Marcin Jakubowski Talks About the Global Village Construction Set
At the beginning of the year, I posted up the promo video for the Global Village Construction Set. The project has been moving along steadily, and recently founder Marcin Jakubowski gave a TED talk, in which he talks a bit about his work and how far he’s progressed.
You can learn a lot more at his blog, here, and even contribute your skills to various aspects of the project (here’s one example).
Finally, I love this quote: “a newly relevant diy maker culture can hope to transcend artificial scarcity.”
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