Today I have the great opportunity to attend at a research seminar entitled “The Hacker Ethic: The New Culture after the Current Global Economic Crisis” led by Prof. Pekka Himanen, who is currently a Visiting Professor at Internet Interdisciplinary Institute.
After a very inspiring presentation, Prof. Himanen has encouraged us to keep the discussion online following an open hacker ethic. So here goes my thoughts about his presentation and his challenges:
- I wonder how and to what extend the results of the analysis carried out in collaboration Rita Espanha and Gustavo Cardoso about the Internet users within the World Internet Project could help to identify those users who can easily face the three challenges mentioned by Prof. Himanen, another 3C formula: (Clean = enviromental crisis) + (Care = welfare state 2.0) + (Culture = multicultural life) and also could clearly identify those who will be excluded or disconected.
- I wonder how and to what extend the Catalan BioRegion could be considered as part of what Prof. Himanen has called “Innovation center dynamics” due to Prof. Himanen 3C formula: “culture of creativity” + “community of enrichment” + “creative people”.
I’m excited about the online discussion and Friday meeting.