Penguin: Open Source Civics in Spain

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture, Data, Design

Medialab Prado: Applying the Open Source Ethic to Civic Innovation

An open data project is exploring new ways to use shareable databases in creative, public-spirited ways.

Now Medialab Prado is trying to go global with its civic incubation model. In September and October, it will be hosting a MOOC course (in Spanish) on “how to grow your own citizen laboratory and build networks of cooperation.” The idea is to foster very localized citizen innovation labs, even in rural areas, by helping people learn how to host prototyping workshops, use helpful digital tools, issue open calls to identify projects and collaborators, and run communication plans, mediation, documentation, evaluation, etc.

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Penguin: Open Source Is Broken

Culture

Open Source is Broken

I’d like to replace ideologies that focus on code, and what others can and cannot do with the code we create, with ideologies that focus on people, specifically with a focus on who benefits, and who doesn’t, from the code we create. What does a people-centric collaborative software development model look like? I’d like to explore some basic properties that such a model ought to have, as a starting place for building new institutions to support productive, non-exploitative software development.

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Worth a Look: The Post Growth Institute

Culture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience

post growth institute logoPost Growth is a catalyst for identifying, inspiring and implementing new approaches to global well-being.

We are an international network of people committed to tackling the cause, rather than the symptoms, of a myriad of social and environmental problems to create a positive world future that does not depend on economic growth.

Our aim is to create a movement of 10 million people who are convinced of the need for futures beyond economic growth, believe they are possible and feel inspired and supported enough to play a role in their emergence.

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Daniel C. Wahl: Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic Integral Approach to Complexity and Sustainability

Architecture, Culture, Design, Economics/True Cost, Innovation
Daniel C. Wahl
Daniel C. Wahl

Design for Human and Planetary Health – A Holistic/Integral Approch to Complexity and Sustainability – PhD Thesis Introduction -Daniel C. Wahl – 2006

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Jeremy Lent – Liology — Man’s Search for Meaning and the Emergence of a Sustainability Consensus

Culture, Resilience
Jeremy Lent
Jeremy Lent

My name is Jeremy Lent and I’m the founder of The Liology Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on this planet. My work explores the profound and far-reaching implications of recognizing that meaning arises intrinsically from the natural world, and points the way to how we humans might shift our worldview to find a sustainable way of living on the earth.

It is my hope that liology can help by offering a framework for this new storyline – a framework that integrates both science and spiritual wisdom to recognize that the deepest spiritual fulfillment a human being can experience arises from the understanding of our intrinsic connectivity with the natural world – both within ourselves and all around us.

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Yoda: Indigenous Rights Victories in 2015

Culture, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience

yoda with light saberBats last, nature does.

Fifteen Indigenous Rights Victories In 2015

Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.

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JZ Liszkiewicz: Achieving Democracy

Culture, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience
JZ Liszkiewicz
JZ Liszkiewicz

One perspective is that the more energy and trust we direct at a system that doesn’t deserve our energy and trust, the more lost opportunities accumulate (what could have been). People will counter this broken system, but I don’t think it’s going to be led by those within the political structure/re-structuring, or even be overtly deliberate.

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