Episode-1861- Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology

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Marcin Jakubowski is a Polish-American who came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to pressing world issues in his education, he founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality.

He began development of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS)—an open source tool set of 50 industrial machines necessary to create a small civilization with modern comforts. His work has recently been recognized as a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012, as a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a White House Champion of Change in 2013.

Marcin joins us to discuss Open Source Ecology (OSE) and Open Building Institute (OBI) and how they are launching a joint project to make affordable, ecological housing accessible to everyone—using a library of engineered modules and a series of rapid-build procedures.

Beginning in 2016, the project plans to offer aspiring home owners all the designs and tools necessary to build a 700 square foot Expandable Starter Home at 1/10th the cost of an average new home. This incremental home is loaded with ecological features and can be built in 5 days—from raw materials—and then expanded as needed.

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2 Responses to Episode-1861- Marcin Jakubowski on Open Source Ecology

  1. Sam Williams

    If you want further isolation from atmospheric extremes go underground, or even partially underground.
    LED lit greenhouses can be buried deep enough to never freeze or get excessively hot in the summer. Empty warehouses in NY can become profitable farms.

  2. Please forgive me if I am just being dense here, but are any plans for any of the machines available? I see that many, like the tractor, are in the “prototype” stage. But are any pre-production plans or bills of material available, or is everything still too early for that?