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Cooperative Ownership. Social Production. Patent and Copyright Issues. Maker Culture. 43 Essential essays on the commons and Peer 2 Peer theory. This list is from the great P2P foundation website, which has loads of great articles and information on Peer 2 Peer (P2P) theory. The p2p foundation has loads of interesting articles and is constantly update, a great resource to keep up with what is going on in the world of the commons and P2P theory. A big thank you to P2P for putting together this great resource, hope you learn lots from it. This is a list of the articles followed by brief explanation of each and links to the full text. 1 Paul S. Paul S. Adler and Charles Heckscher: Towards Collaborative Community Essay: Paul S.

URL = Ernesto Arias (et al.) on Transcending the Individual Human Mind through Collaborative Design Key essay to understand the shift to relationality as the main ontological paradigm. “The power of the unaided, individual mind is highly overrated: the Renaissance scholar no longer exists. Yaneer Bar-Yam on Complexity, Hierarchy, and Networks.

Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration. Consumer Innovation as New Economic Pattern. When he was finished, Mr. Reetz, now 29 and working at Disney Research’s laboratories, put his 79-step how-to guide on a Web site. Since the post went up nearly two years ago, about 1,000 people have joined Mr. Reetz’s forum, and about 50 have built their own scanners from castoff furniture, aircraft aluminum, whiskey boxes and plastic foam. Do-it-yourselfers like Mr. Reetz may not know it, but their tinkering is challenging a deeply entrenched tenet of economic theory: that producers, not consumers, are the ones who innovate. Since the Austrian economist Joseph A. However, pathbreaking research by a group of scholars including Eric A. von Hippel, a professor of technological innovation at M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management, suggests that the traditional division of labor between innovators and customers is breaking down.

“We’ve been missing the dark matter of innovation,” Mr. von Hippel said from his office in Cambridge, Mass. Carliss Y. To Ms. Create More Value Than You Capture. As alternative energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, the commons is often ignored in economic analysis. He used a humble analogy to name this "the clothesline paradox": When you put your clothes in the dryer, the energy you use is measured and counted, but when you hang them on the line, the energy "disappears" from the measured economy. But it doesn't disappear from the real economy. In fact, the value that has been created surfaces in unexpected ways. In this talk, Tim O'Reilly explores how sharing economies are subject to the clothesline paradox.

While there are often non-monetary motivations driving these economies, they end up being directly and indirectly monetized. Additionally, he will examine the difference between value creation and value capture, and ruminate on the future of the sharing economy. "When you build things for the love of it, jobs will emerge and as a result", read PICNIC's report on Tim O'Reilly talk at PICNIC Festival 2012.

Doc Searls on How the Old Bottom is the New Top / PICNIC Festival 2012. The Dawning Age of Mass Collaboration. Mass collaboration is the future of competitive advantage in business. See Gartner’s infographic on the evolution of business. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter may be all the rage today. But they’re only the beginning of something really big. Their true impact is that they’re spurring a new era of mass collaboration. Hundreds, thousands, even millions of people can effectively collaborate – like never before – to achieve unprecedented results. The business potential of mass collaboration is enormous.

And yet, the vast majority of business leaders don’t understand or recognize mass collaboration as a means to better business performance. Organizations are also starting to inject mass collaboration into their business processes, which we call social BPM (business process management). This portends a future where mass collaboration permeates business operations. This is just the dawn of the age of mass collaboration. Category: Uncategorized Tags: Llaborative Entepreneurs create more jobs and profit, study shows | Guardian Social Enterprise Network. Their contestants may promise to give 110% but a new study has found that the combative stereotyping of entrepreneurs as portrayed by TV programmes such as the Apprentice and Dragons' Den could be choking off much-needed economic growth and productivity in the UK. Genuine entrepreneurs on the other hand, the study argues, reject this negative stereotype and, instead, adopt a more co-operative approach, one which has better performance outcomes including greater job creation and profit generation.

These findings were among those presented at the recent co-operative congress in Cardiff by the economist and chief executive of Delta Economics, Dr Rebecca Harding, who researched the motivations of 2,500 entrepreneurs in 13 countries. "The UK is in the grip of a destructive myth about lone ranger entrepreneurs perpetuated by the likes of the Apprentice and Dragons' Den and their 'You're fired' and 'I'm out' culture," says Harding. So just who are these collaborative entrepreneurs? P2P Foundation. A Bushelful of Art — Mixed Media. New Dream Community Action Kit. It's one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share. But this practice usually fades as we become adults. Our houses become filled with our own “stuff.”

Garages, attics, basements, and closets transform into cluttered warehouses. When we need something, whether it’s a chainsaw or a roasting rack, our first thought is to go out and buy it. But why get it new when our neighbor down the street has one we can borrow? The first guide in the New Dream Community Action Kit is all about sharing: everything from starting a tool library to organizing a solar cooperative, from holding a clothing swap to launching a time bank. With how-to tips, fun videos, and useful resources, the Guide to Sharing provides the inspiration and practical tools you need to get started on these projects in your community – right away! The guide is produced in collaboration with Shareable and explores four Action Ideas to help communities share more: Would your friends be interested in the Guide to Sharing? Detroit SOUP. Community-Wealth.org: Wealth-Building Strategies for America's Communities.

Commons Framework. Webinars - National Community Land Trust Network. Have the experts finally figured out how to end poverty? | Work and Wealth. The first day of the Land and Poverty Conference, as I approached the World Bank from H Street, I noticed several homeless people still sleeping on the benches outside. As I cleared the trees separating the tiny Edward R Murrow park (“Look now, pay later”), from the Bank, I looked up to see a massive banner covering the northern wall which read “End Poverty” adorned with happy African faces.

I entered the building filled with irony, contempt, and awe. Why am I here? I had a revelation a few years ago that most of the things I was worrying about didn’t matter. While I was concerning myself with well… myself, people were needlessly dying. My colleague, Alanna Hartzok and I have been writing grants for a project in Nigeria designed to allow communities there to fund their own schools, hospitals, running water, and other basic services out of local land rents. In Norway and Alaska, the situation is different. Last year, Dr. Category:Commons Economics. This special section is dedicated to documenting a upcoming conference to be held in Berlin on May 22-24, 2014, on Commons-Oriented Economics [1]. Read: The Five Framing Conditions for a Commons-Oriented Economy, By Pat Conaty and Michael Lewis, which outlines: Resilience: Strengthening Our Capacity to Adapt Reclaiming the Commons Reinventing Democracy Constructing a Social Solidarity Economy Pricing As If People and the Planet Mattered On May 22-24, 2013, in Berlin, the Commons Strategies Group co-organized the Economics of the Commons Conference, focusing on commons-oriented economics, with the support of the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation.

See: Overview of the Economics of the Commons Conference. To give you an idea of what type of people may or should attend, see our draft list of Commons-Oriented Economists. A useful warning from Marco Berlinguer: Draft page on Commons-Oriented Economists Formal alphabetical directory of Economists of the Commons More: Community - a review of the theory. Community. What is community and why should educators be concerned with it? We explore the development of theory around community, and the significance of boundaries, social networks and social norms – and why attention to social capital and communion may be important. contents: approaching the theory of community · community and boundary · community and network · community – norms and habits · social capital and community · communion and community · further reading · references · links · how to cite this article Since the late nineteenth century, ‘the use of the term community has remained to some extent associated with the hope and the wish of reviving once more the closer, warmer, more harmonious type of bonds between people vaguely attributed to past ages’ (Elias 1974, quoted by Hoggett 1997: 5).

Before 1910 there was little social science literature concerning ‘community’ and it was really only in 1915 that the first clear sociological definition emerged. This was coined by C.