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!
17. September 2015, 14:19 Uhr Kommentieren
On 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).
29. Juni 2015, 11:11 Uhr 4 Kommentare
Designing a Game to Promote Critical Computing Practices Beyond Capital
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?
8. Mai 2015, 07:07 Uhr 1 Kommentar
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