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The Free Knowledge Institute participates in "Digital DIY" Project

Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY) is a new socio-technological phenomenon, centered around digital devices that support, often through open online communities, the convergence of "atoms" and "bits".
The DiDIY Research Project, which addresses the Horizon 2020 call for a "Human-centric Digital Age", is studying how DiDIY and the increasing social adoption of ABC devices are:

Selected Readings on Digital DIY

General introductions about digital fabrication technologies and how our societies are changing right now and in the foreseeable future:

Digital Do It Yourself (DiDIY)

The FKI helped co-develop a research project on the impact of “Digital DIY”, which was selected for funding by the EC. In January 2015 we started the project lead by Luca Mari from Università Carlo Cattaneo/LIUC and with the Politecnico from Milan, R&D company Ab.Acus, University of Westminster, Manchester Metropolitan University and the

A new start for the Free Knowledge Institute and the Free Technology Academy

as you may have already noticed, the several wikis and other websites of
the Free Knowledge Institute and the Free Technology Academy have
published very little "good" content lately. This was due to a
combination of two factors:

Complementary social and cryptocurrencies

Recently I have had the opportunity to meet with several people from the complementary currency and the cryptocurrency movements. I learnt an awful lot of things. Most of the people I met agreed that the learning experience is maybe the most important one: learn what's wrong with fiat currencies, understand the fact that any currency is a social agreement or convention and without it would have almost no value at all, and above all find out about the thousands of complementary currency systems out there that help us redesign the economy.

EC Foresight Workshop on Open Higher Education & Research

Last week (6-7 June 2013) the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS), convened 20 experts to develop Open Education visions for Higher Education in 2030 and a roadmap to get to the more desirable outcomes. They also invited several heads of unit from DG's of Education and Culture and R&D from the Commission.

An accidental millionaire by BitCoin

About cryptocurrencies and the evolution to a global social means of exchange

Can we liberate the market through commons governance?

In the Barcelona-based Escola dels Commons we study the commons and right now we are discussing about the market, how current markets work and how they could work, if redefined under commons logic. Monday 17th December we hold a public debate about this in the offices of the Xarxa d'Economia Solidaria (XES) a Barcelona.

Five years of FKI!

1. Our lustrum: adopting the strategy

Wolfgang Hoeschele and the Economics of Abundance

With the Escuela de los Commons (E2C) in Barcelona we have the pleasure and honour to invite prof. Wolfgang Hoeschele (Bios: Shareable, Truman University, P2P-F) for a session about Abundance Economics and the Economy of the Commons.

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