Build-Your-Own-3DPrinter Project

A long description of the Build-Your-Own-3DPrinter Project, the philosophy underpinning it, project goals, and purpose.

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Using Open Source principles in a Flat Organization to empower individuals, improve education, and accelerate the diffusion of innovation.
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Plague Dr. Schrödinger

The steampunky allegory of Plague Dr. Schödinger’s fantas-magoria.

In which we learn about quantum decoherence, as illustrated by the immortal story of Plague Doctor Schrödinger.

Plague doctor Erwin Schrödinger was on track to become a great physicist early in the Twentieth Century.  He might have gone on to become known as one of the fathers of quantum mechanics.

Everything changed with the arrival of that DARN CAT!

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coherence

or, Why bother with a flat organization?

The university I attend, like many others, has experienced a wave of social activism over the past two years.  After our school’s first demonstration, a sit-in protest back in September of 2014, I wrote and delivered a short critique highlighting something that I found very disturbing:
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Decoherence
Openness and transparency were the goals of a campaign that was planned in secret, behind closed doors.

Inclusivity and tolerance were sought by demanding video surveillance (the better to police speech) and
mandated cultural indoctrination for staff, faculty, and students.

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