Process, Community, Business: the systems behind Open Design // "There is no single format for Open Design systems, and designers can develop them with design tools and tools from other fields, by working on the metadesign level"
Open and distributed, a new world is emerging // “Design experts must redefine both their “what” and their “how”: what are the artefacts to be designed and how the design process evolves if the systems in which they operate become open and distributed."
Re-engineering the world // “How do open source, open content and open design affect existing production chains and how will they affect the way we exchange value?”
Open Design and the Impact of the 3rd Industrial Revolution // “Digital tools connect designing and manufacturing, they bridge the white collar-blue collar-divide, the designer-producer is having a comeback.”
Sharing is caring, except for ice-cream // "It is not the growth of technology which excludes, but the systematic protection of the rights to use it"
Interactivos 13? Tools for a read-write world // "A research and production platform to expand on the use of electronic and software tools for artists, designers and educators, thus contributing to the development of local communities of cultural producers."
A practice community on the beach // “We orient ourselves according to four cardinal points: pro-commons, open code, collaborative practices and social entrepreneurship”
The collaborative economy and the rise of open communities // “Collaborative Consumption, Peer Production, Crowdfunding are part of a same revolution: the collaborative economy.”
Fashion and code // “Open source philosophy and tactics has spread from software creation into many parts of society and culture, so into design and fashion, where it invigorates user-generated fashion, design based on principles of sharing and creative collaboration”
Disclaimer: Fixperts is an idea, use it responsibly // “Mass production along side conspicuous consumption is one of the most unfortunate legacies of the Industrial Revolution which has shaped the world we live in. Can we do anything about this? Fixperts is a creative and social project that thinks we can.”
The Piracy Project // “The discourse around intellectual property has become more and more binary through the debates between open culture and copyright advocates. It’s time to explore the issues, shades and nuances in between”
Open source underwear? // “How far the p2p and open knowledge movement has already spread into different areas of life, whether physical, cultural, or virtual? Is the dream of democratised digital manufacturing as simple as hitting Ctrl+P?”
A Kit-of-No-Parts // “Building electronic components from scratch not only gives us control over their form and function, but allows us to document and share our designs with others.”
Map of sharing and co-creation practices in Catalonia // "The spread of the adoption of ICTs and the values of sharing and openness of the hackers culture has resulted in the spread of collaborative production of culture and knowledge."
Barcelona P2P // "Spain as a country is a touchstone when it comes to the spread of open and collaborative culture, and Barcelona its principal focus"
The power of the maker community // "Grassroot communities along with the maker culture, given the right format, tools, resources, and facilities could be one of our answers to our multitudes of concerns in our society today."
Is collaborative consumption a Trojan horse? // “Collaborative consumption is the entrance gate that is easiest to use for the cultural change represented by the collaborative economy”
Barcelona Open City // "The implications of new actors in the decision making of the city is essential in order to modify our habits as citizens, and propose new relations with the power"
Curators of Sweden // “Social media played a crucial role in the developments that spawned the arab spring. A year later Sweden decided to hand over total uncensored control of its official twitter to its citizens.”
CNN Ecosphere // “A real time view of the global discussion on sustainability around the UN COP17 Conference that made a virtual living ecosphere grow from tweets tagged with a hashtag.”
Lego Builders of Infinity // "An interactive jump ‘n’ run game, created by the users themselves"
How genuine is crowdsourced advertising? // What are the limits between opening up your brand and protecting it? Do people really want conversations with brands and vice-versa? How far are advertisers – and consumers- willing to go?