By Eduard Aibar, associate professor and researcher, UOC-IN3.
It’s been just a year since we started this blog on Peer Production. First of all we — Maxigas, Josep Lladós and Eduard Aibar — would like to thank all the people who have contributed, either with posts or comments. We think the whole set of contributions to the blog up to now provide a very good picture of the growing landscape of experiences and projects that use commons-based peer production and also of the different issues at stake around it.
By Yochai Benkler, professor, Harvard Law School; and faculty co-director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Commons-based production generally, and commons-based peer production in particular, are the most important and surprising organizational innovation to have emerged in networked economy and society. Surprising, because throughout the 20th century our intellectual frame for understanding production was dominated by a binary vision: state and market. By the end of the last century, we had shifted from a view of state- and managerial-hierarchy-based production as dominant to a view of market- or decentralized price-based organization as the dominant model.
Tagged with: 3D printing
, big data
, Commons-based peer production
, open data
, Shoshana Zuboff
, Zeynep Tufekci
Posted in Open Thoughts 2014
By Joan Subirats, professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
For years people have been talking about informationalism as a set of features that are bringing about a paradigm shift, since they imply and entail radical changes in the forms of production, distribution, exchange and consumption — above all in the spheres linked to knowledge, information and communication.
The rapid, far-reaching technological transformation has had a major impact on what have been labelled the “creative industries”, which have had to undergo sweeping changes. In this change of era that we are living through, it is worth focusing our attention on the emerging models of collaborative peer production through the logic of the commons.