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thesocialcomputer.eu

I stumbled upon this site which is the project site of a group who are attempting to realise The Social Computer. What a lovely coincidence.. I got on the phone to them straight away, naturally  http://thesocialcomputer.eu “The social computer is a future computational system that harnesses the innate problem solving, action and information gathering powers… » read more

On February 28th, Catalans voted again for independence. It was the third round of a process of local referenda held in Catalonia municipalities. The first round was in September, where just one municipality voted. The second wave came in December, with approximately 160 municipalities voting. In February, it was the turn for 80 more municipalities.… » read more

2009 Clear yet?

A civil sandbox is a society upgrades platform. It’s a platform to empower the people trying to upgrade society and provide them with previously unavailable toolsets with which to create with. This “solutions-platform” is in development for long time but now the global situation is starting require such new, dynamic and powerful solutions. I think… » read more

I wrote this in January 2003 to try to describe the kinds of things you would see at a Social Computer building (a Civil Sandbox). The name Prototype comes from the name of the event we were proposing to explore the Social Computer. Please bear in mind that it is nearly 6 years ago so… » read more

This was the first document I wrote that people started to see what I was trying to do. It was finished in October 2002, before the ist2002 brainstorm document Social (Network, People, Community) Computing (System, Process, Result) The Social Computer is a potentially revolutionary thematic arts research project. The theme of Social Computing aims to… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://uk.youtube.com/v/Nxq4q1UCvKM” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In 2002, Mathew Lowry was the communications strategist behind the event we presented at in ist2002. I think, although he was a science journalist for many years, this was the first time he was interviewed. I shouldn’t say interview because we talked most of the time haha. Original post… » read more

Playful experiments

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://lads.myspace.com/videos/vplayer.swf” width=”320″ height=”346″ fvars=”m=881568;type=video” wmode=”transparent” /] I think a good event reminds people that there are new possibilities out there. It is warm and friendly and gives people a nice backdrop to meet new people and explore common interests or discover new ones. It is open to new ways of thinking and gives room… » read more

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