My name is Simon Grant. I use the username "asimong" in many places including here and Wikipedia, and it is my main e-mail address at gmail.com. So a search for "asimong" will probably come up with material related to me.
A major piece of work I did around new year 2017 was to format Vocabulary of Commons for this wiki.
Late 2020 I'm helping with cleaning up the Home page.
What I would love to see is this wiki being used by lots of P2P and commons people as the central point for their knowledge commons: including resources, watching / reading lists, reviews etc. I fully expect this to work well where there are a number of people with an interest in actively maintaining such information that is valuable to themselves, and not just supposedly to others. See UserGroups
When I see an author or book without a page, particularly one I know about, I often create a relevant page. See examples (I've done several more since. I've put some dates -- you can see the dates of any page through View history.):
- Marjorie Kelly (2016)
- Sam Muirhead (2017)
- John Thackara (2017)
- Lean Logic (2017)
- David Fleming (2017)
- Gene Youngblood (2017)
- Anya Kamenetz (2018)
- Peter Pogany (2019)
- George Monbiot (2019)
and To Do:
I've been coming across lots of related groups that I didn't know about, too. Again, if they are aligned and have no page here, and I care about them, I'll add a page here.
Or indeed articles...
You can find out about me through
- my Bio page on this wiki: Simon Grant
- my main home page
- my work blog
- my personal blog
- things I tweet about (really not often)
- or just search for "asimong" on the web generally – it's almost always me.
On my personal blog I very occasionally blog about the things I care about:
- personal and ethical development
- technology supporting people
- many of the interesting ideas explored in this site
Projects that I would like to find people to share, perhaps within the P2P or Commons orbit?
- Commons Academia — creating, generating, presenting high quality useful peer-reviewed knowledge.
- Commons Harmonization — a different approach to working with standards.
- How to create a generative human culture in web-based communities.
- A different take on supply chains — including materials, skills and competences all together.
- The "Intrapersonal Commons" — about commoner culture and psychology
- Satisfying the cognitive demands of sharing, collaboration, and co-operation generally
- Thinking around the topic of distributed curation of commons knowledge
- Commons Transition UK loomio group
More than anything else, I am looking for opportunities to act, as well as to think and write, about how to grow and move towards a better world. Please get in touch if you see significant common ground.