Peter Troxler

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It is easier to ship recipes than cakes and biscuits

“It is easier to ship recipes than cakes and biscuits” — a quote attributed to John Maynard Keynes since June 2013 (http://www.architecture00.net/news/2206) at least 2008 (https://books.google.nl/books?id=2pV9Geqv1cIC&pg=PA211#v=onepage&q&f=false). Seems an unlikely Keynes quote, as the Keynesian “cake” typically is the economy.

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Urban Economic Development as Making Unfolds Its Potential

Presentation given at a seminar by “La Fabrique de la Cité” on the creation of value for the city and in the city in Lille on 16 September 2014.

Everyone is a Designer

Fab Labs, 3D Printing, the 3rd Industrial Revolution – and Their Impact (Possibly)

I gave this presentation (or indeed a very similar one) to audiences in Neuchâtel (Switzerland) and Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). A notes pdf is also available for more detailed information and further reading.

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Seminar: Third Industrial Revolution

Jeremy Rifkin foresees a “Third Industrial Revolution” that is triggered by the convergence of the development of the Internet and the emergence of renewable energies. This Third Industrial Revolution is based on lateral structures (networks, co-operation) – as opposed to the hierarchical (centralized, top-down) structures of the 1st and 2n industrial revolutions. His main message…

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Dannie Jost, Peter Troxler, jose Serrano

Open Knowledge Conference – Open Hardware

Frictions. Collaborative creation of knowledge vs. practices in trade and commerce. The example of Open Hardware Coordinators: Peter Troxler (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), Javier Serrano (CERN), Dannie Jost (World Trade Institute) Knowledge creation is today, in the twenty-first century, a collaborative and ubiquitous enterprise. Today’s technologies are complex and require the collaboration of many…

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The FabLab Reference List, 2.0

The “Starting a FabLab Reference List” post has been mildly popular the past few years, time to write an update. Most noble excuse is that the book “FabLab. Of Machines, Makers and Inventors” is finally available to order from the publisher. It is a good source of more recent insights into FabLabs. A few chapters…

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What’s Next for Open Hardware and Design?

The Open Book is not the proceedings from the Open Knowledge Festival 2012 but some kind of post festum reflection. It contains “contributions from a variety of thought leaders” (http://www.finnish-institute.org.uk/en/articles/57-reaktio-3) on various Open X topics: Open Data, Education, Software, … and Hardware. It’s available as a pdf from the above link since late february. My…

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The Icons of the 3rd Industrial Revolution

Under the title ‘De revolutie in de maakindustrie’ I had the pleasure to open an afternoon packed with experts from that very revolution: Enrico Dini, italian architect and ‘the man who prints houses’, and Thomas Bossuyt who works as a sales engineer with LayerWise (the guys who printed that spring for positioning a telescope … and…

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Personal 3D Printing

Today’s issue of ‘The Next Wave of Manufacturing’ is all about how hobbyist 3D printers are not living up to their promise … or is it? Kiet Callies / Foter / CC BY-NC It is not a surprise that currently available hobby 3D-printers are a bit ‘finicky’, as Jessica Leber describes the printing process. I…

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The Next Wave of Manufacturing

2012 has literally been the year of all sorts of New Industrial Revolution prophecies. Jeremy Rifkin has popularized his idea of the Third Industrial Revolution and the shift to lateral power at the ‘Mission Growth’ conference in Brussels. Chris Anderson has written about the maker movement and how this would would be the New Industrial…

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