Peer production and desktop manufacturing: The case of the Helix_T wind turbine project

Through the case of the Helix_T wind turbine project, this article sets out to argue two points: first, on a theoretical level, that commons-based peer production, in conjunction with the emerging technological capabilities of three-dimensional printing, can also produce promising hardware, globally designed and locally produced. Second, the commons-oriented wind turbine examined here is also ...

The 3Ducation project

This research project attempts to examine to what extent the technological capabilities of open source 3D printing could serve as a means of learning and communication. The learning theory of constructionism is used as a theoretical framework in creating an experimental educational scenario focused on 3D design and printing. In this paper, we document our ...

Commons-based peer production in art: Two cases from Greece

This essay narrates, from a creator-observation perspective, the production of two works of fiction, a book of short stories and a play, based on the principles and technologies of Commons-based peer production (CBPP). This is potentially interesting from both the CBPP and the literary perspective. Even though both seem well-matched by their prima facie lack ...