The Handbook of Peer Production

The Handbook of Peer Production, edited by Mathieu O’Neil, Christian Pentzold and Sophie Toupin, has just been published by Wiley-Blackwell. Consisting of thirty chapters contributed by an eclectic mix of scholars and thinkers (including Heteropolitics researcher George Dafermos and Heteropolitics partners Vasilis Kostakis and Panayotis Antoniadis), the “Handbook of Peer Production is an indispensable resource for students, instructors, researchers, and professionals working in fields such as communication studies, science and technology studies, sociology, and management studies, as well as those interested in the network information economy, the public domain, and new forms of organisation and networking”.

For those who wish to delve a bit more deeply into the Handbook’s contents, a teaser-chapter is available for download on the website of the Journal of Peer Production: Chapter 7: Prophets and Advocates of Peer Production by Heteropolitics researcher George Dafermos.

ABC of the Commons

One of the most useful online resources (in greek) we’ve recently come across is the abc of the commons. The website, which is largely based on the new book of our partner Vasilis Kostakis, Michel Bauwens and Alex Pazaitis, Peer to Peer: The Commons Manifesto,  focuses on the concept of the commons and commons-based peer production, explaining why they are relevant to a post-capitalist transition.

SSE and Commons: common places, divergences, limits and potential

Heteropolitics researcher Alexandros Kioupkiolis and our partner (from the P2P Lab) Vasilis Kostakis will be giving a talk at a workshop on the “Social & Solidarity Economy and the Commons: common places and divergences, limits and potential” organized by the Transdisciplinary Institute for Environmental and Social Studies (TIESS) and Heinrich Böll Foundation, which will be held at TIESS in Thessaloniki on April 20, 2019. The workshop will try to create a fertile dialogue between academics, researchers, members of SSE projects, social movements and Civil Society.