Towards a New Grid of “Informatized” Societies

  After forty years of computerization against a background of reconfiguration of the geopolitical spectrum, the broader question of developing a new interpretation grid for the current socio-technical system is now more urgent. Our economies are not only transformed by “digital” flows and networks. They are more widely affected by the combined effect of ubiquitous…

A Short 2019 Digital Outlook

  The expansion of the Internet and electronic communications, as new global interdependence and infrastructure of industrial economies, is well established. Networks of information exchange, the Internet has also set up a global commons which, like other commons, is involved in a fierce strategic dispute. Russia plans to start its own network in 2021 and…

Shake off the inertia, broadening perspectives…

Cross-sectoral reflection on the knowledge gained in several meetings/processes held by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, National University of La Plata (Argentina) Three meetings supported by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (UNLP, Argentina) since 2015 have provided fruitful conceptual outcomes that could serve to nurture the actions of agricultural actors. These…

The importance of assimilating rather than merely understanding the digital world

  The fledgling global common of internet connectivity is increasingly embracing other human activities and penetrating strategic cultures. This is how digital resources are conceived and mobilized in any given society project. This strategic perspective, or more simply, the perception that every geocultural or sectoral sphere is formed from the internet, is no small thing.…

Latin America in the Mirror

  Buenos Aires. 1 March 2019. Space is the field of man’s strength, time is that of his weakness. -Spinoza. These are times of retreat and confusion in South America. A new geopolitical cycle can be seen in the domino effect that now has Venezuela in the eye of the emotional storm, after Brazil, Argentina,…

From worker-recovered companies to a Wealth Observatory: a bid to challenge the world economic system

The trajectory of a workers’ struggle that began in the trade union movement and worker-recovered factories in Argentina has led to a new debate about the global economy. Author: François Soulard, November 2016   The threat of climate change, the turbulence of global politics and the dénouement of forty years of expansion of neoliberal socioproductive…