The Making of a Commons

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Presentation to Making Worlds: On OWS Forum on the Commons. February 18, 2012. Describes the role of city-TLDs in improving city neighborhoods.

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The Making of a Commons

  1. 1. The Making of a CommonsMaking Worlds: An OWS Forum on the Commons presentation by Thomas Lowenhaupt, Connecting.nyc Inc. February 18, 2012
  2. 2. Top Level Domains or TLDsToday - .com .org .edu .uk .esSoon - .berlin .paris .nyc .cairo .mumbai .chicago .boston
  3. 3. Make betternetworks
  4. 4. Cities were networking centers for 10,000 yearsbefore the Internet was invented.
  5. 5. Traditional Digital Networks
  6. 6. Reality
  7. 7. The Real Reality: Jackson Pollocks #7
  8. 8. The TLD Industry Today GoDaddy & VerisignMore names sold = more $ = Success
  9. 9. The TLD Industry for CitiesSuccess = quality of life improvements
  10. 10. Cities and Networks
  11. 11. Cities and Networks“From our complexity comes the strength of our city.” Jane Jacobs
  12. 12. Cities and NetworksInternet arrived 1993 - Uninvited --Unplanned -
  13. 13. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?
  14. 14. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? One example
  15. 15. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Neighborhoods
  16. 16. Local Communication-Resource Comparison Terre Haute, Ind. Jackson HeightsPopulation 105,000 100,000TV Stations 2Daily Papers 1Radio Stations 8
  17. 17. Local Communication-Resource Comparison Terre Haute, Ind. Jackson HeightsPopulation 105,000 100,000TV Stations 2 0Daily Papers 1 0Radio Stations 8 0
  18. 18. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? Internet Today
  19. 19. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Jackson Heights has 12 online sites touching on local needs.
  20. 20. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?Jackson Heights has 12 online sites touching on local needsPark Slope has more blogs than people ;)
  21. 21. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?JacksonHeights.nycParkSlope.nyc
  22. 22. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent?
  23. 23. Whats So Good About Them? Arent they Obsolescent? Corona.nyc 55,000 residents
  24. 24. Neighborhood vs. Beer
  25. 25. Request #1Help figure out how to make Corona.nyc work for the residents of that neighborhood.
  26. 26. Request #2Reach out to Occupycities globally and jointogether to make this work for us all.
  27. 27. Civic NetworkBetter than neighborhood names?Beth.Jones.voter.nyc
  28. 28. connectingnyc.orgblog.connectingnyc.org wiki.connectingnyc.orgTom Lowenhaupttoml@communisphere.comand thank you Matt Cooperrider wherever you are.
  29. 29. Commons To ComeIoT – Creates Big Data with our info.HyperGrid – Open source connections for online worlds. http://opensimulator.org/wiki/HypergridBig Data

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