DIYcity

22 Apr 2009 - 1:33pm
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Has anyone had involvement with the DIYcity group & project?

http://diycity.org/

>From their site:

> What is needed right now is a new type of city: a city that is like the
> Internet in its openness, participation, distributed nature and rapid,
> organic evolution - a city that is not centrally operated, but that is
> created, operated and improved upon by all - a DIY City.
>
> This is the DIYcity Challenge: *can we, working together, define and build
> a version 1.0 of the Do-It-Yourself City*, a city that operates on open
> data flowing through decentralized, open source tools, that actively engages
> residents not only as users but as participants and owners of the system?
>
> *Can we build this not only for our own individual cities, but for cities
> everywhere?* Can we build an open toolset that any city, anywhere in the
> world, can access, modify to suit their needs, and deploy on their own
> terms?
>

Some of the proposed projects are things like:

Cooperative Bike Share
Distributed Smart Phone Bus Tracker
Bar Code Bus Tracker
Taxi Share
Open Source Post Office
Open Source Ridesharing App
Zoning Application*

*Looks like some interesting ways to utilize your IxD skillset for systems,
services, or even digital applications.
Even IxDA local groups could tap into this.
I would love to hear if anyone has been participating.

Janna

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22 Apr 2009 - 2:12pm
Angel Marquez
2008

Reading this post after I just read this line in a book:"Examples of the
phenomenon of Encroachment can be found everywhere in our society. A blatant
example is the 'do it yourself' movement,...."

Strange.

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:33 PM, Janna Hicks DeVylder
<janna at devylder.com>wrote:

> Has anyone had involvement with the DIYcity group & project?
>
> http://diycity.org/
>
> >From their site:
>
> > What is needed right now is a new type of city: a city that is like the
> > Internet in its openness, participation, distributed nature and rapid,
> > organic evolution - a city that is not centrally operated, but that is
> > created, operated and improved upon by all - a DIY City.
> >
> > This is the DIYcity Challenge: *can we, working together, define and
> build
> > a version 1.0 of the Do-It-Yourself City*, a city that operates on open
> > data flowing through decentralized, open source tools, that actively
> engages
> > residents not only as users but as participants and owners of the system?
> >
> > *Can we build this not only for our own individual cities, but for cities
> > everywhere?* Can we build an open toolset that any city, anywhere in the
> > world, can access, modify to suit their needs, and deploy on their own
> > terms?
> >
>
> Some of the proposed projects are things like:
>
> Cooperative Bike Share
> Distributed Smart Phone Bus Tracker
> Bar Code Bus Tracker
> Taxi Share
> Open Source Post Office
> Open Source Ridesharing App
> Zoning Application*
>
> *Looks like some interesting ways to utilize your IxD skillset for systems,
> services, or even digital applications.
> Even IxDA local groups could tap into this.
> I would love to hear if anyone has been participating.
>
> Janna
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22 Apr 2009 - 1:53pm
Emily Conrad
2009

I wasn't directly involved, but know the team-
http://www.observer.com/2009/media/dude-wheres-my-bus-ask-diycity

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Janna Hicks DeVylder <janna at devylder.com>wrote:

> Has anyone had involvement with the DIYcity group & project?
>
> http://diycity.org/
>
> >From their site:
>
> > What is needed right now is a new type of city: a city that is like the
> > Internet in its openness, participation, distributed nature and rapid,
> > organic evolution - a city that is not centrally operated, but that is
> > created, operated and improved upon by all - a DIY City.
> >
> > This is the DIYcity Challenge: *can we, working together, define and
> build
> > a version 1.0 of the Do-It-Yourself City*, a city that operates on open
> > data flowing through decentralized, open source tools, that actively
> engages
> > residents not only as users but as participants and owners of the system?
> >
> > *Can we build this not only for our own individual cities, but for cities
> > everywhere?* Can we build an open toolset that any city, anywhere in the
> > world, can access, modify to suit their needs, and deploy on their own
> > terms?
> >
>
> Some of the proposed projects are things like:
>
> Cooperative Bike Share
> Distributed Smart Phone Bus Tracker
> Bar Code Bus Tracker
> Taxi Share
> Open Source Post Office
> Open Source Ridesharing App
> Zoning Application*
>
> *Looks like some interesting ways to utilize your IxD skillset for systems,
> services, or even digital applications.
> Even IxDA local groups could tap into this.
> I would love to hear if anyone has been participating.
>
> Janna
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>

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