder.

 

 

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The reproduction of Strandbeests

29 Octubre, 2011 - 19:30

Anyone who has seen the Strandbeests of Theo Jansen is captured by their beauty.

That is why a great number of people started making their own and share their creations on websites like Youtube. In stead of being afraid of this output, Theo Jansen sees it as a way of reproduction of his “beasts”. Furthermore he is thrilled by the advent of the 3D printer,…

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