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We talk with Chris Messina (open source troublemaker) about the building blocks for independents: Barcamp, CoWorking space, Mashpits, etc. Chock full of Hippie 2.0 talk.

Following on from my earlier post on unconferencing Brian Oberkirch‘s podcast with Chris Messina is recommended listening. There is something very special happening throughout the world at the moment. Self organising, open, inclusive communities are sprouting up and are not merely talking but actually doing. Chatting about unconferencing with an old friend recently he remarked that “it sounds like the summer of love (SOL) all over again only this time people are changing the world”. Given he lived in SF throughout the sixties I’ll take his word for it. Its the SOL 40th anniversary next year. Two generations on it promises to be a very interesting year indeed. More to follow …

UPDATE : David Crow joins the conversation

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