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Presentation given at the Alternative technology 40 years on conference at the AA in London 17th of March 2012.

Presentation given at the Alternative technology 40 years on conference at the AA in London 17th of March 2012.

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Open source and Alternative technology Open source and Alternative technology Presentation Transcript

  • Alternative technologyValue based technology movements
  • Alternative Sustainable / Technology Low Carbon Broad values Technology Single valueTransferring to ‘objective’ carbon metrics? Are we trying to get away from ethics?Markets OK? Tamed capitalism?
  • But?So not so much ‘lifestyle’ or ‘community’ emphasis these days, although they still figure.Connected with this, many ‘political’ concerns we had about empowerment, alienation,participation, economic justice, are much weaker.
  • Open source technologyOpenness is the focus value
  • “A project to develop and build open-source energy monitoring, control andanalysis tools”
  • Solar PV monitoringhttp://openenergymonitor.org/emon/emontx/solarpv
  • Energy use per householdA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O PStack graphics and methodology based on David MacKays book:Sustainable Energy without the hot air
  • Riversimple All Power Labs
  • An open source technologyIs a technology where the source code, CADdrawings, technical documentation is openlyavailable.
  • Building technical capacity Freedom to do All these things Innovation By making it easyCollaboration Open source to build upon the work of others weparticipation Technology can solve problems faster. movementThrough how-toGuides, available There is a real enjoymentCode and designs in making and sharing.Its possible to learn empowerment inspiration
  • Open source sustainable technologiesA collaboration that creates technology that empowers us toparticipate in creating a future where we live within ecological limits.