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Thinglink and fair trade

While at reboot8, I finally learned in detail of Ulla-Maaria Mutanen’s Thinglink. It’s an object-identification system that empowers craft makers with the ability to give unique labels to their creations. Thinglink’s open database then allows people to connect based on the story of the process and purpose of their creations.
Thinglink [...]

DIY | Star-Trek

The NY Times (subscription required) is reporting that several Star Trek fan clubs have been producing unsactioned spin-offs from the long-running TV series.
These worldwide amateur communities have created episodes that are of particular interest to them, and have even explored taboo and niche topics that were untouched in the official show.
Not only is this [...]

Hallo Academie ‘Exposed 06′

Somewhere in the West of Amsterdam, there’s an advanced institute for applied creativity that will be known for the talent it produced in 2006.
Directed by Wim Michels, the Hallo Academie is an intensive one-year collaborative creative program for brilliant misfits. Last year I directed a short course on the rebranding of the U.S.A., and I’m [...]