Viral Spiral: Creating the Internet Commons

my notes on the introduction to Bollier, David. Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of their Own. The New Press, 2009. [I figured I’d get notes up on the introduction so we could all get a good look at the ideas covered in the book, and decide if we want me to go back … Continue reading

Reclaiming the Commons

notes on Bollier, David. “Reclaiming the Commons,” an essay based on material included in Bollier, David. Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of our Common Wealth (New York: Routledge, 2002). Who shall control the commons? There is a kind of enclosure process happening to the American commons as it’s being converted into market resources — private appropriation of collectively owned … Continue reading