Random Hacks of Kindness June 1st and 2nd

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Events, News, Technology | 0 comments

Claire and I (Melanie) are excited to host three events for Random Hacks of Kindness Toronto over the next few weeks! Here are some more details on the actual events. If you have any questions please email! “Hack the Hackathon” Design Jam and Social: June 1st from 10:00 am – 9:00pm On June 1st, we invite designers, developers, creative technologists, system thinkers, process and service desingers, subject matter experts and anyone who loves a good challenge to participate in the Hack the Hackathon Design Jam facilitated by Commons11. We are charging a small...

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Technology in Our Everyday Lives

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Blog, Technology | 0 comments

It’s very fitting for us to be kicking off the Commons11 blog with some thoughts about how technology fits into our lives – when it’s useful, and when it’s not. So this post is about defining ‘appropriate technology’ and what it implies for people. What is appropriate technology you ask, and why does it matter? First of all, ‘technology’ refers to the application of knowledge for a practical purpose. Note that it doesn’t strictly refer to machinery or tools, although we tend to associate the word with computers and gadgets of which we don’t often understand the inner...

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