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KEMI 2125A - The open movement and the commons

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

The course of Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay analyses the different trends of the Open and Commons movements through the study of cases and innovation associating public, private and community partners. The proposed domains, between collaborative economy and peer production, include cultural industries, open data, scientific research, infrastructure networks, and participatory platforms. After an introduction to the concepts of copyright, personal data law, commons and the ecology of sharing, the sessions will be dedicated to the analysis of projects and platforms and their characteristics. Information and communication science, engineering, economics, sociology, law and political science will be mobilised toward a comparative critical analysis of projects and platforms claiming to be part of the open movement.

Teachers

DULONG DE ROSNAY, Mélanie (Associate Research Professor, CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research))

Required reading

  • Yochai Benkler, 2006. The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press.
  • Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Francesca Musiani, 2016, “Towards a (De)centralization-Based Typology of Peer Production”, TripleC: communication, capitalism & critique, vol. 14, no 1, p. 189-207.