Cesar Harada is currently candidate for a PhD, writing on “Open Hardware for the Environment” at Goldsmiths University of London, Design & Environment department, under the supervision of Prof Jennifer Gabrys.
Protei, the International_Ocean_Station and Openet.org are the 3 main components of this research.
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WORK IN PROGRESS
Open Hardware for the Environment
Table of content / Outline
Open Hardware for the Environment
Environmental Monitoring system
International Ocean Station
Open Hardware for the environment
Practice based investigation
Oceans as field
Approach : hands-on iterative, fast cycle innovation, bio-mimicry, Design & Artificial Selection.
Legal : Intellectual Property combination
Art : vision
Design : conditions
Engineering : means
Science : findings
A practice-based part-time PhD.
What is at stakes : why we need Open Hardware to address Environmental issues today?
History of the mouvement : the maker and the Environmentalist movement convergence.
Places & Cultures : Northern America, South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Oceania.
Communities & Focuses : Social Networks, Energy, Water, Food, Sanitation, Transport…
Entrepreneurship & Non Profit Development : Sustainable business Development & Community Management strategies : networks, blocks, herds, nodes, wet networks…
Open Hardware Heros : Figures of the movement.
Open Hardware development strategies.
A research built around my personal investigation.
Personal Story and motivation
Father : Shinto, hands-on approach
Mother : Story telling, and social networks
Brother : Politics and ethics
Investigation Method : Hands on iterative method.
Art and Science : A thin line
Professional and amateur. 2 cults to the same god.
The tools of collaboration :
Internet x workshop
Social Media, influence, character building
Buzz words, branding and network of influence.
Environment monitoring and cleaning system
Protei + The International Ocean Station + Open-H2O Chapters
== MIT ==
The urge to update a
method of investigation (hands-on iterative, thinking by prototyping and testing)
intellectual property (open Source)
technology thinking (shinto)
Revenue Model (profit + Non-profit)
== Gulf of Mexico ==
genesis of the project
== Japan ==
== San Francisco, Summer 2012 ==
== Unreasonable at Sea ==
Shape Shifting Sailing Robot to sense and clean the Ocean.
Manned floating laboratory for Ocean Exploration.
Ocean Data Infrastructure & Open-H2O Community.
Ethics & Practical implications of running an Open Hardware project for the Environment
Going from a volunteer informal R&D group to a funded international non-profit community (Open-H2O) and a small manufacturing business (Protei.inc)
Savannah Ocean Exchange
2008 : Open-Sailing up
2009 : Open-Sailing Down after Ars Electronica
2010 : Open-Sailing up
2011 : Protei within Open-Sailing
2012 : Open-Sailing becomes Open-H2O
Open-H20 and Protei separates
Motivation to separate the community in a non-profit and for profit entity.
Speed of development & Decision
Public Vs Private information and timing
On a thin line
Budgeting and prioritizing
Area of expertise
Ownership and Decision making process
Valuation and shares, capital
Value of the community
Growing social networks and the importance of social media for crowd sourcing
Crowd sourcing R&D and minimizing structural expense
Ethics, Accountancy and the Meritocratic model.
Ethics : 1. Environment, 2. People, 3. Technology, 4. Profit
Towards a Consortium
Intergovernmental (Agreements and international funds)
Conclusion : the need of open hardware technology
Future of Open Hardware for the Environment
Social Network and crowd funding
Controlling complex network with a minimum number of nodes
Research and Influence, qualitative and quantitative.
Author / Sources
Annexes / Downloads
- Open Hardware Multi-million Dollar companies