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mr-gee
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - Mr Gee
At the end of Day 1 of OPEN 2020 – after 6 hours of focused discussion about co-creating the collaborative economy – it was time for something different… which came in the form of a surprise performance from Poet & Radio Presenter...
ube
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - Universal Basic Everything
During this session we hear from Iris Schönherr about the amazing Every One Every Day project they have been running in Barking and Dagenham, building universal basic infrastructures for peer-to-peer participation. Read more about their work and the vision...
protocols
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - Coordination in decentralised networks
There are hundreds of thousands of groups and communities working on building a new economy, but no centralised control or coordination system – after all, that’s the whole point of a decentralised network, there shouldn’t be any central ‘nodes’! But...
tools-of-collaboration
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - Tools of collaboration
Every group, project or community needs digital tools to enable collaboration. But which tools should we choose? This is the first of two sessions looking at common infrastructure for the communities and organisations that are building the new economy....
introducing-mutual-credit
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - Introducing mutual credit
What is mutual credit? How does it work? How can we enable local mutual credit networks and transition away from the present ‘debt based’ economy and start trading within networks of trust? This introductory session on mutual credit features Giuseppe...
language-commons
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 - The language of the commons
“Throughout history, problems have arisen when the language used to represent reality fails to meet the needs and aspirations of people.” David Bollier & Silke Helfrich – Free, Fair and Alive Words, terms and categories of thought isolate and...
open2020-intro
VIDEO: OPEN 2020 Introduction
OPEN 2020 is a collaborative online event for anyone that is interested in creating a world which places people and planet before profit. In this introductory session we set the context of the event and use polls to gather feedback from attendees about...
building the commons economy - enric duran faircoin
Building the commons economy - Q&A with Enric Duran from Faircoin
In the run up to OPEN 2020 we interviewed Enric Duran, a founding member of the Catalan Integral Cooperative (CIC – Cooperativa Integral Catalana) and Faircoop, who developed the Faircoin project. OSB: How are things going with Faircoop and Faircoin?...
open2020-webinar-vocdoni
OPEN 2020 Webinar - Vocdoni as an engagement tool for cooperatives
In this webinar we hear from Ferran Reyes of Vocdoni. Vocdoni is a FLOSS project building a privacy-centric platform for digital governance using digital voting with maximum guarantees of anonymity, and a toolset to manage the relationship of organizations...
open2020-webinar-holochain
OPEN 2020 Webinar – Holochain
In this webinar we hear from Grace Rachmany, Hedayat Abedijoo and Guillem Cordoba about Holochain. Holochain enables a distributed web with user autonomy built directly into its architecture and protocols. Distributing the storage and processing of data...

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