Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Adam Savage's Maker Tour: Incite Focus

quote [ In Detroit Adam Savage stops by Incite Focus, a socially focused production and training lab, where he lends a hand building an open-source, net-zero-energy micro-cabin that could revolutionize housing. ]

So there's this maker space up in Detroit that is basically creating an open source framework for fasttracking the design and construction of tiny houses in order to combat homelessness while also helping people escape from the financial shackles of the moneypit that is home ownership. Fascinating stuff. Fuck Chevron. ;)

The German Political Party Die Party!, a kind of satirical political party, currently has a poster out there claiming, "Hitler would've stayed an artist with UBI!"
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[by steele@2:32pmGMT]

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evil_eleet said @ 6:55pm GMT on 13th Sep
I realize that it's mostly done so as a correction of overabundance and people being convinced into buying mcmansions that they couldn't really afford, but I have a hard time not seeing the Tiny House "fad" as an indication of an underlying issue in our society where the most many people are finding themselves able to afford are a more resilient version of a cardboard box. Like steele I know you are doing the whole live out of your vehicle thing for freedom and to try and find a better way, but its growing popularity seems more like trying to making cool what many have been forced into.
mechanical contrivance said[1] @ 7:21pm GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Informative]
Ha! I was living in a shed before it was cool.
steele said @ 8:22pm GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
Oh no, I don't disagree with you. While in the woods, I've run into a lot of people living out of their vehicles involuntarily over the years. And if you watch enough van dwelling/tiny home videos you'll find that many of them while doing so hoping to be cool are also doing it because they feel like life has backed them into a corner and their only hope of finding any sort of real happiness is via some serious downgrading of their material posessions and goals. The other option is to spend the rest of their life in the misery of wage slavery. That definitely was a part of why I did it. I wanted to be more "on the ground" in getting to see how things were for people that society was forgetting, but I also understood that in my current situation the numbers weren't adding up for financial security by following the typical lifestyle. If I'm going to spend my life struggling, I'd rather it be for something I can feel is a contribution to humanity's future than an extra point on some suit's financials.
HoZay said[1] @ 9:12pm GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Underrated]
What kills me about the tiny house movement (as presented in photo galleries), is how expensive they often are. Adding Victorian detail, or whatever beauty touches until the cost is in the price range of a real house.

As Thoreau, the original DIY shelter guy, said:
when the farmer has got his house, he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that has got him.
evil_eleet said @ 3:53am GMT on 14th Sep
Yes! Some of them floor me with how expensive they get.
HoZay said @ 7:22pm GMT on 13th Sep
Traditional wood framing is already pretty easy and fast. The studs with routed slots etc seems like over-engineering, and probably more expensive/slower than doing it the conventional way. The beauty of traditional stud framing is how quick and adaptable it is.
steele said @ 8:09pm GMT on 13th Sep
I think they're trying to reach people who have skill levels far below someone that would even think to say something like the beauty of traditional stud framing. :) I think GUIs are easy as hell, but it never ceases to amaze me the number of people who have issues just making a mouse go where they want it to.
HoZay said @ 8:39pm GMT on 13th Sep
I guess it's kind of moot - there's only about 12 studs in the house anyway.
steele said @ 9:01pm GMT on 13th Sep [Score:1 Funsightful]
14 if you count us. ;) #HighFive
IPFreely said @ 6:53am GMT on 14th Sep
I think your maths is out mate.

Studs=12+X

X=current number of +SEUSERS
steele said @ 11:37am GMT on 14th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
No way, there's too many sockpuppets. It'd be structurally unsound! ;)
bbqkink said @ 1:43am GMT on 14th Sep [Score:1 Insightful]
"Never mistake a clear vision with a short distance" a memorable quote.
IPFreely said @ 11:58am GMT on 14th Sep

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