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I'm a researcher based in Helsinki. my topics: , sustainable production, . interested in local economies and .

hi all , feel free to add ideas to our brainstorming board - the target is fab labs / material peer production but all ideas around the idea of "Rebooting Economies" are welcome

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addition, it would be great to do a rapid spint miro board of collated ideas, and I will propose this / set it up if I can manage amidst other pressing things tomorrow

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I'll be on at the end of that session so be on youtube with your questions and comments - so I can refer to the experts here in this group regarding material peer production and grassroots innovation - and survival for maker groups into 2020--->

good examples of alternative economies in material peer production (challenges, opportunities, what-a-dirty-mess) also welcome, I can point to some in my brief intro

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FABx (the annual international Fab Lab meeting) has had to go online this year because of you-know, but precisely because of the opportunities for a better world, the line-up/programme is intriguing and worth investing time in, e.g. Juliet Schor is speaking on Wednesday on cooperatives and Rebooting Economies

registration for the whole conference here

this is really the time to promote coops where they are needed (!!!)

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⚗ What are some useful-important-political, not just "fun", things coming from hackers / hackerspaces?
⚗ please add if you're missing something

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Issue 10 of D.i.Y.Culture, is a homage to the class warriors of the Anarchist Revolution that started in Spain in July 1936. - Read more: #anarchism #antireport


Means TV is the world’s first worker-owned, post-capitalist streaming service."

"A reminder of the Keynote speakers: Gladys Tzul Tzul Maya/K’iche’ and Arturo Escobar. They will talk about:

Producción comunal de imágenes: trabajo comunal y memoria indígena // Communal production of images: communal work + indigenous memory


Comunalizando la participación: La co-investigación y el co-diseño pluriversales // Communitizing Participation: Pluriversal Collaborative Research and Co-design practices"

call my (and others') stance a purity spiral all you want but being explicitly and actively anti-fascist and anti-racist is the only alternative. don't conflate means and ends.

people should start overloading the P2P Facebook group with the current analyses of whiteness and how white supremacy operates. it's completely against the group's rules because it's considered 'racist' (against white people) and you may be blocked from the group and your post deleted. this has been common practice in the group for a couple of years now.

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Recently the .org domain was almost sold to a private equity firm.

Internet heavyweights, like the head of Wikimedia, fought to have the domain owned as a instead.

They blocked the sale and now plan to democratise large parts of the internet.

My new article on blog.

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Also Finland has an excellent public daycare system. We don't really need any private equity investors to run daycare centers for profit.

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the special issue of Science & Technology Studies on 'Expertise and its Tensions' is published! along with our article:
'Collaborative Confusion among : Ethnography and Expertise in Creating Knowledge for Environmental Sustainability'


photograph: Koppelting: The Great Gathering of the Commons event organized by De War, Amersfoort, Netherlands, Aug 2016

'The team of professors developing the vaccine are foregoing intellectual property rights to their work. In practice, they have gathered together research data in the field, refined it, added their own observations and are making it freely available.
...Professor Saksela has described the goal of his team's project as the "Linux vaccine".
The downside is that it will be harder to generate profits off an open source vaccine.'

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back on Secure Scuttlebutt with a new account!

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On BBC World Service right now talking about contact tracing apps, surveillance and privacy.

Listen now:

#NHSApp #ContactTracingApp

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I'm helping on Scuttlebutt (a p2p social network) and we're looking for feedback and advice like: what are your privacy needs? How would you like blocking to work?

If you'd like to help with a survey or phone/video chat, please let me know by DM or at

This is an anti-commercial open source project. We want to make something accessible that meets the needs of people who have been harassed online and want a safer space to hang out with friends, and don't want to be dependent on Twitter/Facebook.

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