D-CENT Researches Helsinki Municipal Decisions as Social Objects

Helsinki is a pioneer in opening all municipal decision in structured open data. This makes Helsinki an ideal candidate for exploring the opportunities of turning each municipal decision into a Social Object. The internet is full of services that have turned various things into objects of social interaction. IMDB has done this for movies, Airbnb for short-term rental apartments, Flickr for photos. Could public decisions act as Social Objects? Read more +

Sperimentare circuiti monetari complementari. Il progetto europeo D-Cent – di Gabriele Toccaceli

Link to the original article: http://effimera.org/sperimentare-circuiti-monetari-complementari-il-progetto-europeo-d-cent-di-gabriele-toccaceli

L’articolo che qui pubblichiamo contribuisce ad approfondire alcuni aspetti dei circuiti di moneta complementare che sfruttano le più recenti tecnologie riconoscendo al contempo la necessità di evitare che le regole relative all’emissione monetaria siano risolte senza una discussione politica bottom-up. Sono aspetti emersi nel convegno sulla Moneta del Comune tenutosi a Milano il 21 e 22 giugno 2014 (i cui atti sono stati pubblicati da Alfabeta in collaborazione con Derive/Approdi) come anche più di recente, il 3 e 4 ottobre scorso, nel convegno organizzato da Effimera “Sovvertire l’infelicità”. Read more +

ICT 2015: Innovate, Connect, Transform

ICT2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform was held on the 20-22 October in Lisbon, Portugal. The 3-day event is EU’s biggest digital research event in 2015. It attracted more than 7000 ICT professionals. The conference discussed how to make a fully digitised economy and society a reality in Europe. D-CENT was showcasing its tools in the exhibition area among around 100 best-in-class results of European ICT Research & Innovation projects. Read more +

Interview: Evgeny Morozov

Interviewing Evgeny Morozov, is a historian of technology, author and editor at journals such as the Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique and the Financial Times, and of books such as The Net Delusion: the dark side of Internet freedom, To Save Everything, Click Here, and Le mirage numerique soon out in France.

“Citizens are not just vehicles and machines for consuming more songs on Spotify, films on Netflix, entertainment or stuff from Amazon. In Europe there’s still this desire to think of citizens as active participants in the public sphere. It is people who organise, lit citizen movements and do occasionally uprisings. Who participate in all forms of decent”, Morozov reminds.

D-CENT interview: Evgeny Morozov from D-CENT on Vimeo.

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