Jean Lievens: Open Source Cars

Categories: Design,Manufacturing
Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Tabby and Wikispeed: open-source cars

Small businesses are counting on Open Source in order to speed up change in the slow and massive automotive industrial sector. Sharing…for greater innovation!

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So for €2,050 (£1,600), you can buy an operational car chassis on which you can build your own car. OSVehicle sees itself as a springboard for innovation, “a starting point for the creation of a new range of vehicles.”

Full article with photos and videos.

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Jan 16

Jim Rough: To Facilitate a National Conversation

Jim Rough

Jim Rough

Since 1993 we’ve been experimenting with a strategy for convening this kind of large-­‐system conversation and we are excited at how well our approach is working, and the prospect for how it can work at the national and global levels. Our approach is different than the one described in the Project paper, however. And it’s different from “Deliberative Democracy” approaches in general because it aims for a creative conversation, rather than one that is deliberative. This requires a different set of facilitation skills and understandings about group process.

PDF (7 Pages): To Facilitate a National Conversation

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Jan 16

JZ Liszkiewicz: Design Genius – Anti-Malaria Soap Also Impacts on Larvae in Waste Water

JZ Liszkiewicz

JZ Liszkiewicz

Holistic design.

The Success Story Of Anti-Malaria Faso Soap

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The soap is enriched with a special secret mixture of local herbs and leaves a scent  that repels mosquitoes on the skin. In addition waste water products from the soap contain substances that prevent the development of mosquito larvae. This is important, since poor sanitation is one of the main factors in the spread of malaria. Read more.

Also see:
Design for the Other 90%; “Micro-Giving” Global Needs Index to Connect Rich to Poor/Fullfill Global-to-Local Requests

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Dec 23

ANSWERS 2014 Robert Steele with Pierre Cloutier on Smart Nations and the Future of Quebec

Pierre Cloutier

Pierre Cloutier

Robert, you are the originator of the concept of a Smart Nation, with your article in 1996 published in the Government Information Quarterly, entitled “Creating a Smart Nation: Strategy, Policy, Intelligence, and Information.” Quebec is a nation, recognized by Canada, with a distinct culture, a distinct geography, and perhaps a distinct future.

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Dec 19