High Order Bit - Architecture for Humanity

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High Order Bit - Architecture for Humanity

  1. 1. High Order Bit Architecture for Humanity OUT OF THE BOX ! architectureforhumanity.org Jim Baty Distinguished Engineer & VP Sun Global Systems Engineering 1
  2. 2. Theory – It’s simple, linear, hierarchical 2
  3. 3. Reality – A Complex Ecosystem 3
  4. 4. Facts: Architecture For Humanity 1 in 6 live in slums, 1 in 3 by 2020 • 1b lack water, 2.6b lack sanitation • 211m/yr affected by disaster • AFH founded in 1999 • > architecture & design solutions > for social & humanitarian crises > groups in London, New York, Sydney, Myspace... > deployments in Iran, Grenada, Sri Lanka, USA, .... > designs exhibited at MOMA, Venice Biennale, ... 4
  5. 5. Benefits of “Community Design” • Remove barriers to participation • Communication between different sectors & interests • Prioritization by those affected • Social engagement & local decision making • Embrace collective wisdom and diversity • Convey ideas through graphics and 3-D models • Environmentally & culturally appropriate design 5
  6. 6. Ideal for Web 2.0 Many Diverse Collaborative Better Ideas Objects Process • Hand sketches, • 3,700+ members • Writeable web for jpegs, CAD files donators, architects • Calendaring and and funding agencies • Over 300 projects compliance tracking globally • Design re-use & • Creative Commons collaboration 6
  7. 7. openarchitecturenetwork.org (OAN) • (2) 4 way SunFire X2200 M2, 16GB • (1) 6 TB StorageTek 3511 • X64 tuned S(olaris)AMP Coolstack > cooltools.sunsource.net • Drupal 4.7, with OAN specific modules > drupal.org • Hosted at AMD's Sunnyvale data center • Now ingesting 500+ projects 7
  8. 8. Result - Architecture 2.0 architects NGOs communities activists citizens • 314 projects • browse • 4085 members • vote • 100ks visitors • contribute • community • collaborate • tools • innovate • ? 8
  9. 9. Sustainable Open Community Model Situation-Appropriate Web 2.0 Appropriate ! architectureforhumanity.org/ 9
  10. 10. “Design Like You Give a Damn” Cameron Sinclair, AFH The Network is the Computer. TM 10

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