This is a nice clip on alternative approaches. Like other approaches it shows the tendency to subsume many “alternatives” as such under one leading approach — the Commons in this example. And there is one tiny weird statement which feels a bit like conspiracy thinking declaring “The Wall Street” as source of all evil. Nevertheless, watch it
20. April 2015, 07:36 Uhr 2 Kommentare
Circular Knitic is an Open Hardware replicable circular knitting machine. It can be digitally fabricated by using 3D printing, laser cutting, and Arduino — available in your favorite FabLab.
26. Februar 2015, 15:59 Uhr Kommentieren
Is there a sharing culture beyond economy, namely the »shareconomy«? Yes, there is. Watch this inspiring video of the Twin Oaks Community. They have »radical sharing« inside, but selling their commodities to the markets outside. It is one option in a capitalist environment.
22. Februar 2015, 13:43 Uhr Kommentieren
Have a look at this really cool project in Oakland (USA): the Omni Commons. Join the virtual tour:
27. Januar 2015, 10:15 Uhr Kommentieren
Watch this really cool film on FabLabs all over the world meeting in Barcelona.
19. November 2014, 06:21 Uhr Kommentieren
The Book of Peer Production has been released as a special edition of Journal of Peer Production. It consists of papers written by presenters at the Peer Production-track at the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS) in Göteborg 2014. It is cool, that all content in the book is in the public domain.
Johan Söderberg and Mathieu O’Neil explain: “In fact, the commons and peer production are two names for describing the same thing: a particular kind of labour relation. This labour relation is predicated on voluntary participation and the self-selection of tasks.” — This is exactly what I mean by the commons as being a new elementary form (as used by Marx) of social production opposed to the commodity form.
These are the articles of the book: Vollständigen Artikel lesen »
16. November 2014, 07:08 Uhr Kommentieren
This is an incomplete collection of commons-related events at the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig, which will start on September 2. There will be an enormous number of parallel events, sessions and workshops during the 3 main conference days. So, if you want to find commons-related events, the following might be useful for you. We gathered information in English and German for panels and workshops prepared by commoners or where commoners participate. Moreover, You are also invited to one (or two?) network meetings of commoners.
We are thrilled that the Degrowth Conference goes beyond the degrowth movement and opens a space to discuss commonalities and differences with other movements. So,let’s make the commons visible at the conference and use this awesome opportunity to plan for our next steps. Maybe in a not so far future, the Commons Movement will organize a movement congress as well. Leipzig might be an example.
30. August 2014, 07:46 Uhr 1 Kommentar
18. August 2014, 18:51 Uhr 2 Kommentare
Designed by the Flowers Lab at Inria Bordeaux and Ensta ParisTech (France) Poppy is an affordable and hackable humanoid robot for science, education, art and geeks. Both software and hardware are available under an open source licence.
28. März 2014, 06:12 Uhr 3 Kommentare
Michel Bauwens answered to the critique of Stefan Meretz on Peer Production License. Jakob Rigi from Hungary enters the debate commenting on both positions. They are documented in the following. My answer on both, Michel and Jakob, is using italics.
Michel Bauwens: Responding to Stefan Meretz’s critique of the Peer Production License
Stefan Meretz produced a critique of the Peer Production License, or more generically, Commons-Based Reciprocity Licenses, in the Keimform blog, to which I promised to respond.
25. März 2014, 06:53 Uhr 1 Kommentar