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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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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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Patterns of Commoning: Otelo – Open Technology Labs in Austria

By on January 4, 2018

Hannelore Hollinetz and Martin Hollinetz: The development of the Otelos – the international network of open technology labs – is the story of a group bringing together creative people in rural areas and forging a new culture of innovation with them. The idea for Otelos began in 2009 as Martin Hollinetz, then Director of Regional... Continue reading

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Essay of the Day: Self-Organisation in Commons-Based Peer Production

By on December 19, 2017

A PhD Thesis: Self-organisation in Commons-Based Peer Production (Drupal: “the drop is always moving”) by David Rozas. University of Surrey, Department of Sociology, Centre for Research in Social Simulation, 2017. Abstract “Commons-Based Peer Production (CBPP) is a new model of socio-economic production in which groups of individuals cooperate with each other without a traditional hierarchical... Continue reading

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3 Projects That Show How Cities Can Use Technology as a Force for Good

By on November 23, 2017

Platforms enabled by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), like Uber and Airbnb, are increasingly being seen as looters by cities. They are like Death Stars, extracting great swaths of value from local communities only to transfer that wealth elsewhere. Indeed, it would seem that the original ideas of sharing and peer-to-peer collaboration have been co-opted... Continue reading

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