It is very important for us that history is written from experience. With this in mind, we illustrate our practices and theoretical investigations of fields of action by offering conferences and seminars to communicate the conclusions we have drawn.
– Origins, evolution and development of 15M. Antecedents and consequences of the 15M movement.
– Catalysts, Parasites and Free.
– riders of the 15M ecosystem.
– 15M, Free Culture and New Politics.
– 15M and the breeding ground of the Internet Defence Movements.
– New Tactics of Action.
– New Politics: Parties, Social Movements, Citizen Movements and Networks.
– 15M and the Left “frentism”.
– Technopolitics, Internet and R- evolutions.
– Networks, Movements and Technopolitics.
– Communication and distributed organization of the networked politics.
– Open Governance in the networked society.
– Ideology’s place in 21st century’s social movements.
– The transition to networked society.
– Internet: technology, battlefield and historic time.
– The delegation and representativity theory in online democracy.
– The commons from politic economics..
– AdHocracy and hacker ethics in new politics.
– The beta production and the networked society.
– The threats of a networked growth: Nodism, Trollism, Foruism and Lobbyism.
– The path to real world.
– Virality routes in meme guerrilla.
– Social networks: efficient impact.
– Use of privative networks to fight for the commons: limits and possibilities.
– How to raise some hell on Twitter.
– Social Networks and privacy in the post
– Snowden era.
– Crowdfunding with no management of the misery.
– Political Crowdfunding..
– Crowdfunding experiences: Inspiration and recommendations for a more solid instrument of transversal, public and private financing.
– Free and Sustainable Culture: new models.
– Free Digital Culture: Basic notions to defend what belongs to everybody.
– The ontology of the digital object.
– 15MpaRato: Organized citizens to end impunity.
– Technopolitics and online democracy.
– Radical Democracy.
– Creativity: Innovative models of production and access.
– Translation of the Procommon.
– Introduction to intellectual property.
– National and international jurisprudence.
– Recent history of the property: Copyright vs author’s rights.
– intellectual property and the Internet, protocols and regulation mechanisms.
– The birth of free software and Copyleft.
– Patents and industrial property: from Franklin to Facebook.
– Brands and commercial register: fashion and logos.
– Regulation of the information.
– The Commons.
– Cultural industries and cultural property, enclosing the knowledge.
– The economics and institutions of innovation.
– New models of sustainability.
– Production of public politics around the intellectual property.
– Supranational organizations and entities which participate in the elaboration of politics around the intellectual property.
– Transparency and access to the information.
– Medicines and patents, fights for the control of health.
– Antagonistic movements and alternatives to intellectual property.
– Neuropolitics and networked society; Collective intelligence and social participation.
– Technopolitics and collective organization.
– Digital government.
Furthermore, we are developing a graduate study program which will condense all the knowledge generated by the Xnet on all the different fields of action we act upon.
Several factors have transformed intellectual property in one of the areas which arouses more interests, with lively discussions for and against it; a debate fuelled by the incalculable value of the areas of knowledge production which make up the network-society. What’s more, the evolution of intellectual property has emerged alongside the growth of the internet, and the consequent attempts to regulate the Internet.
The graduate study program which we are developing will go in depth into the the different legal frameworks and the different paradigms which inform to each stance, as well as into the studies of cases which help to better explain our vision for a functioning network-society and how we get there through the implementation of government policies.
Our teaching staff will include lawyers and jurists who will contribute to a deepened understanding of the technical aspects of the discussed areas, as well as sociologists, activists and political scientists who will supply valuable context for all these different matters.
Note about funding: Xnet is an activist project; it is not a formal organisation with offices, salaries and all the rest. Its members are activists with the time & will to get involved in the project. Occasionally, Xnet promotes specific projects where funding is required. When found, this funding is used to, among other things, develop tasks that are remunerated and which costs are detailed for each activity expenses.
The maintenance of this website, and of some of the activities you can find here, have been possible thanks to grants for the promotion of social and cultural activities, coming from: