Libraries of the Peer Production Era

Libraries Of Peer ProductionIn an upcoming book “Open Design Now — Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive” (to be available as of June, pre-orders now possible, I develop my thinking about Fab Labs and similar places further to call them the Libraries of the Peer Production Era:

Mapping the landscape of commons- based peer production, I analyse the arena of open source hardware and I look into various initiatives being spawned by fabrication labs, trying to identify their business potential and asking how these initiatives contribute to giving people more control over their productivity in self-directed, community-oriented ways.

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