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Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking

Frog Creates An Open-Source Guide To Design Thinking | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Brainstorming, whether you believe in it or shun it, is a fantastic neologism. But as Frog Principal Designer David Sherwin has found, it’s also a very American word--one that doesn’t exist in every language.


Today, Frog will release the Collective Action Toolkit, a free, 72-page booklet that seeks to develop a universal framework for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to tackle big problems in their communities. Developed over the past year, the CAT contains nary a mention of design (or brainstorming). Instead, it relies on a simple vocabulary to describe skills like building a team, carrying out research, and developing solutions. Want to figure out a way to help people in your community eat healthier? Have an idea for a small business? The CAT offers templates for activities to help get the idea off the ground.

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Can Open Source Manufacturing Save Humanity?

Can Open Source Manufacturing Save Humanity? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

It leverages collaborative “hackerspace” dens and fab labs, while the Social Engineering-Knowledge Database simplifies searching for free open source hardware designs and creating materials lists by organizing them into packages with things like CAD files, assembly instructions, and a bill of materials.


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Occupy Rio+20: OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING

Occupy Rio+20: OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

What does Open Source Everything mean to the UN?: Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Sustainable Development (RDSD) empowers The 99% with deep participation in the United Nations:

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ARE BEST HANDLED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL CONCERNED CITIZENS, AT THE RELEVANT LEVEL... EACH INDIVIDUAL SHALL HAVE APPROPRIATE ACCESS TO INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ENVIRONMENT THAT IS HELD BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES...

 

Since the last Earth Summit, humanity has mastered the open communications systems, information technology and software to enable global collaboration, participation and innovation. As Marshall McLuhan predicted, today's living generations are birthing one of the greatest social transformations in history — the shift from the Industrial Age to the Age of Shared Wisdom and Innovation. The Internet and associated technologies form an evolutionary system for the human race, encompassing the tools and diverse traditions to harness a holistic and resilient approach to build future civilization.

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About the Book – The Age of the Platform

About the Book – The Age of the Platform | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

A DIFFERENT BUSINESS MODEL


In the 1990s, platforms and ecosystems were not nearly as powerful, robust, and vibrant as they are today:

 

As I demonstrate in the book, it’s these connections between and among platforms and planks that allow Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google to:

 

- Innovate so quickly–and profoundly
- Rapidly deploy new features
- Create and dominate new markets

 

Welcome to the Age of the Platform.

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Jim Whitehurst: What are the limits of open innovation?

Jim Whitehurst: What are the limits of open innovation? | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"MIX Maverick and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst says open innovation works better than coordinated innovation in areas where problems can be modular and where the innovation can be iterative."

 

via Management Innovation eXchange

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Colin Mutchler - The Possibility of Open

LoudSauce-founder and performance artist Colin Mutchler explores the creative possibilities in a world of shared content.
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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Mr. Shirky took that message to a group of higher-education-technology leaders who have been buffeted by a rapidly evolving ed-tech landscape. Mr. Shirky, in a keynote speech kicking off this year’s Educause conference, explored how technology was changing everything, from research to publishing to studying.


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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy

Multitude Project: How to play the open game in the present and future economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

One of the problems we need to solve during this transition is to define a strategy to play the open game. How can we make sure that those who invest in open products get rewarded for their contribution? How can we make sure that one can feed his family from participating in the design, production and distribution of open products. We often hear: "if your product is successful you'll get copied"; "if you offer your recipe to everyone no one will buy your product, people will make it themselves"; etc.

 

Playing the open game is not just about releasing all the information and knowledge about the product.

Games require rules. A lot of efforts have been spent on drafting licenses for open products (see example from p2p foundation). But these licenses are, in some sense, as good as patents, i.e. as good as YOU can defend them.

 

http://p2pfoundation.net/Peer_Production_License

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The Web On The Wall -- Indiegogo

The Web On The Wall -- Indiegogo | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Short Summary

 

Groups of chidren, using the Internet, can teach themselves anything. Provided they can read and understand. Over the last 13 years, these results have been proven over and over again.

 

We need inexpensive, reliable and free public access to the Internet for children. The original 'Hole in the wall' model does that, but it is relatively expensive and maintenance intensive.

 

We need a new way. I believe tablets or similar devices embedded into walls can be an effective way. Will children self organise around a 'Tablet on the wall'? Will the device survive? We need to find out.

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Science on the SPOT: Open Source Creativity - Hackerspaces

Inspired in part by the open source movement, public spaces are emerging where people congregate to share ideas, make cool projects, teach, and brainstorm with collaborators on everything from coding to cooking. With no leaders, they have one rule: "Be excellent to each other."


 ht Jenny Ryan

@tunabananas

 

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Practical Post Scarcity

"...reducing the technology to the most simple yet sufficient modular lego-like people tech imaginable."


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Open Source Ecology

Open Source Ecology | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"A Network of Farmers, Engineers, and Supporters Building the Global Village Construction Set"

 

shared by David McConville

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