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Wanting to help one of my biggest brain crushes, I am conducting research into Aussie Collaborative Consumption. Share your views on the sharing economy now! (My latest blog is a call out of sorts.
Marco Casagrande has been awarded the 2013 European Prize for Architecture. Finnish, Italian roots, 42, Marco is an original architect and environmental artist, urban philosopher, architectural theorist, writer, and professor of architecture.
Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.
The Evolution of Occupy Wall Street
WELCOME TO OCCUPY WALL STREET’S OCCU-EVOLVE A COORDINATION, STRUCTURE, OUTREACH GROUP ORGANIZING TO EXPAND OWS INTO A MOVEMENT FIGHTING IN THE INTERESTS OF THE 99%!
In the digital world, limiting openness is one way to restrict the encroachment of capital and to maintain digital commons as alternative spaces. Like urban commons, digital commons can be spaces of hope, but only if the contradictory relationship between commons and commerce is acknowledged and addressed, if the destructive influence of capital can be limited, and if some of the accepted wisdom around digital commons is challenged — including the unquestioning acceptance of “openness” as a virtue.
“In 1991, Cuba’s economy began to implode. “The Special Period in the Time of Peace” was the government’s euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in the 60s, with engineers leaving Cuba for America. Ernesto Oroza, a designer and artist, studied the innovations created during this period. He found that the general population had created homespun, Frankenstein-like machines for their survival, made from everyday objects. Oroza began to collect these machines, and would later contextualize it as “art” in a movement he dubbed “Technological Disobedience.”
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The world's first Pirate Party, founded in Sweden in 2006, called for liberalising restrictive copyright and patent laws, greater direct democracy, and less government surveillance, says Anton Nordenfur, a board member of the Swedish Pirate Party. Since then, about 50 Pirate parties focusing on these issues have been created around the world, but are most prominent in Europe.
The State of California passed the first set of rules today to make it safe and legal to operate in the ride-sharing economy.
Author and independent scholar, Warwick Fox, is passionate about communicating his ideas to the general public. He hopes to spark change in our understanding that ethical decisions must include all beings on earth, not just human-to-human relationships. In a radio discussion with this author and his wife, he states that his books are oftentimes more academic than for the general reader, so he is grateful for opportunity we afforded him to translate his ethical theories into common parlance with practical examples.
The term Open Source refers primarily to software development, as ‘the result of a collaborative effort of different people, following diverging personal or collective agendas when participating in this process’.1 The engagement in such procedure is not necessarily connected to a financial gain reward, but could also aspire to peer recognition and aesthetic pleasure or could derive from a particular sociopolitical belief. The advantages characterizing the open–source development structure are numerous and point towards a direction where the production of software is horizontal and the algorithm maintains its transparency, meaning that it is clean of any hidden features that promote external goals. Open–source software represents a GNU–license model of ownership and, distinguished for its originality, it has already influenced, not only the process of software development and its licensing structure, but also the design community that uses, modifies and re–distributes it
On Tuesday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) declassified an opinion in which it explained why the government’s collection of records of all Americans’ phone calls is constitutional, and that if there is a problem with the program, it is a matter of political judgment, not constitutional law. So, should Americans just keep calm and carry on phoning? Not really.
New Report: Policies for Shareable Cities
After six months of diligent research, Shareable and Sustainable Economies Law Center present our 40 page guide, Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders.
Massimo Banzi, is the co-founder of the Arduino project and an open-source hardware advocate who works with clients such as Prada, Whirlpool and Adidas. He will give a short talk about Arduino, startup life, open source hardware and more.
At Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture,Andrea Botero defended today her PhD thesis "Expanding Design Space(s) - Design in Communal Endeavours". Dr.Monika Büscher (Lancaster University) acted as the opponent and Prof. Lily Diaz as the Custos. Botero started her lectio precursoria by a personal anecdote. She described her experiences giving a birth in a baby-friendly hospital. Here it means Kätilöopisto Maternity Hospital with its family-friendly special unit called Haikaranpesä (Stork's Nest). She concluded the description by stating that giving and assisting a birth is neither a miracle nor a routine thing to do. Many partnerships of many kinds are needed that extend well before and after the birth. A lot can be achieved through companionship and caring. This is issue of caring became one of Botero's main interests in design research.
“Our new book reports on the approach that slum dwellers across Africa and Asia have used to achieve social justice and urban rights. This approach recognises the limitations of protest politics. It has emerged from those who have witnessed the struggles for independence in former colonial states. It also builds in the lessons of democratisation in countries such as Cambodia, the Philippines and South Africa. As such, it has at its heart scepticism towards efforts to contest power and gain control over the state.
We are looking to collect legal documents of any form from anywhere in the world and securely archive them. Our initial focus will be legal constitutions, particularly for organisations in the social sector and creative industries. This will be an open uncurated project, if you have a legal document we will make it easy and secure for you to upload this document, so that you will never loose it again. From there users will be able to embed these documents in their own web sites, or link to them from email, or the wide range of social media.
“Homes and Hands is a great video that illustrates the different ways that community land trusts operate in the U.S.”
The present study explores collective design processes that both closely tied communities and emergent collectives are increasingly engaging in. The hypothesis was that collaborative design in these settings is better understood at the intersection of the evolution of the every-day practices and the shared new media forms that emerge, since both of these aspects shape and give direction to each other.
This 2-part piece aims to locate cybernetic systems theory and digital developments within the context of the now-structural economic ‘crisis’ and project of world libertarian communism, or to put this term another way, ‘the human project’…
This entry was posted on Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 12:29 pm and is filed under Culture & Ideas, Economy and Business, Politics, Technology, Theory. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
San Francisco-based Boatbound.co set up its East Coast headquarters on the Rickenbacker Causeway in Key Biscayne and launched nationally in June. About the same time, Cruzin.com finished a pilot program in Dania Beach and went live with its site, and there are a handful of other national competitors eyeing the Sunshine State. Locally based startups Fun2boat.com, Boatyard.com and Boatsetter.com are getting ready to launch their own variations on the concept.
Tim Draimin travels to Seoul, South Korea in search of sharing economy ventures.
A reviewer of The Science of Economics in Network Review, the Journal of the Scientific and Medical Network, wrote ‘The editor of The Science of Economics, Raymond Makewell, has done a wonderful job of making MacLaren’s thinking relevant to our times … MacLaren has important ideas on economic justice that we also need to reflect on in the wake of banking scandals and growing economic inequality.