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Maker Cities + National Day of Civic Hacking!

What happens when makers take their ingenuity to the public square? Makers across the country are coming together with tools, skills, and time to collaborate toward building a better city for the future – a maker city! For the second

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Maker Cities at Burning Man Global Leadership Conference

On Sunday, April 6th, Alex and Rebecca spoke at Burning Man’s Global Leadership Conference in San Francisco in front of a crowd of 30 attendees.  During the session, the team gave a presentation exploring the converging forces that are empowering

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Urban Acupuncturists: Mexico City Maker Field Report #1

From March 19-20, IFTF’s Technology Horizons program traveled to Mexico City to explore its emerging maker culture, community, and movement. It was an awe-inspiring journey, and was only the first of three immersions that IFTF will be hosting over the

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#Megacities: How can makers improve rapidly growing cities?

Imagine if 25% more people moved to your city in the coming decade.  Suddenly, your public transit system is a bit flooded, your roads are crowded, and your housing market has way too much demand relative to supply.  This is

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Maker Learning is about Discovering

Imagine your city is a classroom in 2025. What will that look like? Like Lenore Edman, we will learn by doing–over and over. Like Preetha Ram, we will seek to make learning more meaningful by making it engaging and social. Like Marc Roth,

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Maker Learning: Imagine Your City as a Classroom in 2025

Learning is moving beyond classrooms into makerspaces, interactive museums, community labs, and–with smartphones–increasingly in the hands of students. Learners of all types and ages are connecting with these resources to direct their own paths and teach others. How will we

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Top 3 Ideas from the Past 2 Weeks

Maker Cities, our massively multiplayer game for prototyping the future of cities, has wrapped up our first major challenge.  We have more scheduled and just around the corner, but in the meanwhile, players have been hard at work creatively ideating

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Winners of Maker Cities: SynchroniCity: The 5 Top Ideas!

Well, the first Maker Cities challenge is officially over.  It’s time to recap the top ideas and imagine a world in which they all happen. COLLECTIVE MOODS: Player Alina combines the power of sensors, personal tech, and social networks to imagine

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Our favorite ideas from the final days of SynchroniCity challenge!

Maker Cities, our massively multiplayer game for prototyping the future of cities, has been live for two weeks!  The game’s first challenge, called SynchroniCity, wrapped up on January 31st and asked players what they would make if they could program or

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Our Favorite ideas from over the weekend on Maker Cities!

Maker Cities, our massively multiplayer game for prototyping the future of cities, has been live for almost a week!  The game’s first challenge, called SynchroniCity, asks players what they would make if they could program or build anything directly on top

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