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Wealth of the Commons - P2P Foundation

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"It has become increasingly clear that we are poised between an old world that no longer works and a new one struggling to be born. Surrounded by an archaic order of centralized hierarchies on the one hand and predatory markets on the other, presided over by a state committed to planet-destroying economic growth, people around the world are searching for alternatives. That is the message of various social conflicts all over the world – of the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy movement, and of countless social innovators on the Internet. People want to emancipate themselves not just from poverty and shrinking opportunities, but from governance systems that do not allow them meaningful voice and responsibility. This book is about how we can find the new paths to navigate this transition. It is about our future.

 
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Conflict over data ownership lies ahead - FT.com

Conflict over data ownership lies ahead - FT.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Consumers and companies are at odds over the data economy. Companies — which saw General Electric make more than $1bn in 2014 from selling data generated by machines — want to join the wider information gold rush. Individuals, however, want more
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Breaking

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The maker movement has been popularly heralded as the next Industrial Revolution. But can an amalgam of do-it-yourself (DIY) engineers and inventors armed with little more than 3D printers really change the course of global manufacturing or the nature of business? A number of trends suggest they might.


- See more at: http://gelookahead.economist.com/breaking-the-mould-diy/#sthash.cs9lWMUb.dpuf

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Digital technology takes on food waste - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist

Digital technology takes on food waste - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Digital technology could deliver efficiencies across the food supply chain, reducing food waste and increasing profits for retailers.
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OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword

OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Wednesday May 20th was the opening of OuiShare Fest 2015, held again in Paris under this year’s theme “Lost in Transition”. Casual conversation about this theme was a good icebreaker; most people I spoke with felt that the theme had a rather dark tone, although a few felt it was nothing more than a provocative choice of words. “Being lost does not mean that we should give up our hope for a happy ending, but that the happy ending depends on us”, noted Francesca Pick, OuiShare Fest Co-Chair and International Community Connector in her article about the debate that surrounded the name-choosing process.

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US sets up honey bee loss task force - BBC News

US sets up honey bee loss task force - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The White House has announced a federal strategy to understand why honey bees are dying off and produce a plan to stop their decline.
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(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond | P2P Foundation

(Conceptual) Art, Cryptocurrency and Beyond | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the present day, high art and high finance (or big art and big finance) go hand in hand.
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OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | P2P Foundation

OuiShare Fest 2015 - Transition is the Keyword | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Being lost does not mean that we should give up our hope for a happy ending, but that the happy ending depends on us”
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How open source disrupted the CMS market - opensource.com

How open source disrupted the CMS market - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open source is increasingly changing the software industry, and content management systems, such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and TYPO3, helped lead the way.
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it Social Media Revolution 2015

it Social Media Revolution 2015! This is a once in a life time opportunity. Remember Jack Ma and Mark Zuckerberg. Brilliant idea but all their invited friends ...
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Knowledge should be free

Knowledge should be free | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By Katherine Maher, Chief Communications Officer, Wikimedia Foundation.
Knowledge should be free, open, and collaborative. This is the idea at the heart of Wikipedia.
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Food is a public good - Jose Luis Vivero Pol | P2P Foundation

Food is a public good - Jose Luis Vivero Pol | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Food is now treated as a commodity, and the global industrial food system is now broken.
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Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism - P2P Foundation

Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Occupy movement has emerged in a historical crisis of global capitalism. It struggles for the reappropriation of the commodified commons. Communications are part of the commons of society. Yet contemporary social media are ridden by an antagonism between private corporate control (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and self-managed, commons-based activist media. In this work, Christian Fuchs analyses the contradictory dialectic of social media in the Occupy movement. Drawing on a political economy framework and interpretation of the results of the OccupyMedia! Survey, in which more than 400 Occupy activists reported on their social media use, OccupyMedia! The Occupy Movement and Social Media in Crisis Capitalism shows how activists confront the contradictions of capitalism and communication in the age of crisis and social media. The book discusses the contradiction between commercial and alternative social media and argues that the existence of a surveillance-industrial complex expressed in the PRISM system shows the urgent necessity to create social media beyond Facebook and Google.

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Power to the people - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist

Power to the people - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Affordable energy technologies and new business models are bringing off-grid solutions to growing numbers of communities in the developing world
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The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world | Suzanne Goldenberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The long read: Set in an Arctic mountainside, the Svalbard seed bank contains the world’s most prized crops. But a row has erupted over whether this is the best hope of feeding the world after a catastrophe or just an overpriced deep freeze
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Recetas municipales. Una conversación sobre el cuidado de las ciudades

What’s underlying the municipalism movement? What have we lived since 15M (Spanish Occupy)? How did we get to the point to try to get back the institutions? What are the experiences agents deeply involved in these parties have been living these months?

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Essay of the Day: Ethnography of a Humanitarian Hacking Community | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Ethnography of a Humanitarian Hacking Community | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
* Article: The Ethic of the Code: An Ethnography of a ‘Humanitarian Hacking’ Community. By Douglas Haywood. Journal of Peer Production, Issue 3, July 2013 From the Abstract: “Hackers and computer hacking have become important narratives in academia and popular media. These discussions have frequently portrayed hackers as deviant, framing them ethnocentrically within North Atlantic …
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Crowdmaking – a new era of connectivity | Michela Magas | TEDxUmeå

Our age has highlighted the benefits of collective intelligence – ideas of sharing and moderation prove to be more effective and more valuable than individual ...
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How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in

How alternative currencies could catch on and cash in | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Alternatives to cash, like Bitcoin and Uber, may never replace the coins in our pockets or paper bills in our wallets, but they are creating significant social and economic impacts, and with some design adjustments, could have even greater impact.
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Who Really Wins In The Share Economy?

The share economy makes life more convenient for a lot of people. But companies like Uber and Airbnb have their share of critics. So what exactly is the share ...
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Gig economy workers at Uber and Lyft aren't happy, survey finds

Gig economy workers at Uber and Lyft aren't happy, survey finds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some call it the sharing economy. Others simply call it a disappointment.
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Reinhart-Rogoff Revisited: Why we need open data in economics | Open Knowledge Blog

Reinhart-Rogoff Revisited: Why we need open data in economics | Open Knowledge Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Another economics scandal made the news last week. Harvard Kennedy School professor Carmen Reinhart and Harvard University professor Kenneth Rogoff argued in their 2010 NBER paper that economic growth slows down when the debt/GDP ratio exceeds the threshold of 90 percent of GDP. These results were also published in one of the most prestigious economics journals – the American Economic Review (AER) – and had a powerful resonance in a period of serious economic and public policy turmoil when governments around the world slashed spending in order to decrease the public deficit and stimulate economic growth.


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