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Kostakis, Vasilis

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Works: 12 works in 24 publications in 4 languages and 815 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HM851, 303.5
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Most widely held works by Vasilis Kostakis
Peer to peer : the commons manifesto by Michel Bauwens( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a more profound transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As capitalism faces a series of structural crises, a new social, political and economic dynamic is emerging: peer to peer. What is peer to peer? Why is it essential for building a commons-centric future? How could this happen? These are the questions this book tries to answer. Peer to peer is a type of social relations in human networks, as well as a technological infrastructure that makes the generalization and scaling up of such relations possible. Thus, peer to peer enables a new mode of production and creates the potential for a transition to a commons-oriented economy."
Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy by Vasilis Kostakis( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be possible. It builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, considering peer production as a social advancement within capitalism but with various post-capitalistic aspects in need of protection, enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social movements. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism. They postulate that the mature peer production communities pose a sustainable alternative to capital accumulation, that of the circulation of the Commons. They make some tentative transition proposals towards a Commons-based economy and society for the state, the market and the civic domain (site de l'éditeur)
Manifeste pour une véritable économie collaborative : vers une société des communs by Michel Bauwens( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer to peer : the commons manifesto by Michel Bauwens( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer to Peer by Alex Pazaitis( )

2 editions published in 2019 in Undetermined and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a more profound transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As capitalism faces a series of structural crises, a new social, political and economic dynamic is emerging: peer to peer. What is peer to peer? Why is it essential for building a commons-centric future? How could this happen? These are the questions this book tries to answer. Peer to peer is a type of social relations in human networks, as well as a technological infrastructure that makes the generalization and scaling up of such relations possible. Thus, peer to peer enables a new mode of production and creates the potential for a transition to a commons-oriented economy. "
La parodia de los comunes by Vasilis Kostakis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This essay builds on the idea that Commons-based peer production is a social advancement within capitalism but with various post-capitalistic aspects, in need of protection, enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social movements. We use theory and examples to claim that peer-to-peer economic relations can be undermined in the long run, distorted by the extra-economic means of a political context designed to maintain profit-driven relations of production into power. This subversion can arguably become a state policy, and the subsequent outcome is the full absorption of the Commons as well as of the underpinning peer-to-peer relations into the dominant mode of production. To tackle this threat, we argue in favour of a certain working agenda for Commons-based communities. Such an agenda should aim the enforcement of the circulation of the Commons. Therefore, any useful social transformation will be meaningful if the people themselves decide and apply policies for their own benefit, optimally with the support of a sovereign partner state. If peer production is to become dominant, it has to control capital accumulation with the aim to marginalise and eventually transcend capitalism."
Network society and future scenarios for a collaborative economy by Vasilis Kostakis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be possible. It builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, considering peer production as a social advancement within capitalism but with various post-capitalistic aspects in need of protection, enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social movements. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism. They postulate that the mature peer production communities pose a sustainable alternative to capital accumulation, that of the circulation of the Commons. They make some tentative transition proposals towards a Commons-based economy and society for the state, the market and the civic domain (site de l'éditeur)
Commons-based peer production and artistic expression: Two cases from Greece( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This essay narrates, from a creator-observation perspective, the production of two works of fiction, a book of short stories and a play, based on the principles and technologies of Commons-based peer production. This is potentially interesting from both the Commons-based peer production and the literary perspective. Even though both seem well-matched by their prima facie lack of profit orientation, Commons-based peer production case studies rarely deal with fiction, and regarding plays, artistic creativity is still mostly associated with one, maybe two authors. After tracing and analysing the Commons-based peer production phenomenon, the case studies show concretely the fate of the specific projects as well as how, nowadays, people can get involved in collaborative artistic projects inspired and catalysed by Commons-oriented principles and technologies
Commons-based peer production and artistic expression two cases from Greece by Vasilis Kostakis( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neteuwokeu sahoe wa hyeopdong gyeongje reul wihan mirae sinario( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Information literacy and peer-to-peer infrastructures: An autopoietic perspective( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Highlights: We introduce the idea of a P2P paradigm within the complex adaptive systems. We address issues such as information overload, data interoperability and knowledge inference. We develop the idea of information literacy from an autopoietic perspective. We describe Commons-based peer production. Abstract: This article argues that an autopoietic perspective of human communities would allow to understand societies as self-organized systems and thus promote information literacy as a facilitator of social development. Peer-to-peer (P2P) social dynamics generate public information available worldwide in digital repositories, websites and bibliographic resources. However, processing such amount of data is not achievable by a single central-controlled system. We claim that distributed and heterogeneous networks of coordinated mechanisms, composed by both specialized human and artificial agents, are needed to improve information retrieval, knowledge inference and decision-making, but also to produce social value, goods and services. Handling these issues implies the collective construction of global semantic networks but also the active labor of knowledge producers and consumers. We conclude that information literacy is as much important as any technical implementation and, therefore, may lead to networks of Commons-oriented communities which would utilize P2P infrastructures
Peer to Peer by Vasilis Kostakis( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Not since Marx identified the manufacturing plants of Manchester as the blueprint for the new capitalist society has there been a more profound transformation of the fundamentals of our social life. As capitalism faces a series of structural crises, a new social, political and economic dynamic is emerging: peer to peer. What is peer to peer? Why is it essential for building a commons-centric future? How could this happen? These are the questions this book tries to answer. Peer to peer is a type of social relations in human networks, as well as a technological infrastructure that makes the generalization and scaling up of such relations possible. Thus, peer to peer enables a new mode of production and creates the potential for a transition to a commons-oriented economy. "
 
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