Posts Tagged ‘open source’
The Low-Tech Lab, an initiative of young ingenious inventors working together to meet basic needs of humanity in a creative sustainable and environmental friendly approach.
One of the main focuses of Low-Tech Lab is working on a global collaborative research program and open-source documentation.
Their next step is to locate a suitable common ground for these inventors and engineers to gather and work together. Could this common space be offered by Auroville?
The community bid farewell yesterday afternoon to our dear brother and friend Vinod, who has started HERS near Ganesh Bakery decades ago.
R.I.P. dear Vinod.
AVFF15 is going on, and today we will see our students’ movies in the afternoon at Cinema Paradiso.
Auroville Singing Festival will be on Saturday 10th October from 8 pm to 9:30 pm and Sunday 11th October from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, International Zone, with different programs on each day, and with some 26 songs in 12 languages by 130 participants.
Cesare Montresor held an open discussion about Opensource Hardware & Community FabLab, a follow-up to its presentation of Opensource Hardware in order to explore (together) with the Auroville community the requirements and opportunities for the creation of a Community FabLab. Creating a community oriented FabLab would enable the Auroville community to dispose of a communal space where to learn, experiment and eventually build their own goods with sustainable materials, thus reducing the costs of production and their impact on the environment.
Cesare Montresor presents a different way to access to goods and technology, getting the inspiration from the world community.
“Opensource Hardware”, “Community FabLab” and the “Do It Yourself” philosophy are the main concepts to enable a high quality, local and flexible production while providing a public infrastructure for knowledge, creativity and continuous learning. By enabling aurovilians to produce their own goods, a community fablab would on the long run become a way to grow toward a more self-sufficient and sustainable community.
Manoj Pavitran, an Aurovillian, once used to run away from technology. Today he sits in front of his ‘square foot of light’, his computer, connects with the whole world, and even develops web programs for Auroville. We have a love-hate relationship with technology, he says, and directs our attention to the technology-led knowledge economy and what it represents. For example, Wikipedia and open-source are examples of a radical shift in human consciousness, where people come together to create wealth for humanity and earn joy by ‘giving’.
Mark Twain once said "The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a seal and a mermaid". Auroville’s literary pilgrimage and tactful metabolism needs a change. We conducted a short interview with the project holder of www.bluelightav.org Software Solution, Mr. Juergen. "Change is a slow process". Despite of the challenges on the ground, each and every day these computer engineers are trying to change the cocoon of working scenario at Auroville. ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning is the first lane of this change – a future solution for Auroville?