Changing the world 1:face at a time

Thinking of buying a new watch? You might as well do some good at the same time. Depending on which model you choose, some of the proceeds from your 1:Face Watch ($40) will go to provide AIDS treatment, support for eight cancer patients, food for 16 children, a charcoal stove, a well in Rwanda, or a free mammogram. As for the watch itself, it’s a simple, clean affair, with an alloy frame, silicone band, stainless steel buttons and backplate, a tempered mirror face, and white LEDs that spring to life at the push of a button to show you the time.

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Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief – TEDx

Michael McDaniel designed housing for disaster relief zones — inexpensive, easy to transport, even beautiful – but found that no one was willing to build it. Persistent and obsessed, he decided to go it alone. At TEDxAustin, McDaniel show us his Exo Reaction Housing Solution and shares how he’s dedicating his free time to working with suppliers and manufacturers to prepare for the next natural disaster. Continue reading

Everything is a Remix

Remixing is a folk art but the techniques are the same ones used at any level of creation: copy, transform, and combine. You could even say that everything is a remix.

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Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.