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Crowdfunding and the reconfiguration of public and private space

35f0a285fbf11a7155bb23695c5a270e?s=47 Eduardo Cuducos
October 09, 2015
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Crowdfunding and the reconfiguration of public and private space

Presentation used at the ECREA Communication and Democracy Section Conference — Political Agency.

(Updated in mid-2016.)

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Eduardo Cuducos

October 09, 2015
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  1. Crowdfunding and the reconfiguration of public and private space Eduardo

    Gonçalves February 2015
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  12. marginal to incumbent institutions government corporations ƃ

  13. marginal to incumbent institutions government corporations ƃ not Occupy not

    anti-G8 no direct confront
  14. marginal to incumbent institutions government corporations ƃ not Occupy not

    anti-G8 no direct confront not NGO not social movements embrace
 profit
  15. What is political about crowdfunding?

  16. What is political about crowdfunding?

  17. What is political about crowdfunding? Is it a new form

    of political action?
  18. What is political about crowdfunding? Is it a new form

    of political action? Does it changes the public ream?
  19. Society assumed the disguise of an organization of property-owners who,

    instead of claiming access to the public realm because of their wealth, demanded protection from it for the accumulation of more wealth Hannah Arendt
  20. Society assumed the disguise of an organization of property-owners who,

    instead of claiming access to the public realm because of their wealth, demanded protection from it for the accumulation of more wealth Hannah Arendt Private household labor Public assembly action
  21. Society assumed the disguise of an organization of property-owners who,

    instead of claiming access to the public realm because of their wealth, demanded protection from it for the accumulation of more wealth Hannah Arendt Social Political Economy Private household labor Public assembly action
  22. Contempt for politics Erwin A. Jaffe ǽ

  23. Contempt for politics Erwin A. Jaffe Menu dependence Sniderman and

    Bullock ǽ
  24. Contempt for politics Erwin A. Jaffe Menu dependence Sniderman and

    Bullock Contract and power Sheldon Wolin ǽ
  25. Contempt for politics Erwin A. Jaffe Menu dependence Sniderman and

    Bullock Contract and power Sheldon Wolin Mitigation of the public Andreas Schedler ǽ Ȓ
  26. What Jefferson perceived to be the mortal danger was that

    the Constitution had given all power to citizens, without giving them the opportunity of being republicans. In other words, the danger that all power was given to the people in their private capacity of being citizens Hannah Arendt
  27. What Jefferson perceived to be the mortal danger was that

    the Constitution had given all power to citizens, without giving them the opportunity of being republicans. In other words, the danger that all power was given to the people in their private capacity of being citizens Hannah Arendt Private household labor Social Political Economy
  28. What Jefferson perceived to be the mortal danger was that

    the Constitution had given all power to citizens, without giving them the opportunity of being republicans. In other words, the danger that all power was given to the people in their private capacity of being citizens Hannah Arendt Public assembly action Private household labor Social Political Economy
  29. 10 interviews with founders or project creators 4 different countries

    (Brazil, China, Romania & UK) Mix gender and age Complicated access to “top” platform & users
  30. 10 interviews with founders or project creators 4 different countries

    (Brazil, China, Romania & UK) Mix gender and age Complicated access to “top” platform & users + 5 platforms PeopleFundIt, ProduceRun, Kickstarter, Patron, Neighborly
  31. 10 interviews with founders or project creators 4 different countries

    (Brazil, China, Romania & UK) Mix gender and age Complicated access to “top” platform & users + 5 platforms PeopleFundIt, ProduceRun, Kickstarter, Patron, Neighborly + 17 interviews including more countries (Australia, France, Germany, & USA)
  32. Maker culture “I am not a good bullshitter,I kind of

    like doing stuff.”
  33. Maker culture “I am not a good bullshitter,I kind of

    like doing stuff.” Autonomy Reduce constrains for action
  34. Maker culture “I am not a good bullshitter,I kind of

    like doing stuff.” Autonomy Reduce constrains for action Create environments Gathering according to shared values
  35. Maker culture “I am not a good bullshitter,I kind of

    like doing stuff.” Autonomy Reduce constrains for action Create environments Gathering according to shared values Heterodox way for making a living dancing and teaching tango, composing and recording authorial songs, coding software or offering specialized consultancy in sharing economy
  36. “It is not interesting, it is too unimpressive, it is

    too dry and dull to make money just for the sake of it”
  37. “It is not interesting, it is too unimpressive, it is

    too dry and dull to make money just for the sake of it” It is better to count on several smaller pots, rather than to count on one single golden pot
  38. “It is not interesting, it is too unimpressive, it is

    too dry and dull to make money just for the sake of it” It is better to count on several smaller pots, rather than to count on one single golden pot “The best way to sustain what you are doing is making profit”
  39. Autonomy Money as sustainability Maker culture as freedom for action

    Environment their own network
  40. Autonomy Money as sustainability Maker culture as freedom for action

    Environment their own network An alternative path: marginal
 from governments and corporations
  41. Lack of trust in bureaucracy Max Weber

  42. Lack of trust in bureaucracy Max Weber Expressive individualism Robert

    Bellah ♥
  43. Lack of trust in bureaucracy Max Weber Expressive individualism Robert

    Bellah Contingency and plurality Andreas Schedler ♥
  44. Lack of trust in bureaucracy Max Weber Expressive individualism Robert

    Bellah Contingency and plurality Andreas Schedler Exchanges between private and public realm Alexis de Tocqueville ♥
  45. “A context of mistrust and cynicism might discourage or pervert

    political participation,
 on the one hand, or spur
 innovation, on the other” Elizabeth A. Bennett
  46. “A context of mistrust and cynicism might discourage or pervert

    political participation,
 on the one hand, or spur
 innovation, on the other” Elizabeth A. Bennett Would the crowd part or crowdfunding be a reformed public realm?
  47. “A context of mistrust and cynicism might discourage or pervert

    political participation,
 on the one hand, or spur
 innovation, on the other” Elizabeth A. Bennett Would the crowd part or crowdfunding be a reformed public realm? Politics as action Hannah Arendt Charismatic leader Max Weber
  48. Thank you cuducos@gmail.com cuducos.me

  49. flickr.com/jbid-post flickr.com/markusspiske flickr.com/miuenski flickr.com/ronnyandre flickr.com/stevenzwerink flickr.com/tonz flickr.com/bnorthern flickr.com/doug88888 flickr.com/ionics