Republished from Global University for Sustainability The Fifth South-South Forum on Sustainability (SSFS5) was organized by Global University for Sustainability and the Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University, together with 10 co-organizers, on 13–18 June 2018, in Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China. SSFS5 focused on “Transformative Visions and Praxis”. On Day 3 (15 June 2018),… Continue reading
Reinventing our cities and re-enchanting the world. Who gets a say in designing where they live? What if more of us did? This week, we visit Mary Miss, a Guggenheim fellow and celebrated artist, whose organization, The City as Living Laboratory, strives to empower people to create not the cliché of the sustainable city, she… Continue reading
Michel Bauwens: I very strongly believe this is one of the key solutions for climate change mitigation, and more generally, about creating ‘circular finance’ mechanisms, i.e. rewarding generative, rather than extractive activity. Capitalism rewards extractive activities, but has a great structural difficulty in financing generative impacts. One of the potential solutions are ‘circular finance’ mechanisms,… Continue reading
Reposted from Land Rights Now Campaign (Youtube) Sarah Boden decided it was time to swap her busy London life as a music journalist in order to reconnect to the land and community life on the Scottish Isle of Eigg. Thanks to the community’s buy-out of the Island in 1997, it was all made possible. This… Continue reading
We-Guild is a way for self-employed people to get sick-pay. A trust-based network of mutual support where everyone you trust chips in when you need it in exchange of you chipping in for them when they need it. Watch the video if you haven’t already and check the rest of the info on this site. Video: We-Guild, YouTube
Article republished from weforum.org, video from Youtube- Nesta For any business that is searching for a 21st century compass, try this idea on for size. Let’s call it a ‘Doughnut‘. Its worldwide goal is to ensure that no-one is left in the central hole, falling short on life’s essentials, while simultaneously ensuring that human activity… Continue reading
Reposted from NESTA on Youtube.com Listen to Aral Balkan, cyborg rights activist, designer and developer, outline the problem with surveillance capitalism and explain how we can avoid it to build a People’s Internet starting right here in the EU.
DGOV Council Berlin (dgov.foundation twitter @dgovearth #dgov ) was an event organised by inblock.io events which took place in Berlin 26th-28th in Fullnode and Betahaus. About the DGOV Council (Reposted from the DGov Wiki) The event will stretch over two full days in a co-creative, open space environment concluding with a dinner gathering for the participants on the first… Continue reading
Hi, My new book Team Human, launches today. I’ve never written to everyone in my address book before, but this is by far the most important publication of my career: a manifesto arguing for human dignity and prosperity in a digital age. Autonomous technologies, runaway markets and weaponized media seem to have overturned civil society,… Continue reading
In this video, American technology consultant Jerry Michalski shares his thoughts on ‘abundance’ in the face of artificial scarcity. The ExO Foundation’s MTP (Massive Transformational Purpose) is Migrating Society to Abundance. Michalski explores exactly what abundance means in that context. Jerry Michalski is the former managing editor of Release 1.0, a technology newsletter. He is the… Continue reading
Republished from The Alternative UK We’re delighted to be able to distribute the free-to-view copy (embed above) of The People’s Spring, a 2018 documentary made by Ryslaine Boumahdi and her team of supporters. (This post is an update of an earlier post.) Here’s the blurb from Ryslaine: In the 20th century, public life revolved around… Continue reading
Michel Bauwens: This video from IASC COMMONS is covers the evolution of the commons through history, and the role of the commons in the current shift from labor-based capitalism to contribution-based capitalism and the potential for post-capitalist developments in this particular context Photo by † David Gunter
SUNY professor and author Virginia Eubanks on how our government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices. About Virginia Eubanks Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting… Continue reading
David Brooks discusses the signs of civic renewal, making a number of interesting historical comparisons (for example, with the Progressive Era in the US). “What makes for ‘thick’ organizations, where relationships heal atomisation”. This is a really great presentation. Photo by Ian Sane
New ways to collaborate on code Oscoin: Principles & Motivation When we started Oscoin, our motivation was guided by the observation that crypto-currencies could enable a new form of community-owned and operated network. The invention of digital scarcity1 made it possible to economically incentivize and remunerate network participants for their service in a simple,transparent way,… Continue reading
Founder of multiple tech companies, Alanna Irving presents an alternative money story, offering practical tools for radical financial transparency, trust and participation. This video was filmed at New Frontiers / Te Tūhura Nuku – November 2018 in Upper Hutt, New Zealand.