"Convivial tools are those which give each person who uses them the greatest opportunity to enrich the environment with the fruits of his or her vision. Industrial tools deny this possibility to those who use them and they allow their designers to determine the meaning and expectations of others. Most tools today cannot be used in a convivial Fashion."
by Ivan Illich
This is a non-technical talk I gave at RC.After reading Ivan's work, I was fascinated by the idea of *convivial tools* and reducing the gap between developers and users.
First approach was start using existing known tools such as google spreadsheets, docs, emails for enabling self-driven customization of existing apps or building new web-spaces with them.
I was super glad to have been working with Jonathan Skjøtt to sketch some ideas:
And then with some friends in Buenos Aires created this for having access to ecological resources near us. So the project and information is mantain by the ones who uses it.