Permanent Future Lab is an open movement where everyone is able to join and participate. Society driven is one of the three core values.
People participating in the movement agree to / that:
- Follow the Permanent Future Lab movement philosophy which is based upon three core values.
- Permanent Future Lab is a decentralized movement without a legal entity cruising on the Mesh.
- Work by intrinsic motivation.
- Share out of abundance.
- Work by self leadership.
- Have a click together.
People participating in the movement agree not to:
People as you participating in the movement can have one or multiple roles defined around the work that fulfills the needs of the movement ideas. Anybody can share at any publicly available space. There are global and location based activities. You can create and see activities in the Permanent Future Lab Part-up tribe.
To optimally facilitate this a few roles have been identified that can be used for setting up any physical location of a Permanent Future Lab.
Probably you?! Everyone in society is welcome to visit a Permanent Future Lab location without paying by money. You may look, discover, experience, try and build with the technology as long as you leave the technology back in original state and use it with due care and diligence. Since the movement isn't an entity you can't pay or donate by money. The philosophy is that you are Sharing back by social media, word of mouth, open source contributions, etc. So you don't claim copyrights or patents, but you use copyleft. At some of this wiki product pages you can find social media hashtag keywords and mentions, community links to help you Sharing an optimal way.
A (co)initiator with passion for innovation, technology & sharing that starts a location or pop-up. Sometimes a geek or nerd. The initiator is more than average busy with discovering or even creating new innovations and is social in sharing findings and knowledge. Multiple locations and popups have been initiated since the beginning of the movement in 2014. Bart Roorda (Netherlands), Fahad Bin Husne ALI (Bangladesh), Rehema Nsanyiwa (Uganda) are a few of the initiators. Interested in initiating a Permanent Future Lab location or pop-up? Check out the initiate a Permanent Future Lab.
A host keeps the space orderly, batteries loaded, shows visitors around and keeps track on the available technology being shared. Is it a must, as a host, to be tech-savvy? No. But some interest (to learn from) new technological products is a plus. It is also good to feel comfortable in the presence of other people.
To become a host, it is suggested you visit the location(s) you want to host at and speak with the initiators and other hosts. You can see if you click well with the others and they will be able to help you get started.
What it means to:
- Keeping the space orderly
Imagine, you invite people to your home. Wouldn't it be great to show them around in a tidy place. Maybe somewhat cosy? Somewhere where at least people feel comfortable to be at? That feel should be reflected at the location you are the host at.
- Showing visitors around
First time visitors usually do not know what location they are entering and what the movement actually stands for. As everything is new some guidance and explanation of the entire concept, both location and ideology, is a kind and helpful gesture.
- Keeping track on the available technology
You will help people who like to lend technology how they can do this and how they can add it to the location Wiki. When there isn't space anymore at the location to share technologies and someone wants to share a more innovative or more open hardware technology, you'll contact the sharer of the less innovative / less (open) hardware technology to take out his/her technology and ask to remove it from the Wiki.
Venue owner / manager
A venue owner / manager who shares a location.
This role happen once by two persons. The Permanent Future Lab movement is initiated by Jurjen de Vries & Samir Lahiri. Jurjen was inspired by Seats2meet.com and the Society 3.0 book. By sharing his Google Glass to Seats2meet.com visitors he discovered that unexpected things happened. Jurjen also met Samir in an unexpected way. By sharing their passion for innovation they started a journey that created the Permanent Future Lab. The first location where space is being provided to share innovation is Seats2meet.com Utrecht CS (the Netherlands).