We introduce to you the new Game of the Economy of the Commons, a card game that allows to understand, in a playful way, the dynamics of this economy which puts the focus on the "sharing" instead of in the transaction and profit-making. This economy is different from that of the market and is articulated around a communal resource and the community that produces it and benefits from it.
Exploring the viability of a collaborative economy, which considers the commons and social impact, seeking fair relationships among agents.
Fostering technological independence and social autonomy by building smart cities connecting sensors and actuators to the network.
We discuss how we formed the CommonsCloud project and what key technical decisions we have made so far to set in motion this cooperative cloud platform.
We've recently started a crowdfunding campaign at the Goteo platform, many people are asking how did we start to develop this project. Let's take a dive into where we come from, which free software building blocks we have chosen so far and how they come together. Then we share some ideas for the near future.
Since long that we wanted to start an alternative to the dominant proprietary web platforms, and today FemProcomuns (of which FKI is a founding member) is opening a campaign at the Goteo crowdfunding platform to put into action the CommonsCloud and involve, share and call for support from all people and collectives that share concern for privacy and collective self-organisation of online platforms.
At FKI for long we ask ourselves how can we construct smart cities connecting sensors and actuators to the net in such a way that we advance towards technological sovereignty and social autonomy. We are aware that the Internet of Things can have an important impact and can imply the loss of privacy and autonomy, but we focus on the tremendous opportunities it brings to improving the social wellbeing of all. That’s why we are working with the community to build a global Internet of Things.
La Comunificadora is the Commons and Collaborative Economy projects support programme by Barcelona Activa, developed by Free Knowledge Institute and others, which launched its second edition a few weeks ago. The projects chosen this time show the scope of La Comunificadora, and how the same programme may be deployed in any other country. More complete descriptions of the several projects are available in Catalan and Spanish.