Ανοικτές τεχνολογίες στην αγροτική παραγωγή

Περίληψη: This project attempts to explore the open source technology (with a focus on hardware) for agriculture emerging from a mode of production different from the capitalist one, that of commons-based peer production. There are indeed several existing open source projects in relation to the primary sector of the economy, and particularly agriculture. This project combines ...

Η ανάδυση των makerspaces

Περίληψη: The criticism on the smart city is used as a starting point to highlight the promises of makerspaces, that is to say, those emerging urban sites that promote sharing practices; exercise community-based forms of governance; and utilize localized manufacturing technologies. A bird’s-eye-view of the history of makerspaces is provided tracing their roots back to ...

P2P, καπιταλισμός και κοινά

Oι Michel Bauwens και Βασίλης Κωστάκης γράφουν το νέο τους βιβλίο με τίτλο Peer-to-Peer: The Commons Manifesto (προσχέδιο εδώ). Επίσης, μία εκδοχή του κειμένου κυκλοφορεί στα Γαλλικάαπό τις εκδόσεις Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer. Περίληψη Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a ...

Προς μια αναδιαμόρφωση του κράτους, της κοινωνίας των πολιτών και της αγοράς

This essay tries to outline the general aspects of a political agenda for a gradual transition to a commons-oriented, social knowledge economy. In doing so, we first articulate some transitional proposals concerning both the micro-economic and the macro-economic levels, shedding light on the concept of the “partner state”. Next, a discussion follows that attempts to ...

Εξερευνώντας ένα αναδυόμενο παραγωγικό μοντέλο

This article aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on post-capitalist construction by exploring the contours of a commons-oriented productive model. On the basis of this model called “design global-manufacture local”, we argue that recent techno-economic developments around the emergence of commons-based peer production and desktop manufacturing technologies, may signal new alternative paths of social ...

Πρέπει ο νόμος να συμβαδίζει με την τεχνολογία;

It is a commonly held belief that the law is unable to keep up with the fierce technological development and innovation that denotes our times. The current essay attempts to show that this characteristic of the law should not necessarily be considered as a disadvantage. Using the Biblical concept of the katechon, we argue that ...

Η υλικότητα του άυλου: Οι ΤΠΕ και τα ψηφιακά Κοινά

Αφιέρωμα στο περιοδικό tripleC: “The materiality of the immaterial: ICTs and the digital commons“, επιμελημένο από τους  Andreas Roos, Βασίλη Κωστάκης και Χρήστο Γιωτίτσα. Βρείτε το αφιέρωμα εδώ.  

Μία ομότιμη προσέγγιση στην παραγωγή ενέργειας

This paper strives to provide a theoretical study for energy production and distribution. We thus examine and discuss the evolution of energy systems technologies and their impact on the global socio-economic structure. We critically analyze the evolution of the energy production infrastructure and then review the renewable and decentralized energy production technologies, while focusing on ...

Προς ένα ανοικτό συνεταιριστικό μοντέλο

Two prominent social progressive movements are faced with a few contradictions and a paradox. On the one side, we have a re-emergence of the co-operative movement and worked-owned enterprises which suffer from certain structural weaknesses. On the other, we have an emergent field of open and commons-oriented peer production initiatives which create common pools of ...

Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy

Νέο βιβλίο από τους Βασίλη Κωστάκη και Michel Bauwens με τίτλο “Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy” κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις Palgrave Macmillan. To προσχέδιο ελεύθερο για ανάγνωση και σχόλια εδώ.