Watching this RSA video was very insightful and I highly recommend it to everyone here!
I think this would be a great idea:
- build a global ecosystem of open source circular maker spaces
- build a CIRCULAR crowdsourcing website for these open source maker spaces?
A lot of people on Indiegogo and Kickstarter are making junk that is not circular at all but are purely for making money yet gets lots of funding. OSCE Days can help co-create a global Open Source design ecosystem, backed by its own crowdsourcing mechanism.
They comment that software is easy to upgrade but hardware isn’t. This is where a system wide circular recycling, remanufacturing supply chain would be able to handle all the products at EOL. This means taking a modular approach that all the products can follow, if possible.
Another comment: When the 3D printers, etc become more and more powerful, IP issues will emerge. If we have OS, then we don’t have to worry about this! They are talking about capitalist model but OS model is completely different.
SESSION 2: PANEL with Tim Jackson, Kate Raworth and Vinya Gupta,
50:00 - Kate Raworth talks about developing biomimicry-based 3D printer
1:02 - Tim Jackson talks about something I thought about this morning - as soon as you go to investors for funding, you are entrapped by the system and you become part of the problem, the inequality-creating system. The investors will force you to be part of the 1% in order to succeed. They know how to game the system to become part of the 1% and for you to succeed, you need to reinforce the 1%.
1:06 - Vinay Gupta - compensation - Humans have always tried to turn knowledge into property. Model 2 - protecting against predatory capitalism Model 3 - restructure capital - DAO - Decentralized Autonomous Organization - Crowdsource funding for these structures
1:11 - Kate Raworth - When we come to work in a company that is focused on maximizing profit, it asks us to bring a little bit of yourself to work. That’s not who we are. We gift and share all the time.
1:16 - Kate Raworth - a basic income for all creators.A great idea that we have also thought about.
1:17 - Vinya Gupta - Basic income is not the solution, it distribute money but it doesn’t distribute power. We have to retell the story of work as a small activity for the privileged elite that grew out of colonialism. Are we going to fix the inequalities in the manufacturing system or will we say where all the raw materials come from is not our concern? Good points about circularity and the ethical issues bound to them.
1:24 - Kate Raworth - Govt could make all patents open source! This is in agreement with the concept of OS University.
1:25 - Tim Jackson - How do you get it to work? The film witness with Kelly McGillis and Harrison Ford. In this film, there’s a scene where Harrison Ford has escaped to an Amish community with Kelly McGillis as a witness in hiding. In this film there is a 15 minute scene about how the community builds a barn. It shows how any community can come together to build something big. These resources always exist but are a challenge to access.