Fri 23 Dec
17:30 – 20:30
A hangout for people taking control of their home energy usage and generation. We use open-source hardware and software to gain a better understanding of energy in our homes, how to make the best use of the energy we generate and reduce energy wasted.
10:00 – 19:00
Anarchist bookfair with stalls including book publishers, distributors, campaigns and groups with talks running throughout the day.
Vegan food available in the courtyard.
14:00 – 16:00
This talk will examine Paul Mason's book Postcapitalism: a Guide to Our Future. Mason discusses some of the changes that are taking place under capitalism: the massive growth in IT, co-operative production, the possibility of free and abundant goods. Is the emerging information economy compatible with a market economy? What will be the impact of the automation of semi-skilled jobs? Mason proposes Project Zero: a gradual transition to a post-capitalist society, where more and more will be produced for free, but there will still be money, banks and markets. Is this really a viable alternative, and is it preferable to a money-free and class-free world based on free access?