Like an extended smashing of atoms, the 9-to-5 job market has shattered and splintered over the past 25 years in ways that have both liberated and trapped millions of workers.
Articles: sharing economy (143)
Economic insecurity is the American nightmare.
Platform co-ops, and the burgeoning movement behind them, are big news.
Our Village Life’s exchange system lets people purchase and trade goods and services for time as well as money.
High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy.
The good news is that there is an alternative — one that places control and ownership of digital services into the hands of its users. It’s called a platform cooperative, or platform co-op.
Threading elements of the great educational experiments of Bauhaus and Roycroft Community models together with Pierre Levy’s modern definition of “collective intelligence,” La Scuola Open Source (The Open Source School) embodies the principles of the sharing movement.
Created by Jessica McClard, the Pantry is an easy way for people to share surplus food and household goods, and access items they may need.
In late 2014 a design project at PUC-Rio university led five students to the street in Rio de Janeiro to restore an idle square by opening it for people collaboration and creativity.
The Library of Things movement is emerging in communities around the world.