The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) conference in Hyderabad, India that took place January 10-14, was a veritable goldmine of knowledge about the commons—case studies, new theoretical explorations, field research reports, policy debates, site visits, and endless networking among academics, practitioners, government officials, and activists.
Social media and networked technologies have altered the ways in which society communicates, educates and produces. Research into social networks and learning is progressing rapidly. In order to advance the conversation around current and future research, the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University is pleased to sponsor a doctoral seminar on Social Networks in Learning. This year's seminar will be held at Athabasca University in Edmonton from June 20-24 2011.
David Bollier informs us:
I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new blog/website, www.Bollier.org. It will be the primary showcase for my latest discoveries, adventures and reflections about the commons as I step off in some new directions. I invite you to become a regular reader, get the RSS feed, put me on your blogroll and pass this news along to friends.
The reflections coming from many commoners, during and since the International Commons Conference in Berlin demonstrate a depth of individual and collective thinking, sensing and reflecting, and inspire me remixing what I'm hearing. The account that follows is definitely not an objective summary of what is emerging. We have probably as many stories of the Berlin conference and its aftermath, as participants.
I found this remarkable document first, at the Berlin Commons Conference, and just now, on Shareable.net; couldn't resist to share it with you. The image below comes from qgil on Flickr. Click here for larger size.