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Marcin came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with
honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the
University of Wisconsin. Frustrated with the lack of relevance to
pressing world issues in his education, he founded Open Source Ecology
in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality.
Marcin has been the lead fabricator, designer, blogger, and
technical curator for OSE’s prototyping thus far. His main interest is
evolving to freedom by eliminating resource scarcity as the main force
behind human relations - with the wise use of modern technology adapted
for human service.
He lives and works at OSE’s land-based facility, Factor e Farm in
rural Missouri. Marcin wakes up early, practices yoga, cooks indian
food, and he’s very ambitious. He has been selected as a TED 2011 Fellow. See his TED Talk on the Global Village Construction Set.
Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for the last two years has been creating the Global Village Construction Set,
an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that
allows for the easy, DIY fabrication of the 50 different Industrial
Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern
comforts. The GVCS lowers the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing and can be seen as a life-size lego-like set of modular tools that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, in urban redevelopment, or in the developing world.
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