My name is Kyle Thompson, I hold a BA (Hons.) in Asian Language and Culture from the University of British Columbia, and a MA in Communication from Simon Fraser University.
The Other Spiral is a blog that offers a Left perspective on current events. You will find my thoughts and editorials here, as well as links to news I found interesting and/or useful.
The title of the blog comes from a comment by Nick Dyer-Witheford:
“To speak of the circulation of the commons is to propose process in which eco-social labour and networked commons each reinforce and enable the other: in which the common goods and services generated by associations at one point in the circuit provide inputs and resources for associations at another.”
In this view the expansion of the commons would take a spiral form similar, but antagonistic to the one taken by capital – it would represent an alternative social spiral. By participating in the networked commons I hope this blog will help to perpetuate that other spiral process.