While big data is being used to grab headlines, feed epidemiological models and predict the future, individual citizen scientists are quietly using wearable technologies to track their own symptoms, monitor their health and gain insight into themselves. Open Humans is building bridges and ladders through this growing mass of self-research data.
Published 24 June 2020 by Rob La Frenais
Dasha Ilina recently got an honorary mention at Ars Electronica for her faux corporation offering therapy for those constantly on their phones, the ‘Center For Technological Pain’.
Published 22 June 2020 by Enrico Bassi
Mobilized Italian makers showed the way for makers around the world. Enrico Bassi of Opendot fablab in Milan, specialized in open healthcare, tells the story.
Published 18 June 2020 by Hugues Aubin
Three regional networks spanning Brittany, France and West Africa have partnered with local health, research and corporate organizations to provide African fablabs with machines and consumables.
Published 17 June 2020 by Cesar Garcia Saez
Co-founder of Makerspace Madrid, Cesar Garcia Saez comes back to the mobilization of the makers during the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain.
Published 2 June 2020 by Elsa Ferreira
100 hours: the time it took the team at University College London, assisted by Mercedes’s Formula 1 department, to develop the first prototype of a CPAP device.
Published 27 May 2020 by Rob La Frenais
The recently published 'Art as We Don’t Know It' catalogue showcases art and research that has grown and flourished within the wider network of both the Bioart Society and Aalto University's Biofilia lab in Finland during the previous decade. Review.
Published 22 May 2020 by Cherise Fong
If JOGL’s OpenCovid19 Initiative came out of a crisis, the collaborations that are forming among its members prove that this online platform is much more than a flash mob. What does the data say?
Published 20 May 2020 by Elsa Ferreira
In the UK, DIY problem-solving makers and open-source engineers, in collaboration with clinical teams, are contributing their technical expertise to the collective response against Covid-19.
Published 11 May 2020 by Elsa Ferreira
Can an inter-communal alliance solve the problem of test shortages? Just One Giant Lab (JOGL) pools skills to explore an experimental yet promising diagnostic technique: LAMP.
Published 10 May 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
In Paris, a citizen collective is working to produce an emergency medical ventilator that is open source, low-cost and easy to reproduce.
Published 8 May 2020 by Rob La Frenais
The independent curator and critic Rob La Frenais runs the "Future of Transportation" group on Facebook. New chronicle about mobility after the lockdown.
Published 5 May 2020 by Cherise Fong
JOGL, a global platform for collaborating on open source biotech projects, recently launched a series of micro-grants for projects directly tackling the Covid-19 crisis.
Published 28 April 2020 by Denis Roio
New correspondance on proximity-tracing with Denis Roio aka Jaromil from Dyne.org.
Published 28 April 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
In early April, Makerscovid.paris received an outsize order for 8,400 protective gowns. Two labs and a library rose to the challenge.
Published 26 April 2020 by Rob La Frenais
Independent curator and critic Rob La Frenais runs the "Future of Transportation" group on Facebook. He writes in Makery his thoughts about mobility after the lockdown.
Published 26 April 2020 by Catherine Lenoble
Makery relays voices from fabrication spaces federated around the collective Makers x Covid Paris to support the city's frontline workers.
Published 22 April 2020 by Quentin Chevrier
Capturing the moment for distributed production of PPE, photographer Quentin Chevrier followed deliveries around a city on lockdown by the collective Makers x Covid Paris.
Published 20 April 2020
On April 12, the Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) in Taipei launched a series of DIY anti-virus workshops for all ages, the first of which focused on transforming a Micro:bit micro-computer into an infrared thermometer.
Published 17 April 2020 by Denis Roio
Denis Roio aka Jaromil shares here his further thinkings about the development of an ethical contact-tracing solution.