The Sorcerer and their Apprentices, MIT Media Lab

Just finished The Sorcerers and their apprentices by Frank Moss, former director of Mit Media Lab, brilliant insights into the antispecialisation culture leads to innovation. Check out the conference this week

Message module

Note: Development and issues are handled on GitHub, and code is synced back to


The Message module is the core of the message stack. It enables logging and displaying system events in a number of different use cases. Events that are recorded over time are sometimes call activity streams. Exportable messages subtypes can be created for different use cases with custom fields and display (view) modes.

Date Event & Calendar module

Date: This package contains both a flexible date/time field type Date field and a Date API that other modules can use.

MySQL Repair / Optimize Tables in phpMyAdmin

MySQL Repair / Optimize Tables in phpMyAdmin

Occasionally the MySQL database may run slower than desired. This issue can be fixed quickly through phpMyAdmin. Original Link here.

Note: Please back up any database on the account before making changes)

Collective Web Making

Collective Web Making: We are building a web-space for the digital maker collective, it will be a community run website for everything open we want to share together, site will also be fully open to anyone to view & join.

If you are interested in getting involved or just following along the development of this new 'Digital Maker Collective' site and/or joining in on the build please create an account on this site (will not be an admin account at this stage, just a user account).

Chaos tool suite (ctools) module

This suite is primarily a set of APIs and tools to improve the developer experience. It also contains a module called the Page Manager whose job is to manage pages. In particular it manages panel pages, but as it grows it will be able to manage far more than just Panels. -

File Entity (fieldable files) module

File entity provides interfaces for managing files. It also extends the core file entity, allowing files to be fieldable, grouped into types, viewed (using display modes) and formatted using field formatters. File entity integrates with a number of modules, exposing files to Views, Entity API, Token and more. -

Views module

Media: Instagram module

Media: Instagram module -

Provides an Instagram as a supported media provider. The correct url is like


Media Internet - A submodule of the Media module.

Interested in getting involved in Web Building with Drupal

If you are interested in getting involved in the development of this new 'Digital Maker Collective' site hands on web building, please lets us know leave a comment below.

The site is using Drupal & so please familerlise yourself with this content management system, the more you know the more you'll be able to join in the development. There are loads of ‘Drupal 7 for Beginners’ - Getting Started online tutorials online - (let us know if you find something good) We recommend you follow the tutorials on (these are free to access these with your UAL account).


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