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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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How the co-op movement made steps towards equality in 2017

By on January 12, 2018

An encouraging article which, among other things, mentions Platform Coops. Let’s hope that in 2018 we can speak about strides, rather than steps. The article was originally published in Cooperative News. Building a ‘human economy’ Co-ops have a key part to play if the world is to move to a “human economy” says Oxfam after... Continue reading

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Patterns of Commoning: Medialab-Prado: A Citizen Lab for Incubating Innovative Commons

By on January 11, 2018

Marcos García:  Through its workshops, collaborative teams, classes and public events, Medialab has enabled the development of open design hives for urban beekeeping,1 sponsored collaborative translations of books,2 and assisted development of experimental video games.3 It has invited anyone who is interested to help develop a new data visualization for air quality in Madrid4 and a... Continue reading

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Project of the Day: Hack-a-Home

By on January 11, 2018

Our colleague Sharon Ede hipped us to this beautiful project. The following is reposted from northcottinnovation.com.au: We’re working with AbilityMate, UTS and Northcott on a global first project to give people with disability the opportunity to learn about 3D printing and create their own assistive technology. We want people with disability to be active creators... Continue reading

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Is Peak Car Headed for Seneca’s Cliff?

By on January 10, 2018

This text follows my recent keynote at Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference. The author thanks 
Seoul Design Foundation and @Seoul_gov  for their invitation. I also thank XuanZheng Wang, professor, China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), for alerting me to the @Mobike developments. Two hundred people per second now climb onto a dockless bike somewhere... Continue reading

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