Association of Peer to Peer Researchers

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Draft page for working group. Under construction. The APP4 does not yet exist.


The idea is to create a research group centering around understanding the 'object' of emerging peer to peer dynamics, and more particularly the emerging forms of peer production, governance and property, and the associated paradigms of openness, participation, and commons-orientation.

The idea is to combine academic standards and the best of the academic tradition, but to combine it with a few augmentations:

  • opening up to the participation of non-academics as long as academic standards can be observed
  • opening up to more participatory or inclusive forms of peer review
  • commitment to publishing in open access formats wherever possible
  • commitment to human emancipation, i.e. the research is combined with a positive charge of achieving a more just society, broadly defined as a society that allows more free interactions between its members
  • to be independent but also aligned with the p2p knowledge commons of the P2P Foundation
  • to be a group which aims for the mutual support of p2p researchers, including aiming at the 'sustainability' of such research
  • to promote the diffusion of knowledge of p2p dynamics, particularly the research from its own members


We have setup a mailing list here:

Working List of Potential Members

  1. Philippe Aigrain, [email protected]
  2. Saul Albert
  3. Mark Andrejevic
  4. Daniel Araya, daniel (at), USA
  5. Adam Arvidsson, [email protected], Italy
  6. Jonathan Beller
  7. Carolina Botero, [email protected], Colombia
  8. Yann Moulier-Boutang ; <[email protected]>
  9. Tiberius Brastaviceanu, Montreal, Canada, co-founder of Sensorica, tiberius(dot)brastaviceanu(at)gmail(dot)com
  10. Vinicius Braz Rocha, Brazil, Twitter: @VRSS
  11. Marvin Brown, University of San Francisco and Saybrook University in San Francisco,, [email protected]
  12. Kevin Carson, mutualist author and researcher
  13. Adrian Chan is a researcher specializing in social software and 'relations'.
  14. Joe Corneli
  15. Alberto Corsin Jimenez
  16. Sean Cubitt, [email protected], Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton),UK
  17. George Dafermos. TU Delf, [email protected], Greece, Netherlands
  18. Jodi Dean ,
  19. Alessandro Delfanti (McGill University - DIY Biohacking)
  20. Abigail de Kosnik
  21. Julian Dibell
  22. Mark Elliot, [email protected]
  23. Helene Finidori; Paris, Barcelona
  24. Christian Fuchs
  25. Marc Garrett (Furtherfield - P2P media art ecologies)
  26. Jordi Guell, [email protected], Barcelona
  27. Joss Hands, [email protected]
  28. Layne Hartsell
  29. Paul B. Hartzog PaulBHartzog, USA
  30. Monica Horten [1]; University of Westminster, Communications and Media Research Institute, and maintainer of the IpTegrity blog, focuses on internet rights issues. Website: Contact at monica_horten (@) ", uk
  31. Salvatore Iaconesi (Art is Open Source - P2P education/learning)
  32. Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield - P2P media art ecologies)
  33. Dr Athina Karatzogianni, University of Hull, athina.k at ; Greece, UK
  34. Cindy Kohtala, conductsdoctoral research is on peer production, specifically distributed material production and maker communities. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland,; [email protected]
  35. Vasilis Kostakis,; P2P Lab, Greece.
  36. Maxime Lathuilière @MaxLath,
  37. Hervé Le Crosnier [2] , [email protected]; France
  38. Simona Levi, activist-researcher on free-cultural issues, founder of the FC Forum
  39. Yuwei Lin, yuwei @; UK
  40. James Meese [email protected]; Australia
  41. Patrick Meier, patrick(at), [3] PhD Candidate at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
  42. Ulises Mejias, [email protected]
  43. Nicolás Mendoza, [4] nicolasmendo at; Colombia
  44. Massimo Menichinelli, / Aalto University - Media Lab info at; Italy
  45. Stefan Meretz, [email protected]
  46. Stefan Merten Founder and maintainer of Project Oekonux, smerten AT oekonux DOT de
  47. Jarkko Moilanen Phd candidate, focused on hacker spaces
  48. Dr Phoebe Moore, [email protected] ; UK
  49. Mayo Fuster Morell, [email protected], Phd Governance digital commons, commons sustainability, P2P infrastructure Barcelona & Boston
  50. Francesca Musiani: thesis research focuses on the development of decentralized alternatives to instruments of daily use, francesca.musiani(at), France
  51. Lisa Nakamura
  52. Leif Thomas Olsen, [email protected]; Malaysia - Vietnam
  53. Mathieu O'Neil, [email protected]; Uk
  54. Cosma Orsi. Roskilde University Centre, [email protected]. ; Italy
  55. Natalie Pang, commons researcher, teaches Social Informatics and Information Management and is completing her PhD at Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University, Autralia. Her other interests include participatory design, cultural institutions and modern museology/library science, human-computer interaction, sociology and collective action theory in the contemporary media environment. Contact at nataliep[at] ; Singapore
  56. Jussi Parikka, [email protected], Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton); UK
  57. Oriana Persico (Art is Open Source - P2P education/learning)
  58. Jose Ramos
  59. Howard Rheingold, [email protected]
  60. Sam Rose, [email protected]
  61. Andrew Ross
  62. Ned Rossiter, [email protected]. ; University of Western Sydney UWS, Australia
  63. Douglas Rushkoff
  64. Dr. Sankaran Shankar teaches Strategic Management at International Management Institute, New Delhi. His other interests include Social Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Management, Learning Organizations, CSR and Pedagogy in Management Education. Contact at [email protected] ; India
  65. Trebor Scholz
  66. Christian Siefkes, [email protected]; PhD in computer science from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2007; freelance software engineer and author; lives in Berlin, Germany. Main research interest is exploring the practices and the potential of commons-based peer production. Selected publications: The Emergence of Benefit-driven Production (OKCon 2011), The Commons—Prosperity by Sharing (report with Silke Helfrich, Rainer Kuhlen, Wolfgang Sachs, 2010), The Commons of the Future (The Commoner 2009), From Exchange to Contributions (book, 2007); co-author of the bilingual (German/English) group weblog; many additional publications in German.
  67. Johan Söderberg. Hacking Capitalism, [email protected].  ; Sweden
  68. Joan Subirats; [email protected]
  69. Patricia Ticineto Clough
  70. Nathaniel Tkacz, [email protected], phd candidate at the University of Melbourne. my focus is on new forms of knowledge made possible by new technologies (i.e. wikipedia)
  71. Penny Travlou (P2P ethnographer (University of Edinburgh)
  72. Tere Vadén, [email protected], Senior Lecturer, Hypermedia & Adjunct professor, Philosophy, Univeristy of Tampere, Finland, [email protected].; Finland
  73. Jaap Van Till, Emeritus professor telecommunication & networks- TUDelft;, [email protected] ; Netherlands
  74. Mackenzie Wark; [email protected]
  75. Steve Wright is a lecturer in Information Management and Systems at Monash University. He is the author of Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism (London: Pluto, 2002).
  76. Hudson Luce
  77. Janice Figueiredo, [email protected]; Brazil
  78. Beatriz Martins,PhD in Communication Science, USP/Brazil; Research Associate at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation/Rio de Janeiro/Brazil; [email protected].


  1. Sandra Braman, Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Recent work includes Change of State: Information, Policy, and Power (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006) and The Emergent Global Information Policy Regime (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004); Web:; E–mail: braman [at] uwm [dot] edu
  2. Dr. Mariano Zukerfeld, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) <[email protected]>
  3. Etienne R. Figueroa, E-mail: etiennefigueroa [at] gmail [dot] com

Suggestion from Herve Le Crosnier:

  1. Olivier Blondeau ??
  2. Olivier Ertzscheid <[email protected]>
  3. Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay <[email protected]>
  4. Laurence Allard <[email protected]>

Suggested by Tere Vaden

  1. Herkko Hietanen - Ville Oksanen - Mikko Välimäki: Community Created Content - Law, Business and Policy, Turre Publishing, 2007,

Suggested by Natalie Pang:

  1. Prof Theng Yin-Leng from the Nanyang Technological University.
  2. James Seng, [email protected]

Participants in Socialization and the Commons in Europe conference:

  1. Emin Eminagić‎
  2. Elisabetta Cangelosi
  3. Jasmina Husanovic-Pehar
  4. Selana Tzschiesche
  5. Alan Tuckman
  6. Peter North
  7. Gigi Malabarba
  8. Gigi Roggero
  9. Marina Sitrin‎

PhD and other researchers

  1. John Chu, = researcher in Open Entreprise and corporate governance
  2. Ryan Shaw, = researcher in Peer Production and Peer Governance, " a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a researcher at Yahoo! Research Berkeley.
  3. Patrick Sunter, = researcher in Open Source software are governance approaches applied to urban planning, University of Melbourne.
  4. Fernando Fachin, = PhD student at HEC Montréal interested in identity, culture, reputation, technology, and collective and distributed forms of entrepreneurship


  1. Richard C. Adler, Oort-Cloud, [email protected]
  2. Henrik Ingo, Sun Microsystems, [email protected]; Details at Ingo, Henrik
  3. Fabio Barone, @faboolous
  4. Fabrizio Terzi FTG - Free Technology Guild


  1. Tim Murphy is a Collective Intelligence researcher and activist.
  2. Thompson, Ken, "Ken is the founder of – a research blog dedicated to how organizational teams can learn from nature’s best teams.

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