Field notes from a co-design workshop around DigitalDIY case studies

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Last Friday I participated in a co-design workshop of the DigitalDIY European project, which was a one-day session organised and facilitated by IDEActivity Center from Politecnico de Milano. The workshop was part of a series of meetings to apply and test new materials and methods for co-reation around DigitalDIY case studies, in this occasion related to organisations and work issues. It represented not only an opportunity to know more about the topic of “do-it-yourself” around autonomous and civic technology-driven projects under the open source philosophy and peer production, but in my case also the chance to observe and take part […]

DIY microbooks: this new/old thing

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What’s a “pliego”? A “pliego” is a simple sheet of paper that once folded turns into a microbook (a real pocket-size one, indeed). It only needs a printer, a little do-it-yourself and an average 10 minutes for reading it. This is the concept page/prototype for some examples (in Catalan). Or a couple of examples in English here and here… In other words HowTo pliego from pliegos on Vimeo. Like a Twitter for books What can be said on just both sides of a sheet? Imagine the smallest book possible, one that you can create writing only for a while, then […]