Here you will find materials lists, CAD files, and details about completed parts of Kinograph. New parts are added as they are completed. Click on the links on the left to see details about the design.
All cultural heritage is highly valuable.
All collections should be accessible and the Kinograph is designed to be affordable and reproducible for anyone in the world. Where financial help is needed, we will help with fundraising for a Kinograph. Get in touch if that's you.
Communities of cooperation are the strongest tool we have for saving and sharing cultural heritage.
Companies and governments come and go, the people always remain. By sharing our resources with one another and reaching beyond the limits of private interests we can safeguard the future of film heritage securely.
Mutual Abundance and Generosity of Spirit.
Sharing our knowledge, skills, and resources encourages others to do the same. When we greet each other with respect and openness, in knowledge and in identity, we create a spirit of generosity. This abundance is mutually available to all who uphold these same values within the community. What I have to give I give to you knowing that the community in my likeness will give back to me when I need it.
Once the Kinograph design is finished (early 2022), we aim to add more structure to the future development of Kinograph and other related projects as they come up. Our process should be our philosophy in action. If it isn't, then we can mend it together using those same principles. We are open to feedback on this!
All features start as public proposals. These are upvoted by community members and then reviewed by a council (see below for definitions). Once approved as “complete," these proposals are submitted to stakeholders for review and voting. If accepted by the stakeholders, they move to the development phase (see below), and if not, are returned to the proposal phase, where it can be brought up again later. An existing model for the proposal process is Python's PEP system.
Once accepted, a proposal becomes a project. All projects have at least one project manager and are staffed by contributors who will see the implementation through from design to deployment. Projects are done in sprints, which are focused periods of time which serve the dual purpose of helping contributors plan for work, and for the community to have dependable progress. Project progress is reviewed and discussed at regular intervals and input is once again taken from anyone in the community for consideration. An existing example of this project structure is
These ranked principles help guide our decision making process in every aspect of Kinograph. It's a way for all contributors to frame a conversation around a an idea, feature, or design when there is more than one option. When faced with a decision, we can look at each of these (in order!) and ask ourselves: “How does option A affect the cost?" When we have done this for each principle for each options, we usually find that one option starts to reveal itself as the solution. It's not always perfect, but it usually helps keep the conversation on the right track which isn't always easy.
It's a dance of compromise, but in general, these are the tunes we dance to:
These are all works in progress and we welcome your input and comments anytime.
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