ATARCA Newsletter 12/2021: Exploring anti-rival futures

31 December 2021
As the year comes to a close, we at ATARCA have been taking the time to reflect on the growth we have made as a project. As anti-rivalry is a novel concept to many, we have been identifying the best-fit contexts for anti-rival solutions. Co-creation has been a central tool in our work this autumn. […]

Policy implications of anti-rival economies and new data policies at hand in ATARCA’s first Policy Observatory session

21 December 2021
While the global economy is increasingly centered around data, the data economy and markets remain flawed. We still depend on centuries-old assumptions of scarcity that do not hold for digital goods, which are abundant. The H2020-research project ATARCA suggests that many digital goods are anti-rival by nature: they gain value the more they are shared. […]

The Web3 Digital Citizen: anti-rivalry as an incentive for collaborative engagement

14 December 2021
By Claire Shaw, Aalto University The concept of a digital citizen remains somewhat contested, depending on who offers the definition. In the beginning of discussions on digital citizenship, the emphasis was placed on access to the internet and the skills to use it. As internet access has become more prolific, more recent discourse instead focuses […]

What do we mean by data? – a moment for creative discussion at the ATARCA Untitled Session

7 December 2021
At left a close-up of some of the data metaphors explored in the untitled festival session. What if we looked at data as we do at water, sunlight, or currency? As digital data is a relatively new phenomenon, it is fruitful to consider the implications of treating it as we do the more established parts […]

ATARCA Newsletter 10/2021: Looking ahead to anti-rival experimentation

31 October 2021
Welcome to the first edition of the ATARCA newsletter. ATARCA is an EU-funded project exploring the concepts surrounding and technology supporting an anti-rival economy. Since beginning the project in April, exciting things have been happening within ATARCA, as we explore potential and on-going anti-rival use cases, build shared understandings of data, and imagine an anti-rival […]

The EU must develop new policies for the data economy

1 October 2021
By Anna Björk, Johannes Mikkonen, and Atte Ojanen, Demos Helsinki The European Union’s focus on digitalisation Digitalisation, continuously in progress, transforms the very fundamental structures of our economies and societies. On September 15, 2021, the European Commission published its State of the Union and, along with it, a Path to the Digital Decade. The EU […]

Untitled Festival: A celebration of imagination and experimentation

23 September 2021
On September 23rd, ATARCA project members hosted a dialogue session, challenging previous conceptions of data and co-creating new understandings of data that are not constrained by the existing economic system. This was the launch of our policy dialogue sessions, and the beginning of understanding the implications of anti-rivalry. Read more about the festival here.

Ecosystems and anti-rival goods: Continuous education

22 September 2021
In June, Esko Hakanen and Martin Moravek served as guest lecturers in the course, “CAS Crypto Finance & Cryptocurrencies: How Blockchain and Bitcoin are Changing Business” at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Esko and Martin presented to an audience on the difficulties of data markets in contrast to “traditional” businesses, the possibilities of ATARCA to address […]

Metaphors for data: Workshop to understand data

29 August 2021
For many, data is an intangible and vague concept, highly valued but not completely understood. Data has become almost a buzzword in modern society, offering promises of tailored and strategic decision making. The increasingly crucial role of data in business, government and education highlights the need for a shared understanding of what data is, its […]

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