Dumb Inside

Open the book to turn on the light. 
Bring temporary connectivity to everyday objects using simple circuits. Apply to other objects as desired. This project was borne from the question: can we bring simple internet connectivity to the “dumb” things we already have? And if…

Conductive Contracts

Complete the circuit by stamping it. Your contract will be digitally authorized using conductive ink, Indian stamp paper, and your thumbprint. This project considers whether paper contracts would benefit from digital features. Possible use cases include: verifying the signatures in the contract or notifying a…

The Environment and Web Literacy

Last week, Greenpeace’s Mobilization Lab and Volunteering Lab teamed up with Aspiration Tech to convene the first Open Campaigns Camp in Berlin’s betahaus. The aim of the #OCCBerlin was to gather practitioners of technology-enabled open campaigning to learn how to organize more effective campaigns by…

Casa Jasmina: How to be a guest in an open source connected home

“It’s a home first and connected second.” — @bruces “We’re looking for lean-forward living.” — @jasminatwitter About a year ago, Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling had a brilliant idea. All around, there was talk of a bright and shiny future: smart cities filled with quantified…

Improv Facilitation: Playful Devices

Improv theater seems like it has a lot to offer, not only for entertainment, but for learning and facilitation. I’ve been noticing how improv theater influences US comedy. There’s the quirky and endearing show Broad City, whose creators developed their skills at the NYC improv…