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 […]

#CultJam15 pre-event at Maker Convent Barcelona

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Post originally published at Europeana Creative on 02/06/2015 Some days ago at the Maker Convent Barcelona we had the opportunity of gathering 25 creative minds from different backgrounds, interested in the co-creation of new applications and 3D printing related projects based on Europeana content. It was the first of four “pre-events” before the Europeana Creative Culture Jam that will take place the 9th and 10th of July in Vienna at the Austrian National Library, as the final showcase event of the Europeana Creative project. The day was very intense, as it had the goal to co-create and foster the development […]

Co-creation workshops with open DNA

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Post originally published at CCCB Lab 19/03/2014 The aim of co-creation workshops with open DNA is to collectively explore different possibilities for building projects and initiatives in connection to the Commons, in terms of open tools, data and contents. Where participants have the opportunity to generate in agile ways new scenarios, to learn and discuss about different open approaches and to prototype solutions based on their own goals, background and needs. Co-creation for what? Evolving from the field of corporate organizations that started to embrace design thinking of new products and services some years ago, co-creation and co-design processes involving […]

Methodologies for Co-Creation Workshops with Europeana Content

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Post originally published at Europeana Creative on 27/09/2013 From Platoniq and other partners we are developing a methodology and set of activities for co-creation workshops related to the Europeana Creative challenges. The themes of these challenges are natural history education, history education, tourism, social networks and design. The workshop activities promote the re-use of Europeana-related content in new digital applications. The activities take participants through a series of actions they can take when designing digital projects and software applications collaboratively. The workshops take them from idea generation to initial wire-framings and development planning following the Agile project management principles. The […]

De votar con el cuerpo a votar con los tweets

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Post original publicado junto a @pacogonzalez y @danxdan aquí. El voto analógico, físico Uno de los fenómenos que ha tenido lugar en el contexto de las #acampadas de mayo de 2011 en España es la creación de diferentes y variados itinerarios de información, comunicación y deliberación. Como es sabido la convocatoria de las manifestaciones del 15M discurrió casi exclusivamente por la red, y tras ésta también fue a través de las informaciones de Internet como la mayoría de los participantes se sumaron a las sucesivas acampadas. Así, el martes 17 de mayo la actividad en #acampadabcn por ejemplo, consistía en […]

Small/DIY books 4 a small/DIY world

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Some weeks ago there was a happy reunion of projects, people and interests around agile publishing and book formats during the 7th edition of the Kosmopolis festival, where the fest of amplified literature gathered writers, publishers and different book related tribes in Barcelona. There for three days, at one of the windy corners of the CCCB courtyard, you could see a blue van parked next to some wood tables stuffed with books, folded papers, a couple of laptops, a printer, a guillotine, a binder and some other suspicious tools for making books. It was the Booki van, Mediterranean edition. That’s […]

UrbanLabs en la Mediateca Expandida de LABoral

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Recientemente UrbanLabs ha tenido la oportunidad de participar en la exposición Mediateca Expandida: Habitar del centro de arte y creación industrial LABoral, gracias al comisariado de@jldevicente, lo cual nos ha permitido desde CitiLab dar a conocer varias iniciativas que han participado en este “proyecto de proyectos” que es UrbanLabs desde que empezó su andadura en 2008, así como metodologías de trabajo experimentales que se han llevado a cabo en colaboración con Platoniq. Habitar es una exposición que hasta diciembre de 2010 permite recorrer nuevos escenarios urbanos emergentes a través de diferentes proyectos nacionales e internacionales, los cuales se plasman en […]