While big data grabs headlines, individual citizen scientists are quietly using wearable technologies to track their own symptoms, monitor their health and gain insight into themselves.
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 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 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 19 December 2019 by Cherise Fong
Nine years after the tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan, a team of women in Ishinomaki are upcycling shards of broken pottery into pieces of jewelry that are sold around the world.
Published 30 November 2019 by Rob La Frenais
The United Nations had moved COP 25 from Santiago to Madrid. What does it mean for climate activists who went on slow travel to the COP?
Published 28 August 2019 by Rob La Frenais
While Greta Thunberg just arrived in New York on a sailing boat to attend UN Climate Action Summit 2019, Makery has investigated options how to "Do It Like Greta".
Published 19 May 2019 by Cherise Fong
This year, the radically self-reliant Black Rock City in the Nevada desert will face a new challenge: top-down, tone-deaf intervention. Yet, inner passion still prevails in the voices of Burning Man past and present.
Published 23 April 2019 by Cherise Fong
The Ecuadorian Mashpi bioreserve reconciles luxury ecotourism, natural conservation and local ecology. An exemplary project in an extraordinary location. Makery went on site.
Published 12 February 2019 by Cherise Fong
How has life been in the prehistoric paradise since the arrival of the human species?
Published 13 November 2018 by Cherise Fong
Over the past ten years, a number of startups have been busy in the lab developing new materials for the textile industry. But when will we all be wearing high-tech ecofabrics?
Published 10 July 2018 by Ewen Chardronnet
What has been happening in Brest, Brittany, since the city was certified Fab City one year ago? The week before the Fab City Summit and FAB14 opened in France, Makery investigated on site.
Published 19 June 2018 by Cherise Fong
After lab-grown burgers and plant-based sausage, what about a meat alternative made from insects? Insect farming is gaining traction, all the way to DIY home kits.
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 Cherise Fong
The final part of our investigation into bike-sharing focuses on the emergence of a newer model for urban mobility: electric bicycles. But why has it taken so long?
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 Nicolas Barrial
Part one of our investigation on bike-sharing. How the “free-floating” trend of dockless public bikes challenges the model of sustainable mobility.
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 20 March 2018 by Nicolas Barrial
Outshined by virtual reality headsets and video games, virtual worlds persist by proposing collaborative or social DIY experiences. Review of the most maker-compatible.