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In Dublin, May 8: Everything Open and Free: A model for Hacking Everything

Everything Open and Free: A model for Hacking Everything

Sunday, May 8 · 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper

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This is the last in the current season of Knowledge lectures, it will be presented by Michel Bauwens found of the P2P Foundation(http://p2pfoundation.net/)

What do we do now that failing neoliberalism no longer even pretends to offer a better life? Resisting the system, without offering an alternative, is no longer sufficient. Part of the answer is to construct infrastructures that allow the common creation of value, but that embed new social values in the technology itself. This is in fact happening on a global basis as the technologies for sharing knowledge, software and designs, are merging with more distributed machinery and mission-oriented organizational forms, as well as new forms of human awareness that together offer a promise of integrated social change.
Speaker: Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation.

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1. This Sunday, May 8th, Central Hotel, Dublin (afternoon and evening events)

An Introduction to peer-to-peer

Wikipedia and Linux are impressive examples of intellectual labour created on and through the internet but they don't fit conventional economic theory as the people who developed and refined them did not charge for their work and there is no charge for their use. No  corporation organised their creation and claimed ownership rights.  Are these examples of a new type of economy which has a lot further to go? Will open source product design underpin a new type of creative economy in which some things will be available in abundance mostly for free? Are we witnessing the birth of a digital commons where intellectual property rights like copyright and patents are standing in the way of human progress?  Theorist Michel Bauwens and the P2P foundation believes so. In his view we are entering an economic era as profoundly different as feudalism was from the Roman Empire, and industrial capitalism was from feudalism. But is the future he envisa ges compati ble with the ecological limits that humanity is encountering in almost every field?

14.00 – 17.00 Workshop on peer-to-peer with Michel Bauwens.

Attendance will be limited to 15.

Admission €10. Booking is essential (via info@feasta.org or text 086 364 2728).

19.00 – 21.00 Public lecture on peer-to-peer with Michel Bauwens followed by discussion.

Admission €5 and booking for this is not necessary. 

More information from http://www.feasta.org/2011/04/15/an-introduction-to-peer-to-peer-ma...

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