congrats to our P2P Lab colleagues and its coordinator Vasilis Kostakis,
I am SO happy that our cosmo-local strategic priority will get the deserved traction through this:
“Vasilis Kostakis, Senior Researcher at the TTÜ Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance received today the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Estonian Research Council has confirmed that this year Tallinn University of Technology is the only ERC Starting Grant nominee in Estonia.
Dr. Kostakis will use the €1.1 million ERC Starting Grant for a four-year research project titled “Cosmolocalism” that will advance understanding of the future of work in the age of automation and beyond.”
Despite his rather short academic career, Dr. Kostakis has built an impressive research community around his visionary research on governance of P2P technologies that reaches from TalTech to Harvard and engages the global P2P community,” says Karo.
“We are sure that his ERC Grant will have a global impact by proposing a more sustainable future for our technology-infused society,” Karo adds.
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this is historic in my modest opinion <g>, as P2P Governance, unlike peer production, has not been recognized by academia: Vasilis Kostakis has been nominated as Professor of P2P Governance at Tallinn University of Technology
on p2p site:
Vasilis Kostakis is a Senior Researcher at Tallinn University of Technology and a Faculty Associate at Harvard University. He is also a Visiting Associate Professor at Autonomous University of Barcelona. Vasilis is the founder of the P2P Lab and a core member of the P2P Foundation.
has list of articles may want to read
with a great 3-minute video, spoken by P2P-Lab founder Vasilis Kostakis, about one of our leading research projects for the next 3 years, about cosmo-local forms of commons-based production,
How to reap the benefits of the “digital revolution”? Modularity and the commons https://t.co/DO4TNrty7h
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mbauwens/status/1204081123187470337
Modularity refers to the concept of making multiple modules first and then linking and combining them to form a complete system. … Modularity is the degree to which a system’s components are made up of relatively independent components or parts which can be combined.
16 pg pdf
A significant potential of the digital revolution has not been fully realized.
A contextual shift has to take place to build institutions that would harness the power of a fundamental aspect of digital technologies: modularity. I show why modularity lies at the heart of digital technologies and describe its strengths and drawbacks. Further, I discuss an emerging mode of production premised on modularity, which may point towards a more sustainable and inclusive digital transformation yet to come
5Modularity is a property that describes the degree that standardized parts or independent units are used to construct a more complex system (Oxford Dictionaries 2019). A system can be an artifact, a structure or even a process. So, such a system is broken into modules of varying degrees of interdependence and independence based on predetermined abstractions and a set of rules or standards
6This paper argues for commons-based modularity that may reap the benefits of modularity towards a more inclusive and environmentally sustainable paradigm