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Mass Higher Education and the 2011 Student Movement in Chile: Material and Ideological Implications - FLEET - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library

Mass Higher Education and the 2011 Student Movement in Chile: Material and Ideological Implications - FLEET - 2016 - Bulletin of Latin American Research - Wiley Online Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Project Cybersyn - Stafford Beer's Cybernetic Science Fictions - YouTube

Free As In Beer: Cybernetic Science Fictions - A paper delivered at the 2009 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference by Jeremiah Axelrod and Greg Borenstein that describes how British cyberneticist Stafford Beer's writing, infographics, and industrial design for his ambitious Cybersyn Project worked together to create a science fictional narrative of omniscience and ominpotence for Salvador Allende's socialist government in Chile.

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The Cybersyn experiment, lessons from a past failure in mutual coordination economics | P2P Foundation

The Cybersyn experiment, lessons from a past failure in mutual coordination economics | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What pricing is for market allocation, and decisions are for planning, mutual coordination is for commons economics. Two previous experiments, the failed Russian internet described in Francis Spufford’s Red Plenty and the Cybersin experiment described in Eden Medina’s Cybernetic Revolutionaries, failed. We have argued that commons-oriented peer production offers a unique chance to revive these practices (see here), but below, Eden Medina looks back at what went wrong in Chile, even before Pinochet destroyed the project:

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Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do

Chile Is Doing Something Huge For Its Students That We Wish America Would Do | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Imagine if the US Congress agreed to make higher education tuition-free and funded it by increasing taxes on corporations. Pure fantasy, right? Well the government of Chile is doing just that.  

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Congress of the Future begins in Chile with accent on new technology - Fox News Latino

Congress of the Future begins in Chile with accent on new technology - Fox News Latino | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos said Wednesday that using new technologies is important and allows citizens to participate in political activities in different ways.
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Cybersyn - P2P Foundation

Cybersyn - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Cybersyn’ comes from a synthesis of the two concepts driving the project, ‘cybernetics’ and ‘synergy’. The abbreviation ‘Synco’ conveyed the objective of the project, namely ‘Sistema de Informacion y Control’. The project name has also appeared as ‘Sinco’ or ‘Cinco'," (http://informatics.indiana.edu/edenm/EdenMedinaJLASAugust2006.pdf)

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Cybersyn: famous planning project under the Allende administration in Chile

Cybersyn: famous planning project under the Allende administration in Chile | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer centre in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics. The principal architect of the system was British operations research scientist Stafford Beer." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cybersyn)

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Red de Evolución Colaborativa - P2P Foundation

Red de Evolución Colaborativa - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"We are a Chilean group called “Red de Evolución Colaborativa” (Collaborative Evolution Network), RedEC. We work in the study, analysis, implementation and promotion of alternative production models.

 
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Galt's Gulch Chile Becomes First Libertarian Community Accepting Bitcoin

Galt's Gulch Chile Becomes First Libertarian Community Accepting Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Santiago, Chile (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 -- Galt's Gulch Chile, a Libertarian real estate project in Chile, has become the first real estate project of its kind to accept bitcoin.
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Cybersyn - P2P Foundation

Cybersyn - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Project Cybersyn was a Chilean attempt at real-time computer-controlled planned economy in the years 1970–1973 (during the government of president Salvador Allende). It was essentially a network of telex machines that linked factories with a single computer centre in Santiago, which controlled them using principles of cybernetics. The principal architect of the system was British operations research scientist Stafford Beer." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Cybersyn)

 
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Eyewar - Cybernetics and Project Cybersyn

A history of real-time information technlology, war, politics, commerce and the rise of the idea of organisational cybernetics. Project Cybersyn was a Chilea...
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Education as a Commodity: Chile Seeks to Break with a Dictator’s Legacy

Education as a Commodity: Chile Seeks to Break with a Dictator’s Legacy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The long-awaited education reform — preceded by a corporate tax increase that will raise $8 billion annually for education and other social programs — addresses a key promise made by Bachelet and her center-left New Majority coalition during the 2013 electoral campaign. It has been widely hailed as a major step toward dismantling the market-based and socioeconomically segregated education system, a legacy of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973–1990). According to the Chilean NGO Educación 2020, a key actor in developing the reform package, “This law changes the Chilean education system, the most commodified in the world, by transforming education from a consumer good to a social right.”


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The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin

The Cybersyn Revolution | Jacobin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The challenges faced by Cybersyn’s protagonists were not unique to their era — we will face similar ones. While the project was far from perfect, its lessons should not be ignored by those seeking a future where technology is democratically harnessed for social good.

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Video #8 - From Peru to Chile - The Sharing Bros

Video #8 - From Peru to Chile - The Sharing Bros | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After hitchhicking from Peru to Chile we finally arrived in Santiago to interview Cumplo's and Truequers' founders and meet the OuiShare community in Chile.
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PROJECT CYBERSYN: Chile & the Socialist Internet | Cybersalon

PROJECT CYBERSYN: Chile & the Socialist Internet | Cybersalon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Socialist President Salvador Allende was elected to power in Chile in 1970, and embarked upon a series of radical reforms to Chilean society and the economy. As an alternative to a Soviet style centrally planned economy, Allende’s government instead looked for another route through which to replace the market.
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Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software

Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access to Free Software | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Fresh on the heels of the entire Munich and Linux debacle, another story involving Microsoft and free software has popped up across the world, in Chile. A prolific magazine from the South American country says that the powerful Microsoft lobby managed to turn around a law that would allow the authorities to use free software.

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6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses

6 Stunning Open Source House Designs from Paperhouses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Top image: The Module House by Tatiana Bilbao Architects.
Ever wanted an über-groovy and sustainable home designed by a world-class architect but didn't think you could afford it? Well, Paperhouses has you covered. An open source platform that offers free downloadable blueprints, Paperhouses brings together a collective of top-tier architects from around the world who are giving away the designs to some of their most stunning projects.
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Nineteen Seventy Three • Damn Interesting

Nineteen Seventy Three • Damn Interesting | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On 12 November 1971, in the presidential palace in the Republic of Chile, President Salvador Allende and a British theorist named Stafford Beer engaged in a highly improbable conversation. Beer was a world-renowned cybernetician and Allende was the newly elected leader of the impoverished republic.

 


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Cybernetic Revolutionaries | Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile

Cybernetic Revolutionaries | Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The book launch of Revolucionarios cibernéticos will take place August 28 at 7:30pm at the Fundación Salvador Allende (Av. República 475, Santiago de Chile) as part of a series of events commemorating the 40-year anniversary of the Unidad Popular. Jaime Tohá González, ex-Minister of the Unidad Popular will be presenting the book and I will be sharing stories and answering questions. Spread the word to those who might be interested or perhaps I’ll see you there!

 
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