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Author: Andrew Feenberg Topics: , Comments: 1

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Citizenship implies agency, but what is agency and how is agency possible in a technologically advanced   society where so much of life is organized around technical systems commanded by experts? This paper   addresses these questions from the standpoint of philosophy of technology and constructivist   technology studies. The paper first establishes the conditions [...]

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Author: Petter Tornberg Topics: , Comments: 1

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Through history, capitalism has gone through different cycles in each of which workers have found ways to resist and revolt, and in response to this resistance capital has been forced into crises. The crises have resulted in a restructuring – a move to new forms of production and exploitation,

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Author: Petter Tornberg Topics: , Comments: 1

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Political discussions and research often focus on illustrating and pin-pointing the problems with our current societal organization; the social and environmental unsustainability of a system leading to the hollow unhappiness of the rich and the starvation of the poor. Yet, this mounting evidence has had little effect in the form of a concerted and coordinated [...]

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Author: Alberto Cottica Topics: , Comments: 0

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Why is this important? For some time now policy makers have been fascinated by entities like Wikipedia: non-organizations, loose communities of individuals with almost no money and no command structure that manage, despite this apparent lack of cohesion, to collaborate everyday in producing complex, coherent artifacts.

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Author: Petter Tornberg Topics: Comments: 0

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A central goal pointed out by INSITE members, is to construct new innovation processes, to address the existing problems such as the positive-feedback loop between artifacts generating needs and needs generating artifacts. Such a new process would have to conform to a number of properties, such as being scalable, sustainable, participatory, able to handle internal [...]

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