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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: Andrew Feenberg Topics: Comments: 0

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I have been thinking about the meeting in Venice and our discussion afterwards but haven’t found the time to work out my thoughts fully. But here anyway are some ideas. Contemporary thinking about civic engagement is very much influenced by the Internet and especially by certain successful projects that have revived the notion of the [...]

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Author: David Lane Topics: , Comments: 2

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 David Lane, Sander van der Leeuw, Chris Sigaloff, Filippo Addarii Our society is increasingly beset by what it interprets as global  crises, of which the financial crisis, the energy crisis, and the global warming crisis are leading examples.  All these crises share a common origin in what may be described as a social meta-crisis, induced by [...]

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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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