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100 Geeks Open-Source Prototyping a Fossil Free, Zero Waste Society


What happens when 100+ makers, designers, engineers, scientists and self-proclaimed geeks join forces during an intensive 5 weeks to develop open-source, sustainable lifestyle technologies?

Pretty cool stuff, that’s what happens. POC stands for Proof of Concept, and they wanted to show that “the future we need can be built with our own hands”. This is short documentary on that amazing project.

POC21 is an international innovation community, that started as an innovation camp. The camp brought together 100+ makers, designers, engineers, scientists and geeks. In late summer 2015, we joined forces in a stunning French castle to prototype a fossil free, zero waste society. Our ultimate goal was to overcome the destructive consumer culture and make open-source, sustainable products the new normal. Over the course of 5 weeks we developed 12 sustainable lifestyle technologies and built an international community of innovators and supporters, that continues to grow.

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