We believe that the digital infrastructures that we rely on for our every day lives should be build for us all and with us all. This includes software, data, artificial intelligences and robots. One way to achieve this goal is through the creation, growth and protection of our digital commons.
What governance models, rights and infrastructures do we need to democratically govern the digital commons at relevant scales? How can we bring those models about?
Digital Commoners aims to bring together practioners, technologists, legal professionals and academics working on this problem, as well as the many communities seeking to gain control over digital resources (including data).
Through events, conversations and knowledge sharing we hope to foster collaborations between these overlapping group, as we together learn to create and adopt alternative models to govern digital infrastructures.
Together with the Aapti Institute, we are hosting a hosting a series of in-depth conversations with people implementing data commons around the world. What can we learn from their experience? How can we avoid their mistakes?
We will start each session with a short presentation, after which we will open the floor to questions. The sessions are invite-only, with participants coming from a wide range of fields (eg academia, legal professions, software development, community builders).