Current status * Early prototype originally built to help youth of Lawrence, MA organize block parties and find out what was happening in their community * Current under development at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media * Looking for partners to fund the project and test it in the field
Main issue: some members of community produced artifacts but didn’t know how to sell them. Goal: to encourage enterprise, to help these people understand what it will take to star their businesses. Also, to help the others in the community understand how to manage their finances, and save for the future.
Ideas: Bio digestor alternatives
Community organizing Sustaintability
How to classify the materials? The plastic industry accept a contamination of 2-3%. How to aggregate the materials in order to have the volume required by the recyclers? How to design better computers?
Health Leisure Community empowerment
Toy making Children actvities
Houses on stilts Bradesco Foundation + Federal University of Amazonas
brief introduction to D-Lab Brasil 2010 Leo Burd (& Karine T. Yuki) [email_address] 2010.10.06