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Sharing Economy: Travel, Accommodation and now Knowledge!!!

Sharing Economy: Travel, Accommodation and now Knowledge!!! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sharing economy had taken the world by a storm and it is so fresh and exciting to us. According to Investopedia, definition of sharing economy goes like this: An economic model in which individuals are able to borrow or rent assets owned by...

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Jurgen Habermas on “Faith and Knowledge”

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This remarkable speech delivered on the occasion of the awarding of the Frankfurt peace prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association on October 14, 2001 in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 catastrophe marks a decisive “theological turn” in the theoretical work of Jurgen Habermas.

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The Tree of Knowledge: The Biological Roots of Human Understanding

Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela. The book that you hold in your hands is not just another introduction to the biology of cognition. It is a complete outline for an alternative view of the bi...
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EPI Search

EPI-Search helps you find documents that are highly relevant to your topic of interest. You simply enter the full text of a source that is representative of your topic of interest.

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LIBRARIES OF THE PEER PRODUCTION ERA / PETER TROXLER | Open Design Now

LIBRARIES OF THE PEER PRODUCTION ERA / PETER TROXLER | Open Design Now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mapping the landscape of commons-based peer production, Peter Troxler analyses the arena of open source hardware and looks into various initiatives being spawned by fabrication labs, trying to identify their business potential and asking how these initiatives contribute to giving people more control over their productivity in self-directed, community-oriented ways.
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Networked Knowing

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Today, knowledge-based work is replacing manufacturing jobs. Robots and software are displacing routine work. Meanwhile, collaborative work is dominating both transactional and production work. The future of valued, human work is in addressing complex problems and coming up with creative solutions.

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International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge

International Copyright Policy Laundering and the Ongoing War on Access to Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How is it possible that someone could face years in prison for sharing an academic paper online? How did we arrive at such extreme criminal punishments for accessing knowledge and information? Well, this has been long in the making.
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Knowledge Box | Centre for Social Impact Bonds

Knowledge Box | Centre for Social Impact Bonds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A Social Impact Bond (SIB) is a way of financing a Payment by Results (PBR) contract. Under a PBR contract, government pays a service provider if it achieves certain agreed results. This means that the service provider must cover the initial costs of delivering services. Many potential providers find this difficult, particularly social enterprises and charities, as they often do not have the capital available to provide services in advance of being paid. A SIB is a way to bridge this gap, enabling socially-minded investors to fund the provision of a service delivered by a social enterprises or charity on the basis that they will receive a return on their investment from government – if the service delivers the results specified in the PBR agreement. SIBs are beneficial for the public, private and VCSE sectors as they enable:
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▶ COMMONS IN ACTION - Knowledge Commons - YouTube

Commons are forms of governance and governance strategies for resources created and owned collectively. Knowledge commons governance is likely to be key to successfully addressing important social issues in medicine, environmental protection, education, science and beyond. It is critical for us to study knowledge commons and learn how variations and governance affect outcomes: what works, what doesn't. Recently a group of university researchers affiliated with IASC has founded a new internet based research network called Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons - knowledge-commons.net
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How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives

How the Cloud Is Enabling Knowledge Sharing to Save Kids’ Lives | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A shortage of trained doctors and nurses worldwide means millions of critically ill children aren’t getting adequate medical treatment. Read how the creation of a smart social-collaboration platform is breaking down learning barriers and enabling medical practitioners worldwide to share knowledge and skills to save lives.

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Librarians of the Future? | Common Futures

When Andrew Carnegie made grants to libraries in the C20th, he described them as ‘instruments for the elevation of the masses of the people’. Libraries were to provide access to learning and advancement for people who would otherwise have limited opportunities – specifically, for education and self-improvement. Carnegie intended, then, that the purpose of a library should be educational, and Carnegie envisaged a facility open to everyone in a community who wanted access to books and learning.

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Social Knowledge Economy: = transition concept for the political economy, used by Secretary Rene Ramirez in Ecuado

Social Knowledge Economy: = transition concept for the political economy, used by Secretary Rene Ramirez in Ecuado | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the current debate concerning the rise and consequences of “cognitive capitalism”, a new discourse is developing around the concept of a “social knowledge economy”. But what does a social knowledge economy mean and what are its implications for the ways in which a society and an economy are ordered?

 
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Building Sustainable Cities - and Societies - through Collaboration

Building Sustainable Cities - and Societies - through Collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Society is described by Aristotle as two or more people pursuing a common goal. A society could therefore be an elevator –even if none of the occupants talks to each other! We enter, we nod, sometimes say hello, press our desired floor and look at our smartphone, contemplate our watch or adjust our briefcase until we are awaken from our reverie by the elevator chime, the door opening or someone entering or exiting our walled ecosystem.

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Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge

Vanity and predatory academic publishers are corrupting the pursuit of knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why do predatory and vanity academic publishers and conferences exist? Why are they flourishing now? And what can they tell us about the failings of academia?
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How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead

How Expertise Is Changing The Way We Work And Lead | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Leadership in the future depends less on knowing facts others don't know, and more on seeing new relationships among facts available to us.
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Knowledge catalysts | Edumorfosis.it

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Most people have heard Clay Shirky’s quote that, “It’s not information overload, it’s filter failure.” The professor and author has coined terms such as ‘cognitive surplus’ to explain that we have the mental capacity to do a lot more with our...
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Knowledge knows no boundaries - The Hindu

Knowledge knows no boundaries - The Hindu | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Learning across disciplines can help you broaden your perspectives.
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Title 3: Knowledge opens perspectives: Exploring data & theories from different subjects does more than help explain.

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André Gorz‘s Concrete Utopia of the Knowledge-Based Society | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeastern Europe

André Gorz‘s Concrete Utopia of the Knowledge-Based Society | Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeastern Europe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the early 2000s, André Gorz chose an approach to the issue of knowledge-based society which significantly differed in comparison with the mainstream. The generally shared standpoint at the time was that all industrial societies had passed through a process of formation change that seemed to know only one direction: the change from the industrial society to a knowledge-based society. In fact, ever since the 1970s there was a noticeable decline of the manufacturing industry in the creation of value along with the simultaneous growth of importance of services. However, there was more at stake. It was also a matter of the assumption that knowledge, besides capital, was becoming an increasingly important production factor of the modern economy. In connection to this stood the demand that education needs to play a more important role compared to the one in the industrial society. To put it more precisely: that higher education should be assigned a greater significance. Namely, the requirements towards the subjectivity of labor forces are growing, as well as their qualifications that are supposed to keep pace with the rising level of complexity of technological processes and the extra-functional competences of the subjects: their communication skills, cooperation skills, their skill to keep in view longer-term processes and to overcome backlashes.
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Open Here | Knowledge as a common good: Communities of production and sharing in Greece

Open Here | Knowledge as a common good: Communities of production and sharing in Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Free/open source software and design communities; hackerspaces and the do-it-yourself enthusiasts; movements for an independent Internet; initiatives for free/communal wifi and open access to knowledge; permaculture communities… What do all these have in common? Are they unrelated cases or coincidences? Or could they be seen as seeds of a new civilization full of contradictions and chances for renaissance and change? This documentary — a low-budget yet sublime production — narrates the story of several Greek-based, knowledge-oriented communities that are building the world they want, within the confines of the fragmented world they want to transcend.
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Before the Internet, there was the Roomnet - Boston Globe

Before the Internet, there was the Roomnet - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While working in a remote location, we learned to gather information the old-fashioned way.
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New Book Explores the Legacy of Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

New Book Explores the Legacy of Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 02007, SALT speaker Alex Wright introduced us to Paul Otlet, the Belgian visionary who spent the first half of the twentieth century building a universal catalog of human knowledge, and who dreamed of creating a global information network that would allow anyone virtual access to this “Mundaneum.”
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Governing Knowledge Commons | Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons

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“Knowledge commons” describes the institutionalized community governance of the sharing and, in some cases, creation, of information, science, knowledge, data, and other types of intellectual and cultural resources. It is the subject of enormous recent interest and enthusiasm with respect to policymaking about innovation, creative production, and intellectual property. Taking that enthusiasm as its starting point, Governing Knowledge Commons argues that policymaking should be based on evidence and a deeper understanding of what makes commons institutions work. It offers a systematic way to study knowledge commons, borrowing and building on Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning research on natural resource commons. It proposes a framework for studying knowledge commons that is adapted to the unique attributes of knowledge and information, describing the framework in detail and explaining how to put it into context both with respect to commons research and with respect to innovation and information policy. Eleven detailed case studies apply and discuss the framework exploring knowledge commons across a wide variety of scientific and cultural domains.

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Governing Knowledge Commons | Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons

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Communication, Knowledge and Information in the Human Ecosystem: p2p Ethnography

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In Universal Exhibitions from the end of the ’800s and beginning of the ’900s, indigenous people were often exposed – under glass houses, in cages or using a variety of media and artefacts – for the entertainment of other people, as if they were objects.

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New Software Fuels New Knowledge

New Software Fuels New Knowledge | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wikipedia is a stunning human achievement. It brings together the work of tens of thousands of contributors, and its high-quality content is available at no cost in dozens of languages to anyone who can go online. When compared to Wikipedia, the printed Encyclopedia Britannica looks expensive, clumsy and primitive, even though it had reigned for decades as the finest compendium of human knowledge.

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Mechanical tasks will focus on human-only capabilities: Gerd Leonhard

Mechanical tasks will focus on human-only capabilities: Gerd Leonhard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The concept of 'work' has been at the heart of both the industrial as well as the information society, along with 'jobs' and 'growth' and that most rapidly outmoding term, GDP (expect a new metric to emerge here, soon, along the lines of 'gross national well being'). But what will work mean in a knowledge society, or indeed in some form of an 'experience society'? What will happen when merely maximizing efficiency and productivity becomes the chief domain of machines, rather than humans?

 
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