Tue 24 Apr 2018 10:24PM

Interesting links, events, & other findings

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Just a place to share interesting commons transition related stuff you've come across and talk about it. :books: :bookmark: :sound:


RoryG Tue 24 Apr 2018 10:26PM

:comet: The Journal of Peer Production - http://peerproduction.net

"The Journal of Peer Production seeks high-quality contributions from researchers and practitioners of peer production. We understand peer production as a mode of commons-based and oriented production in which participation is voluntary and predicated on the self-selection of tasks."

Scanning through the issues so far there's a wide variety of topics!


RoryG Tue 24 Apr 2018 10:33PM

:book: Made with Creative Commons - https://creativecommons.org/use-remix/made-with-cc/

The book I'm reading at the moment. It's about making a living while sharing your output with the world. It's packed with examples which is nice.


RoryG Mon 30 Apr 2018 6:47PM

Architecture Fringe is one to watch, we should consider going http://architecturefringe.com


Nick S Tue 1 May 2018 10:21AM

Open Source Hardware Camp, Lincoln, weekend of 30th/31st June 2018:



Nick S Tue 1 May 2018 10:22AM

OPEN 2018: Platform Cooperatives, 26 - 27 July, Conway Hall, London



Nick S Tue 1 May 2018 4:19PM


Not-for-profit community organisation Stir To Action has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a national programme of workshops to help communities build a “new economy that works for everyone”.
If it hits the target, its programme will train a 1,000 people in three cities — Bristol, Oxford, and London — and build a community of change-makers.

This is the kind of thing I'd like to see in Edinburgh (being selfish - otherwise, at least somewhere Scotland). There's a lot of activity like this in the South and Southwest, which I think would work here too.


Penny Travlou Thu 4 Oct 2018 12:09PM

Hi All, Apologies for the 'silence' from my side, but I've been in and out of the country most of the past 3 months. I am now back here in Edinburgh teaching. There is a series of events (hackathon, workshops and symposium) on "Do-It-Yourself Technologies for Action and Empowerment: Stories, practice and perspectives" organised by the MAZIzone Project in association with Napier University. I know quite well some of the partners and I may also run a workshop on 16 October (not confirmed yet). I think that the events would be of interest to some of you! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-1-customising-the-mazi-toolkit-tickets-48239495630


Nick S Sun 7 Oct 2018 9:17AM

That does sound interesting, although I myself might be unable to attend.

Seems worth cross-posting to the Edinburgh Hacklab's discussion list, which is open:


I can also do that if you prefer.


Nick S Sun 7 Oct 2018 9:23AM

...On the topic of wifi networks, when Simon Grant (@asimong) visited at the last meeting we discovered that William Waites, a member of the hacklab who has some involvement with community-mesh-wifi, such as HUBS (I don't have a link handy, but I think it's a buyers' cooperative), and knows Dmytri Kleiner personally.


Richard Taylor Sat 24 Nov 2018 5:06PM

Came across this today, online conference on the circular economy that might be of interest:

Also this, which seems to be funded by or somehow related to Bancor:


Nick S Wed 20 Feb 2019 10:14AM

This is next weekend: a pair of Sociocracy 1-day courses in Edinburgh. (I'm curious so will be at the Saturday event.)



RoryG Mon 6 May 2019 9:38AM

Tomorrow the UnFound roadshow about platform coops is in town- this event looks great!


Date: 7 May
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, EH2 2PR

  • Hear about the potential for platform co-ops
  • Hear how your platform or product could benefit from the co-op model
  • Learn about next steps and support available
  • Meet others exploring this space for their next platform idea