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Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz on the End of Ownership in the Internet of Things Era

Republished from Motherboard’s Soundcloud: The internet of things, End User License Agreements, and Digital Rights Management are increasingly being used to give electronics manufacturers control and ownership over your stuff even after you buy it. Radio Motherboard talks to Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz, authors of The End of Ownership about what we stand to lose… Continue reading

Team Human: Neal Gorenflo on Sharing Cities

Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions… Continue reading

Commons, Enclosure, and the Politics of Gentleness

Michel Bauwens: Few people have studied the protocols and processes of enclosures as Anthony McCann has, and this very interesting podcast represents an overview of years of study and insight into the matter. Recommended! As Anthony says: This work from 2007 was probably my last lecture on enclosure before turning back to the commons, in… Continue reading

Podcast: Anthropologist Jason Hickel on How Capitalism Fuels Climate Change

In this episode, we spoke with Jason Hickel, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics. Originally from Swaziland, Hickel’s research has focused on development and globalization. He has written extensively on a number of topics, including capitalism, inequality, climate change, basic income, and soil regeneration. Hickel argues that we cannot begin to seriously tackle the climate crisis… Continue reading

A Conversation with Helena Norberg-Hodge

This is a conversation with the political thinker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge. She had a huge radicalizing influence on my political thinking through her film Ancient Futures. By “radical” I don’t mean the usual leftist politics. Helena is a tireless advocate for re-localization, the reclaiming of the commons, and the importance of direct participation in… Continue reading