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Open Source Ecology: Towards the Open Source Economy

May 15, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

This interesting event is being co-organized by our 2014 Resilience Festival keynote speaker Steve Quilley.

Where consumption has become our major daily activity, we rarely ask what it means to ‘produce’ something. Open, collaborative development promises to revolutionize the way the economy operates by shifting the focus from profit-making proprietary production to meaning-making participatory production. Access to prior work and crowd-based contributions allow companies to innovate faster and a greater number of producers to foster a broader and more diverse ecosystem. We also can (re)shape the artifacts we use and in this way shape our own experiences. What are the mechanisms by which this happens in practice – in our lives and in our work? What began a couple of decades ago as the open source movement is now extending into open source hardware, open product development, and open enterprise. How will these collaborative trends lead to a more efficient, satisfying and meaningful system of production? In his presentation, OSE Founder and TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski will discuss the current state of the Global Village Construction Set, challenges that lie ahead, and how he aims to develop a collaborative platform for accelerating innovation.

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May 15, 2014
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Waterloo University (see link for details)
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