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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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Personal data and commons: a mapping of current theories

By on December 27, 2017

Originally published in French by calimaq At the end of October, I wrote an article entitled “Evgeny Morozov and personal data as public domain” . I got a lot of feedback, including from people who had never heard about these kinds of theories, trying to break with the individualistic or “personalist”  approach based on the... Continue reading

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Personal data and commons: a mapping of current theories

By on December 27, 2017

Originally published in French by calimaq At the end of October, I wrote an article entitled “Evgeny Morozov and personal data as public domain” . I got a lot of feedback, including from people who had never heard about these kinds of theories, trying to break with the individualistic or “personalist”  approach based on the... Continue reading

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Moving forward from Netarchical platforms in the post-Weinstein era

By on December 27, 2017

Brilliant reflections from Tara Vancil, originally published a few months ago. Towards a more democratic Web In the aftermath of the recent Harvey Weinstein revelations, Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter for breaching its Terms of Service. Twitter made an unusual move by commenting on the status of a specific user’s account, which it normally publicly declares... Continue reading

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Academics study Loomio use

By on December 26, 2017

Loomio has been collaborating with academic researchers Shiv Ganesh at Massey University in New Zealand and Cynthia Stohl at the University of California, to do the first large-scale survey of Loomio users. The survey is still open, but we are already getting some really fascinating information on who we are as Loomio users, how we... Continue reading

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