In this video I'll be showing you several different things you can make from old, dead laptops!
An open source, libre economy is an efficient economy which increases innovation by open collaboration. To get there, OSE is currently developing a set of open source blueprints for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of the 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. In the process of creating the GVCS, OSE intends to develop a modular, scalable platform for documenting and developing open source, libre hardware – including blueprints for both physical artifacts and for related open enterprises.
I wonder if the “finished artefact fallacy” might be at the root of why the foundations of wealthy, cultured Westerners are so obsessed with “saving” things – like traditional knowledges – which they consider to be endangered. Significant sums of money are spent on documenting them and putting them into books, archives and museums, but not into sustaining the complex webs of relationships between people, places and things that are the actual fabric of what the ‘knowledge’ conveys.
This Commons Transition Primer website contains new and adapted texts by P2P Foundation members, including its founder, Michel Bauwens. As part of an ongoing multimedia project/campaign, our intention with this site is to make the P2P Foundation’s core ideas on the Commons and P2P accessible, attractive and shareable for commoners and communities worldwide.
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The Commons Transition Primer website project was coordinated and edited by Stacco Troncoso and Ann Marie Utratel (except where other authorship is noted). Elena Martínez Vicente led the design and UX, Mercè Moreno Tarrés provided the illustrations, and Javier Arturo Rodriguez took care of the technical details and backend. Thanks are due to David Bollier, Vasilis Kostakis and Rajesh Makwana for reviewing the texts in the “Shorts” section. Special thanks are also due for the technical expertise and last-minute interventions of our colleague, Lisha Sterling.
LEINN es el grado oficial en Liderazgo Emprendedor e Innovación en el que diseñarás productos y servicios reales, trabajarás con clientes en entornos reales y contrastarás en el mundo lo que aprendes. LEINN hace parte de Mondragon Team Academy MTA, una red global de emprendedores/as en equipo, creada en 2008 con más de 1300 jóvenes emprendedores ubicados en 8 localizaciones en 3 continentes.
In the Basque country of Northern Spain, the Mondragon Corporation—the world’s largest co-operative business enterprise—has found ways to weather economic crises, avoid severe income inequality, and build long-term worker loyalty. Why don’t more businesses follow “the Mondragon model”?
Com isso se muda a perspectiva de processo, que não deve ter como prioridade apenas os conteúdos. A perspectiva é o CONTEXTO (sujeitos, sociedade onde vivem ) CONCEITO ( qual a ideia que o problema traz) e finalmente o CONTEÚDO ( a ferramenta que será usada na resolução do problema), e chagamos ao conhecimento e a uma aprendizagem significativa. Um dos exemplos para ilustrar é na matemática, o aprendizado da regra de três para crianças de 12 anos. A regra de três é a ferramenta, a técnica, o conteúdo: Se a/b = c/d então a.d = b.c. Qual o CONCEITO que dá origem a esta regra? É um dos conceitos mais importantes para o ensino de matemática, estatística, física, química, entre outras: o conceito de Proporção. Mas onde este conceito surge e onde faz sentido? Qual o CONTEXTO onde ele aparece? E qual o Contexto que faz sentido e desperte a curiosidade para crianças de 12 anos? %, densidade populacional, estatísticas sobre assuntos diversos, etc.
Solidarity as a Business Model.
Start.coop accelerates the growth and development of the next generation of
co-operative entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, and financing necessary to build businesses that share prosperity among the many, not just the few.
Platform Co-op Community Hangout: Ela Kagel on Emerging Platform Co-ops in Berlin (November 7, 2018):
Ela Kagel joined us for our first Community Hangout to talk about Technology, Money, and Society. Along with giving us an update on her work with Rchain (https://www.rchain.coop)
, she led a fantastic conversation with our community members.
Ela is a co-founder of SUPERMARKT (https://supermarkt-berlin.net/en/)
, a coworking space & research studio with a focus on digital culture, social innovation and collaborative economy in Berlin.
Crowdfunding with financial return and sustainable impact. Your investment is the entrepreneur’s next step forward.
UnFound is for tech founders and start-ups looking for a different way to set-up and run platform businesses.
It brings together platforms that would like to go about their business in a more collaborative and inclusive way. Find out how we can make the digital economy our own.
Is this you? Get involved!
The Greentech Alliance brings together green technology businesses, that fight climate change with their products and services in the most responsible and respectful to our planet manner, to support them with advice about funding, impact, visibility and strategy with the help of top VCs, journalists, advisors and entrepreneurs.
An experiment in free, co-operative higher educationThe Social Science Centre (SSC) organizes free higher education in Lincoln and is run by its members. The SSC is a co-operative and was formally constituted in May 2011 with help from the local Co-operative Development Agency. There is no fee for learning or teaching, but most members voluntarily contribute to the Centre either financially or with their time. No one at the Centre receives a salary and all contributions are used to run the SSC. When students leave the SSC they will receive an award at higher education level. This award will be recognized and validated by the scholars who make up the SSC, as well as by our associate external members – academics around the world who act as our expert reviewers The SSC has no formal connection with any higher education institution, but attempts to work closely with likeminded organizations in the city.
Critics of the ‘co-operative university’ have questioned our commitment to the idea of the ‘public university’. Indeed, co-operatives are anti-statist, but they also exceed the idea of ‘public ownership’ with that of ‘common ownership’, a social form of property that is the antithesis of the right of free alienability (which distinguishes capitalist private property). In short, co-operative higher education is entirely compatible with the idea of the ‘public’ if we reconceive it as an autonomous, open, democratically governed ‘commons’: An academic commons, democratically controlled by academic and support staff, students, cleaners and others.
Description: This course surveys recent developments in applied cryptography. Research in this field is motivated by privacy and security issues that arise in practice from areas like cloud computing, databases, surveillance and finance. Topics will vary each year.
In Fall 2019, the topic will be crypto for social good. We will learn how surveillance has been (and currently is) used to suppress dissent and how new surveillance technologies are deployed against social protest movements, intimate partners and immigrants. We will study how modern cryptography enables new privacy-enhancing technologies and investigate how cryptography can be used to protect dissent and enhance the safety and welfare of marginalized groups.
Platform cooperatives are businesses that use a website, mobile app, or protocol to sell goods or services. They rely on democratic decision-making and shared ownership of the platform by workers and users.
Our paradigm for value is production. But if you think about it, most work is not productive. Most work is actually about maintaining things, it’s about care. Whenever I talk to a Marxist theorist, and they try to explain value, which is…what they always like to do, they always take the example of a teacup. They’ll say like…usually they’re sitting there with a glass, a bottle, a cup. They say, “Well, look at this bottle. You know, it takes a certain amount of socially-necessary labor time to produce this. Say it takes you know, this much time, this much resources.” They’re always talking about production of stuff.
But a teacup or a bottle, well you know, you produce a cup once. You wash it like ten thousand times. Most work isn’t actually about producing new things, it’s about maintaining things.
Trebor Scholz - Platform Cooperatives Now! - Week 3: An Introduction to Platform Cooperativism.
Abertura, colaboração e participação são aspectos fundamentais do nosso trabalho. Desde o desenvolvimento do Firefox até a elaboração colaborativa de um plano de aula. A diversidade nos fortalece e buscamos a participação daqueles que a reforçam. Estas diretrizes existem para permitir que diversas pessoas e grupos interajam e colaborem em benefício mútuo. Este documento descreve o comportamento esperado e proibido.