Forgive me, these are fragmented thoughts, but I really enjoyed the lecture and panel tonight for the Ownership and Design event. I met some pretty awesome people, and saw even more familiar faces from different collaborations throughout my time at ID! I even saw an IIT student, who confessed he came after seeing my previous blog post. :) I'm glad people read these things, even if no one leaves me comments. It feels like I'm flying blind here sometimes!
"What happens when design is applied to remaking us?"
- glow in the dark trees?
- glow in the dark embryos?
- people who can photosynthesize?
- Discussions around patenting specific genes and the craziness that ensues
- The tragedy of the commons began when everyone allowed their cattle to graze too long on shared land, which ruined the opportunity for all.
- Does it go against free market and capitalism? Cathy says no, instead it adds to the free market system, especially because people have the right to add to it (they don't HAVE to add, but they do have the freedom to.) Additionally, adding a little bit of CC work allows the industry to "find" you, in ways they may have not been able to discover you otherwise.
Getting around "getting around" patent laws:
- patent the technical solution to an abstract problem
- when does it affect regular people doing regular things?
- Unbundled industry (ex. Open badging, Apple, etc) We see more and more dissections from previous offerings. How might this affect openness?