Plan C: Makers Combating Covid-19

Comprehensive coverage of the community response to the Covid-19 crisis.

Plan C Live: Design, Make, Protect — A Survey Of Maker Response In 2020

Plan C Live: Design, Make, Protect — A Survey Of Maker Response In 2020

In 2020, makers responded to the crisis of Covid-19 and produced millions of units of PPE, getting them into the hands those who needed them most. This intensive and extensive effort called on preexisting networks and built new ones. The maker community centralized and distributed designs through open source repositories, prompting innovation and collaboration across […]

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Plan C Live: Getting Every Kid A Desk And A Laptop

Plan C Live: Getting Every Kid A Desk And A Laptop

Having a place to work is important and, although “a room of one’s own” is an impossibility for many, a dedicated workspace to be creative and for virtual learning (or plain old homework) improves engagement and outcomes. Having a laptop and a desk at home has become a necessity for virtual learning as students have […]

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Plan C Live: How Maker Educators Adapted During This COVID-19 Semester

Plan C Live: How Maker Educators Adapted During This COVID-19 Semester

Education has been turned on its head this year and the struggle to teach and learn virtually is real for teachers and students of all ages and their families. For educators whose focus is on hands-on learning the disruptions are doubly challenging: They face the same transition to a virtual learning environment as teachers of […]

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Plan C Live: Covid-19 As A Global Test Bed For Distributed Design

Plan C Live: Covid-19 As A Global Test Bed For Distributed Design

“While the [pandemic] has illustrated the many opportunities in collective intelligence by using new combinations of people, technology, and data to tap into our shared capacity to develop solutions to the crisis, it has also highlighted the challenges in getting the design of collective intelligence right.”

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