Allis Chalmers "G" Electric Cultivating and Seeding Tractor Conversion Project Converting an Allis-Chalmers "G" Cultivating Tractor into an Electric Vehicle(A USDA Funded SARE Grant) 2012 Update: Although the pace of people doing these conversions seems to be increasing, I'm afraid my postings have dwindled to nothing. I HAVE to post now, though, because I have just seen, and must award the "2012 Conversion of the year" to THIS project: I understand that it is not yet the end of 2012, but it just can't get better than this. 2010 update: As of now (March 2010) a LOT of people have made these tractors (I think I can say "hundreds" now, though... really we're not counting.
Sustainable Design: Environmental Values, Ecological Living, and the Art of the Ecobuild Eco-friendly, cost effective, duplicable, artistic, sustainable, and beautiful; the One Community designs are meant to showcase and open source project-launch blueprint the diversity of eco-options available for large-scale self-sufficient and sustainable communal living and building at a fraction of the standard cost in almost any environment. Applying Highest Good thinking to infrastructure, we are researching, developing, and open source and free-sharing our idea of Highest Good Food, Energy, and Housing so they can be duplicated modularly or as complete self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world. The primary goal of the One Community eco-building strategy is open source project-launch blueprinting, building, and demonstrating seven sustainable village models that will be the foundation for what we believe most people will consider a significantly more holistic and fulfilling living experience.
The Greenest Office Building In The World Is About To Open In Seattle Seattle’s Bullitt Center is being heralded as the greenest, most energy-efficient commercial office building in the world. It’s not that the six-story, 50,000-square-foot building is utilizing never-before-seen technology. But it’s combining a lot of different existing technologies and methods to create a structure that’s a showpiece for green design--and a model for others to follow. Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online. If you’ve already made your way through this choice selection (or if the prospect of viewing a 19th century leg amputation doesn’t quite pique your curiosity) have no fear. Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
Open E Land Open E Land is part of a worldwide movement working to transition to a sustainable, just, resilient social-economic model. Our name reflects our beliefs: Knowledge should be shared openly and not encumbered by patents or trade secrets. Our economic, environmental, and energy problems are all linked and cannot be solved in isolation. We need to profoundly change our agricultural systems and our relationship with the land. Inspired by the free software, Open Source Ecology and maker movements we’re developing our site in Extremadura, western Spain, to be a space for learning about and developing open source projects; in the vein of energy and food production, water use, communications, structural building, or anything else which could prove of value to the world.
Meta Perception: Human Interface Meta-Perception Concept Human sensorial modalities are inherently limited, as is our cognitive capacity to process information gathered by the senses. Technologically mediated sensory manipulation, if properly implemented, can alter perception or even generate completely new forms of perception. At a practical level, it can improve the efficiency of (low or high level) recognition tasks such as behaviour recognition, as well as improve human-to-human interaction. Such enhancements of perception and increased behavior recognition also allow for the design of novel interfaces. The Certification Process Projects can achieve three types of certification: Full Certification, Petal Recognition or Net Zero Energy Building Certification. The Living Building Challenge project certification process for projects pursuing Full Certification or Petal Recognition (Net Zero Energy Building Certification follows a slightly different process) is intentionally straightforward, while still fostering an environment of support and collaboration. A project’s path from inspired vision to inspirational achievement consists of three steps: Registration, Documentation + Operation and Audit + Certification.
10 Free Open Source Alternatives to Adobe Creative Suite Posted 06/21/2011 at 1:50pm | by Florence Ion When there's just not enough cash in the bank and you're in a bind, the last thing you're able to do is drop a ton of money for pricey software like Adobe Creative Suite. And sometimes, the professional-grade stuff is too much overkill for simple tasks like putting together a poster, blurring out a license plate in a photo or cropping out a shaky part of your vacation video. So that's what open source software is for. While they're sometimes not the most stable of applications, they're free and they oftentimes get the job done, just like their paid-for counterparts.
Team Building Activities The Go Game stages technology-fueled, team building games and activities for companies, marketing programs, sales training and just pure fun. Based in San Francisco, we stage unique, interactive events and scavenger hunts for groups of 3 to 10,000 players worldwide. Team Building Games Our flagship game features location-based puzzles, undercover operatives, and creative missions designed to get players communicating, problem- solving, and laughing. Welcome to Hands On! Inc. Museum & Exhibition Design Learning, Meet Play: Educational Innovation Making fun, accessible and engaging exhibitions is all in a day's work at Hands On!. Through educational innovation, we help museums encourage visitors to experience new concepts and discover the world through exploration. And, while fun experiences can ignite curiosity, we never overlook the importance of the environment to the learning process. Expertise in learning and development goes into every aspect of our exhibitions.
Resilience Alliance - Urban resilience The Urban Resilience program will focus research on the major challenges facing urban systems and the landscapes they comprise. The same questions arise for urban as for regional social-ecological systems: how much and which kinds of disturbances can urban areas absorb without shifting to alternative less desirable system regimes? The Research Prospectus (available for download below) provides a framework for science organization and delivery that will help the RA connect with other research groups, as well as provide a platform for engaging with related global initiatives. The first phase of research, to be undertaken over the next 3-5 years, will develop and explore a set of robust propositions or working hypotheses about the dynamics and resilience of urban systems and their landscapes. To learn more about the Urban Resilience program please download the prospectus below. Links: