Michel, given your interest in P2P technologie
The foundation wants first of all to create a knowledge base for this: through our newsletter, our blog, the various directories available at the P2P Foundation website.
There is an interesting presentation at the Ungrammatical Multitude blog which counterposes the logic of hegemony and the logic of affinity.
The transhumanist movement, as a movement uniting those in favor of technological augmentation of the human potential, is too often identified with the extreme anarchocapitalist libertarians such as the Extropians.
I planned to publish this item in issue 106 of P2P News, dedicated to contemporary political ‘P2P-inspired’ movements, but for lack of space, will publish it later.
The following is a copy of an email by Nicholas Bentley on Intellectual Contributions and how it relates to the P2P Meme. A presentation of his ideas, which entails a reform of Intellectual Property legislation, is here, but I have yet to read it in detail.
Manufacturing is already, in small ways, breaking out into an open-source model.
Theory for Social Change
Integrative and embodied spirituality would effectively undermine the current model of human relations based on comparison, which easily leads to competition, rivalry, envy, jealousy, conflict, and hatred.
The following questions were received by David Bollier of the On The Commons blog, as David is someone I admire greatly and there many overlaps between the movement for the Commons, the Open paradigm, and the P2P paradigm. He sent me a number of questions, and I propose to start the blog with an answer to these questions. The second half, another 6 questions, will be published later.
I was one of the Ouishare members that volunteered for the organization of the first regional Reshaping Work event in Barcelona. In my view, it was an outstanding event because of its excellent content selection and format design, and it certainly had a remarkable impact in the Spanish media.
I’ve often argued that the corporate Web 2.0 platform enablers have a dual nature. They need both the trust of the user community (acting as dolphins, from a philosophy of abundance, working with trust), and need to please their shareholders (acting as sharks, from a philosophy of scarcity, trying to manipulate consumers).
In the midst of a systemic crisis, it is imperative to create evidence-based awareness of new capitalist and post-capitalist futures. COSMOLOCALISM will advance our understanding of how to create a sustainable economy through the commons.
Asked them to tell us about their experiences working in the commons, in academia, and in the broader world.
Building the Open Source Circular Economy
The city of Cape Town is confronting an unprecedented water crisis. Because of a complex number of factors, including a prolonged drought, the city is facing a complete shutdown of its municipal water distribution.