OPENING AND HACKING KNOWLEDGE: BACK TO WHERE IT STARTED?

#DIY #DIT #makers #hackers #sharingeconomy #RGCS #OOSE2018 #OWEE

Aurore’s top 5 of #hackingday2018

DAY +1

DAY 3

Street Art

DAY 2

CIC (ex-Cambridge Innovation Center)

The Wyss Institute

DAY 1 – MIT Day

MIT museum

MIT Media Lab

MIT Tour

MIT D-Lab

MIT Makerspace

DAY 0

First meeting point

Discovery of the city of Cambridge

BEFORE DAY 0


This field trip is organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces(RGCS) in partnership with PSL Research University. RGCS is an international network of scholars interested in the study and transformation of new work practices in and through collaborative spaces (e.g. coworking spaces, makerspaces and hackerspaces).

This event will take place in July (25th, 26th, and 27th) in Boston.

Boston is a key place for open innovation, open knowledge, FabLabs and hacker culture. It is an historical starting point. With a group of academics from PSL research university and a couple of entrepreneurs and activists, we want to do a trip in space and time. We would like to understand the emergence of open and hackers cultures by coming back where and when it started.

Our expedition will alternate the visits of collaborative space (e.g. makerspaces and hackerspaces) with seminars, collective discussions and visits of academic places (Harvard University, MIT, BC…). Academic visits will be an opportunity to attend conferences about opening and hacking knowledge, in particular with an historical focus (how it started). This will be an opportunity for discussions and explorations of local academic labs (coworking spaces, incubators, accelerators, makerspaces, hackerspaces, FabLabs…). To cultivate reflexivity for ourselves and people attending our event from far, we will write each day a Framapad which will be a way to share our views and experience of the day.
 


Organizing committee: Aurore Dandoy (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL) and François-Xavier de Vaujany (Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL).