By providing sustainable and affordable housing designs, Enviu wants to improve the overall quality of life in urban areas of emerging countries. Through an online platform, around 3,100 architects joined the competition and shared their designs for everybody to use. For more info, checkout the OS House project page.
Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."
Massimo Banzi co-founded Arduino, which makes affordable open-source microcontrollers for interactive projects, from art installations to an automatic plant waterer.
The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
Don Tapscott can see the future coming ... and works to identify the new concepts we need to understand in a world transformed by the Internet.
Founded by Marcin Jakubowski in 2003, a lesser known group called Open Source Ecology is, in their own words, “focusing on hardware that can change human life” and working towards a sustainable industrial economy through their Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) project. It is what they call making a better world through open source hardware.
The father of free software philosophy spoke to RT on evil developers, spying social networks, the almost-legitimacy of Anonymous hacks and the condition under which he would take a proprietary program and a million dollars.
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data -- including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.rnAbout Pranav MistryrnrnPranav Mistry is the inventor of SixthSense, a wearable device that enables new interactions between the real world and the world of data. Full bio and more links: http://www.ted.com/speakers/pranav_mistry.html