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Prototyping the Future on Elephantine Island

{ Posted on Apr 09 2014 by Bill Zimmerman }
Recently, friend and fellow co-conspirator Jay Cousins proposed a unique opportunity; join a diverse group of makers on an island in Upper Egypt to prototype a unique vision for something one might call “Society 2.0”. To provide some context, Jay ...Read More »

It’s Always Sunny in Reykjavik (or) How I NSA-Proofed my Email

{ Posted on Oct 17 2013 by Bill Zimmerman }
Revelations about the NSA’s mass internet surveillance has spurred interest in existing privacy tools and driven developers to build of a slew of new tools and services aimed at providing end-to-end encryption to users. With every major U.S.-based service provider ...Read More »

South African Brothers Embark on a Raspberry Pi Safari

{ Posted on Jun 21 2013 by Bill Zimmerman }
Two brothers, Frederik and Ernest Lotter, are on the eve of departing on an epic journey — driving from the UK through Europe, Russia, the Middle East and East Africa to their home country of South Africa. In total, the ...Read More »

A Visit to the Future Home of icecairo

{ Posted on Nov 25 2012 by Bill Zimmerman }
ice (short for innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship) is a growing network of physical workplaces where people can come together to share what they can do to solve problems themselves, in a way that has a positive—or at least neutral—impact on ...Read More »

Djoss.tv Takes Top Prize at the 2012 Cameroon Startup Challenge

{ Posted on Oct 05 2012 by Bill Zimmerman }
The 2012 Cameroon Startup Challenge was the first competition of its kind to recognize the achievements of technology entrepreneurs in the country. The awards ceremony, held on September 20th at the Foyer du Marin in Douala, brought together Cameroon’s leading ...Read More »