Where "Small is Beautiful" meets "Big Data"- Empowering Local Communities with Open Hardware

A session at Open Source Bridge 2013

Thursday 20th June, 2013

4:45pm to 5:30pm (PST)

This session will examine a broader definition of the "Maker" movement by seeking ways in which the emerging practice of "Open Hardware" empowers communities where cultural or geographic barriers might have prevented engagement in the past. Furthermore we will examine how such an approach may be combined with the civic technology movement to revitalize participatory institutions which might otherwise be endangered or extinct.
As this discussion arose out of a civic technology campaign in Maine, we use Maine and northern New England as our primary example. Examples and use cases from other regions are highly encouraged however.

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Andrew Jawitz

Code for America Brigade, Maine

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Time 4:45pm5:30pm PST

Date Thu 20th June 2013

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