Michael Tiemann contemplates how agriculture and how we grow food could benefit from open source methods and software. FarmBot could be a great start. Find out more about how the farm could be the next frontier for open source.
Co-authored by John Whitehead. For many people spring means a return to the bounty of fresh, local food from farmers markets. But for the one in five people in North Carolina who are facing hunger, that bounty is not an option. This was the challenge that we—a high-tech marketer and an engineer... Read more
We like to use the analogy that open source is like a recipe. It's a great way to explain what open source is to non-technical folks. Last year, this pumpkin spice latte recipe was popular with our community. So, we thought it would be fun to share more recipes with you this year. We collected some... Read more
Each year automobile companies try to predict what new features consumers will want in their cars. If their predictions are right, they are richly rewarded with increased car sales. If they are wrong, they suffer the financial consequences. But wait, is that the best way to design cars? What if car... Read more
If you are what you eat, do you have any idea what you are? In an increasing push for nutrition transparency, you'll soon at least know how many calories you're taking in, whether you want to or not.
Open questions ask a question each week. The topics vary from technology to art to the food on your table.We ask a question. You leave a response. It's as simple as that. Open Question #1: What would happen if we open sourced genetic engineering?
The secret ingredient It's a Sunday afternoon and I've got no idea what's for dinner. The supplies from the week's earlier grocery trip have dwindled. What's left? A bit of mashed potato. A head of cauliflower. A couple of pieces of breakfast sausage. Some wilting spinach. What to do?