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Open Source BioFactory's from BioHack Academy

From the WAAG Academy: The age of personal biotechnology is upon us! Engineers have turned biology in a design discipline and it's now up to us to shape it's applications. After completing the BioHack Academy you can grow your own fuel, food, filaments, farmaceuticals, fragances, fungi and much more funky bio stuff at home. Show More Summary

How to watch Formula E’s first ever race in Morocco this weekend

Sean O'Kane writing in the Verge: All-electric racing series Formula E is back after taking a month off following its season three premiere in Hong Kong. This weekend’s race is in Marrakesh, Morocco, and it’s the first time the series has run a race in Africa. Show More Summary

Sustainable West Africa Palm Oil program

via the Solidaridad Network Sustainable West Africa Palm-oil Programme - Solidaridad from Solidaridad Network on Vimeo. The Sustainable West Africa Palm-oil Programme (SWAPP) is a regional programme aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the Small to Medium Scale Enterprises (SME) in the palm oil sector.

'Naija Beta' - A documenting a competitive robotics camp in #Nigeria

CNN highlights a new film and Makers Academy the work of Obinna Ukwuani founder of Exposure Robotics and : Naija Beta Trailer from Arthur Musah on Vimeo.

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

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