[iDC] Paul B. Hartzog - Re?Introduction

Michael Bauwens michelsub2003 at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 4 17:43:43 UTC 2009

Dear Paul,

since you are  just returning from the first workshop on open infrastructures in Salford, where I appreciated your presentation with Sam Rose (the best I have seen in 3 years of travelling as far as I'm concerned), I'm hoping you can share your impressions here, since it was also very much collected with work, and organized by labour scholar phoebe moore?


----- Original Message ----
> From: Paul B. Hartzog <paulbhartzog at gmail.com>
> To: iDC <iDC at mailman.thing.net>
> Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 4:28:05 PM
> Subject: [iDC] Paul B. Hartzog - Re?Introduction
> Hi all,
> not sure if I've ever actually introduced myself here before,
> but since I'll be paneling at http://www.digitallabor.org
> Trebor asked me to post.
> Here's the bit from http://digitallabor.org/speakers1/paul_hartzog
> Paul B. Hartzog, one of the coiners of the word "panarchy," is an
> independent scholar and hacker, currently teaching at the University
> of Michigan's School of Information. Recipient of an NSF IGERT to
> study complex systems, he has a Masters in Globalization and
> Environmental Politics from the University of Utah, and a Masters in
> Political Theory from the University of Michigan.  His work on
> panarchy hybridizes political philosophy/economy, network culture,
> complex systems, and critical social theory. His work online ranges
> from "Panarchy and the Wikification of Politics" to an important
> conversation with Trebor Scholz "Toward a Critique of the Social Web."
> In addition to articulating emerging dynamics, Paul also is a
> cofounder of The Forward Foundation a consulting group that develops
> open-source infrastructure for collaboration and sharing. His clients
> include Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, and The Institute for
> the Future. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two sons.
> but wait! there's more :-)
> Way back when I realized that environmental commons and ecologies
> were also descriptions of emerging technologies,
> so I quickly drew the parallel while working with Elinor Ostrom,
> Howard Rheingold, et al,
> and dashed off in the direction of complex systems,
> where I encountered a plethora of valuable conceptual tools
> but no commitment to philosophy, merely method.
> My primary modes of interaction are verbal and face-to-face,
> so despite my advocacy of new technologies,
> I myself often have difficulty actually staying active with them. :-)
> The upside of this is that I love to talk to people,
> so feel free at the conference to corner me,
> offer your thoughts, and ask me questions.
> As i said in the conclusion of
> "Toward a Critique of the Social Web" (with Trebor):
> "The invitation is always open."
> -p
> -- 
> --------------------------------------------------------
> http://www.PaulBHartzog.org
> http://www.panarchy.com
> PaulBHartzog at PaulBHartzog.org
> PaulBHartzog at panarchy.com
> PHartzog at umich.edu
> --------------------------------------------------------
> The Universe is made up of stories, not atoms.
>                 --Muriel Rukeyser
> See differently, then you will act differently.
>                 --Paul B. Hartzog
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