Tue 6 Mar 2018 4:08PM

Life skills for peer production: Walking together through a space of “not-knowing”

VG Vincenzo Giorgino Public Seen by 22

Vincenzo Giorgino Tue 6 Mar 2018 4:12PM

An article by Don McCown and myself, now published in the Journal of Peer Production, will be uploaded soon and I hope it will help the dialogue between all of us.


Patricia Morgan Wed 7 Mar 2018 9:58PM

Hi Vincenzo this looks like a great article from the title - did you upload the paper here I can't see it? Kind Regards, Patricia


Vincenzo Giorgino Thu 8 Mar 2018 7:08AM

Hi Patricia. I am waiting it from the co- editor Panayotus Antoniadis maybe tiday will be publisehe in open access on the Journal of Peer Production.Thank you for your interest
Warm regards Enzo

Vincenzo Giorgino
Dept. of Economic and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

Co-Designing Economies in Transition


Sophie Jerram Thu 8 Mar 2018 9:48AM

Hey Enzo. Lovely to hear you connected with @panayotis in Zurich. Wunderbar! Complimenti a voi!


Panayotis Antoniadis Thu 8 Mar 2018 10:33AM

Hey Sophie! Nice to see that you are around! The link to the published article is coming soon. We needed to include there the link to this thread so this is why it was created "empty".


Patricia Morgan Thu 8 Mar 2018 9:37PM

@vincenzogiorgino Hi Vincenzo I'm looking forward to reading it and I think from what Panayotis says here that the link will be uploaded to loomio soon. Thanks again for sharing this work, fantastic! Kind Regards, Patricia


Vincenzo Giorgino Sat 10 Mar 2018 10:05AM

Here the link http://peerproduction.net/issues/issue-11-city/experimental-format/life-skills-for-peer-production-walking-together-through-a-space-of-not-knowing/
I also suggest to get a look to the full issue 11. Thank you to Panos and co-editors!


Zack Sat 10 Mar 2018 6:02PM

Thanks for sharing this personal correspondence, @vincenzogiorgino and don. I was struck most by Enzo's experimental use of video, photography, and poetry to describe his encounters in Athens. I'm also inspired by Don’s photograph of “A line made by walking.” It reminds me of the notion of ‘desire lines.’

Here are a couple extracts and links:
"...'desire lines'... wend their way across grassy curbs and parks marking people’s preferred paths across the city. They represent a kind of mass rebellion against the prescribed routes of architects and planners. Dalton sees them as part of a city’s 'distributed consciousness' – a shared knowledge of where others have been and where they might go in the future – and imagines how it might affect our behaviour if desire lines (or 'social trails' as she calls them) could be generated digitally on pavements and streets."

"...can we think of the data flows that can be picked up by these wearables as a part of a city’s expression itself? As we move through a city, our hearts, brains, adrenal and sweat glands leave desire lines like footprints in the snow or hearts carved in concrete. These new tools just make visible what has been in cities all along, but their new availability, both to the city itself and to its human users, makes a massive difference. Is it possible to think beyond the instrumental idea that these indexicals serve as mere founts of human-centred information that could be used to tweak a city’s systems and, instead, think of this collection of information as a blazing gesture of self-expression? Can we understand this flame of human experience made visible as a kind of madly speeded-up incarnation of Aldo Rossi’s (1984) vision of a city’s memories but written in the ether rather than in its stone monuments? As our understanding of what a city might be is transformed by the seamless convergence of human activity and physical structure, it might be worth spending at least as much time reflecting on what these facts turn a city into as in how these facts can improve efficiencies, economies, and lives."

Over the last couple of years, I've become interested in using a contemplative approach informed by 4E cognition (understanding mind-body/consciousness and agency as distributed in terms of their relation to objects, organizations, cultures of practice, institutions, socio-technics, ecology, etc…). I like how Enzo broadened the dialogue on human skills in the context of animal and plant life. I’m really looking forward to exploring these ideas and experimenting with practices in a space of not-knowing. I appreciate the sentiment at the beginning of your correspondence that “fortune favors the prepared community.”