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20140312 Protei in Liberation, French Newspaper

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Great honor for us to be featured yesterday in the well distributed French newspaper Liberation alongside our distinguished sailing robots VAIMOS, Wave Glider, Emily and Saildrone. Thanks to Herve Marchon for the great article.  Full article on-line for the subscribers  here.

 

20140219 Cesar Harada at Media 360, Mothers choice invitation

I was happy to support Mothers choice charity dinner at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong.
In my 45 minutes presentation, I tried to make the audience connect to their life network of events, and to their own social network. The underlying idea being to understand oneself better to leverage all the people around you to achieve great projects. Below are my slides.

http://goo.gl/m0b7PQ

Mothers Choice is a Hong Kong based charity that makes a big difference in the life of teenage mothers and addresses many issues connecting to parenthood in Hong Kong. Please support.

Protei in the New York Times today

A Cruise on the S.S. Brainstorm

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/fashion/a-cruise-on-the-ss-brainstorm.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Delighted to read about Protei in the New York Times today. Special thanks to Melena Ryzik for the article. Archive as pdf here (1.5mb).

A version of this article appears in print on September 29, 2013, on page ST1 of the New York edition with the headline: A Cruise on the S.S. Brainstorm.

Protei by Cesar Harada on BBC Horizon 2013

http://youtu.be/UCvS2d9LYZY
This is a rough cut of the BBC program, keeping only what’s about Openness and Protei or Cesar Harada. Great thanks to Graham Strong, all the BBC team , Toni Nottebohm for allowing some of her material to be shared, all the Protei team in the video and Tom Higgs. Also below a related article.

http://osswatch.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2013/04/17/is-tomorrows-world-an-open-source-one/

Is Tomorrow’s World an Open Source one?

Last week BBC’s Horizon put out a special episode looking at the next generation of technological advances. Two of the stories they reported caught my eye as they suggest that the future of innovation lies in an open way of working.

Liz Bonnin Horizon BBC

Liz Bonnin presented the show from one of The Science Museum’s storage hangers. Photo Credit:BBC

The first story looked at the work of Professor Bob Langer at MIT.  Professor Langer has received the Draper Prize and National Medal of Science for his work in biomedical engineering.  Langer’s approach to research is to bring experts from a range of fields together to create an interdisciplinary team.

Previous approaches to designing medical devices were designed by doctors based on existing materials.  Langer sought to design new materials to operate inside the body and be safely absorbed once their job was done.  To make this possible he assembled a team including engineers, chemists, neurosurgeons, pharmacologists and a number of other disciplines.

The approach of applying one expert’s knowledge to the problem posed in another’s primary field has many parallels with open innovation, and led to advances never thought possible by those working in single fields.

The second story reported on the Protei project which we heard about recently at Open Source Junction.  Protei was founded by Cesar Harada, and seeks to produce sailing drones which can be used to clean up oil spills.

Harada released his initial designs online and set out forming a community of scientists and engineers to collaborate on the project. Supported by a kickstarter campaign, over $33,000 dollars were raised allowing him to hire a work shop and invite his community to work together on the open hardware project.

The programme then focused on the contrast between the model of inventors patenting an invention which Harada characterised as “good for the manufacturer but not very good for the people”, to the “new culture of openness” shaping what we invent.

One comment that piqued my interest came from Gia Milinovich, who spoke of a “tension between the open source movement and business”, and a “battle between these two worlds”.  While this paints an exciting picture for a science documentary, I think the language used here was slightly disingenuous.

While we hear of stories where one company attacks another company who backs an open source project, these bear little distinction from companies litigating against each other over issues with no relation to open source. It’s fortunately very rare that we see a “battle” between a business and an open source community, and the examples of this are greatly outstripped by the examples where the two work together in harmony, indeed furthering one another’s goals.

Designer Wayne Hemingway then described how he “loved the idea” of an environment with no patents and no copyright, which while certainly a valid goal doesn’t do well to represent the way open source works.  The most common open source licences all at least require that the the original author be credited for their work, which in a copyright-free world wouldn’t be enforceable.

These criticisms aside, It’s great to see open source and open hardware getting airtime from a mainstream broadcaster like this.

20130420 Promoting Protei Hackathon Morocco April 20th

Protei hackathon in Morocco

Protei is coming to Morocco !!!
With a Massive Hackathon !!!!
It will take place Saturday April 20th all day, we are looking for a location – so apologies for the french – english mix below.
Protei in partnership with SaharaLabs / Tarfaya Hackerspace / Thalassa / Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship – Moroccan CISE

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Francais
Venez fabriquer des robots a voile basés sur micro-controller Arduino, Raspberry π, servo-motors, DC moteur et autre senseurs pendant une journée inoubliable d’électromécanique, de code, de test dans l’eau, de rencontres. Nous fabriquerons des coques de bateau, des mats, des voiles, des boitiers de contrôle mécanique, assemblerons des circuits électroniques, programmerons, testerons nos machines sur l’eau, partagerons sur les réseaux sociaux. Nous discuterons aussi les principes du mouvement DIY et Open Hardware (technologie libre et gratuite).
Protei est un navire autonome Open Source a coque articulé developé pour explorer et nettoyer les océans. Les océans souffrent de marées noires, de pollution plastique, fuites radioactives, surpêche, mort des récifs coralliens, changement climatique, montée du niveau de la mer. Nous devons developer ensemble des technologies àtants la hauteur de ces défis.
Le hackathon est ouvert aux experts comme au débutants sera facilité par :
- Cesar HARADA (France-Japon): Inventeur du system Protei de bateau à coque articulé, Ancien Project Leader au MIT, TED Fellow.
- Gabriella LEVINE (USA) : Hardware Designer & Hacker, Top women in Tech (Adafruit), Master de ITP Tisch de New York.
- El Wali El Alaoui (Marocco): Fondateur de SaharaLabs / Tarfaya Hackerspace, premier hackerspace au Maroc.

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English
Come for a 1-day intense hands-on workshop we will build remote-controlled sailing robot based on arduino microcontroller, raspberry π, servo-motors, DC geared motors, and the available parts. We will build boat hulls, mast, rudders, sew sails, assemble electronics, write code, build circuits, test-sail our boats the water, and document it online. While doing so, we will also discuss some of the concepts of DIY & open hardware movement.
Protei is an Open Hardware Shape Shifting Sailing Robot to explore and clean the oceans. In order to address the scale and complexity of the issues in the ocean – Oil Spills, Plastic pollution, radioactivity, overfishing, Coral reef mapping, red tides and climate change- we must develop scalable, hence, Open technologies.
The hands-on workshop open to experts and beginners will be facilitated by :
- Cesar HARADA (France-Japan): Inventor of the Protei Shape-shifting system, Ex MIT Project leader, TED Fellow.
- Gabriella LEVINE (USA) : Hardware Designer & Hacker, Top women in Tech (Adafruit), Master from ITP Tisch New York
- El Wali El Alaoui (Marocco): Founder of SaharaLabs / Tarfaya Hackerspace, first hackerspace in Morocco.

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Nous cherchons un espaces avec ces critères suivants:
  1. pour 50 personnes, tables, chaises
  2. proximité de l’eau (lac, grande piscine, mer)
  3. electricité, Internet
  4. capacité de faire de la poussiere et travailler tard le soir

Vous connaissez un tel endroit?

20130329 Protei mentions in Bloomberg Business Week and Venture Burn

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Today we got cool mentions in Bloomberg Business Week :

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-28/drone-makers-get-help-from-the-open-source-diy-crowd#r=tec-s 

Special thanks to Max Raskin, Bloomberg.

20130329VentureBurn

and in an interview of Daniel Epstein by Venture Burn “Startup News for Developing Markets

http://ventureburn.com/2013/03/sailing-startups-to-market-qa-with-unreasonable-institutes-daniel-epstein/

 

20130131 Protei in WIRED Japan

20130311Protei Wired Japan

We’re in WIRED Japan ! http://wired.jp/2013/03/11/definition-of-success/2/

Protei:風力で動くロボット船を使ってゴミを回収
Cesar Harada | セザール原田(右)
Gabriella Levine | ガブリエラ・レヴァイン(左)

人類の命の源である海に蓄積される流出油や農業排水、そしてプラスティックはたったいま生産をやめたとしても50年間はそこに残り、生物に影響を与え続けるという。そうしたゴミを風力で動くロボット船を使って回収するという彼らのアイデアは、オープンソースプラットフォームを通じて実現されようとしている。世界中の子どもたちがインターネットで船を操縦して世界の海をクリーンにする。このアイデアはやがて宇宙にも向かうかもしれない。
──成功を定義してください。

成功は結果であって、プロセスのほうが大事。例えば、AやBやCといったアイデアが出てきたとき、結果としてひとつしか実現できないかもしれない。でもほかのアイデアが次の成功に結びつくかもしれないでしょ。(原田)

──いい会社と悪い会社をそれぞれ定義してください。

いい会社は社会に対して何か目的をもって取り組んでいて、そのために必要な雇用などのリソースも社会に提供しようしている。対して、悪い会社とは自己中心的なアプローチで自分の周囲や身近なことだけを見ていて、社会という考え方が狭くなっている会社だね。(原田)

──起業家と社会起業家の違いとは?

「ソーシャル」というのは本当の意味で社会を考えることだと思う。いま話題になっているソーシャルメディアというのは流行語であって、彼らのビジネスはいわゆる「ソーシャルアントレプレナー(社会起業家)」ではない。本来、社会起業家とは社会の利益を中心に考え、そのために起業という形態をとる人のことを指すものなんだ。(原田)

──最もクールな職業は何だと思いますか? また、それはなぜですか?

わたしはジョージ・キャンベルの考え方が好きなの。やりたい仕事が世の中になければ自分でつくる。船をつくり始めたのもそんな思いからだったわ。いろいろなスキルにそれぞれ可能性があり、それがたくさんの成功の機会を生み出すかもしれない。パッションがあればそれは実行可能なのよ。すべての人が成功できるとは思わないけど、わたしはいまのプロジェクトはとてもクールだと思って取り組むことができているわ。(レヴァイン)

──世界の子どもたちにいまいちばん何を教えたいですか?

社会に対して目を開くということ。子どもたちが育つ環境はそれぞれだけれど、そこにある社会にかかわって、いろいろ考えるようになってほしいね。(原田)

PROTEI PRESENTATION VIDEO from toni nottebohm on Vimeo.

20130115 Unreasonable at Sea by Unreasonable Media Episode 1 !

Unreasonable at Sea: Embarkation from Unreasonable Media on Vimeo.

We have a great Media Team on board of the MV Explorer. They are following us pretty much everywhere.
We are living a very privileged experience and we have to share it with the entire world, because the core belief of Unreasonable at Sea is that Entrepreneurship is changing the world ! Thanks for travelling with us!

TEDxParis 2012

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Today, 2012 October 6th, Cesar Harada will represent Protei at TEDxParis, hosted by the Olympia.
The presentation in french will be recorded by Canal+ and broadcasted shortly on youtube.
The day is sold out, but you can attend a longer Protei presentation in Paris for free, October 10th at the ENSCI Paris.
Aujourd’hui, 6 Octobre 2012, Cesar Harada represente Protei a TEDxParis a l’Olympia.
La presentation en francais sera enregistree par Canal+ et rendue publique dans les prochains jours sur youtube.
TEDxParis n’a pas de tickets disponible mais il est possible d’assister a une presentation plus en détaillée et gratuite a l’ENSCI le 10 Octobre 2012.Keynote file available here for download (956MB): http://protei.org/download/20120929TEDxParis.key.zip

Cesar Harada as “figures of progress” by Good Magazine and IBM

Cesar Harada featured as "Figure of Progress" by good.is