If you’re interested in exploring how blockchain can take on a subversive and anti-systemic character in favour of movements and groups that wish to act outside institutional frameworks, the Integral Cooperative of Heraklion (I.C.Her) is organizing an open event on blockchain on Friday, June 7, in Heraklion-Crete. (For more background info on the I.C.Her, see this short article by Heteropolitics researcher George Dafermos). The event, which will be hosted at Da, will look at blockchain’s radical features and discuss its potential effect on the mode of organization of society.
Our new postdoc researcher is Dr. George Dafermos, who will be looking at the potentialities opened up by the digital commons for social and political transformation.
For those who don’t know him, George has been involved in the digital commons for nearly 20 years: he is a research associate of the P2P Foundation, a member of the Commons | Lab co-op (a small open source technology co-op in Heraklion-Crete, Greece) and a member of the organization team of the Festival of the Commons (aka CommonsFest) in Heraklion-Crete. In the recent past, he was also the coordinator of the research of the FLOK Society Project in Ecuador in the areas of biodiversity, open-sustainable agriculture, open design commons, distributed manufacturing and distributed energy.