David Bollier

David Bollier is an American activist, scholar, and blogger who is focused on the commons as a new/old paradigm for re-imagining economics, politics, and culture. The commons is as old as the human race but newly discovered, too, as the Internet, open source software, alternative currencies, and platform co-operatives. Bollier pursues his commons scholarship and activism as Director of the…

Staff and Advisors

KOSMOS WINTER 2018  > STAFF AND ADVISORS Staff and AdvisorsFounding Editor NANCY B. ROOF Editor RHONDA FABIAN Webmaster | Art Director KAREN ANDERSEN Business Manager SUSAN INGERSOLL Associate Editor VICTORIA PRICE Kosmos Associates Board of Directors NANCY B. ROOF, Chair TARA STUART RHONDA FABIAN, Vice Chair, Treasurer STEPHANIE SHORTER JUDY WICKS JERRY BABER Editorial Circle, Winter 2018…

The Enlivenment Manifesto: Politics and Poetics in the Anthropocene

Rambunctious garden: Red plastic bags and a lone poppy turn the untended lot between two Berlin traffic lanes into a contemporary wasteland. Key Concepts The current ideology of dead matter, mechanical causality, and the exclusion of experience from descriptions of reality in ecology and economy are responsible for our failure to protect aliveness in our world. The challenge of the…