In Summer 2014, Greg Buckland (former JP Forum Coordinator) spent 10 weeks completing a full time residency at Open Source Ecology in northwest Missouri. Come hear from Greg about the experience – what he did, saw, and learned – including some reflections on transforming our economy here at home. Complete with TED Talks, aerial drone photography, and high powered laser cutters!
Open Source Ecology (OSE) is a non-profit education and research organization building the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS): a set of 50 machines to allow a small-scale, sustainable civilization to flourish. These machines are Open Source, meaning that the designs are freely available for anyone to download, build, modify, and create. OSE is giving away these “blueprints for civilization” in order to build an “open economy” based on meeting true human needs in a sustainable, equitable, and resilient manner.
Greg went to Missouri for the Summer to see the GVCS in action first-hand and gain design and engineering experience. The result was a summer he will not soon forget-full of learning and adventure. Come hear stories, see pictures, and find out more about how we can work together to build and open, just, and resilient economy!