Accomplishments

Transformed

I just got back from the SupporTED Collaboratorium. This is what it’s about: . It was my honor and privilege to attend as one of 9 TED Fellows, a peak moment. This is my debrief at minute 13:15 of this clip: . My transformation? A reminder that...

Open Source Ironworker Machine – Prototype II Completed

Hello World, it’s Brianna again, with the final update on Ironworker Prototype II. You can see former work on Prototype I from 2 years ago. See the wiki for more details. The build of the Prototype II has been completed  with great success on some...

Press Release: OSE-Wikispeed Collaboration

Enabling Emerging Markets to Manufacture Their Own Ultra-efficient Transportation, WIKISPEED and Open Source Ecology Announce Partnership in Open-Hardware Movement Seattle, WA, and Maysville, MO, USA (March 7, 2012) The open-hardware movement got a tremendous...

Project Progress and Scaling

. Global Village Construction Set development  is scaling. There are currently 9 projects under active development and 3 full time developers besides me – Aaron Makaruk, Brianna Kufa, and Yoonseo Kang, two of which are currently off-site. The active...

Organizational Development 2012

I would like to announce that I am now officially a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. This is a major development for Open Source Ecology, as the Fellowship provides a total of $360k of direct funding for the project.  I have blogged about my application 3...

Civilization Starter Kit DVD v0.01

Dear True Fans and Supporters – We are proud to release version 0.01 of the Civilization Starter Kit DVD – our OSE Christmas Gift to the World for 2011. While we could go on for weeks with improvements – our Publish Early and Often...

Best of TED 2011: Global Village Construction Set is #6

The Global Village Construction Set TED talk has been selected as the Best of TED 2011 top 6 in the Huffington Post. Read Isaiah Saxon’s followup blog post. You can also comment there (407 comments as of this writing). There is also a #18ideas you...

Practical Post Scarcity – Video

This is a well-made explanation of artificial material scarcity and how it can be addressed by open source economic development: Practical Post-Scarcity from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. Practical Post Scarcity from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo. This...

Civilization Starter Kit Progress

Progress on the Civilization Starter Kit has been steady,  including fuel to fund it. This is from September this year: and we have generated $173k in December from Kickstarter, crowds, and foundations. There is no evidence of funding deceleration. If...

Dear True Fans and Supporters: Emergence

Dear True Fans Backers, and Supporters, I finally have a chance to emerge from full construction duty – 17,000 bricks pressed and countdown in our last week of brick pressing with cold weather producing diminishing returns. With Floyd recruited as our...