How—and why—would you teach computers to read emotions in the first place? We asked interaction designer @andreasref—a seasoned practitioner of making machine learning playful, and the SPACE10 resident responsible for conceptualising and implementing face tracking as the key to creating our ‘emotionally-aware’ pavilion during @chart_artfair. Link in bio.
A room with a view.
...A Growroom that is!
Taken at the Electric Picnic last weekend in Global Green - thanks for the picture @devynosireland ! @globalgreenatep
See our previous post for more on the Growroom
Thank you for the 2018 edition, @chart_artfair. Here's our pavillion in collaboration with @studio.sl and @andreasref glowing in the courtyard of @kunsthalcharlottenborg.
Pictures by @niklasvindelev
It’s exciting to see the potential that maker-spaces, FabLabs and open source design and technology can bring to communities and the positive movements they contribute to.
Here’s an open source beehive -the Colorado Top Bar- ‘bee’ing made in WeCreate FabLab in Cloughjordan, Ireland. To be showcased next weekend in the Global Green at Ireland’s largest music festival “The Electric Picnic” @globalgreenatep. GROW Observatory will be there with our FabLab fabricated GROW Room, more pictures to come, but come and visit!
Of course it goes without saying how important the role of the pollinator in our ecosystem is; so, for example, if community-led beekeeping were to be established in every small town, village and city this would have a tremendous impact!
Simplicity is key:
Building Blocks has to suit several landscapes, which means it needs to be adaptable functionally, contractually and visually.
Functionally—the structure must suit several cultures and needs.
Contractually—it must be able to work on different terrain and be able to be both ventilated or isolated, depending on the climate.
Visually—it should suit different surroundings without looking misplaced.
Rendering: @mia_behrens & @johanneholmj
Vale la pena cree en uno
Vale la pena cree en los demas
Vale la pena escuchar a los demás
Vale la pena escucharse
Vale la pena abrazar
Vale la pena sentir cada momento
Vale la pena equivocarse
Vale la pena corregir errores
Vale la pena mejorar
Vale la pena llorar y seguir
Vale la pena ayudar
Vale la pena tener amigos
Vale la pena tener amor
Vale la pena esta vida, siempre vale la pena
Meet Lesley Pennington, who can speak about ECommerce, Internationalization, Entrepreneurship and Open Source design ecosystems. Want to learn more about Lesley or other speakers in her field? -> link in bio.
Dream project alert. 🌿🌿🌿🌿
In 2014, Chief Naldo of the Tembé tribe in the Northern Brazilian rainforest, reached out to Topher White, founder of the environmental nonprofit @rainforestcx to help protect their homeland from deforestation.Together, they embarked on an ambitious project using recycled cellphones affixed to solar power adapters with external microphones. These devices, nicknamed Guardians, can hear the sounds of illegal logging up to 1 kilometer away. Rainforest Connection then utilizes TensorFlow, @google ‘s open-source machine-learning model to track the sounds of illegal logging in real time, by identifying the sounds of chainsaws and logging trucks. -
Within minutes of identification, a real-time alert is sent to Tembe rangers, a select security force of villagers who can intervene or report logging activity to authorities. RC is now expanding the project to five different countries, including Peru, Ecuador, and Romania. Learn more at g.co/rainforest
What does open source design look like? Do the aesthetics need to match the ideology? Does adopting a set of ideologies require adopting a new set of aesthetics? Are the tools we use forcing certain formal solutions upon us? #wdosgdll#nodebox#libredesigner#opensourcedesign
A possible scenario from our Building Block prototype of a mini-house. We hope to enable that anyone, anywhere can download the open source design and customise the house to suit different landscapes, terrains and cultures. 🏛 Rendering: @mia_behrens & @johanneholmj
Possible scenario from our Building Blocks prototype of a mini-house.
We hope to enable that anyone, anywhere can download the open source design and customise the house to suit different landscapes, terrains and cultures. 🏛 Rendering: @mia_behrens & @johanneholmj
Last Friday Dad and I spent the day with a keen and enthusiastic mechanical engineering consultant who we are working with to fine tune the abilities of this amazingly open source design seed cleaner! He is a seed customer and found the designs online, was impressed by the plans from his professional perspective, and built this for the fun of it. I've seen other seed friends who have built and been using these but had never tried it myself yet. He offered one to us after we work with him to give feedback on how to improve it so that it is more widely useable by us on the hundreds of crops we grow! I am so looking forward to the imroved version of this little thing! We tested it on corn, beets, carrots, lettuce, coriander, and quinoa. This simple yet intricate little assistant will revolutionize the time it takes us to clean seed. So grateful for helpful and keen customers/friends who offer up their help and expertise for the betterment of this project of growing and saving seeds ❤ #smallscale#seedsaving#seedcleaning#prairiehelp#carrotseed#opensourcedesign
Would you like to build your own mobile?
We like to share our knowledge and teach, and this spring we offer courses in two different settings. During a 3 hour course, you will learn how to successfully create a hanging kinetic mobile sculpture. We provide all materials and tools. On the course, we will build kinetic mobiles from metal rods and circular wooden discs. We will provide colours for you to paint the petals, and you will leave with a mobile ready to hang when you return home.
Please follow the link in bio to our homepage for dates and booking.