A busy week in Barcelona
It’s been a busy week for everyone involved in P2PValue. Before we begin our review I think I can speak for all involved in making a special thanks to Mònica Garriga Miret (IGOPnet), Chris Pinchen(P2PFoundation) and the staff at CCCB for all their work organising last weeks events.
Last Wednesday Jan 22nd we had our first public presentation on the P2PValue project at the CCCB in Barcelona. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Marco Berlinguer(IGOPnet) with speakers Mayo Fuster Morell (IGOPnet), Primavera de Filippi (CNRS), Adam Arvidsson (UMIL), Samer Hassan (UCM).
Part 1 Features –
Mayo Fuster Morell introduced P2PValue in terms of it’s social science objectives. “What governance means in the digital environment and how it shapes collaborative production”
Primavera De Fillipi (21mins) discussed her role as legal partner in the project. The task of identifying and analyzing legal issues surrounding collaborative production and making recommendations for the design of platforms for CBPP.
Adam Arvidsson (32mins) discusses “Value in collaborative economies”. Adam is co-author of the book “The Ethical Economy. Rebuilding Value after the Crisis”
One of the challenges of such a multi-disciplinary project as P2PValue is that of building common ground and integrating the variety of perspectives brought to the project from the different disciplines of social, political, legal and computer sciences. Following the public event P2PValue researchers gathered at CCCB on Thurs 23rd and Fri 24th to reflect on those challenges. We began our work with a discussion on the criteria delimitations of CBPP (Commons Based Peer Production), that is, we asked what are the criteria we as researcher will use to define CBPP for inclusion in the research. We continued with discussion and debate on definitions and metrics for dimensions of value, productivity and success. Much progress was made on what are quite complex issues, clear criteria and definitions are essential in shaping how we proceed and have implications for all aspects of our research including the Survey of CBPP, Ethnographic Research and in turn the Legal aspects and Technical Developments of the platform. The results of this process will be published at a later stage.
Ruben Martinez (IGOPnet) gave an introduction to the Directory of CBPP a key research tool which we will be launching in a few weeks time. We will also be hosting a Data Jam to populate the directory and hope you will join and assist us in our collection efforts. Data collected will be made available in Open formats and will provide a useful tool for researchers in the field of CBPP.
On Sat 25th following 2 long days a few of us took a break and made an expedition to Calafou a self described post capitalist ecoindustrial colony about 1 hour from Barcelona. There is much to say about this trip, so much so that I will think I’ll have to leave it for another post 🙂
Like I said it’s been a busy week with many developments and many more to come.
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