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Free Surf Jam! Saturday April 16th

  This is just a FREE fun get-together for people that like to surf and take photos. The goal? Everyone walks away with amazing content after a ridiculously fun day of surfing and shooting. We are going to get together to road trip to Pleasure Point and spend a...

Tensions related to identity and community regulation

I’ve already linked to this paper previously.  This full text version is being posted for archival purposes.  I originally wrote this white paper in the run up to the Rebooting the Web of Trust “DesignShop.” Over the next six months or so, I will be working with the...

The CLLBRTV Vision

I came up with the idea to launch CLLBRTV a few months ago. For about 8 years, I had been working to redesign internet architecture in ways that could assist communities in self-regulating, even at massive scale. My work was geeky. Like really geeky. … It involved...

Patterns that work

Some friends are pulling together a gathering of collaboration minded individuals this week, centered around the presence of a number of members of the Enspiral Network (based out of New Zealand). I am proposing a session there, but would be happy to repeat it again...

Guest Speaking at UC Berkeley: On Privacy + On Regulation

Critical Digital Philosophy – Digital Neoliberalism from ⌘ + A on Vimeo. I recently was invited to speak to a class at UC Berkeley on Critical Digital Philosophy. I used the opportunity to open up a discussion with the students on a couple of subjects. This...

On Collaborative Advantage

I gave this talk as part of a lightning immersion into digital fabrication that caGuides organized at TechShop San Francisco. Just prior to this, our guests — a group of CEO’s and members of the Dutch Parliament — had gotten a quick hands-on immersion into Laser...

Surfing, Flow and Good Work

  I recently wrote a post for the Lively Work blog on Surfing, Flow and Good Work.  After diving into a bit of personal history, I explore the relationship between autonomy, intrinsic rewards and value creation within an organization.  I’m publishing the...

Why We Do caPlay Events

On occasion, we get asked why we do the caPlay events. Isn’t that basically just “team building?” And doesn’t everybody hate team building? Our answer is straightforward: At caLabs, we’re obsessed with finding ways to help groups of people work better together. Trust...

Collaborative Advantage

What is the most important factor that enables a team, a company or a society to thrive?  Is it technology? Is it size or strength? Those can be important, but at caLabs, we believe that the primary difference that makes a difference is the collaborative capacity of...

3D Design Challenge

We recently ran our 3D Design Challenge workshop for about 50 employees of a leading management consulting firm. For the event, we partnered up with Type A Machines, one of our favorite 3D printer manufacturers to demonstrate and discuss 3D printing, both in terms of...