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From Code to Craft – Open, appropriate, technology and the design of a new world – part 3

Information and communications technologies (ICT’s) continue to change and develop at a rapid pace. Increasingly pervasive and networked (both socially and ‘physically’) ICT’s are largely black boxes. While there are indications of movements and trends that attempt to plumb the depths of these black boxes, […]

OPEN, APPROPRIATE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE DESIGN OF A NEW WORLD – VERSION 0, PART2.

This entry is part 2 of 0 in the seriesOpen, appropriate, technology and the design of a new worldWe have continually expanding access to new technologies. And yet the issues, problems and plagues that have been with us for decades still endure. And what is […]

Design and Technology Session with Teens – from 2003

Just a bit of archival preservation here. In 2003 we did a 4-H Career Explorations session on Design and Technology. In the past few years I have looked for, but been unable to find, the documents related to this event. Today I did stumble on […]

Open, appropriate, technology and the design of a new world – Version 0, part1.

This entry is part 1 of 0 in the seriesOpen, appropriate, technology and the design of a new worldI recently returned from two weeks in Nicaragua. During my time there we conducted some tech workshops with kids using littleBits (more about that in a future […]

Makers,making,diy and hacking citations

As of December 9, 2014: Journal articles I’ve gathered around the topic of makers and making. Many read, a handful left to work through, and more to discover. Does not include books – update on those coming soon.   Bevan, B., Gutwill, J. P., Petrich, […]