Category Innovation

The Internet of Skills

I just watched the refreshing TED group talk on the notion of an Interspecies Internet featuring a hero of mine, Neil Gerschenfeld of MIT’s Center of Bits & Atoms, alongside animal cognition expert Diana Reiss, brilliant network guru and evangelist Vint Cerf and the more unlikely “geek band” member musician Peter Gabriel. Loved the idea […]

My visit to ‘NYC Resistor’ – Cult hackspace in Brooklyn

On my trip over to NYC this Feb I popped by cult Hackspace / Makerspace NYC Resistor in downtown Brooklyn. I’d met resident hackers Astrida & Kim at Maker Faire in September but not had chance to stop by the space. So on a Open night (most Mondays) I spent a couple of hours lurking […]

Hacks gone viral – From my kitchen to 2000+ shares on Facebook

One of the most popular “scrap hacks” i’ve posted onto ScrapHacker is the pallet kitchen sofa. While it’s quietly still sitting in a nook of my kitchen, pictures of it, and me making it this summer, have gone viral. A recent share onto a Brazilian DIY Facebook page resulted in the picture being shared an […]

D.I.Y’ers = The new innovators

Being an avid fan of D.I.Y culture (and pairing it with a a collaborative Open Source ethos) I’m happy to be featured and quoted in an article today with the headline “D.I.Y’ers are the new innovators”. The article, featured in Swedish daily Expressen, is based on a pressrelease I wrote on behalf of Stockholm Makerspace […]

Avocados and crowdsourcing – Squeezing the most out of the intelligent crowd

I love avocados, buy a bunch of them every week. The last few months I’ve been totally disappointed by the non-pleasant brownish surprise lurking under an otherwise neutral, normal looking avocado surface. This made me think about the potential synergetic relationship between avocados and crowdsourcing – Let me explain… So, avocados are stuffed full of […]

The results are in! Stockholm Makerspace gets a crowdfunded start

The results are in folks (oh well, they have been since Dec 18th but I’ve been busy blogging about it at Makerspace.se): the crowdfunding campaign for Stockholm Makerspace was a success! We used the platform FundedByMe (Swedish equivalent to Kickstarter) Over 30 days, 141 backers supported the cause with a total of 106400 SEK (which […]

Looking back #1: Open Source Hardware Summit

Ok, so with the horizon of a new year approaching I can’t help but look back at a great 2012. So many great moments and people I stumbled across throughout the year. Sort of sucks realizing there’s no way I can recapture the magic in a blog post and in retrospect (plus writing about it […]