What we Need & What you Get
- Bio Hacking
- Business Models & Funding
- Art, Design & Technology- Hands-on workshops
Dates and Location
August 22th & 23th (Conference)
Cultural Center - San Isidro - Lima
August 24th (Hands-on workshops)
Cultural Center - Pisac - Cusco (Unconference)
Thanks to your support the conference fee will be $0.0. A limited number of grants can be available to cover participants´ attendance. Travel costs can be also covered by the funding.
Our HackerSpaceWe are a group of active inventors and developers. Currently, we are working in two projects: A DIYBio project for the BIOMOD Competition with a group of undergraduate students and a household water treatment system for rural zones.
The Yachachiqs of Peru
In the traditional culture of the Andes there is not difference between arts and technics, a Yachachiq could be a master artisan or a local mechanics. Yachachiq is the quechua name for people who pass on knowledge. Yachachiq is a tittle, the community gives the title of Yachachiq to people from their community who has extraordinary abilities and leadership skills. They already have such incredible technical abilities and creativity. They can even decide whether some information, knowledge or tools would be useful. They have expertise on adapting things in order to serve their needs. They are able to improve their environment in order to achieve their goals without any outside interference or advice. Yachachiqs are DIWO people and they do their own things from available local materials.
Innovation in the Developing WorldThere are many examples of innovations created in the developing world. However they are not world-known and invisible for international media. Maybe the most known case is: William Kamkwamba. A grassroot inventor from Africa, he built a windmill to power electrical appliances in his house from materials collected in a local scrapyard. His case is not the only one. There are many William's in the developing world.
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