i just want to join in saying that i looked at this from a very practical angle. what tools, ways, methods, techinques or patterns are used out there on the internet by existing websites to accomplish self organization (yeah, bottom up,…"
"Thanks Michel. I will look into the suggested topics.
I think Mark's, Sam's and Paul's work on these topics can give me more insights and directions. I will update on any progress when possible, in the meantime I hope to be even more…"
one of the things you may check out is Studies in Emergent Order, initiated by Gus DiZerega (I'm probably misspelling), whose email I have. You may also want to ask the same question to our very active p2presearch list.
P2P friends, here a topic on self-organizing. Currently I am trying to define this theme by making a list of themes that overlap self-organizing somewhere, and help to define the theme seen from an online collaborative point of view.Self-organizing to me can be a system that is highly adaptive, flexible and 'bottom-up'. When seen from an online collaborative point of view I tend to think of empowerment and rules of engagement.Of course Wikipedia can be seen as a self-organizing system where…See More
I work for Favela Fabric, an Amsterdam based cocreation consultancy, and Trilab, which is their technical partner. My primary responsibility is the development and architecture of the cocreation internet platform, which is part of the cocreation product.
Furthermore I am a member of the P2P Foundation, which researches and documents peer-to-peer practices such as peer production, peer governance and peer property.
I studied the masters Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where I graduated with honors in 2006.