Date archives "September 2010"

Peer production as radical subjectivation

Do the networked commons emerging from peer to peer production founded in the free software arena, and the ecologies of productive and artistic cooperation therein; pose a resilient threat to capitalism? This article deals with that question.” Our friend and p2p scholar Phoebe Moore has an essay to be published in FibreCulture Journal, (in a… Continue reading

How We Work to Build the P2P Foundation Knowledge Commons

Gordon Cook, who distributes an influential newsletter to the telecommunication sector, already paid attention to the content of our work in the August-September issue of the Cook Report, which compares the P2P Foundation approach to that of John Robb, and contains a long and detailed interview on our vision and practice. This interview will be… Continue reading

Seminar 2010 | Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services

Seminar 2010 Theme: Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production in public services Date Friday 22 of October 2010 Place: Aalto University – School of Art and Design Hämeentie 135 C – Media Center Lume – Sampo Hall Organizers: Aalto University, Special Interest Group ?Co-p2p with the support of Aalto University Service Factory Program 9:00-9:15 Registration and… Continue reading

P2P services and freedom of choice in mental health care

MindFreedom International (, one of a few independent activist coalitions in mental health advocacy, says it will participate with a strong delegation in Alternatives 2010, the yearly conference organized by and for mental health consumers and survivors. The conference starts today, September 29, and will go on until October 3. The Alternatives conferences offer in-depth… Continue reading

The Nature of the State after the Meltdown of Neoliberalism

The state does crowd out. It does make us dependent and powerless. The left was stronger when it relied on a range of autonomous, civil-society, none-state organisations such as mutuals, friendly societies and trade unions. But the state is also a crucial means of ensuring a degree of protection for all citizens through universal guarantees,… Continue reading

John Robb on the netarchical exploitation of cognitive slaves

John Robb has written a very provocative editorial piece in his blog: “The companies that have created the most new value in the last decade, are Internet companies like Facebook, Google, etc. They’ve created hundreds of billions in market value, driven by billions in financial profits. Good for them, but bad for us. Why? IF… Continue reading

Book of the Week: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life

What exactly is radical imagination? Drawing from autonomist politics, class composition analysis, and avant-garde arts, Imaginal Machines explores the emergence, functioning, and constant breakdown of the embodied forms of radical imagination. What does it mean to invoke the power of the imagination when it seems that the imagination has already seized power through the power… Continue reading

“Production Centered Local Economies” vs. “People Centered Local Economies”

(republished from February 2010) For the source information see below. By Paul B. Hartzog, Sam Rose, Richard C. Adler: Introduction In a posting to on Feb 04, 2010, Steve Bosserman introduced the idea of “Production Centered Local Economies”, and “People Centered Local Economies”. This article synthesizes Steve’s coining of those terms, and uses concepts… Continue reading

The Epic vs Lyric Mode of Action and Innovation

A contribution excerpted from the book: The Power of Networks Hopefully, the p2p approach can be considered to be part of the lyric approach, as explained here below. David de Ugarte: “The lyric mode, understood as a way of projecting future possibilities from current experience, is nothing but the narrative representation of a particular ethos,… Continue reading

Rural Cooperation and the Online Swarm as neotraditional cooperative practice in Finland

* Article: A Buzz between Rural Cooperation and the Online Swarm. Andrew Gryf Paterson . Special Issue: Affinities Journal, Vol 4, No 1 (2010): The New Cooperativism Andrew Paterson reviews and compares the intersection between rural village community support, known as “talkoot” in the Finnish language, its establishment within cooperative development during the 20th century,… Continue reading