Schlagwort: vortrag

Forum in Potsdam: Alternativen organisieren!

Am Freitag und Samstag (31.10./1.11.) wird im Projekthaus Potsdam unter dem Titel “Die Krise als Chance – Alternativen organisieren!” ein Internationales Fachforum zu Solidarischer Ökonomie, Grundeinkommen, Eigenarbeit und Subsistenz stattfinden. Ich werde dort mal wieder etwas über die Peer-Ökonomie erzählen. Hier die Ankündigung:

Die Krise als Chance – Alternativen organisieren!

Internationales Fachforum zu Solidarischer Ökonomie, Grundeinkommen, Eigenarbeit und Subsistenz

Am 31. Oktober und 1. November findet im Projekthaus Potsdam ein Internationales Fachforum zu Ideen und Projekten solidarischer Ökonomie, bedingungslosem Grundeinkommen, Eigenarbeit und Subsistenzwirtschaft statt!

Alle reden von der Krise – wir organisieren die Alternativen!

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Leuchtendes Grün: Workshop in Linz

Time's Up LogoHier die Ankündigung für einen Workshop in Linz, Österreich:

Luminous Green – Workshop bei Time’s Up – 23. | 24. | 25. Oktober 2008

Luminous Green startet den Versuch unsere eigenen ökologischen und humanen Verantwortlichkeiten zu sensibilisieren. Innehalten, Entschleunigung und Selbstreflexion sind dabei die kleinsten gemeinsamen Nenner. Hier finden sich detailliertere Informationen zu Luminous Green.

Innerhalb des Workshops in Linz wird auf praktischer Ebene ein weitgehend autarkes Environment geschaffen als auch theoretische Aspekte neuer gesellschaftlicher Modelle zur Diskussion stehen. DenkerInnen, HandwerkerInnen und MacherInnen – wie Du! – stärken kleine kommunale Strukturen, skizzieren ihre Ideen hinsichtlich umweltschonender Nutzung zukünftiger Welten und regen spartenübergreifende Debatten an.

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Hiddinghausen talks, part 3: Pooling effort where free sharing fails

In HiddinghausenMy last talk in Hiddinghausen was a little talk given as a complement to the Commons Network idea. The Commons Network is based on the idea of free and unconditional sharing—that others share with you goods they have or produce because they like to do so (and the other way around). This leaves, inevitable, the question: what if there is nobody who likes to share what you need (and you can’t produce it for yourself)? What if people need some additional incentives to produce what you would like to have?

I have already given an answer to that question in my peerconomy book: people can join an explicit agreement to help each other to produce the goods each of them likes to have, sharing the necessary effort (the tasks to do) in some pre-agreed manner. The General Luxury Production System (GLuPS) is a slightly updated version of that idea. The word “luxury” in the name is meant to express the hope that the Commons Network will become sufficiently flexible and versatile to satisfy—at least—all of people’s essential needs (the “8 Essentials” discussed in my UPset talk).

This optimistic assumption stems from the generalization of Eben Moglen’s dictum

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Hiddinghausen talks, part 2: A network for sharing and shared production

Discussion in HiddinghausenFree design is an important building block for spreading peer production, but it is not enough. A second topic discussed in Hiddinghausen was therefore how to facilitate and encourage the sharing and the shared production of physical goods and of services in all areas of life. My proposal here is called the Commons Network.

The Commons Network is inspired by the practices of free software and free content projects, where people do things they like to do (such as writing software or texts) and, by doing so, produce goods that are useful for others; but also by the approach of wireless community networks where the participants jointly build a free network, allowing everyone to transfer data through the free network or to access the Internet through it. Community networks are interesting because they organize the free sharing of limited resources that cannot just be copied freely (bandwidth and Internet access). And some community networks are interesting in that they’re self-organizing and self-healing: whenever nodes (participating computers) join or leave such a mesh network, it reconfigures itself to ensure that all data still finds the best route through the network.

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Hiddinghausen talks, part 1: An integrated collection of free design

Peer-Ökonomie-Wochenende in Hiddinghausen

As announced in the German part of this blog, a weekend workshop on peer production and the peer economy took place during the last weekend (29-31 August) in the nice little town of Hiddinghausen in the German Ruhr Area. A detailed three-part report on the workshop, which was a fully self-organized event with about 30 participants, is available in German. The first part of the workshop was dedicated to my proposal of how to generalize the principles and practices of commons-based peer production into a full-fledged peer economy; in the second part we discussed ways of growing the range and versatility of peer production that are possible here and now. For this English-language documentation of the event, I’ll focus on this second part.

As a first initiative for facilitating the peer production of physical goods and services, I proposed to set up a „Universal Production Set“ (UPset): an integrated collection of free or open design. The goal of the UPset would be to provide designs, blueprints, and other production know-how for all areas of life, but with a a special focus on things that are essential for people to live a good life.

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Peer-Ökonomie in Hiddinghausen – Teil 2

Peer-Ökonomie-Wochenende in Hiddinghausen

Nach luxuriösem Frühstück ging es fast pünktlich los mit dem zweiten Teil der Einführung in das Konzept der Peer-Ökonomie von Christian (den ersten Teil gab’s gestern — hier die dazu passenden Folien). Kernfrage war, wie die gestern vorgestellten allgemeinen Prinzipien der Peer-Produktion auf die materielle Welt übertragen werden können und welche Probleme dabei auftreten — und wie eine Lösung aussehen kann.

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The Open Source World in 2020

Stefan Merten, founder of Oekonux project, is going to give a presentation at FrOSCon — the Free and Open Source Conference in Sankt Augustin, Germany, 23th – 24th of august. The presentation titled »The (Open Source) World in 2020 — A History Based Look into the Future« is already online. Stefan’s style is to cut down complex analysis to handy statements, where he draws his conclusions from.

Here are the conclusions giving a good overview of the talk:

  • 1984 — Very beginnings may be hard to notice
  • 1996 — Good ideas grow because they are useful to people
  • 2008 — Basic principles are strong enough to spread out
  • First basic principle: Selbstentfaltung — Something what individual and society wants
  • Second basic principle: Openness — Technology may make way for new societal phenomenons
  • A new mode of production emerges — Something wrong with classic economy 😉
  • Power from new principles — Oekonux thesis: New mode of production => new society
  • Five-step model of development — There is hope!
  • Capitalism as a successful germ form: 200 years back — A new mode of production as a germ form can take over
  • A peek into the future — Vertical expansion is quite sure — Horizontal expansion depends on many aspects
  • Deeper embedding — More won’t happen in 12 years

Please read the details (aka bullet points).

Conclusion of the conclusions of the bullet point list: Qualitatively, in 2020 we have the same situation as in 2008.

re:publica bekommt: Commonismus kommt

re:publica08Nach einigem Hin und Her gibt’s von mir am 3.4. doch noch einen Vortrag auf der re:publica08: »Commonismus kommt. Zur politischen Ökonomie von Blogs«. Stellen sich jetzt nur noch die Fragen:

Wie bekomme ich das noch vorbereitet?

Und: Wer kommt?

Weltraumkommunismus

Ein wirklich sehr schönes Streitgespräch lieferten sich Captain Jainway (aus Star Treck, gespielt von Daniel Kulla) und Ijon Tichy (von Stanislaw Lem, gegeben von Oona Leganovic) auf dem letzten CCC. Thema: „Weltraumkommunismus“. Dafür sind sie beide nur können sie sich nicht einigen, was zuerst kommen soll, der Weltraum oder der Kommunismus. Jetzt gibt es endlich das Video dazu (Vorsicht: 144 MB!). Lasst euch nicht durch das lange Intro abhalten, es lohnt sich. Via classless.