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Imagine the next economy where knowledge has no boundaries: we share, we collaborate, and we combat resource scarcity to assemble our own lives and to attain self-sufficiency.

Sounds impossible? Not really.

This year, we are pleased to have invited Dr. Marcin Jakubowski*, Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Ecology, to be the keynote speaker of the University Lecture on Civility. Originally a researcher on nuclear fusion, Dr. Jakubowski has now turned to be a start-up entrepreneur pioneering innovation. As suggested by the title “Assembling the Future: A Social Innovator's Intriguing Project”, Dr. Jakubowski will share with us his perspectives on the future world and his tough journey towards actualising his idea of Open Source Ecology.

Innovation entails both creative imagination and persistent effort. Dr. Jakubowski will share with us his personal experience and tell us how he has been driving Open Source Ecology to tackle the paucity of resources and to take control over our own lives. No matter DIY mobile phones, 3D printers, or machines, Dr. Jakubowski is striving to transform the blueprints into something real - all by his perseverance and resilience.

Details of the University Lecture on Civility 2018 are as follows:

University Lecture (Speaker's Biography)

Topic: Assembling the Future: A Social Innovator's Intriguing Project
Speaker: Dr. Marcin Jakubowski (Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Ecology)
Host: Prof. Ng Mee-kam (Department of Geography & Resource Management, CUHK)
Date: 24 October 2018 (Wednesday) 
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 
Venue: Lecture Theatre 6, Lee Shau Kee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language: English
Registration:
CUHK Students and Staff
- https://webapp.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/ras/restricted/eventlist?id=71
Alumni and General Public - https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=5969978
(Remarks: Complimentary shuttle bus service will be available from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm to take participants of the University Lecture from University MTR station to Lee Shau Kee Building)


Exchange with Dr. Marcin Jakubowski on Sustainable Development

Jakubowski is a start-up entrepreneur pioneering innovation. His insight on sustainability has shed light on the new economic order and thus our future world. Founded by Jakubowski, Open Source Ecology is a collaborative open source platform that optimises development, production, and distribution of tools and machines in an affordable and manageable way. Through sharing and collaborating among people around the world, the platform gathers the blueprints of 50 most important machines for users to assemble according to their needs. The ultimate goal of Open Source Ecology is to build a self-sufficient economy.

Jakubowski is a person who turns ideas into action, despite all the difficulties ahead.

If you are an advocate for sustainability, welcome to join the “Exchange with Dr. Marcin Jakubowski on Sustainable Development” activity, by which your idea may be leaped out of the campus to reach the community. Details are as follows:

Date: 24 October 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: Alumni Associations Centre, G/F, John Fulton Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong [Updated]
Language: English
Quota: 15 interested CUHK students and staff  
Format: Casual discussion
Registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=5958769

 


 

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Speaker's Biography:

Marcin Jakubowski, Founder and Executive Director of Open Source Ecology, went to the U.S. from Poland as a child and received his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin. Originally aspired to achieve sustainable farming in Missouri, he discovered that many machines and tools did not accommodate users’ needs. He then founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 with an aim to create a collaborative open source platform that optimises development, production, and distribution of tools and machines in an affordable and a manageable way. With his commitment to driving innovative ideas, Jakubowski was recognised as a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow and awarded 2013 White House Champion of Change. As one of his open source initiatives, the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) was selected as one of the “Best Inventions of the Year 2012” by Time magazine.