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nettime> Roberto Verzola: Abundance and the Generative Logic of the Commons
(Question: before refrigerators, what did people do when they had too much food? Answer: they threw a party!)

Human societies learned early on to deal with abundance including temporary ones from forests, rivers, and other hunting and gathering areas by managing them as commons. Taken for granted for a long time, the oceans, the atmosphere, and other global commons are just getting due attention.

Likewise, the creative commons of information, knowledge and culture are now getting renewed attention with the rise of the Internet which, by the way, has become a great showcase of both the concepts of commons and abundance (and their problems, too).

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November 25th, 2010 at 9:43 am

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