OPEN 2018

OPEN 2018 podcast – The BIG Questions: Tech, Power and Society

Below is a recording of a session from the OPEN 2018 conference on “The BIG Questions: Tech, Power and Society” featuring Jaya Klara Brekke, Nathan Schneider, Duncan McCann, presented by the inimitable Bernie from OuishareRadio. In this session on the first day of OPEN 2018 the panel discuss regulation, blockchain and ideas about the evolving nature of …

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OPEN 2018: Platform Co-ops

See also the videos from the Main Hall, Workshop space and Open space. What happened at OPEN 2018? Connections Aside from all the presentations on the Main stage, the workshop sessions and the open space gatherings the main benefit, that people who attended highlighted, were the connections that were made at the event. Our mission …

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OPEN 2018 Videos – Workshop Space sessions

DAY 1 The workshop space at OPEN 2018 featured a range of session covering many different projects and approaches to building a more collaborative, cooperative future. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who contributed and especially Simon Borkin and Alice Casey for facilitating the discussions. If you’re interested in finding out …

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OPEN 2018 – Preview

OPEN 2018 is not just about showcasing platform co-ops. It’s about the ownership revolution and forging a path to a collaborative, sustainable economy. It’s about creating new organisations which are member owned and democratically governed so that we, the people, have control over the institutions we rely on. Our vision is of a world in …

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The changing narrative – A new ontology for the progressive movement?

Have you ever wondered why the world works like it does? Why things seem skewed in favour of the rich and the powerful and why our so called ‘democratic’ systems seem so inherently unjust? Why we have rampant inequality, poverty, hunger and accelerating species extinctions and runaway global warming? The answers are not simple because …

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RChain – a blockchain 3.0 framework for ‘glocal’ cooperation

In the run up to OPEN 2018, Oliver Sylvester-Bradley from The Open Co-op interviews Claire Tolan, a developer at Resonate, the music streaming co-op, about RChain, a new framework for scalable blockchain applications, which aims to enable ‘glocal’ cooperation. The technical design of RChain has foundations in ‘rho calculus’ which requires a little mind-power to …

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