Category Archives: Industrial Ecosystems

New materials, “Cradle to Cradle” designs, recycling, and systems that enable closed loop sustainable cities and manufacturing.

Hippies with Powertools

They’re still at it! Marcin sounded a little disappointed that he hadn’t finished his “Civilisation starter kit on a DVD” already, but that was always pie-in-the-sky idealism like mine! I’m just excited that he now has funding, and such a … Continue reading

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I emailed Susan Freinkel on Eternal Plastics

Hi all, I just listened to a Long Now foundation talk by Susan Freinkel on her book on plastics and our ‘toxic love story’ with them. It’s a great talk, and I encourage you all to listen to it. (I … Continue reading

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The quest for life invented death and carnage

Being New Year’s Eve I was just briefly checking the history of fireworks, and noticed this quote from the wiki. The prevailing academic consensus is that gunpowder was formulated in the 9th century by Chinese alchemists searching for an elixir … Continue reading

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I sent the following letter to various politicians at the African Union.

Hi, Is the African Union aware of the Open Source Hardware movement? In short there is a FREE movement called “Open Source Hardware” that gives away FREE plans for CHEAP and EASY build-it-yourself Tractors, Torch table, Drill press, Earth Brick … Continue reading

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Open source hardware: a village civilization starter on a DVD!

Why you should listen to him: Declaring that, “We can lead self-sustaining lives without sacrificing our standard of living,” Marcin Jakubowski believes that only by opening the means of production can we achieve abundance for all. Though he has a … Continue reading

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