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April 2009 Blog Posts (16)

P2P Urban projecjt seeking assistance

Via cityleft at gmail.com, this is a project worth supporting as it is focused on p2p in the urban world:

Cityleft and P2P foundation are searching for one graphic designer and one/two english proof readers to edit the first issue of Urban Fiction. The work will be coordinated by Cityleft and the P2P foundation.

Urban Fiction is a box of contents aimed to apply the P2P concept in Urbanism.

Urban Fiction will be distributed online and printed with… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 26, 2009 at 8:20 — No Comments

Creation of a Circular Exchange Trading System

Announced by Evgeni Pandurski:

"I am currently working on a P2P system for extended bartering. I almost have finished the design of the system and have done a toy implementation of one of the subsystems. I plan not to release any code in public until I have most of the design frozen. I believe this is going to prevent the project to be spoiled down by too much design and philosophical discussions. Anyway I am open to discuss technical details with anyone who is interested in the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 25, 2009 at 2:50 — 1 Comment


Via Simona Conservas:

Info via http://laquadrature.net/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/opennetcoalition



In these weeks the Internet privatization can be decided. On May 5 the European parliament votes a package of measures that will influence the legislations of all the countries.

To protect the interests of the multinationals of communication… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 25, 2009 at 1:00 — No Comments

New project: Defining the core principles of P2P-based collaboration

From Ryan Lanham:


To those interested in P2P Governance, System Design and/or Administration:

I want to re-announce the project on collaborative principles in p2p governance and operations.

The project relates indirectly to the partnership Michel Bauwens announced early this April in association with the University of Hull as coordinated by Athina Karatzogianni. I contended, somewhat… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 23, 2009 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

Postscript, assessment and documentation on Pixelache's alt.econ festival

Report from Andrew Paterson, who did a incredible job of organizing this more than excellent festival:

The ‘Alternative Economy Cultures’ (alt.econ.cult) programme on April 3rd & 5th, brought together leading international and Finnish thinkers, cultural practitioners and activists, to present alternative economic visions, during Pixelache Helsinki Festival 2009.

The seminar aimed to tackle not just the financial, but the social, cultural, institutional, human,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 22, 2009 at 11:48 — No Comments

Not to be missed in NYC on April 28: Mark Elliott on Collaborative Policy Building

Details at http://www.meetup.com/opengovnyc/calendar/10234024/

Dr. Mark Elliott is a rising star in the fields of open government and mass collaboration. Through his company, CollabForge, he has successfully completed several web-based public engagement projects with government agencies in his home country of Australia. These include the Future Melbourne project in which citizens used a wiki to plan for their city's future. See Dr. Elliot's full bio below to find out more about… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 22, 2009 at 5:16 — No Comments

El siglo de la Fraternidad 2

De hormigueros, bandadas, metrónomos y los problemas de una Reina Roja - Primera Parte

En julio de 2008 investigando sobre la acción colectiva en sistemas vivientes primitivos llegamos a una conferencia de la Dra. Deborah Gordon en el ciclo TED "Ideas worth spreading" titulada "…

Added by Carlos Boyle on April 20, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

El siglo de la fraternidad 2 - Parte II - Final

De hormigueros, bandadas, metrónomos y los problemas de una Reina Roja - Segunda parte

Viene de este post donde está la Primera parte


Hasta ahora hemos visto cómo el número condicionaba los…


Added by Carlos Boyle on April 20, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

Hacker Space Festival 2009 (Paris, 26-30 June 2009)

Hacker Space Festival 2009 | Call For Proposals

See http://www.tmplab.org/2009/03/24/hsf-2009-call-for-proposals/

In 2008, we organized HSF[1] on the spot, as an ad-hoc meeting for

hackerspaces-related networks, technical and artistic research emerging

from them and social questionning arising from them. This sudden

experiment proved to be a huge success, as much as on the

self-organizing level as on the participants and meetings quality,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 17, 2009 at 9:04 — No Comments

Approaching theory through the P2P Foundation wiki

Since our good friend Franz Nahrada has been saying that the P2P Foundation is good for facts and factoids but not for theory, I thought it would be useful to give an idea of how we approach theory in our wiki.

First, at the bottom of the third column, the theoretical work of many people converging around oekonux and p2p foundation topics is described in varying levels of details:

1. Adam Arvidsson's Ethical Economy

2. Christian Siefkes' Peer Economy


Added by Michel Bauwens on April 17, 2009 at 7:51 — No Comments

DIY currencies

Douglas Rushkoff has an idea for "craigbucks," an alternative currency to be used on Craigslist. (Doug's new book, Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back, is out on June 2.) Annalee Newitz explains "craigbucks" and Doug's…


Added by Matt Boggs on April 17, 2009 at 0:52 — No Comments

El siglo de la fraternidad 1

Related to Michel´s last video I put in consideration may last work in spanish.

Gente, pongo a su disposición esta beta 1 de mi nuevo libro "El siglo de la fraternidad" para que se diviertan criticándolo. Es más redoblo la oferta invitando a escribirlo en conjunto en base a esta plan tentativo.

Index -muy preliminar

Lo común (este capítulo)- donde se define… Continue

Added by Carlos Boyle on April 11, 2009 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

P2P Research Group

The P2P Foundation in collaboration with the University of Hull are creating a P2PResearch Group (P2PRG) with a physical base in Hull, in order to initiate a material equivalent to the various virtual networks we are all part of. Some of the goals of the group are to attract funding to improve already existent infrastructures, create more material and immaterial networks and hubs and capture funding for research, conferences and workshops. A conference scheduled for November will also produce a… Continue

Added by athina.k on April 7, 2009 at 12:44 — No Comments

Lectures on "Digital Economies and the Politics of circulation," a brief report of what happened

This cycle of conferences held in New York on 3 and 4 April 2009, was focused on the idea of circulation and to think circulation in the frame of the digital era and as means of policy (the full program here).

The first panel took the name "The arts, new technologies and informal economies." Brian Larkin shared panel with… Continue

Added by carobotero on April 6, 2009 at 14:21 — 1 Comment

Peer Producers new site explained

The Peer Producers Association is a new site created by Alex Rollins to invite project proposals whose members are committed to peer to peer production activities. I plan to upload the much-discussed Framework Project 7 suggestions from the Oekonux conference last week to the site, after a few more elaborations to the document I am working on. Look for this add by Friday, at which point we could take the ideas to the table and start peer-producing, if you will.

This site was launched… Continue

Added by PHOEBE MOORE on April 1, 2009 at 15:24 — 13 Comments

Site for Peer Producers Association


Added by PHOEBE MOORE on April 1, 2009 at 8:20 — 2 Comments

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