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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Eco-agricultural food sovereignty vs. seed-enclosing neocolonial paternalistic benevolence: a tale of two meetings

Eco-agricultural food sovereignty vs. seed-enclosing neocolonial paternalistic benevolence: a tale of two meetings | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This week the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID hosted a meeting in London with big agribusinesses to discuss strategies to increase corporate control over seeds in Africa. The location of the meeting was secret. So was the agenda. Attendance was strictly invite-only and nobody who even came close to representing African small farmers was invited.

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Free Commons-Based Peer Production Posters | P2P Foundation

Free Commons-Based Peer Production Posters | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
P2Pvalue have produced a series of about Commons-Based Peer Production, designed by Laura Recio.
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The sharing economy needs a public option

So-called sharing-economy companies such as Uber, Airbnb and Task Rabbit are posing policy headaches for governments around the world. Their argument that they should be exempt from existing regulations because their services are ordered over the Web does not make much sense, but it provides a fig leaf for politicians seeking campaign contributions from these highly capitalized newcomers.

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Here's how Amazon will convert your place into a smart home

Here's how Amazon will convert your place into a smart home | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For Amazon, a "smart home" scenario isn't a question of if — but rather, when.
The tech giant announced hardware and a cloud-based service on Thursday, both of which support web-enabled devices in the home.
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To Save the World... Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens' new book

To Save the World... Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens' new book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Michel Bauwens, peer-to-peer activist and founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation, has a new book out, in French, entitled Saving the World: Towards a post-capitialist society with peer-to-peer. In the book Michel, with his collaborator Jean Lievens, argues that a new distributed and de-centralised economic model is necessary to shake up the world and  drive us towards a post-capitalist society. In a wide-ranging, impassioned and ambitious, perhaps idealistic, diagramming of a new mode of living and working Bauwens reaches for a different way of performing economics and the political.

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Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality
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Facebook’s Messenger Platform Must Be Open And Useful To Realize Full Potential

Facebook’s Messenger Platform Must Be Open And Useful To Realize Full Potential | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Facebook’s move to turn Messenger into a platform for third-parties has been one of the company’s most important decisions to date. Mobile messaging is a pivotal trend that will shape the way billions of people consumer the internet.
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Contour Crafting Inventor Dr. Khoshnevis: Widespread 3D Printed Homes in 5 Years, High-Rises in 10 Years

Contour Crafting Inventor Dr. Khoshnevis: Widespread 3D Printed Homes in 5 Years, High-Rises in 10 Years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Exclusive interview with Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis: Contour Crafting machines will be available starting at around $200,000 within a couple of years.
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J Group Robotics Announces Launch of Dimension Delta 3D Printers in India, Other Expansion Ideas Loom

J Group Robotics Announces Launch of Dimension Delta 3D Printers in India, Other Expansion Ideas Loom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While India may not yet be on par with the U.S. and Europe when it comes to 3D design and 3D printing, J Group Robotics, headed by C.E.O. Vaibhav Jariwala, is certainly working ambitiously to...
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3D Printing an Open Source Spectrometer

3D Printing an Open Source Spectrometer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As an undergraduate and graduate student, Ben Hickman, under the advisorship of Dr. Jack Summers, began developing an affordable chemistry instrument called a potentiostat. This sparked his interest in electronics and programming.
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The Future of Work in the Age of the Machine: Panel 1

On February 19, The Hamilton Project convened academic experts and business leaders to discuss the future of work in the machine age. Opening remarks were delivered by former U.S. Treasury...
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20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make: ~ by Jordan Bunker and David Scheltema

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day - Make: ~ by Jordan Bunker and David Scheltema | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we’ve compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment.
While the Arduino UNO and older Duemilanove are two of the most common Arduino boards, the MEGA and the Yún should not be avoided.

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Wikimedia v. NSA: Standing and the Fight for Free Speech and Privacy

Wikimedia v. NSA: Standing and the Fight for Free Speech and Privacy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On March 10, 2015, represented by the ACLU, the Wikimedia Foundation and eight co-plaintiffs filed suit against the NSA, the Justice Department, and
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Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

Nonprofits Imagine a Better Sharing Economy - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The TechSoup blog is your source for product donation updates, nonprofit news, technology tips and advice, and innovations in the social sector.
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Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of capitalism resurfaces

Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of capitalism resurfaces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Seven years since the bursting of a US housing bubble led to financial meltdown, investors and policymakers are already well on their way to the next.If there’s one lesson from the history of financial manias, panics and crashes, it’s that bankers...
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Probing the whole Internet — in under an hour — for major security flaws

Probing the whole Internet — in under an hour — for major security flaws | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When a major flaw in the encryption that secures websites was revealed this March, Zakir Durumeric, a research fellow at the University of Michigan, was the first person to know how serious it was.
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How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love My Facebook Friends

How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love My Facebook Friends | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The people you love to interact with on Facebook may not be the same people you'd ever want to have dinner with. Is that OK?
The post How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love My Facebook Friends appeared first on WIRED.
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Interest is Rising in Cooperative Alternatives to the

Interest is Rising in Cooperative Alternatives to the | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If last week's turnout at Civic Hall is any indication, a lot of people--technologists as well as organizers--are interested in figuring out how the 21st century economy can be built on more cooperati
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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things.
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California Firefighter 3D Prints a Pool Filter Basket with Help from Local Library

California Firefighter 3D Prints a Pool Filter Basket with Help from Local Library | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve seen 3D printed air conditioners, couches, bicycles, cars, and even houses. Each and every day we are surprised by yet another use for this incredible technology which very few had even heard of...
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Emmanuel Touraine’s and Ventury Paris’ Eiffel Tower-Inspired 3D Printable Chairs & More

Emmanuel Touraine’s and Ventury Paris’ Eiffel Tower-Inspired 3D Printable Chairs & More | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Furniture is not exactly something that immediately pops into one’s head when they are considering what to 3D print next. With that said, the design capabilities inherent in this technology do in fact allow...
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Pre-order Spring 2015 issue – 25% off! | STIR

Pre-order Spring 2015 issue – 25% off! | STIR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Capitalism wasn’t always an organic and dominant system. Before it achieved its status as a full mode of production, i.e. as a coherent way to create and diffuse value, as a form of society and civilization, it needed to hack the old society to mold it to its image. Karl Polanyi, in The Great Transformation, explains how early merchants were still dependent on artisans and guild labor for example (the so-called “putting out” system), and could not rely at first on making labour a commodity itself. The situation is not different for the emergent ‘proto’ system of production that is today ‘commons-oriented peer production’, in which communities of contributors, paid or unpaid, create ‘commons’ (shared resources governed by their users) and not commodities. How can this emergent post-capitalist logic, that is already beyond the labour and commodity logic, come into its own? How do we make peer production into an organic system?”

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How social collaboration can make you a great leader - Economic Times

How social collaboration can make you a great leader - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
According to Nautiyal, effective social engagement outside your organisation can also make you a recognised expert externally.
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Malawi Cooperatives Hailed - AllAfrica.com

Malawi Cooperatives Hailed - AllAfrica.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Government of Scotland has commended cooperatives in the country for engaging into a number of economic activities that have direct benefits to the financial system of the nation.
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