During last week’s community call, there was interest in curating a series of Internet of Production conversations (in this community call format) that would look at:
“What is / why work towards an Internet of Production for” [insert topic/community/sector].
- science institutes, academic institutions, and makerspaces in universities (which were represented by several of the community call participants, and also could host some the IMA awardees)
- Medical and health services
Let me know in this thread or by direct message if you’re interested in speaking and/or have topics you would be want to hear about!
Work in progress program (none of the following ideas/speakers/dates are confirmed):
Agriculture/Open Agricultural Tech
- Greg Austic at OurSci & GOAT (Gathering for Open Ag Tech)
- Nano Castro - Open Agroecology Lab
- Folks from COSMOLOCALISM Agriculture partnership / lab
Academic research meets Medical and health services
-Public Invention (Robert Read)
Participants in the IOPA May community call from university labs:
-Padraic Casserly / Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies / Managing a makerspace at the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Nigeria / Padraic Casserly - Design Studio Coordinator - Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies | LinkedIn
-Lawrence Kincheloe / Juniper Garden, SPEC, Public Invention / GitHub:LokiMetaSmith , LinkedIn: lawrence Kincheloe - Researcher - Public Invention | LinkedIn
IMA awardees from university labs
Sloan Foundation Technology program
Local need, local design, local manufacturing
This is a nascent idea, coming from various comments I’ve heard about the tendency we (we is vague) have of assuming a divide between “global designs” and “locally manufactured”, with an assumed design meaning “made somewhere else”, often implied as in the minority world / Global North. So this conversation would be about the end-to-end, or even circular, Internet of Production at the local level.
Emergency disaster response
Education (this is veeeery broad and could do with segmentation. University lab makerspaces, Vocational training in community learning spaces/libraries, DIY IT equipment for primary schools, education/training about local manufacturing and digital fabrication skills,… All of these are distinct use cases and understandings of the scope of “education” and when people say “education” they are often not referring to the same thing).