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November 2015

This month marks the start of phase three in the Opena Research & Development. Phase three is a project which aims to find socially just way to coordinate among open-source technologies, in a way that connects people's projects across borders in order to allow a bottom-up approach to post-capitalism. It is, if you will, a post-capitalistic, decentralized, smart grid. But one with feedback on multiple level: on a node level, on a team level, on a personal level, on a community level, and on a global level. This in order to combine self-automatation, with the ability to study the emergent properties of various settings, something which would be impossible to predict using conventional analytical methods. If you have an interest in complexity and programming, or decentralisation for technologies, or even artificial neuron networks, then there may be a spot open for another volunteer in our core team. Contact andreas. The e-mail is the before-mentioned name at for more information regarding this.

Issues with spam on the wiki-page. Best alternative might either to find a volunteering IT-person, or to make it inaccessable for others to sign-up for wiki-membership.

October 2015

A monthly report will be made available at this wiki at 2015 Opena Report and our main webpage. In this report we will highlight different freely available resources and tools that we identify as promising. The focus is to point to available resources for both inner and outer transition, development and change.

The collected resources are currently being inserted in our 2015 Online Repository. Research has been, and will be done in forms of literature reviews within the fields of psychology, complexity theory, life-cycle analysis, resource distribution, circular economy and other associated themes. Case studies has and will be done of organizations and communities that work with to develop mindful and/or post-capitalist communities. One of the purposes of the case studies is to identify what commons-based tools are available in terms of free blueprints, management tools and technological resources needed to create these communities. Another purpose of this is to identify challenges and solutions to issues that developers of these resources are or may face. A third, and perhaps the most important of all, is to investigate to what degree mindfulness can be used in practical and theoretical development - as a part of our investigation in how to bridge the gap between mindful time of pure being with active time of engaged doing.

Our intended audience are:

  • Individual and organizational change agents that are working to develop the needed resources to manifest a post-capitalistic society.
  • Community developers who want to organize or construct intentional communities aimed at mindfulness and/or mindful post-capitalism.
  • People who want to find and move into these communities.
  • People who want to know about the psychological findings behind mindfulness, altruism, GRIT and motivation from a current scientific point of view.

The intention is to create things which are needed by people who wants to bring about this change, which is why participation and cooperation with various change-agents is essential to provide the resources you need. We are here to serve.