Monthly Archives: April 2014

Creation Consumption

There are two types of activities the individual participates in. Creation and Consumption. Typically, the consumer pays the creator i.e., Book reader buys from book writer. But how much???

An individual is typically both creator and consumer. We typically make our living as creators, either as part of a larger organization or as individuals.

Sometimes we create information that is time consuming at first but then easily replicable.

Other times we work to build a nonreplicable physical object. These are typically things that are owned. Each time we want another copy, the same amount of work must be put into its making, and the same amount of materials must be used.

We work to create value in two ways. First, we are a rapid prototyping network that helps artists, writers and engineers create meaningful information. Second, we are crowd sourcing ideas and progress for novel ways to use technology and open source hardware.


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Mostly I want to share our Research-and-Articles with you.

Research-And-Articles are a collection of media related in some manner to the ‘Manifesto’ that could be called Atlas Sailed. One of the links in this PDF is to a interesting start-up called Lean Pub (Check them out!).

Lean Pub is a mix of the lean start-up movement and book publishing. They explain what problems they solve, and what makes them great, in an except from The Lean Publishing Manifesto:

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Progress: it’s what we are about

Progress. That is the question of the day, that is the question of the year and that is the question of the century. It’s what we are about.

Atlas Sailed is getting ready for a demo on April 24. Think of it as a early test for upcoming fairs and conventions we would like to exhibit at.  Making the booth is a big challenge. It puts together many of the disparate trends and ideas sourced in our reference articles.

We have at least 4 separate MVP’s.  Around 8 – 10 paper books, two ways to experience books in the web, a book making kit, a nearly functional augmented reality app, ownership of a book copyright, a public domain book, and a somewhat completed website that integrates all of these different moving parts together.

Most importantly, we have a picture we love!


Since we have not really posted many progress updates, I think the first important bit of progress we made (Sometime in November??) is this photo which is sourced from NASA and is in the public domain. We loved it, and think the Voyager and the many small bubbles of worlds are a perfect representation of the imaginary worlds contained in books.

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