The Coinnovative singularity has arrived. The culmination of the concepts at the core of this rarely updated site have been demonstrated by the hugely successful Glif project.
An argument against listening to your customers…
At the heart of everything I talk about here is 1) increased engagement in production and consumption by consumers and 2) increased market awareness and customer feedback for business.
Sense Worldwide, a creative strategic consultancy, wrote a nice whitepaper back in September that I would recommend you grab called The Spirit of Co-Creation: Risk Managed Creativity For Business.
CloudFab now in Open Beta CloudFab recently launched into open beta, so you can now access their network of 3D printers. Just upload an STL file (a standard CAD file type) with a few instructions and specifications as to the printing process you are looking for and you will quickly get back quotes from shops [...]
Each part of the chain for truly distributed and democratized product design and personal manufacturing have essentially come together to form a coherent whole.
Chris Anderson (of the Long Tail) recently articulated an interesting metaphor regarding social media and driving a project/organization forward. In his post Open source is a company; social media is a country I would call particular attention to his take on successful open source projects: Many people mistakenly think that open source projects are emergent, [...]