Category Archives: Open Source

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How to Frame the Sharing Economy Narrative (and Move On)

Is the sharing economy the first attempt to instill community perspectives in the traditional process of venture capital backed innovation? Or, on the contrary, is that an attempt of Venture Capital to monetize peer to peer and cooperative trends emerging from a pervasive internet and a global cultural shift?

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How to Frame the Sharing Economy Narrative (and Move On)

Is the sharing economy the first attempt to instill community perspectives in the traditional process of venture capital backed innovation? Or, on the contrary, is that an attempt of Venture Capital to monetize peer to peer and cooperative trends emerging from a pervasive internet and a global cultural shift?

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Back from Societing Summer School: Envisioning the Rural Hub

A report from the RuralHub Envisioning Workshop I designed and facilitated for the Fourth Societing Summer School, plus some considerations on the next wave of innovation coming from the Mediterranean area in agriculture, sustainability and living,

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Back from Societing Summer School: Envisioning the Rural Hub

A report from the RuralHub Envisioning Workshop I designed and facilitated for the Fourth Societing Summer School, plus some considerations on the next wave of innovation coming from the Mediterranean area in agriculture, sustainability and living,

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Back from the Ouishare Fest: why Sharing is about Emancipation

A recap with the reflections generated by the Ouishare Fest, the most rewarding work experience in my life. Not for profit, Horizontal and Purpose Driven.

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Back from the Ouishare Fest: why Sharing is about Emancipation

A recap with the reflections generated by the Ouishare Fest, the most rewarding work experience in my life. Not for profit, Horizontal and Purpose Driven.

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Why we need Open, Hackable Materials now – An Interview with Catarina Mota

Catarina Mota is, no doubt, amongst the most eminent representatives of the Hacking movement. To me, it’s extremely impressive though how one of the leaders of this revolution is coming right from outside the technological world and actually has a communication sciences and film college background. When I asked her to tell me a brief recap of her experience of hacking, she gave a really insightful and detailed story.

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Why we need Open, Hackable Materials now – An Interview with Catarina Mota

Catarina Mota is, no doubt, amongst the most eminent representatives of the Hacking movement. To me, it’s extremely impressive though how one of the leaders of this revolution is coming right from outside the technological world and actually has a communication sciences and film college background. When I asked her to tell me a brief recap of her experience of hacking, she gave a really insightful and detailed story.

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Interviewing Joe Justice from Team Wikispeed on the Future of Manufacturing (and Consumption)

Joe Justice is the ideator of Team Wikspeed: a team of volunteers distributed around the world who recently created a prototype car that is open source, modular and ultra-efficient in just three months, using processes borrowed from software development, the world from which Joe comes from. In addition to being a visionary, Joe is a fantastic and discussion prone person and this interview contains a very open and fruitful discussions I had with him at the end of April. I recommend you read it because it will be useful to you to understand how manufacturing – and consumption – are fated to change in coming years if, as Joe says, we want to continue living on this planet for a while.

Wikispeed the modular car

Interviewing Joe Justice from Team Wikispeed on the Future of Manufacturing (and Consumption)

Joe Justice is the ideator of Team Wikspeed: a team of volunteers distributed around the world who recently created a prototype car that is open source, modular and ultra-efficient in just three months, using processes borrowed from software development, the world from which Joe comes from. In addition to being a visionary, Joe is a fantastic and discussion prone person and this interview contains a very open and fruitful discussions I had with him at the end of April. I recommend you read it because it will be useful to you to understand how manufacturing – and consumption – are fated to change in coming years if, as Joe says, we want to continue living on this planet for a while.

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How to make your Company and Products thrive in an Age of Cooperation

As a reader who regularly follows the blog knows, in my latest piece I introduced some new concepts about the theory of niches and, in particular, I focused on showing how communities finally won a productive and inspirative role into the new cooperative product cycle that is gradually establishing. This piece, instead, is mostly about how businesses can thrive by collaborating with communities: means, perspectives, “places” and phases.

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How to make your Company and Products thrive in an Age of Cooperation

As a reader who regularly follows the blog knows, in my latest piece I introduced some new concepts about the theory of niches and, in particular, I focused on showing how communities finally won a productive and inspirative role into the new cooperative product cycle that is gradually establishing. This piece, instead, is mostly about how businesses can thrive by collaborating with communities: means, perspectives, “places” and phases.

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Pirates, Activists and Civil Liberties – Interview with Rick Falkvinge, Pirate Party Founder

(Italian translation of the post follows here – La traduzione in italiano è disponibile qui) On the site http://falkvinge.net/ from which Rick Falkvinge and his Pirates colleagues (some of which also attend the European Parliament) tirelessly inform us about the threats to civil liberties in Europe and the

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Pirates, Activists and Civil Liberties – Interview with Rick Falkvinge, Pirate Party Founder

(Italian translation of the post follows here – La traduzione in italiano è disponibile qui) On the site http://falkvinge.net/ from which Rick Falkvinge and his Pirates colleagues (some of which also attend the European Parliament) tirelessly inform us about the threats to civil liberties in Europe and the

Where I have been

Since few days I’m not as active as in recent times on this blog and here’s why.
Many have probably noticed that, lately, this blog had mostly focused its attention on economic and social issues, on design in the highest sense of the term.

My renewed attention to these kind of issues pushed me to go more in deep in meannig and, that’s probably the reason why, I dedicated the last couple of months to establish an Italian think tank, based in Rome, involved in open innovation and open culture.

Where I have been

Since few days I’m not as active as in recent times on this blog and here’s why.
Many have probably noticed that, lately, this blog had mostly focused its attention on economic and social issues, on design in the highest sense of the term.

My renewed attention to these kind of issues pushed me to go more in deep in meannig and, that’s probably the reason why, I dedicated the last couple of months to establish an Italian think tank, based in Rome, involved in open innovation and open culture.

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How Peer to Peer Communities will change the World – Interview with Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation founder.

Among the big changes that affect our world right now, the “peer to peer revolution” that is pervading everything, is the most promising from a sustainability, democracy and freedom standpoint. Will the great promise that lies behind cooperation, decentralisation and peer drive value-creation be fulfilled? I interviewed Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation founder to have a real idea of the breakthrough potential that p2p holds for us and our future as a society.

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How Peer to Peer Communities will change the World – Interview with Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation founder.

Among the big changes that affect our world right now, the “peer to peer revolution” that is pervading everything, is the most promising from a sustainability, democracy and freedom standpoint. Will the great promise that lies behind cooperation, decentralisation and peer drive value-creation be fulfilled? I interviewed Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation founder to have a real idea of the breakthrough potential that p2p holds for us and our future as a society.

What’s Behind (and Beyond) Open Source

Did you ever questioned yourself about the very reasons of the Open Source paradigm success? What other fields the collaborative development model is expected to take over, beyond software. To answer these and other questions I felt that Carlo Daffara, a true eminence in the Open Source European landscape, was the right person: come take a look to this fantastic expert talk!

What’s Behind (and Beyond) Open Source

Did you ever questioned yourself about the very reasons of the Open Source paradigm success? What other fields the collaborative development model is expected to take over, beyond software. To answer these and other questions I felt that Carlo Daffara, a true eminence in the Open Source European landscape, was the right person: come take a look to this fantastic expert talk!