Tag Archives: Dave Bing

Crowd funding: a monumental achievement

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… started with a tweet. Some guy on Twitter asked the mayor of Detroit about a Robocop statue. Mayor Bing (unsurprisingly) replied: “there are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop.” But luckily for fans of the law-enforcing cyborg this is 2011 – the age of crowd funding.

Two days after the original tweet, a Detroit-based collective called Imagination Station launched a Detroit Needs A Statue of Robocop campaign on the crowd funding site Kickstarter. That was February 9th. …

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Will 3D printing and crowdsourcing bring the industrial revolution home?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… Overseas factories will still exist where they are more efficient, but as Ponoko’s founder, Dave ten Have said “we are going to see a rebalancing – a considered move away from the mass centralization we’ve experienced in the last 30 years.” Products will have greater cultural relevance and intimacy.

The power of the people

Like 3D printing, the potential of crowdsourcing is enormous. Almost every day new applications for it pop up, from composing ringtones to curing …


The Italian Job

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… world is Monkey Island, the pirate adventure series developed by Ron Gilbert, Tim Schafer and Dave Grossman. After three sequels, the series disappeared. Then, in 2009, nearly a decade later, TellTale Games announced there would be another season split into five chapters, aimed at the digital distribution market.

In the non-English speaking world, the buildup to the new series was just as fervent as everywhere else. But six months after it debuted, translations of the text are still …