Farmers Fight for Our Right to Hack

Out of necessity, farmers wear many hats: electrician, veterinarian, carpenter, botanist, mechanic, businessperson, maker, tinkerer + in this high-tech era, hacker. Their ability to maintain their own equipment is currently being challenged by manufacturers, becoming an issue that will impact future generations of farmers, as well as our rights as consumers to hack, modify + tinker with our own devices.

The Irony of Beauty

This is an astounding metaphor for our culture and the gravity of our situation as lifeforms on a planet we know next-to-nothing about: enveloped by the inelegance of our current technology, with wires and all kinds of ugly schwack running up and down the walls surrounding and protecting him, Ed Lu is aboard the International…

waxieus : QR Code

My pal, Lars, turned me onto QR Code, the nifty little descendants of the common bar code. We’ve been itching for a style upgrade on these for quite some time now. Their predescessors were cool in that creepy way but these are, uh..different to look at even if maybe only because they are new to…

Langer wins Millennium Award

MIT Institute Professor Robert Langer has won the Millennium Technology Prize, the world’s largest award for technology innovation. Langer was chosen “for his inventions and development of innovative biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration that have saved and improved the lives of millions of people,” according to Technology Academy Finland, which gives the…