Posts By: Michel Bauwens

Michel Bauwens

Frank Pasquale on the Shift from Territorial to Functional Sovereignty

By on January 16, 2018

It is very clear that power in our societies is changing. After the financialization of our economies under neoliberal globalization, we have a new layer of corporate power emerging from the platform economy. This process is very well described by Frank Pascuale in the recommended text we excerpt below, under the concept of Functional Governance.... Continue reading

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Cathy O’Neil on Algorithms as Harmful Weapons of Math Destruction

By on January 9, 2018

Secretly held and designed algorithms have a large power over our lives and work opportunities and are becoming a form of nefarious power that big corporations hold over us. Moreover, as Cathy O’Neil shows in this presentation, they often incorporate human biases. What can we do to resist ? Find out here. From the shownotes... Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Ordinary Wine and the Good Ordinary Household

By on January 5, 2018

The following article, written by Patrick Noble and published in Feasta’s website is a very good summary of the ecological indictment of our current societies, I highly recommend it. Patrick Noble: What spoils economies? Firstly, their size – do they exceed the limits of their ecological supply. That is – is the mass and diversity... Continue reading

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In Search of the Good Ordinary Wine and the Good Ordinary Household

By on January 5, 2018

The following article, written by Patrick Noble and published in Feasta’s website is a very good summary of the ecological indictment of our current societies, I highly recommend it. Patrick Noble: What spoils economies? Firstly, their size – do they exceed the limits of their ecological supply. That is – is the mass and diversity... Continue reading

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Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz on the End of Ownership in the Internet of Things Era

By on December 30, 2017

Republished from Motherboard’s Soundcloud: The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose... Continue reading

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