Why African tech developers might soon overtake Europe and North America.
Humans in remote areas or sensitive situations often find themselves detached from the flow of information – Freedom Fone is a software to tackle this.
Open Source Software as Ubuntu or Ushahidi prove Africa’s digital potential. How knowledge sharing alters the continent.
Why most of the arguments against open data are short-sighted.
Let us have critical look at the vastly popular apps that monitor the user's everyday life, diet choices and body functions.
Since the NSA affair, more and more laymen are showing interest in CryptoParties.
Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.
Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.
Renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen discusses her latest book “Expulsions”
DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.
What happens when growth ends? Whether the world is heading for disaster or a golden age is a question of demographics.
Very few economists anticipated the financial crisis. A new approach is needed, argues Ingrid Rieser who filmed the movement “rethinking economics”
Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?
What role can science play in progressive change? Uwe Schneidewind argues for a new knowledge production model.
Speculative Design has a lot to offer: for instance for joystick factory workers in China.
Alternative economic approaches – based on commons – have emerged around the turn of the century. Are we heading towards the “ecommony”?
We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.
Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.
When there's no space for farming, floating gardens are a way out of poverty.
Hans Herren, holder of the Right Livelihood Award, demands a global change of food production.
Urban gardening: How a citizen-led movement transforms Cairo’s rooftops to greenery.
Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.
Insects are a sustainable source of protein since they eat bio-waste. Entofood aims to produce insects on industrial scale. An interview with its founder.
We talk about a decorative solution for home gardening with mushboo-founder Matt Unger.
In areas with high numbers of illiterate information and education is shared via pictures.
Northern Iraqi society is coping with trauma of the violence. Civil initiatives offer help.
How software can make you healthy
AIDS is still a taboo topic in Ukraine - football is a way to overcome it.
Carlos A. Monteiro warns of the dangers of ultra-processed foods, noting that our personal and social well-being is at risk.
Uganda’s tech industry is booming – health apps being one successful part of it, but funding is still challenging.