Disruptive technologies for a read/write society and the reverse engineering of objects

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Disruptive technologies for a read/write society and the reverse engineering of objects
Creativity
Society and government are read and write. We can view them complex systems or black boxes, make assumptions and models about how they work and then create our own APIs (application programming interfaces) and apps.

Disassembly and repair teach engineering so changing the status quo can be as simple as ignoring the 'void warranty' sticker and taking things apart.

People can now create their own API (application programming interface) to government and come up with novel ways to be civically engaged. People that want to start or engage in a dialogue can create civic apps or release a technologically disruptive invention.
Depending on the problem, starting the process of 'achieving change' may be as simple as looking for a technical and symbolic intervention which fills a structural hole and empowers a group of people.
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Presenter
Samuel Carlisle (samthetechie)
Sam is an electronic engineer, community organizer, civic media expert, and entrepreneur. He establishes technical infrastructure and social patterns that enable collaboration and participation, facilitates and inspires teams, and creates and promotes the use of civic media and disruptive technologies — from 3D printers to etherpads to apps for direct action. Sam is the co-founder of Sukey.org, a platform to keep demonstrators safe, mobile, and informed. He founded OccupyLSX tech, is a key contributor to Cryptoparty, and has been known to go all-in on initiatives like Hurricane Hackers. A longtime member of the London Hackspace, Sam repairs and hacks everything he owns, and helps others become empowered by and involved with maker culture. He has a BEng with honors from Durham University, and is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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