The Milky Way Over Monument Valley
This week's reminder that "we're all sitting on a rock hurtling through space at a million miles per hour" from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Photo by Wally Pacholka .
As with all good things, Malcolm Harris's tenure as Shareable's resident link-scourer has come to an end. I'll be taking the helm on the good ship TWiS, and we'll be shaking the format up a bit. Have any great ideas of what you'd like to see in Shareable's weekly link roundup, or other ways you'd like the week's sharing news delivered to you? Please let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear them.
And without further adieu, your hand-picked artisanal links for this past week:
Speaking of things that are hand-picked and artisanal, it's now much easier for folks in the Bay Area to find local farmers and foodmakers thanks to the new social service good eggs.
What does Java (the programming language, not the beverage,) designing collaboration, and science have to do with one another? They all inform David Eaves's vision of "open source 2.0", which will be built on the science of community management.
Shareable pal Vanessa Miemis of Emergent by Design announced the Emerging Leaders Labs, a series of "incubator(s) for the gift economy" that will provide participants with opportunities to connect and collaborative imagine the future of sharing communities and businesses. Apply for the pilot project now!
Here's an art project that would have made Jorge Luis Borges smile: a massive labyrinth in the shape of one of the author's fingerprints, constructed out of 250,000 books. The labyrinth was built to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by artists Marcos Saboya, Gualter Pupo, and over fifty volunteers. Lots of photos and video at Colossal.
Reddit's AMA threads ("Ask Me Anything") have offered an unprecedented opportunity for musicians, comedians, and other public figures to interact with the hive mind. Buzzfeed rounds up the 15 best Reddit AMAs to date.
The venerable bike remains the healthiest and cheapest form of transportation next to walking. But if you go down the wormhole of bike nerdery, cycling can turn into a expensive obsession. Not for designer Izhar Gafni, who has built a fully-working bicycle out of cardboard for $9. Sound impossible? Check out the video below to see it in action:
And that concludes this week's transmission of news and links from planet Shareable. I'm experimenting with the new social bookmarking service Kippt to collect links during the week, if you come across great sharing news please submit it to the public TWiS page!
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