The urbanist Thomas Ermacora is one of the speakers of the Fab City Summit. He explains why the future of cities is in the hands of a new generation of techno-creative people.
Published 26 June 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Produce locally, cheaply and favor the human factor? This is the challenge taken on by the workshop-store Unto This Last in London, pioneer of digital handcrafted furniture production.
Published 26 June 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
33 meters below ground level, Richard Ballard is growing his vegetables by hydroponic and vertical cultivation, supplied with renewable energy. A taste of the future.
Published 12 June 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Acid house, noise and synthesizers inspired from Kant or Philip K. Dick… Meeting with Ewa Justka, maker artist of outrageous creations.
Published 5 June 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
A collective of English gardener-artists set up a cooperative at Somerset House and are growing vegetables between concrete and tarmac. In order to counter this hostile environment, nothing beats good compost.
Published 5 June 2018
Microsoft has acquired GitHub for 7.5 billion dollars. The news has raised concerns within the community of open source developers.
Published 22 May 2018
What future for urban manufacturing? The report "Cities of Making" offers an insight into urban manufacturing in three European cities: Brussels, London and Rotterdam.
Published 22 May 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Are hackathons a new form of exploitation? Does the hacker culture serve as a consent factory as suggested by two American sociologists? Makery investigated.
Published 17 April 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Less sugar and preservatives, more transparency and a militant approach… Makery attended a workshop to make your own soda.
Published 10 April 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Part 2 of our investigation on the state of bicycle society. While the free-floating Chinese bikes have shed a light on the dark side of the sharing economy, what about the not-for-profit aspect?
Published 3 April 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Environment, transportation, energy… Thingful cross-references and searches through data from millions of geolocated sensors in the Internet of Things. We met Usman Haque, its designer.
Published 27 March 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
The Cambridge Analytica affair is making the social network totter. Which strategy to adopt following these revelations: delete one’s account, demand one’s data, switch to free?
Published 27 March 2018
British researchers have developed a portable scanner, capable of detecting the magnetic field generated by the brain of people in motion.
Published 12 March 2018
The engineer Lucy Rogers announced the launch of a defense organization for pro makers in the UK, the Guild of Makers, that will take place on March 16 in Birmingham.
Published 27 February 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Since 2016, 1.7m Micro:bits have been distributed for free or at low cost in schools, first by the BBC, then by the Micro:bit Foundation, designed to teach programming easily.
Published 6 February 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
Bela is an open source nano-computer that processes audio signals and sensors with ultra-low latency. For musical ears, but not only.
Published 23 January 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
The symposium of RGCS, international network of researchers around collaborative workspaces, took place in London mid-January. Report.
Published 16 January 2018 by Elsa Ferreira
At Green Lab in London, we attended a workshop to create an aquaponic system. In order to be an aquaponist, you need to know a bit of everything: chemistry, design, plumbing, maths...
Published 9 January 2018
January 12 marks the release of “Hello World”, fruit of the collaboration between composer Benoit Carré, the AI Flow Machines and guest artists.
Published 19 December 2017 by Elsa Ferreira
In 2011, the Music Hackspace was a group of noisy hackers getting together in a café. Six years later, the collective moved into a prestigious cultural institution in London.