Upcycled Urbanism – Pre-Planning

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Upcycled Urbanism – Pre-Planning
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Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory project that invites students, artists, designers, makers, and anyone with a even a smidgen of creativity to reimagine and rebuild parts of Vancouver’s public realm.

Working together, teams of participants will design and build prototypes using modular blocks of expanded polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge.

Workshops take place in March 2013, with a large outdoor build event in July 2013.

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Jason Chua and Daniel Makoski: 10,000 miles in a Velcro-covered
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photo attribution: sean dreilinger durak.org

Jason Chua and Daniel Makoski: 10,000 miles in a Velcro-covered truck. WTF?

10:40 a.m. Session 2: Makers, Artmakers, Peacemakers

JASON CHUA, Chief Truck Driver

On one fateful afternoon in Pasadena, California the paths of Daniel, design lead for Motorola?s Advanced Technology and Projects group, and Jason, co-founder of Stanford?s SparkTruck maker-mobile, converged in a parking lot at Caltech.

After a meeting that involved at least 15 slices of pie, they set out on an epic
journey across the country in a Velcro-covered van to see what would happen when they let college students loose with hackable smartphones and state-of-the-art tools, including 3-D printers and laser cutters.

Over the course of the six-month, 10,000 mile road trip that took them to 12 universities and all four Maker Faires?the MAKEwithMOTO tour?Daniel and Jason gained surprising insights on just how personal technology can become.



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