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.
Published 16 April 2020 by Denis Roio
Feeding the debate on proximity-tracing during Covid-19 pandemia, Denis Roio, aka Jaromil from Dyne.org, challenges some polarizing beliefs forming around the concepts of privacy and urgency.
Published 15 April 2020
In partnership with Makery, Covid-Initiatives is launching a call for contributions in order to extend and improve the map and accurately and comprehensively document maker initiatives in Europe and worldwide.
Published 9 April 2020
In Tokyo, biohacker Shingo Hisakawa is converting his NinjaPCR open source thermal cycler into a real-time DNA amplifier, which could test for the coronavirus Covid-19.
Published 9 April 2020 by la rédaction
In France, the mobilization of makers and fablabs against Covid-19 is unprecedented, but they are left to liaise directly with health care workers and civil society.
Published 8 April 2020 by Clément Renaud
A team of European researchers offers a decentralized protocol that could store relevant information on people without mass collecting personal data.
Published 8 April 2020
MIT’s Project Magnus has designed a model for a complete face shield that can be cut out in one (foldable) piece from a single flat sheet.
Published 8 April 2020 by Ewen Chardronnet
On March 6, 2020, five research payloads from the MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative were sent to the International Space Station. Among them, the Sojourner 2020 project, a payload of artworks selected by SEI’s arts curator Xin Liu. Adriana Knouf’s TX-1 is one of the curated projects.
Published 7 April 2020 by Cherise Fong
As Oki Wonder Lab gleefully camps out in Okinawa, most Hackterians are stuck indoors. An online KitchenLab hosted live from Helsinki offered an entertaining glimpse of localized baking, while other experiments are fermenting and distilling across the global network.