Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Practical Post Scarcity by Open Source Ecology

This trio of video treats is re-evolutionary.
Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for the last two years has been creating the Global Village Construction Set, an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The GVCS lowers the barriers to entry into farmingbuilding, and manufacturing and can be seen as a life-size lego-like set of modular tools that can create entireeconomies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, in urban redevelopment, or in the developing world.

Practical Post Scarcity from Open Source Ecology on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. I would recommend against posting info on this project unless you go in person and see the reality of the actual site. I have been there and its nothing like promoted. The tractor is a joke, the CEB press costs $5000+ in materials alone and you can buy a complete trailer mounted professional unit for $10k. The workshop they built out of CEB bricks is falling apart. The cord wood hut is falling to pieces. The soil and stream is getting polluted from all the old junk cars and engines laying all over like sanford and son. In the end it would be better use of every ones time to contact manufacturers of the tools being copied and convince them to make their designs open source for personal use only.