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David Bollier on keimform.de

David BollierOn 22 September this blog has turned ten years old [DE] — and it’s still going strong! In order to celebrate this event we have asked various companions of keimform.de to share their memories and thoughts on our blog. The responses that we have received we’ll publish here in loose order.

Congratulations to Keimform for a decade of exploring the challenges of commoning, the promise of free software, the structural deficiencies of capitalism, and the fate of the human condition! I have frequently been introduced to sharp new perspectives by the contributors to Keimform. May this rare voice of deep, committed inquiry continue to flourish and expand!

David Bollier, commons activist and blogger

Kategorien: Commons, English, Praxis-Reflexionen

24. September 2016, 07:16 Uhr   Kommentieren

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Commons Associations

By Christian Siefkes, Johannes Euler, Gunter Kramp and Nikolas Kichler

Logo of the Commons InstituteAn idea for unifying commons-based projects in a self-organised solidarity economy that’s easy and convenient to join

[Diesen Artikel gibt es auch auf Deutsch.]

The ideas presented in this document are based on an open space session that took place in April 2016 during the spring meeting of the German Commons Institute. The session was initiated by Gunter; further participants were Britta, Christian, Hannes, Nikolas, Sarah, and Sunna.

This document has been written by Christian, Hannes, Gunter, and Nikolas together with Stefan T. It has been translated by Justin and Christian.

Context: Which Problems Are We Trying to Solve?

There are various intentional communities that practice a shared economy (e.g. Twin Oaks in the US or Niederkaufungen in Germany). However, few people are attracted to living in such communities and the barriers to entry are high. Reasons for this include the necessity of sharing so many spheres of life with the same group of people, often causing long and tedious discussions. (A new community member described the experience as “like getting married to 70 people at the same time.”)

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Kategorien: Arbeit & Freiheit, Commons, English

23. August 2016, 07:15 Uhr   14 Kommentare

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Post-Capitalist Strategy of the P2P Foundation

Michel BauwensA lot of people want to „overcome“ capitalism, but what do they mean by it? Michel Bauwens from the P2P Foundation gave a short note on that topic, which could be interesting to discuss here: Is it really post-capitalist (also see the critique on reciprocity licences)? Here’s the text:

A note on the post-capitalist strategy of the P2P Foundation

Following Kojin Karatini, we agree that the present system is based on a trinity of capital-state-nation, which represents an integration of three modes of exchange. Vollständigen Artikel lesen »

Kategorien: Commons, English, Theorie

15. Juni 2016, 09:32 Uhr   Kommentieren

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Social Corruption

Recently, a friend pointed me to an animation describing the inherent self-destructive elements of capitalism — while not naming what it is: capitalism. The animation has ten parts and is called »synergy«, and — nomen est omen — tries to describe the interwoven dynamics of a society which is inherently »corrupt« . First, I associated the word »corruption« which a personal defective behavior, but it is meant systemically: social corruption. However, I think, »social disruption« would fit better. And: Don’t expect any solutions, it only describes our society by using absolutely great animations! I wish, I could do animations that way! The creator is Marian Thomas.

Kategorien: English, Feindbeobachtung

20. April 2016, 11:50 Uhr   Kommentieren

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Harsha Walia on Commoning and Communities

Kategorien: Commons, English, Medientipp

30. November 2015, 06:18 Uhr   Kommentieren

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Yochai Benkler on Commons and Peer-Production

Kategorien: Commons, English, Medientipp

27. November 2015, 06:24 Uhr   Kommentieren

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On the Political Economy of Copy Protection

UnknownThis article was published in: Tilman Baumgärtel (Ed.), A Reader on International Media Piracy, Amsterdam University Press, pp. 131-144. It is the English translation of Zur politischen Ökonomie von Kopie und Kopierschutz.

Why does copy protection exist? What is been protected against whom? The spontaneous answers to these simple questions refer to the prevailing forms of thinking in commodity society: The “intellectual property” just has to be protected against theft, just like everybody locks their door in order to prevent the television set from be carried away by “TV pirates”.

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Kategorien: Eigentumsfragen, English, Theorie

24. November 2015, 15:08 Uhr   Kommentieren

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Presentation »From Commons to Commonism?«

Before traveling through the Baltics, I gave a presentation in a squatted house in Helsinki, Finland, called »Makamik«, on the question on if and how the Commons can be generalized up to the societal level. The answer in short: Yes. In order to make this thinkable we need some very well developed notions, and the talk is about that. Here are the Slides (PDF, ODP) and the audio files taken by Kalle from Kosmas TV (OGG, MP3) — thanks a lot!

 

Kategorien: Commons, English, Theorie

17. September 2015, 14:19 Uhr   Kommentieren

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From Commons to Commonism

meretzkommonismismakamikOn Sunday, July 5th, at 6 pm, I will give a presentation on the potences of the Commons to be generalized to the level of whole society. The presentation will be given in English and takes place in Makamik, a squated house in Helsinki. See also commons.fi (in finnish).

Kategorien: Commons, English, Termine

29. Juni 2015, 11:11 Uhr   4 Kommentare

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Serious Fun: Games Beyond Capital

Designing a Game to Promote Critical Computing Practices Beyond Capital

A workshop at Aarhus 2015 Conference on Critical Alternatives (August, 17-21)

Many of us grew up playing a game called Monopoly—it was about property, and winning other people’s money and land. But is that really the world we want? What if there were a different game?

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Kategorien: English

8. Mai 2015, 07:07 Uhr   1 Kommentar