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Is the collaborative economy only for the privileged?
"While we can always argue about the terms that are used, what’s more important is to identify the different motivations and abilities people have, and the differences coming from their different backgrounds and capabilities. How can we create a new collaborative economy that is equally beneficial for everyone, no matter where they come from?"
sharing  collaboration  economics  commons  class  socioeconomic  access  peer-production 
march 2013 by tsuomela
My Common Education: Lessons From Open Field | On the Commons
"In “My Common Education” Sarah Schultz describes Open Field, the Walker Art Center’s innovative experiment in offering an open space to the community as a commons where creativity of all kinds is encouraged. Sarah Peters in the story below, “When Bad Things Don’t Happen”, describes what could have gone wrong, and why it didn’t. Schultz is director of education and curator of public practice at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Peters is an independent writer, educator and arts programmer. These are reprinted from the new book Open Field: Conversations on the Commons, an absorbing collection from many authors exploring issues of the arts, the commons, public space and community co-creation raised by Open Field. OTC will be running several more excerpts from the book in the coming weeks"
art  museum(Walker)  commons  collaboration  peer-production  open-space  education  community 
november 2012 by tsuomela
Rise in Scientific Journal Retractions Prompts Calls for Reform - NYTimes.com
"Ms. Bradford, of Science magazine, agreed. “I would agree that a scientist’s career advancement should not depend solely on the publications listed on his or her C.V.,” she said, “and that there is much room for improvement in how scientific talent in all its diversity can be nurtured.”

Even scientists who are sympathetic to the idea of fundamental change are skeptical that it will happen any time soon. “I don’t think they have much chance of changing what they’re talking about,” said Dr. Korn, of Harvard. "
science  sts  peer-production  incentives  academia  publisher  structure  social  reform  retractions  accuracy  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
Do It Yourself: Creating a Producer Society | Progressive Policy Institute
Yet, in some ways, a new producer society is already taking shape all across the country, driven by very real grassroots movements in tinkering, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, entrepreneurship, and even manufacturing.
production  economics  work  labor  peer-production  society  citizen-science 
september 2011 by tsuomela
Sharing Power (Aussie Rules) | the human network
What, then, is leadership in the cloud? It is not like leadership in the tower. It is not a position wrought from power, but authority in its other, and more primary meaning, ‘to be the master of’. Authority in the cloud is drawn from dedication, or, to use rather more precise language, love. Love is what holds the cloud together. People are attracted to the cloud because they are in love with the aim of the cloud.
online  culture  model  cloud  motivation  peer-production 
may 2009 by tsuomela
digital digs: from immaterial labor to immaterial profits
Perhaps what is going on here is a new kind of crisis/tragedy of the commons. Unlike the old commons that gets fished-out or over-grazed, the digital commons appears to be this endless supply of storage and bandwidth. However obviously those things do cost money to someone, and while both have gotten cheaper, in the volume being used by YouTube or Facebook, it adds up quickly.
peer-production  user-generated-content  youtube  money  labor  commons 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Peer to Patent, Community Patent Review
Peer-to-Patent opens the patent examination process to public participation for the first time.
Become part of this historic program. Help the USPTO find the information relevant to assessing the claims of pending patent applications.
intellectual-property  patents  peer-production  crowdsourcing  review 
april 2009 by tsuomela
OnTheCommons.org » Online Collaboration Goes Legit
Besides dictating organizational forms, current law privileges the interests of investors and boards of directors, and has no recognition for co-creators who wish to collaborate to create shared value in virtual spaces, and who wish to make decisions as a group.

So imagine if a group of self-organized individuals could come together on the Internet to create valuable products and services – and to establish their own “operating agreement” among themselves, according to their specific goals — and yet still receive the benefits of “legal personhood” that corporations enjoy.
co-creation  peer-production  law  organizations  forms  novelty 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Do Tank and the Democracy Design Workshop
The goal of the Virtual Company Project is to build online tools to help groups create and implement governance rules necessary for successful collaboration.
online  organizations  forms  business  law  resources  democracy  governance  peer-production  co-creation  co-science 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Agalmics: The Marginalization of Scarcity
agalmics (uh-GAL-miks), n. [Gr. "agalma", "a pleasing gift"] The study and practice of the production and allocation of non-scarce goods.
economics  scarcity  gifts  creativity  online  culture  post-scarcity  internet  peer-production  co-creation 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Citizendium Blog » Is ProCon.org neutral?
I’m writing about ProCon because I think it is fascinating in several ways. In one way, it represents a wholesale rejection of the idea of community editing, which in this day and age is fascinating. I am impressed by what happened when somebody decided simply to pay a dozen researchers to create free, reliable (apparently), open (in the sense of “full disclosure”), and neutral content. Could Wikipedia have assembled this website? I
co-creation  peer-production  editorial  information  evaluation  information-cascade 
december 2008 by tsuomela
OnTheCommons.org » Michel Bauwens and the Peer Production Economy
Peer production thus abandons “credentialism” – a system of control used in modernity to protect information within a group, said Bauwens. Guilds, churches and universities are examples. In a p2p network, however, instead of making selections about work at the beginning, based on credentials, selection comes at the end, based on collective judgments.
peer-production  commons  credential  authority  economics 
december 2008 by tsuomela
History Commons
The History Commons contains summaries of 12,621 events, which are published on the website in the format of dynamic timelines. These timelines can be filtered by investigative project, topic, or entity (e.g., a person, organization, or corporation). You can even generate a “scalable context” timeline for any event in the History Commons database simply by clicking the date of the timeline entry. You can search for events by using the search box at the top right-hand corner, or by browsing through the list of projects.
history  commons  peer-production 
december 2008 by tsuomela
The Back Page
The Future of Science: Building a Better Collective Memory By Michael A. Nielsen
sts  science  collaboration  online  culture  peer-review  peer-production 
december 2008 by tsuomela
The Trouble with "Free Riding" | Freedom to Tinker
The idea of "free riding" is based on a couple of key 20th-century assumptions that just don't apply to the online world.
economics  internet  online  peer-production  free-rider  collective-action  information 
november 2008 by tsuomela
History Commons
The History Commons website is an experiment in open-content civic journalism. It provides a space for people to conduct grassroots-level investigations on any issue, providing the public with a useful tool to conduct oversight of government and private s
research  collaboration  history  commons  activism  peer-production 
may 2008 by tsuomela
The Ignorance of Crowds
The bottom line is that peer production has valuable but limited applications. It can be a powerful tool, but it is no panacea
peer-production  community  wiki  wikipedia  networks  knowledge  knowledge-management 
june 2007 by tsuomela
PlanetMath
PlanetMath is a virtual community which aims to help make mathematical knowledge more accessible. PlanetMath's content is created collaboratively: the main feature is the mathematics encyclopedia with entries written and reviewed by members. The entries a
math  education  open-content  open-education  peer-production 
april 2007 by tsuomela

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