Posts By: Vasilis Niaros

Vasilis Niaros

First Impressions on the Commons Transition in Ghent: An Interview with Michel Bauwens

By on May 22, 2017

An interview with Michel Bauwens, conducted by Vasilis Niaros. Vasilis Niaros: Can you give us a short background of the project? Michel Bauwens: Ghent is a mid-sized city of about 300,000 inhabitants, with a huge student population, and a prestigious history. It was once the biggest city in northwestern Europe (12th-13th century). It has had... Continue reading

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Can e-agriculture contribute to erode reciprocal practices?

By on March 23, 2017

A PhD thesis on reciprocal technologies by Eugenio Tisselli. Plymouth University, 2016. Full title: “Reciprocal Technologies: Enabling the Reciprocal Exchange of Voice in Small-Scale Farming Communities through the Transformation of Information and Communications Technologies”. Summary Industrial agricultural systems have compromised local, regional, and even planetary ecosystems, and have largely denied the voices and collaborative practices... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: An Introduction to Generative Justice

By on March 22, 2017

An article on Generative Justice written by Ron Eglash. Originally published at Revista Teknokultura. Abstract Marx proposed that capitalism’s destructive force is caused, at root, by the alienation of labor value from its generators. Environmentalists have added the concept of unalienated ecological value, and rights activists added the unalienated expressive value of free speech, sexuality,... Continue reading

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Interview with ‘Monsters of the Machine’ Artist, Eugenio Tisselli

By on March 20, 2017

An article by Marc Garrett, originally published at Furtherfield: “As curator of the exhibition Monsters of the machine: Frankenstein in the 21st Century, I thought it necessary to interview the artists in the exhibition, while it is shown in the magnificent gallery space at Laboral, in Spain, until August 31st 2017. I wanted to get... Continue reading

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Social Democratic and Critical Theories of the Intellectual Commons: A Critical Analysis

By on February 22, 2017

An article authored by Antonis Broumas. Originally published at TripleC: Abstract “Over the past twenty years theorizing about the intellectual commons has undeniably become a popular activity not only among scholars that deal with the dialectics between information/communication technologies and society but also among the wider scientific community. Yet, the discourse over intellectual commons and... Continue reading

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