Games and methologies

Sessions on applied creativity, experimental dynamics of co-learning, co-working or collective decision making. Games and methodologies that help to understand how some networks protocols or emblematic digitals tools work. Innovative formats.
Commons Lab. BCK 2008

A Lab without walls

Co-LearningSelf-managementCommunities / NetworksGamesLegalAnalogies of digital

Contributors: Antonio Lafuente

MediaLabPrado (Madrid) gathers a group of scholar and activists to study how to make visible and understandable the commons. For more than 2 years different approaches have been taken and the main criteria has been collaboration and openess. This approach emulates laboratory practices that is the reason for the name: Commons Lab. Lab It is often said that a family, a hospital, or a river are social laboratories, as they give rise to relations or conflicts that make it possible to understand all or part of the social environment of which they are a part, or which they help to create. Thus, by looking at a fragment of the world, it can be seen in its entirety, which is to say that several variables are sufficient (those that make it possible to plan, structure, and order) to gain a general... Read more

Legal Performance

Co-LearningGamesLegalAnalogies of digital

Contributors: Constant

Aim of the exercises These three short exercises investigate permitted behaviour in public space as specified in local laws. Every time we act according to the law, we are contributing to its confirmation, we become 'legal bodies'; trained and instructed by a law we might or might not support. Through these exercises and the issues they touch upon, we propose to reinterpret definitions of public space, to test and stretch moral and public social boundaries. Starting from a Free Software point of view, we feel that exchange should be built on the belief that everyone should have the freedom to use, customize, improve and redistribute resources. Could these 'resources' also include rules and regulations for public life? The relationship between citizens and law is mutual. We sometimes have the impression that the law is forced upon us, but social evolution implies that the current regulations have to be adapted to... Read more
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No hay procomún sin comunidad, y viceversa. Pero, ¿a quiénes representan los miembros del laboratorio o, recíprocamente, quién se siente representado por lo que allí se hace? El laboratorio no es una charla de café ni un seminario académico. Su función no es clarificar conceptos, como tampoco lo es hacer amigos o hacer carrera. Sin duda, cumple la función de trabar conexiones entre personas y cosas, ya sean éstas "colaboratores" (co-laboratorio) o usuarios ocasionales, ya sean conceptos, espacios o libros.