Photo of the participants posing at the Open Toolchain Foundation design event
Open Toolchain Foundation

Most of the heavy lifting to enable democratizing digital fabrication processes is done through open source software. Despite this, there are many challenges related to the uses of software across stages of the design and manufacturing workflow, for example, when […]

A diagram showing an earlier design of the tool.
Towards Open Source Patents

These past months I had the pleasure of collaborating with the FAST team from Western University by discussing possible ways to automate the process of applying the OSHWA Certification to open source appropriate technology projects in a way that makes […]

An ontology diagram of the Global Surgical Training Challenge knowledge model
Documenting and assessing open innovation

In the past, I’ve explored the uses of data models in various aspects related to documentation. More specifically, how actionable knowledge can be extracted during the documentation process and repurposed. Some examples are here and here, both in the context […]

Final notes on the Green Web Fellowship

For the past year, I took part in the Green Web Foundation Fellowship program, which focused on the GWF goal of a carbon-free Internet. Alongside other great members of my cohort, we explored and studied together how the Internet’s physical […]

A chat about Open Climate with Open Future

In May, some members of the Open Climate Team (Shannon Dosemagen, Evelin Heidel, Alex Stinson, and Michelle Thorne) had the opportunity to sit down with the people from Open Future to chat about our work in bringing awareness of openness […]

re:publica workshop: Sustainability, Accountability and Power

One of the results of my work as a Green Web Foundation fellow was a workshop at re:publica, a festival in Berlin focused on digital culture. The workshop title was Sustainability, Accountability and Power: What Remote Work Means for the […]

SolariseCon 2022 Poster

SolariseCon 2022 was a day packed with conversations about the concept of solarpunk, a movement focused on the reimagining of a carbon-free future. From the organizers of the event: Solarpunk imagery tends to conjure up visions of solar panels and […]

Episodio de Diseño y Diáspora

Recientemente tuve la oportunidad de compartir con Mariana Salgado de Diseño y Diáspora sobre algunos de los elementos de mi trabajo en Appropedia, así como experiencias sobre mapeo comunitario y diseño social. Emilio Velis es un ingeniero industrial salvadoreño que […]

Defensa del territorio

Gracias a una amable invitación del Centro Nacional de las Artes de México, formé parte de las Jornadas de Autodeterminación Digital, un evento orientado a la discusión sobre el concepto de autodeterminación, un elemento clave de la identidad personal y […]

Tecnología y necesidades básicas

Ahora leí en un rato el libro Tecnología y necesidades básicas (DEI, 1979), cuyo ejemplar compré en una venta de usados hace muchos años. Su enfoque principal es el desarrollo de una postura latinoamericana con respecto a la tecnologización de […]


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