Positive Platform Jam: calling OuiShare Ecosystem to help us shape Platforms for the Future
I wanted to find a moment to talk with the OuiShare community about the Positive Platforms Jam. I'm currently leading the design of this event with Institute For The Future a very respectable foresight entity from the US.
The Positive Platforms Jam(s)
Look at the announcement here: PPJAM Presentation post
This event is a 2 day Design Jam, happening in Palo Alto on the 30th of November and December 1st and is focused to explore the topic of Positive Platforms: the positive platforms vision is related to the Workable Future research stream that recently released a beautiful report called Voices of Workable future you can see here. Here also a good post to help you understand better the concept. Basically we're talking about a proposition that is really related to platform coop thinking maybe with a less strong political position, remember IFTF is from Silicon Valley.
The format is going to be based on a mix between a Design Jam and an Open Space Technology - The aim of the Jam(s) is to produce: policy primers, platform designs, software artifacts (eg in data protection), Design Prototypes along key challenges like:
- Enhancing the Platform - Worker relationship
- Envisioning new ways to Funding, Ownership and Governance
- Generating & Measuring Transformative Outcomes
- Ensuring Transparency and Fairness on Platforms
What I'm asking the community and the possibilities for OuiShare
From the very first days of designing the jam I insisted on the possibility to organize distributed jams all over the world (1 day or 2 day events) and not limit this to Palo Alto. We already got applications from Italy, Brazil and Louisiana and I know Thomas wants to make a Jam in Berlin in parallel to the Platform Coop event (there's no need to have it on the same dates, I would say that having them before mid december should work). We're going to release guidelines on how to organize.
Why is this an a good opportunity for OS connectors?
Beyond the co-creative reasoning on the concept of Positive platforms the IFTF will also provide four 10k fellowships to do joint research for three months and this application will be open to anyone that organized or participated to the Jams (I guess I can be in the jury).
I would like to have OuiShare become somehow an official partner, maybe just meaning we do an article on the blog (I can write, maybe I could interview Marina Gorbis) and have a newsletter mention (when is the next planned?)
I also think we should try to have a satellite Jam at least in Paris, BCN, London and other OS hubs and cities. Those can also be 1 day events, informal.
if you know great people from Silicon Valley that may or should be interested in joining us there, please let me know so I can invite them!