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Patterns of Commoning: Medialab-Prado: A Citizen Lab for Incubating Innovative Commons

By on January 11, 2018

Marcos García:  Through its workshops, collaborative teams, classes and public events, Medialab has enabled the development of open design hives for urban beekeeping,1 sponsored collaborative translations of books,2 and assisted development of experimental video games.3 It has invited anyone who is interested to help develop a new data visualization for air quality in Madrid4 and a... Continue reading

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Project of the Day: Hack-a-Home

By on January 11, 2018

Our colleague Sharon Ede hipped us to this beautiful project. The following is reposted from northcottinnovation.com.au: We’re working with AbilityMate, UTS and Northcott on a global first project to give people with disability the opportunity to learn about 3D printing and create their own assistive technology. We want people with disability to be active creators... Continue reading

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LaFabrika detodalavida – Revitalising a rural area

By on July 20, 2017

From cooperativecity: When the organisation LaFabrika detodalavida set itself to refurbish an abandoned industrial space in Spain’s disadvantaged Extremadura region, they launched a crowdfunding campaign with the help of the Goteo platform. The campaign reached the target of 6.000 euros, of which 2.630 euros were co-financed by the Regional Government of Extremadura through an agreement... Continue reading

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LaFabrika detodalavida – Revitalising a rural area

By on July 20, 2017

From cooperativecity: When the organisation LaFabrika detodalavida set itself to refurbish an abandoned industrial space in Spain’s disadvantaged Extremadura region, they launched a crowdfunding campaign with the help of the Goteo platform. The campaign reached the target of 6.000 euros, of which 2.630 euros were co-financed by the Regional Government of Extremadura through an agreement... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: The Emergence of Makerspaces in the Smart City

By on May 30, 2017

A recently published article on makerspaces by Vasilis Niaros, Vasilis Kostakis and Wolfgang Drechsler. Originally published at Telematics & Informatics. Abstract Critical approaches to the smart city concept are used to begin highlighting the promises of makerspaces, that is to say, those emerging urban sites that promote sharing practices; exercise community-based forms of governance; and... Continue reading

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