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Unpublished essay: The Value of In-Betweenness

More than 2 years ago I was asked to write an essay about forms of collaborative knowledge sharing, and especially about the role of a media lab, namely Kitchen Budapest, in this space.

Media lab is a device to work in the in-between.

The essay was meant for a book which, I suspect, will never make it to print. Therefore I uploaded it here. Enjoy reading!

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Opp.io received first round investment

Exciting news!

The startup, opp.io that I have started with my friend Gergely Borulya received its first investment round.

Read the press release here. And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter at opp.io to stay updated about the upcoming beta release.

TEDx talk next week

I was invited to give a short talk at TEDxDanubia about replicable formats of cooperation and why they matter.

Drop me a line if you’ll be around.

Details: 15 May 2014, Urania theatre, Budapest.

Talk at OpenStreetMap – OSGeo Hungary Meetup

This is the season of Meetups! I was invited to talk about The Format Project, my ongoing research project on techno-socio-cultural formats of cooperation and collaboration. The project includes OpenStreetMap and will feature an interview with OSM founder Steve Coast

See you at OpenStreetMap – OSGeo Hungary Meetup, 7 April 2014, 6pm, in Budapest. In Hungarian.

Talk at Community Managers Breakfast

I was invited by Janos Torok, a startupper friend at Piqniq, to give a talk about my community building activities. I will talk (probably in Hungarian) about one of my favourite topics: motivation architecture.

When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:00 AM
Where: Pulilab Kft. Andrassy ut 2. , Budapest (map)
RSVP at Meetup.com

 

MA Course: ‘Theory and practice of digital media’

I am leading a course as guest lecturer this spring at MOKK Centre for Media Research and Education of Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

The master students, mainly with a major in communication and media studies, will join and assist in the research of The Format Project.

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In the first lecture I touched upon the socio-political relevance of collaboration and cooperation methodologies. I highlighted that we need social systems that make people feel engaged and motivated to contribute to common good. Such systems have to be designed, often from scratch, and technology has both an inspiring and an enabling role in this process. Thus, experimentation with collaboration methodologies is extremely important as they model new ways of social co-existence, cooperation and collaboration.

Selected as one of top25 creative minds in Hungary

I was honoured to get selected by Kreatív as one of top 25 creative minds in Hungary.

Kreatív 12/2013

As always, the list of laureates makes any selection valuable. I was honoured to be listed along with former colleague/collaborator and long-time friend Adam Somlai-Fischer, Prezi.com CEO Peter Arvai, former director of National Theatre Róbert Alföldi, photographer Peter Hapak, movie director György Pálfi and Paris-based artist duo Société Réaliste… just to name a few. #proud