From fashion designer Nkwo: NKWO "Road Rage!" from David Jakubovic on Vimeo.
This morning, I gave a speech to a gathering of public […]
A Smart Monkey conversation: Eric Kariningufu, 3e Power talks about: the massive African energy deficit and the huge scale of financing required to close it; the opportunity this represents; two very positive developments in Ethiopia and Nigeria; his own solar project in Rwanda...
From IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: Ad Hoc Strategies Panel Discussion from IDEAS CITY on Vimeo.
More than a billion people a month visit YouTube to wat […]
From the cultural production space,Smart Monkey TV reports: Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwabani talks about: the reasons for a lack of a reading culture in Nigeria; the narrow range of books available; and the need for Nollywood-style...Show More Summary
CNN reports on the work of Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko creators of Fasoap: Image courtesy of CNN ...an award-winning innovation by two students in Burkina Faso could help reduce the devastating impact of the life-threateningShow More Summary
Dale Dougherty makes a contrast between formal and informal learning at SXSW 2013: The growing Maker Movement, with Make Magazine and Maker Faire leading the charge, is a catalyst for change in industry, culture and education. Making is the magic that can transform us from passive consumers into active producers. Show More Summary
Just released: We Are Makers from Learning Studio on Vimeo. We Are Makers tells the story of the Maker Movement. It’s the story not of tools but of people. A publisher. An entrepreneur. A design professor. A middle school teacher. Two museum educators. Show More Summary
This week, Mauritanian authorities released two prisoners (Arabic), Bashir Kharashi Sall and Sidi Ould Mamuri (my transliterations), who had been held for five years on charges of links to violent Islamic groups. The Mauritanian press often refers to such prisoners as “Salafis,” and … Continue reading ?
iHub's Jessica Colaço reports on the nurturing of a maker group, the 254Makertrons. Please stay tuned these folks are awesome: Liz with the Picopter Photo credit: @whiteafrican As a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist in Kenya, I have...Show More Summary
A Bid Network profile: Sakaramenta develops low cost and strong quality design models that respond to people’s needs. Transport becomes cheaper, higher in volume and more flexible. From a health perspective it is better to push 230 kg then carry 40kg on your head. Show More Summary
Swiss author and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli recently pub [...]
Four year ago, Hal Roberts and I were researching inter [...]
AP: With the help of French special forces, Niger’s military on Friday killed the last two jihadists holed up inside a dormitory on the grounds of a military garrison in the desert town of Agadez, and freed at least two … Continue reading ?
Some years back, I gave a talk at O’Reilly’s ETech conference that urged the audience to spend less time thinking up clever ways dissidents could blog secretly from inside repressive regimes and more time thinking about the importance of ordinary participatory media tools, like blogs, Facebook and YouTube, for activism. I argued that the tools [...]
A Roads and Kingdoms report, Department of Coffee Co-founded by Wongama Baleni is bringing the coffee culture to the townships: Bringing Coffee to the Townships from Roads and Kingdoms on Vimeo.
Two weeks ago, I gave the opening keynote at the Digital Media and Learning conference in Chicago. The conference, which explores how digital media is and could be changing education and learning, focused on the theme of “Democratic Futures: Mobilizing Voices and Remixing Youth Participation“. In the spirit of the theme, my talk examined how [...]
Eita everybody! A very big, a warm, South African handshake for everybody. For those of you who don’t know what a South African handshake is, check it out. For those of you who do know, check out the link too – quite cool, thanks so much ubuntu bridge for the video! So, the last bit of [...]
When we’re not doing more serious work like documenting geographic and gender biases in media, or helping provide information to domestic workers about their rights, we at the Center for Civic Media like to talk memes. The other morning, over breakfast, we were considering what makes a dance video parodies a highly participatory and cross-cultural [...]