Testing new materials and dynamics for co-created projects

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Last week was very active for Dimmons with our participation facilitating different workshops, where we had the opportunity to advance in a first version of a platform cooperativism toolkit. Following our collaboration with La Comunificadora, the incubation project of commons collaborative economy initiatives promoted by Barcelona Activa and coordinated by the Free Knowledge Institute, we organized a co-creation session around the LliureTIC project. In that case we prepared a dynamic and materials to identify and discuss among different actors and organizations of the free/libre software sector in Barcelona experiences of products and services, as well as common needs that a collective entity around them could help […]

The user experience in platform cooperativism

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Text originally published with Ricard Espelt for CCBLab on 06/11/2016 [versió català / versión castellano] Some thoughts on the design of collaborative platforms and reputation systems that make it possible to build trust and solidarity networks “Platform Cooperativism” is a fairly recent concept coined by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider to disrupt the collaborative economy scenario, which is currently dominated by a few “unicorn” corporations and by what many people consider a neo-capitalist perspective. The concept is particularly timely because it coincides with the emergence of new proposals linked to the Social and Solidarity Economy that review the links between […]

Foreword to a review of methodologies for the design & incubation of collaborative platforms

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Text originally published with Mayo Fuster as foreword to A Review of Methodologies for the Design & Incubation of Collaborative Platforms on 06/11/2016 Collaboration, and collaboration supported by digital platforms, does not appear out of the blue. It’s the result of an optimal design, and of development and organizational strategies. In this regard, the question of how to design and support the development of collaborative platform is central for their development. However, the knowledge around such topic still remains largely dispersed and unsystematized. What characterises a positive platform? Which methodologies of its design are available? Which lab and incubating approaches would […]

Metodologies de co-disseny de polítiques públiques amb motiu de procomuns.net

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Des del grup de recerca Dimmons, de recent creació a l’IN3 de la UOC, hem treballat en la co-definició de polítiques públiques per mitjà de la trobada procomuns.net i dins del seu col·lectiu organitzador, conformat per diversos projectes, actors i experts a Barcelona del que anomenem econonomia col·laborativa procomú, en estreta col·laboració per a la seva posada en marxa amb el departament de Barcelona Activa de l’Ajuntament de la ciutat. Amb l’esperit que la recerca aplicada i el treball interdisciplinar, basat en casos i problemàtiques d’actualitat, ha de conformar la base de com el món acadèmic, cívic i tecnològic es […]

More Goteo workshops and community events, strengthening international collaboration

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Post originally published at European Cultural Foundation on 29/12/2015 As part of our work and involvement for the past two years in ECF’s Connected Action for the Commons programme, we recently had busy and intense meetings in France and in Barcelona with Les têtes de l’art and Subtopia to discuss common activities and strengthening alliances. Our participation to the 2nd Rencontres Internationales de l’Innovation Sociale in Montpellier, where we facilitated different activities under a shared interest in helping to generate more opportunities and resources for civic culture, gave us clear impressions of the social and solidarity economy which is taking concrete steps in France. […]

#CultJam15 pre-event at Maker Convent Barcelona

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Post originally published at Europeana Creative on 02/06/2015 Some days ago at the Maker Convent Barcelona we had the opportunity of gathering 25 creative minds from different backgrounds, interested in the co-creation of new applications and 3D printing related projects based on Europeana content. It was the first of four “pre-events” before the Europeana Creative Culture Jam that will take place the 9th and 10th of July in Vienna at the Austrian National Library, as the final showcase event of the Europeana Creative project. The day was very intense, as it had the goal to co-create and foster the development […]

Entrevista a David Bollier en torno a la economía y las relaciones del procomún

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Adaptación de post publicado el 02/05/2013 en eldiario.es David Bollier es un activista estadounidense, escritor y estratega en torno al procomún, miembro del Commons Strategies Group, autor de obras como Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, editor junto a Silke Helfrich del volumen recopilatorio The Wealth of the Commons y blogger desde bollier.org (donde recomendamos por ejemplo su resumen Reflections from the European Deep Dive on the Commons). Desde Goteo le hemos entrevistado con motivo de la conferencia internacional que co-organiza este Mayo en torno a las implicaciones económicas del procomún (si no estás familiarizado […]

Origen y evolución de Goteo, plataforma de crowdfunding para proyectos abiertos

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Adaptación de post publicado el 29/12/2012 en Mosaic Goteo.org comenzó a funcionar en noviembre de 2011 como una red social de crowdfunding y colaboración distribuida (servicios, infraestructuras, microtareas y otros recursos) mediante la cual fomentar el desarrollo independiente de iniciativas creativas e innovadoras que contribuyan a losbienes comunes mediante recursos digitales compartidos, conocimiento libre y código abierto.Se trata por tanto de una plataforma para la financiación colectiva centrada en proyectos abiertos de interés social, cultural, científico, educativo, tecnológico,ecológicos o de otros ámbitos que generen oportunidades para la sociedad y el enriquecimiento de bienes y recursos comunitarios. Principios de diseño La […]

Crowdfunding as the trojan horse of the Commons

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Post published the 21/07/2011 in the P2P Foundation’s blog (translation by Chris Pinchen) Crowdfunding implies a whole new paradigm of the network and Internet possibilities to create new socioeconomic models. Summarizing its recent history, it appeared first as sporadic cases (between the nineties and the new century) with calls for financial support from music band fans and promoters of films, and it began to replicate in a little over two years with more and more platforms. They bring together many ideas, projects and initiatives of third parties, gradually adding small economic amounts given by the maximum possible users, and allow […]

Herramientas para aprender cómo se hace la Web abierta

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Adaptación de post publicado el 20/07/2011 en Mozilla.cat El lenguaje de marcado de hipertexto, o HTML, es uno de los pilares técnicos fundamentales con que está hecha la Web que podemos navegar desde nuestros ordenadores, y por tanto uno de los primeros conocimientos que debería adquirir cualquiera que quiera ser un creador de contenidos en Internet. Hablamos de una competencia digital tan básica, según se mire, como la de enviar mensajes de correo electrónico o gestionar un software de edición de imágenes. Se trata de unos conocimientos que dotan de verdadera autonomía para la creación y modificación de páginas web, […]