Collaborative Development Towards an Economy of Meaning

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talk presented at Seoul Digital Forum - 2013 - Korea

Collaborative Development Towards an Economy of Meaning

eCOllaboration - theme


Open, collaborative development promises to revolutionize the way the economy operates today. It allows companies to innovate faster via access to prior work and crowd-based contributions. It fosters the emergence of a greater number of producers, resulting in a broader and more diverse ecosystem. It lets us (re)shape the artifacts we use and in this way shape our own experiences. What are the mechanisms by which this happens in practice - in our lives and in our work? How can we participate in a more meaningful, ecological, and satisfying system of production? How does open development lead to a more efficient economy, one in which nobody is left behind? . What began a couple of decades ago as the open source movement is now extending into open source hardware, open product development, and open enterprise. What lessons can we learn from these collaborative trends as we enter the next step in the evolution of the modern economy? Do we have the courage to take the opportunity to disrupt manufacturing, stabilize economies, restore ecology, unleash productivity everywhere, leapfrog through old problems, and leave nobody behind?

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  • Linux takeover and data case -
  • Sparkfun Nathan -
  • Marco Perry - slide - cloning is a business problem, not an openness problem
  • Fashion - great case
  • Architecture for Humanity - open biz models
  • OSE - Distributive Enterprise - concept, but not; just GVCS message - open tools that can do what YOU want to do.
  • Everywhere Tech
  • Online ripoffs - -good example
  • Kinect
  • Steam engine