Dimmons Seminar: "Governance and technology of collaborative economy"

Under the umbrella of Col·lacy DECODE project, Dimmons research group of the IN3 hosts the second seminar of the series «The collaborative economy, fostering debate from research» in which they are building a multidisciplinary framework of collaborative economy, applied to the reality of the phenomenon in Catalonia.

This second seminar about Blockchain, DAOs, commons-based communities and platform cooperativism will begin with a presentation by Jordi Baylina and Marc Rocas.

Blockchain is an emerging technology which sustains on the decentralization of the data and new ways of trust, exchange, organization, production and, in general, new economies. What are the horizons related with collaborative economies and peer-based production through a not-so-far futures scenarios using Blockchain? What could DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations), platform cooperatives and commons-based communities learn one from each other, in terms of governance?


Room -1A, UOC Castelldefels building (Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia, B3 building)
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5
Castelldefels (Barcelona)
08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona)


27/03/2017 12.30h

Organized by

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Dimmons research group of the IN3

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"Governance and technology of collaborative economy: An intersection of DAOs, Commons-based communities and Platform-coops"

• Provocations

- Blockchain’s governance by Jordi Baylina (10 minutes).
- Examples DAOs and possible common spaces with procommons and cooperativism by Marc Rocas (IN3 Dimmons research group) (10 minutes).

• Reactions

- Discussant from the point of view of Commons - Mayo Fuster.
- Discussant from the point of view of Cooperativism - Ricard Espelt.
- Discussant the point of view of Feminism - Lidia Arroyo (IN3 GenTIC research group)
- Discussant from the point of view of the case Decidim: digital infrastructure challenges for democracy - Antonio Calleja (IN3 Technopolitics).

• Debate among participants and assistants.

The session will be held in English.

After the seminar, we will have pizzas at the Olimpic chanel garden!

About guests

Jordi Baylina is one of the most renowned Ethereum developers in the world. He has an extensive hands-on knowledge in the design and development of Blockchain applications and infrastructure. He has collaborated on the development of the Liquid Democracy Smart Group Contracts. He also has collaborated with the Ethereum Foundation. He has been developing Smart Contracts for several projects, such as Token Creation. His MiniMe Token has been recently adopted by Swarm City. Jordi holds a Masters of Business Administration from IESE Business School and a Telecommunications Engineer’s Degree from Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya.

Marc Rocas is currently Associate Professor in Strategic Management at University of Barcelona, and Study Abroad Program’s Professor at Fundaci Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona. His current research interests are the Sharing Economy, the Blockchain, and their related systems of governance. He has previously researched about Cultural Intelligence and Cross-Cultural Management, fields in which he has recently published a book chapter about Cultural Intelligence and Creativity. He holds a Master’s Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society and a Telecommunications Engineer’s Degree, among others.


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