Jeff Golenski

Open Source is an idea. An idea in which everything is freely available, can be used by anyone, and can be evolved with the help of anyone. It’s a collaborative effort with no central ownership. […]

Derek Powazek

“Open Source” is just a phrase that stands in for the feeling you get when you route around the gatekeepers, the tastemakers, and the authorities. That moment when the rest of us take over and build […]

Julie Zhuo on the Lessons of Good Design

If you cannot get a group of people for whom your product is designed to generally agree that your design is good, it’s not good.

Jason Mayden on The Rise of the Cultural Alchemist™

“I don’t wanna be you, I just wanna be me. I don’t wanna be cool, I just wanna be me.” — “Wanna Be Cool” by Donny Trumpet and The Social Experiment (feat. Big Sean, Jeremih & KYLE) The […]

Ricarose Roque: Designing from My Childhood

One of my earliest memories was when I was four years old. I was busy making a jump rope with my older sister. We were using colorful rubber bands, looping them together into a chain […]

Tammie Lister

Open Source at the heart is being open with everything you do. Design when done openly is pure design. Open Source allows design to be accessible to everyone, both as a product and as a […]

Mark Uraine

Open Source blows my mind every time I explain it, at which point the recipient’s mind becomes equally blown away. I still haven’t wrapped my head completely around it, but that’s OK because there’s a passionate […]

Kathryn Presner

The Open Source ethos allows software—and ultimately, its end users—to benefit from the minds and experiences of a more diverse group of people than might occur in other contexts. Not every open-source community takes advantage […]

Amy Whitaker on Art Thinking: Where Creativity and Commerce Intersect

If you are making a work of art in any area of life, you are not going from a known point A to a known point B. You are inventing point B. You are creating something new—an object, a company, an idea, your life—that must make space for itself. In the act of creating that space, it changes the world, in however big or small a way.

Burak Arikan on Civic Data, the Foundational Tool to Fight Abuses of Power

Big data is the term used to define the perpetual and massive data gathered by corporations and governments on consumers and citizens. When the subject of data is not necessarily individuals but governments and companies […]