David de Ugarte. Economist, technologist and entrepreneur committed to new models of economic democracy. Founder and theorist of the Spanish cyberpunk group (1989-2007), founder of Piensa en red SA (1999-2002) and later of the Cooperative Society of las Indias Electrónicas (2002) and of the Cooperative Group of las Indias, in which he’s in charge of new project development.
An author of fiction offered in unusual formats, he has written two novels serialized via mobile telephones: “Lía: MAD phreaker” (e-moción
2003-2004) and “Días de frontera” (e-moción 2002-2006). He has also authored essays including “11M: Networks to win a war” (2004) and the “Network Trilogy”, comprising the essays “The Power of Networks”,
“Phyles: From Nations to Networks”, and “The Coming Futures”. The trilogy has been translated into half a dozen languages, with tens of thousands of printed copies sold and hundreds of thousands downloaded.
His latest work, created with Natalia Fernández and María Rodríguez, is entitled “The P2P Mode of Production” and incorporates an analysis of the impact of networks on the technosocial bases of the crisis, as well as open perspectives on new forms of distributed industrial production based on fabbing, free software and collaborative development platforms.
His next book, in the works, focuses on the history of the game of Go.