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Massive National Prison Strike! Maybe. We don’t know. That’s a problem.

Yesterday, prisoners around the US began a strike protesting unpaid, underpaid and forced labor. Maybe. We think. Led by prisoners in Alabama and Texas, incarcerated activists planned a nationwide labor strike yesterday, with prisoners refusing to report for jobs essential … Continue reading ?

Behavioural Complexity; Mobile, Self-Aware and Self-Assemble

Over at Creative Applications, from AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab: AADRL Spyropoulos Design Lab from Theodore Spyropoulos on Vimeo.

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

I found Shane Snow’s essay on prison reform – “How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix the Prison System” – through hatelinking. Friends of mine hated the piece so much that normally articulate people were at a loss for words. A … Continue reading ?

Mini Robotic builders

Minibuilders in the additive construction space: Minibuilders from STEREOTACTIC on Vimeo.

Ginjian Ginger Juice

From NYCLens: Ginger Roots: From Guinea to Harlem from NY CITY Lens on Vimeo.A financial adviser and a biomedical engineer may seem like unlikely co-founders of a juice business. But dig a little into their roots and it makes total sense. Show More Summary

Maddy Maxey - Digital Textile Designer

Maddy Maxey Autodesk Artist in Residence: P9 AiR Profile: Maddy Maxey from Pier 9 on Vimeo.

Incredible Handmade Programmable Analog Beat Machines

Koka Nikoladze's amazing Maker Music Machines via Laughing Squid Koka's Beat Machine No. 1 from nikoladze on Vimeo. Koka's Beat Machine No. 2 from nikoladze on Vimeo.

Dark Matter Manufacturing - DAMM

An Antidisciplinary space in Brooklyn: DARK MATTER MANUFACTURING, NYC from LADFAR FILMS on Vimeo.Dark Matter Manufacturing is a collective of artists, engineers, designers, and scientists. We share the top floor of the Metropolitan Exchange Bank building in downtown Brooklyn. Show More Summary

Manage multiple smallholder farms with Farmforce

In Agribusiness: Sygenta Foundation- Farmforce from Rethink Events on Vimeo. Farmforce has been created to help smallholders gain access to formal markets and improve the effectiveness of outgrower schemes. Formal markets can increase...Show More Summary

Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere

My dear friend danah boyd led a fascinating day-long workshop at Data and Society in New York City today focused on algorithmic governance of the public sphere. I’m still not sure why she asked me to give opening remarks at … Continue reading ?

Farming with Solar-Powered Water pumps : Futurepump

Farmbiz reports: Futurepump, a company specializing in solar irrigation pumps has designed cost effective portable solar irrigation kit to suit the needs of smallholder farmers who may not afford huge electronic or fuel aided irrigation pumps. Show More Summary

Building Desktop Factories with Mayku

From Andre at 3ders: Mayku - The World's First Desktop Factory from Mayku on Vimeo. Since getting involved with the Maker movement back in 2011, the idea that 3D printing is somehow part of a new philosophy in localizing production was a cornerstone belief. Show More Summary

Fambidzanai Permaculture Training Centre

Education that Africa really needs. Fambidzanai Permaculture is a resource centre for permaculture and other sustainable technologies in Zimbabwe: Fambidzanai Permaculture Training Centre, Harare from Pamela Ngwenya on Vimeo.

Building a Permaculture Network by Tichafa Makovere

Tichafa Makovere answers a question 'What is your Vision of a Sustainable World?', for the Brave Collaboration: Visions of a Sustainable World - Tichafa Makovere Shumba from InsightShare on Vimeo.

JoJo Abot - Designer

A profile of the artist-designer from NYCity Lens: Out of Africa and Into Fashion Week from NY CITY Lens on Vimeo.Her music:

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