Humanizing smart cities with open source

This blog post has been inspired by the following link: The Automation of Rio: Smart City or Digital Tyranny? The article talks about how technology can contribute to improve the living environment in cities, but, making reference to another article, asks also the question “is it really a good idea to give a computer company (IBM […]

Interchangeable energy backed currencies?

I have been thinking a lot lately about why most complementary currency schemes do not work very well. I think I have some ideas. Most projects start off with lots of inspiration, commitment and excitement. There are often some very charismatic project leaders and lots of volunteer efforts and loads of idealism. The community gets […]

Why am I here in Medellín?

I now live in Medellín, Colombia, since 7 months. I came here because life put a lot of hints in front of me, one of them being love. But also because investigating about this city I realized there’s a bunch of interesting processes going on in this city. Medellin went through a undeniably special period […]

Porque estoy aqui

Yo vivo en Medellín hace casi 7 meses. Vine aquí porque la vida me puso muchas pistas, una de ellas siendo el amor. Pero también porque investigando me dí cuenta de una cantidad de procesos interesantes pasando en ésta ciudad. Medellín pasó por una época indudablemente especial en las decadas de los 80 y 90, […]