Archive | October, 2007

31 October 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Crowdfunding and crowdauditioning a film is another example of a new way to finance movies (or anything really). Similar in concept to A Swarm of Angels — though, it seems, much more likely to produce something of quality — It’s Our Movie begins with a script and director (Alex Jovy, nominated for an oscar for a short film) and […]

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29 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Self propagating user manufacturing

As I’ve written about before, some extremely cool stuff has come out of the home fabbing hobbyist camp of late. This machine, for example, can replicate itself (given the right materials). Of course it’s primative, but you get the idea. A machine that costs $2,000 to make could potentially begin to make its way into […]

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23 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Amazon and User manufacturing

Another wicked old post from another blog that I wanted to mention regarding Amazon’s potential to facilitate user manufacturing. Frank Pillar discusses user manufacturing which he defines as: User manufacturing… is a business model where users (customers) are becoming not only co-designers, but also manufacturers, using an infrastructure provided by some specialized companies. As things […]

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22 October 2007 ~ 1 Comment

The FLIRT Model of Crowdsourcing

I meant to write about this a while ago, but am just getting to it. Sami Viitamaki has an interesting, exhaustive overview of what one needs to consider when implementing crowdsourcing.

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10 October 2007 ~ 0 Comments

Crowdsourcing is not slave labor.

Viewing a crowdsourced project as merely a parasitic path to free labor will doom it to failure. The benefits have to flow both ways. That’s the trick.

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