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Ton Zijlstra
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Making sense of complexity and change. Using the affordances of distributed technology.
Making sense of complexity and change. Using the affordances of distributed technology.

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hi there, I'm new to this group. I've joined after being pointed here by several people such as Andrew Minkin and the other good people of Namba. Currently, as an open data consultant to the World Bank, we're helping the Ministry for Economy in KG to build an open data action plan (part of the more general e-governance policy).

So I'm interested in current projects you're working on that use (government) public data sources, or the type of data you would like to see published so you can use it. I might be in Bishkek for next month's Kyrgyz internet forum, and almost certainly for the hackathon the Soros Foundation is organizing with IT-Attractor in June.

 I will read along here using machine translation and may occasionly ask something in English. [I live in the Netherlands].

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3d printing walking robot.
A robot walks around and does #3dprinting  as it goes. Seriously neat technology. Now we just need to get them to swarm ...   

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/01/06/geoweaver-roaming-3d-printer-walks-walk-caulks-caulk/

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Good video about Edgeryders and the 'unMonastery'. Great work by some people I'm lucky to have in my network..

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A robot walks around and does #3dprinting  as it goes. Seriously neat technology. Now we just need to get them to swarm ...   

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/01/06/geoweaver-roaming-3d-printer-walks-walk-caulks-caulk/

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Ultimaker heeft afgelopen week een nieuwe versie van hun printer gelanceerd (tijdens bijeenkomsten in NYC, Manchester en Berlijn). Wat in de pers erover niet echt genoemd wordt maar volgens mij wel significant is: de printer is bedoeld voor de 'gewone consument', d.w.z. je koopt hem kant en klaar en het gebruik ervan is vereenvoudigd en makkelijker gemaakt. Tegelijkertijd is er een platform gelanceerd om ontwerpen te delen op https://www.youmagine.com/ (waar als ik het goed heb begrepen het ook mogelijk is om varianten etc. makkelijk toe te voegen.)

(disclosure: mijn zwager is mede-oprichter van Ultimaker. Dit is echter niet als promo bedoeld.)

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Yup. No excuse for snoops though.

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When afraid all is a threat. When your methods don't work use the same methods more obsessively. It is all a deeply human response and utterly predictable because of it in that sense. It also a symptom however of systems becoming brittle and crumbling.

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A sympathetic project to redo e-mail. By Smari and other Icelandic coders.

Am in Cambridge for a month, till 5 september or so. Ping me if you want to meet up.
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