background preloader

Collaborative Community

Facebook Twitter

Collaborative Consumption

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.

43 Essential essays on the commons and Peer 2 Peer 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.

Essay: Paul S. URL = This is an absolutely remarkable essay that charts the history of community within the capitalist form, from the earliest community oriented paternalism (the ‘Gemeinshaft’ model described by Tonnies), to the bureaucratic (‘Gesellshaft’) model described by Weber and Durkheim, culminating in the emergence of collaborative community, existing in tension and contradiction within the hierarchical and market environment of for-profit companies.

URL = URL = URL = URL = Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration. Consumer Innovation as New Economic Pattern. Create More Value Than You Capture. As alternative energy advocate Steve Baer once noted, the commons is often ignored in economic analysis.

Create More Value Than You Capture

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.

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.

The Dawning Age of Mass Collaboration

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. Llaborative Entepreneurs create more jobs and profit, study shows. 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.

llaborative Entepreneurs create more jobs and profit, study shows

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. P2P Foundation. A Bushelful of Art — Mixed Media. More and more people are signing up for deliveries of fresh, local produce by buying shares in community-supported agriculture, or CSA, farms.

A Bushelful of Art — Mixed Media

A new brand of CSA is offering a different type of sustenance: fresh, local art. Christy DeSmith writes in American Craft (Oct. -Nov. 2011) about the community-supported art program pioneered in 2010 by two Minnesota organizations, Springboard for the Arts and New Dream Community Action Kit. It's one of the first things we learn as kids: How to share.

New Dream Community Action Kit

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! Detroit SOUP. 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? 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].

Category:Commons Economics

Community - a review of the theory. Community.

community - a review of the theory