Sharing is caring, right? Well, actually, it ain’t so simple. The sharing econonmy is increasingly a buzzword that smells of emancipatory potential in a post-capitalist society, accelerated by the possibilities offered by social networking on digital platforms. Yet what does the sharing economy actually mean?
This is a really useful infographic that actually uses the benefits of spatial relationships inherent in mindmapping. Beyond the capitalist paradigm is a mapping from BlaqSwans and the P2P foundation and their blog the Commons Transition. These guys are working on what the sharing economy actually means, going beyond discourse as a marketing tool and
We have this cultural understanding that ideas are sparks, that there is a Eureka moment, when suddenly the penny drops, the apple falls from the tree and the planets are spinning around the sun. However, what happens before that? How do we sow ground fertile for good ideas?