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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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MIT Media Lab on Kickstarter

MIT Media Lab on Kickstarter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The MIT Media Lab actively promotes a unique, antidisciplinary culture that goes beyond known boundaries and disciplines and encourages the most unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas.
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MIT Media Lab’s Journal of Design and Science Is a Radical New Kind of Publication

MIT Media Lab’s Journal of Design and Science Is a Radical New Kind of Publication | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The MIT Media Lab has launched a new kind of academic journal that embodies its "antidisciplinary" ethos.
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The Future of Work MIT Media Labs

Over the next 20 years 45% of the American workforce will be replaced by computerized automation, and how we will play a role in helping people transition ...
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Work in Transition | MIT Technology Review

Work in Transition | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Digital technologies are changing the nature of the jobs we do. What does that mean for the future of work?
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MIT Media Lab Project Enigma Enables Blockchain-Based Encrypted Data Storage - Bitcoin Magazine

MIT Media Lab Project Enigma Enables Blockchain-Based Encrypted Data Storage - Bitcoin Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the last few months, renowned global organizations and financial establishments have proposed designs, or at least have attempted to implement Bitcoin...
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Bitcoin’s Community Faces a Tough Decision about the Network’s Future | MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin’s Community Faces a Tough Decision about the Network’s Future | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bitcoin’s most influential developer has proposed a controversial fix that would help it handle more transactions.

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Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What do data scientists and social scientists have in common? Not nearly enough — yet. But now, MIT is creating a new institute that will bring together researchers working in the mathematical, behavioral, and empirical sciences to capitalize on their shared interest in tackling complex societal problems.

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Speculative Everything | The MIT Press

Speculative Everything | The MIT Press | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today designers often focus on making technology easy to use, sexy, and consumable. In Speculative Everything, Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby propose a kind of design that is used as a tool to create not only things but ideas. For them, design is a means of speculating about how things could be—to imagine possible futures. This is not the usual sort of predicting or forecasting, spotting trends and extrapolating; these kinds of predictions have been proven wrong, again and again. Instead, Dunne and Raby pose “what if” questions that are intended to open debate and discussion about the kind of future people want (and do not want).

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MIT Fab Lab Releases 3 Cool Innovations For India - Siliconindia.com

MIT Fab Lab Releases 3 Cool Innovations For India - Siliconindia.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT Fab Lab Releases 3 Cool Innovations For India -
BANGALORE: A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Vigyan Ashram in Pabal, Maharashtra,...
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Adapting to the Sharing Economy | MIT Sloan Management Review

Adapting to the Sharing Economy | MIT Sloan Management Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Building a new Commons-Oriented economic system is no easy task! There’s obviously a lot of complexity involved, specially when dealing with such novel concepts and strategies. We have compiled this F.A.Q. to clear up some recurrent issues but, if you have any further questions, or would like to comment or add to the answers that are already featured, please visit the followingforum.

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Announcing the MIT Bitcoin Project

Announcing the MIT Bitcoin Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rubin, a sophomore studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and Dan Elitzer, founder and President of the MIT Bitcoin Club and a first-year in the MBA program at MIT Sloan, have undertaken an ambitious project aimed at creating an ecosystem for digital currencies at MIT. Plans for the MIT Bitcoin Project involve a range of activities, including working with professors and researchers across the Institute to study how students use the bitcoin they receive, as well as spurring academic and entrepreneurial activity within the university in this burgeoning field.


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9 Working Examples of Platform Cooperatives | MIT Center for Civic Media

9 Working Examples of Platform Cooperatives | MIT Center for Civic Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

9 Working Examples of Platform Cooperatives | MIT Center for Civic Media https://t.co/IdnYNWYU3q via @civicMIT

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Vivalist's curator insight, March 19, 2:57 PM
"Janelle Orsi of the sustainable economies law center talks about the wider context in which co-ops matter. It's time to change the rules of the game she says, rules that aren't necessarily government rules, but rather rules that are between people.

What rules should we change? The first thing to change is that the people with the most money should get the most money out of something, even if they're not putting labor into something. 

The next rule to change is the idea that money equals power, where people who invest the most have the greatest power in the company, even though they're not part of the company.

An alternative would be that money doesn't buy profits and power. That's the only way, she says that we can change this wider issue of inequality.

In cooperatives, surplus goes back to people based on how much they work. And cooperatives typically give one person one vote, so money doesn't equate to power."

More on "Commons" in the interview "Search for Meaning"
which offer great insights on the perspective offered by a new way of commons.
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MIT's New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants To Let You Share Your Data On Your Terms

MIT's New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants To Let You Share Your Data On Your Terms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
MIT's Enigma project would let you sell limited access to your cloud data on your terms.
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We Need Both Networks and Communities

We Need Both Networks and Communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Social media certainly connects us to whoever is on the other end of the line, and so extends our social networks in amazing ways. But this can come at the expense of deeper personal relationships. When it feels like we’re up-to-date on our friends’ lives through Facebook or Instagram, we may become less likely to call them, much less meet up. Networks connect; communities care.

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The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind | MIT Technology Review

The Social-Network Illusion That Tricks Your Mind | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Network scientists have discovered how social networks can create the illusion that something is common when it is actually rare.
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Diving Deeper into the Future of Work | MIT Technology Review

Diving Deeper into the Future of Work | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Industry guide: resources and upcoming events.
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The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field

The Blind Spot: Uncovering the Grammar of the Social Field | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The intention of this paper is to uncover the grammar of the social field -- the key variables that make it possible for the operating logics and modes (states and stages) of a social field to shift.
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How to Prevent New York From Becoming The Bitcoin Backwater of the U.S.

How to Prevent New York From Becoming The Bitcoin Backwater of the U.S. - MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative - Medium

Digital currency is “one of the most promising emerging technologies for the next 10 years,” according to Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab. More than $600 million has been invested by venture capitalists in startups building on bitcoin and related digital currencies. Additionally, companies like UBS, IBM, and Intel have established labs to identify opportunities to leverage digital currency.

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The Crowd at Collective Intelligence 2014 - Crowdsourcing.org

The Crowd at Collective Intelligence 2014 - Crowdsourcing.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
An inside report from the Collective Intelligence 2014 conference at MIT.
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MIT Crowdsourcing Project Asks for Your Help in Solving Climate Crisis - EcoWatch

MIT Crowdsourcing Project Asks for Your Help in Solving Climate Crisis - EcoWatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Climate CoLab is accepting proposals to tackle climate change via crowdsourcing from individuals who have good ideas
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How Technology Might Help Twitter Curtail Harassment | MIT Technology Review

How Technology Might Help Twitter Curtail Harassment | MIT Technology Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Harassment has become a major issue online. Twitter’s efforts to crack down on problem users might suggest a broader solution.
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Miranda Long's curator insight, April 5, 2015 9:23 PM

The first step has at least been accomplished, Twitter publicly admits it has a massive user harassment problem that needs to be addressed. As someone who was bullied heavily in her elementary school years, any form of bullying, online or in real time, is heavily emotionally damaging. These new rules of conduct for Twitter sound promising, but  my concern is how well artificial intelligence will pick up on certain kinds of abusive language, because not everything is black and white. 

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The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do - MIT Technology Review (blog)

The Startup Meant to Reinvent What Bitcoin Can Do - MIT Technology Review (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A company given $21 million by leading Silicon Valley investors aims to extend Bitcoin’s functionality so it can power much more than just payments.
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