Videos

2016

Interview with Thom Hartmann, “Conversations with Great Minds,” September 27, 2016, two 12-minute video segments from RT America network, Part I and Part II. Thom Hartmann’s radio show, September 28, 2016, 13-minute interview.

Presentation to Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona, Spain, November 17, 2016.

George Monbiot, “The case for despair is made.  Now let’s start to get out of the mess we’re in.”  The Guardian, December 13, 2016.  Makes the case for the commons as a promising path forward.

Video interview with Tammy Lea Mayer and Nicolas Perrin (with my commons colleague Silke Helfrich), October 2016.

James Lindenschmidt podcast, a 56-minute set of edited interviews and sonic effects, with leading activist-thinkers on the commons (me, Peter Linebaugh, George Caffentzis, Massimo De Angelis), June 2016: 

Short video interview with Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD) November 7, 2016. 

 

2010 and Earlier

This Land Is Our Land (Media Education Foundation, 2010). This 46-minute film gives an introduction and history of the commons, a survey of market enclosures of our time, and a look at the emerging commons movement internationally. 

Amherst Community Television, "Encounters with Jan Servaes," University of Massachusetts, Amherst, November 16, 2010.

Berkman Center for Internet and Society, "Governing the Digital Commons,"  May 11, 2009.  Talk on how commoners assert differing notions of freedom, community boundaries, social norms and reliance on law to protect the integrity of their shared resources.

Aspen Institute, "Viral Spiral:  How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own," February 2009.  Overview of the book.  For more, see ViralSpiral.cc.  

iCommons, "Social Movements on the Commons," Keynote address, Sapporo, Japan, July 31, 2008.  What can the Commons learn from other social movements and vice versa?

Wizards of OS3 conference, "The Future of the Digital Commons," Berlin, Germany, 2004.  Plenary remarks at the biannual conference of free software/free culture advocates.

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