Make it shareable – Bits of my talk at Interactivos 2015

  At the beginning of December 2015 I was in Madrid for “Objects in common” seminar session at Medialab Prado. Here’s the summary of my talk and below the slides: Open source projects are focused on involving a community of users and engaging them in different ways. It’s not only a matter of uploading a file, or some code. The process of sharing is a complex effort of internal and external communication: it’s about understanding the immaterial value that can be exchanged among the people participating but also the limits and obstacles you encounter on your path of growth. In the last 10 years, the debate around open source has been growing in unexpected areas of the socalled “creative industries”. From software, code and computer’s operating systems (like Linux), open source moved to content creation, knowledge, art, journalism, photography, music. Thanks to the power of the web and the accessibility of personal computers and mobile phones connected to it, it

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Exchanging ideas on open fashion and tech at MeshCon: podcasts are online!

How to reap the benefits of participatory production in the textile industry was the topic of the first edition of MeshCon taking place in Berlin last October from 10 to 15, 2014: We are developing concepts and Free and Open Source technologies for fair and environment friendly production of garments and textiles at home and in the industry. MeshCon Berlin brings together industry representatives, fashion designers, pattern creators, knitters, textile manipulators, FOSS developers and DIY hardware makers. The event offers a place to exchange new ideas in personalized fashion and technologies in the garment production. I was invited to give a talk, but I couldn’t travel in those days. I suggest to listen to the recorded files in 13 podcasts of the event, and especially: Open Tools for Computational Craft Glitchaus Project: Between pixel art, textile design, and digital techniques with knitting machines Digital Patternmaking with Project Valentina on PCs

Come hackerare una sedia nell’era dell’open design

Articolo originariamente pubblicato su CheFuturo Quando mi ha scritto Viviana Narotzky, storica del design e presidente di ADI-FAD, sono rimasta piacevolmente stupita perchĂ© per la prima volta mi sarei ritrovata a raccontare di moda collaborativa in un contesto di puro design. L’evento intitolato “Open Design, Shared Creativity” (Design aperto, creativitĂ  condivisa) si è tenuto durante un forum internazionale organizzato proprio lo scorso luglio durante il Festival del Design a Barcellona, che ha riunito vari pensatori e sperimentatori intorno al tema dell’open design. Non si trattava del primo evento incentrato su questo tema in Europa, giĂ  ad Amsterdam e a Berlino lo scorso anno si era detto e fatto molto, specialmente a partire dal lancio del libro “Open Design Now! Why design cannot remain exclusive” (Design aperto ora! PerchĂ© il design non può rimanere esclusivo) che oggi è considerato una sorta di reader per chi vuole capire lo stato dell’arte delle riflessioni sul design dai codici aperti. Il libro, una raccolta di

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