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MAZI: a top 5 Raspberry Pi project for social good

On 28/09/2018 the Open University MAZI team was invited to take part in a ‘show and tell’ demonstration of interesting Raspberry Pi themed projects organised by the dynamic Knowledge Makers group  at the Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute Special guest … Continue reading

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Zurich cross fertilisation event: cooperatives and DIY

May 2018 saw the MAZI consortium convene in Zurich to see the home of the Kraftwerk1 pilot study and share ideas and practices, as we move into the final six months of the project. We first met in the new … Continue reading

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Conceptualizing and Designing with Liberating Voices Patterns Workshop with Doug Schuler

We were lucky to have MAZI Advisory Board member Doug Schuler pass by The Open University last week, and he kindly agreed to run a workshop introducing his ‘Liberating Voices’ Patterns language and engagment tool. Video of event Doug has … Continue reading

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Why DIY?

There’s a lot of interest around DIY networking currently, but why do it? ‘YDIY?’ as Gunnar Karlson put it at the 2014 Dagstuhl on DIY networking. As an old friend and time-served community networker commented: it’s hard to set up, … Continue reading

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DIY networking?

The MAZI project has brought together academics, community activists and technology hackers to develop a DIY networking toolkit: a series of guidelines, tools and services with a goal of making it easier for activists to set up and run their … Continue reading

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Welcome to the OU’s MAZI project blog!

Welcome to the Open University’s MAZI project blog. We’ll be using this website to tell you about our work on an exciting EU funded research project, that is exploring how local people can set up and run networked technologies themselves … Continue reading

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