I have joined the German research center Leuphana Inkubator as Research Fellow. The project is titled P2P Democracy, and forms part of a wider initiative, Grundversorgung 2.0.
More on the Inkubator Website : http://www.leuphana.de/inkubator.html
And the Grundversorgung 2.0 blog: http://digitale-grundversorgung.de/
Updates on this project as it develops.
I will be speaking about the Collaborative Economy at the upcoming 2013 TEDx event in Costa Rica. (Feb. 2013)
Update: Here’s a pic!
(It must be noted that the image behind me corresponds to a diagram made by Rachel Botsman, whose work I was referencing at the moment this picture was taken.)
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The title of this issue is Value and Currency in Peer Production.
See the full info on the Call for Papers at:
Organised by the Commons Strategy Group, hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.
More about this event at: http://p2pfoundation.net/Asia_Commons_Deep_Dive
The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State
P2P Foundation Coop research project co-authored by Michel Bauwens, Franco Iacomella and me (Nicolás Mendoza).
I will present a short version of “Awakening from Capitalism”, with added comments on Paul Baran and Norbert Wiener at the IEEE Conference on Technology and Society in Asia 2012
Download “Awakening from Capitalism” Full 12.000 word version here
Organised by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Take a (fuzzy) look at the state and content of my research. I’ve decided that Reddit might be better than Instapaper, hence r/KarmicAssemblages. Feel free to comment, subscribe or post stuff I might need to check.
“Life in a Network for Survivors: The Thermonuclear Apocalypse and the Protocols of Freedom” -Published at P2P Foundation
Read on P2P Foundation:
WIKISPEED designs and builds cars with a fuel-efficiency of over 100mpg. What is truly groundbreaking is that it is done through a global team of collaborating volunteers, using methodology initially used for software development.
Watch WIKISPEED founder Joe Justice’s amazing TEDx presentation here.
My research proposal has been approved by the School of Creative Media at City University, Hong Kong. The project will beging in Nov. 2012. Click on the image to download the PDF.
On Nov 18, 2011 I presented a condensed version of my master’s thesis Awakening from Capitalism, available in PDF here. Full version coming soon from P2P Foundation books.
Bandung Spirit Conference site here.
An analysis of Lentil as Anything, a pay-as-you-feel restaurant in Abbostsford Convent, Melbourne Australia
Paper presented in the “Apocalypse and its Discontents” Conference at the University of Westminster, London. Dec 11 2010
The structures of the cultural fringe, hyperspace jumping, and the loop of capital
This paper is an attempt to understand the structures of web-based cultural production, specifically the activity that takes place in sites like 4Chan and Reddit, and the flows and transformations that content goes through as the mainstream deals with the indigestible. The case of PedoBear and its paradoxical relation with Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ is used as a case study that illuminates on the complexities that inform these realms of contemporary culture.
PDF: Taming PedoBear