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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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 →
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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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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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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