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DECENTRALIZATION IN DIGITAL ECOSYSTEMS. IS THERE A HIDDEN CENTRE? #136
[ UUID ] 48c8ad1e-7267-40ef-9223-5e73f20d352d
[ Submitter's Name ] Carolina Tejada
[ Additional facilitators ] Leonardo Schvarstein
What will happen in your session?
Digital ecosystem simulation. Responding to different settings as they move randomly through the room, participants will experiment with decentralization and try to find out where a hidden center might be. The structures and connections that the group would form, will respond to similar social dynamics within digital ecosystems.
Reflection. After experimentation, they will reflect upon the meaning of decentralization, regarding the internet as a network.
Visualization. Considering decentralization as a goal, they will reflect upon the political and economical forces that sustain and take advantage of the center (meaning for example that 5 companies are capturing 85% of all the data)’. They will also review their own standing in relation with the ‘center’ and how this standing influences the way they act.
What is the goal or outcome of your session?
RAISE AWARENESS. Demonstrating through experimentation and reflection that:
If your session requires additional materials or electronic equipment, please outline your needs.
Agreed. The participatory and game-like method here is very interesting. It seems like a great way to prototype and test a model for an activity that can be shared with local leaders who run events, workshops, etc. Is there any plan to document and share this as guide or activity post-Mozfest?
Thanks for your comments and question.
Participants will be able to consciously review where they stand in their digital ecosystems and how the way they interact with others is influenced by such a standing.
They will have a better understanding of the forces acting in the field and their responses to such forces.
By becoming advocates of the movement towards decentralization, they will be able to explain that choosing the digital ecosystems through which we interact with others is a decision with political and economic consequences. E.g: guide others to online spaces where they can continue to contribute to decentralization (internet health report, mozilla pulse, etc.)
Thank you @timcowlishaw @maboa and @jvallera I just saw these comments... I apologize for the late response... for some reason I'm not getting notifications from this Repo. As Prof. @leosch11 said we are co-leading this session, but he is actually the expert and has tons of experience with this type of workshops.
He has been developing some work around digital ecosystems and I really think his perspective would be of great value, not only for the event, but for the Open Web movement.
Professor Leonardo is an Industrial Engineer and Social Psychologist, specialized in organizational design. He was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the National University of Rosario (Argentina), and he is currently a professor of general management and organizational design in graduate courses at the Business Schools in Argentina and Uruguay. He has also worked with some universities in Colombia and Chile.