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A report, ignored by Leveson, reveals that police sat on evidence of widespread phone-hacking by top firms while rounding up journalists.
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The latest project Carlo De Micheli is working on is OSVehicle, a new mindset in the automotive industry: a process that gives everyone the tools to develop his own vehicle. From a single prototype to a full scale production, open source methodologies and simplicity of construction are the principles behind the OSV magic. More info on www.tedxvilnius.com.
The real identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the mythical online figure who created bitcoin has apparently been revealed - and it turns out he is called Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin has fluctuated wildly in value, but it could indirectly point the way toward a system of better pricing and risk management.
A priority focus is the development of an online platform to scale-up direct local food sales. We have been inspired by platforms like “local dirt” and OpenFoodSource (developed from Oklahoma Food Coopsoftware) in the USA, Sustaination and Stroudco in the UK and many others.
Non-interference is a deeply traditional value, inherent in common law since the middle ages and notions that an englishman's home is his castle.
"The problem with the existing structure of democratic government is that its top-down distribution of power tends to render illegible to the system both the structure and value of very-local natural and human systems, which are the foundation of eco-sustainability (ecologic and economic), and also the unique offerings and needs of each individual. This circumstance of course suggests that full distribution of power to the individual at the most-local scale can maximize efficient use of natural and human resources. However the inverse illegibility also occurs with bottom-up structure: illegibility of the aggregate to the individuals, interfering with useful synergy.
Social-media profits contribute to anti-social behavior, including tax avoidance, gentrification and big bucks to anti-democratic causes.
Deliberative and Participatory Democracy: Towards a New Model of Radical Democracy (Deliberative and Participatory Democracy: Towards a New Model of Radical Democracyhttp://t.co/xWyUrQEo9W)...
At first one has to understand the nature licenses have under the given conditions. Licenses are permissions, thus contracts, “granted by a party (‘licensor’) to another party (‘licensee’) as an element of an agreement between those parties”. It bases on the precondition of excluding all other people by the “rightholder”. The power of exclusion given by law can be converted into a “permission for all” by way of tricky constructions combined with the obligation to put derived works under the GPL as well (copyleft principle).
The report includes market adoption rates, forecast and growth rates, taxonomy of the market, future behaviors and market opportunities. All actionable insights for digital marketers.
- See more at: http://www.viralblog.com/research-cases/the-collaborative-economy-sharing-is-the-new-buying/#sthash.AcCYVc3o.j71AAF0f.dpuf
The open source software Linux and the popular free online encyclopedia Wikipedia are considered as prominent peer production projects, where individuals voluntarily participate and, using mechanisms of self–governance, produce digital commons. Peer production, a term coined by Benkler (2006), is a third open mode of production that has become typical of the Internet recently, where decisions arise from the free engagement and cooperation of producers. Peer governance is a new mode of governance and bottom–up mode of participative decision–making (Bauwens, 2005a; 2005b). It is the way that peer production, the process by which common value is produced, is managed.
It was recently announced that a small car company, called Local Motors, has signed a contract to deliver the first 3D printed Electric Vehicle at IMTS 2014. The event will take place in September and I can’t wait to see what they have in store. It certa
With the rise of social media ‘Ninjas,’ ‘Gurus’ and ‘Mavens,’ we’ve seen an outpouring of advice on how to master the social web. In addition to examining how we can improve at social marketing, I believe we should ask what social media can teach us about leading a company or team. Yes, instead of being social media ‘Jedi’ today, let’s take on the role of ‘Padawan’. There is a great reason for doing so: as much as our creativity and innovation guide the development of technology, technology also guides the development of our own thinking.
Some of the rapid changes we face in our global climate are irreversible. They are 250 years in the making, beginning with the industrial revolution in Europe; and according to NASA they are unprecedented, given the last 10,000 years of the earth's history. The consequences of these changes, as explained by NASA, are enumerated in further detail at the bottom of this column. Climate change is the new normal.
“Designer Vivienne Westwood expressed anguish and alarm at the worsening state of the planet, at a press conference yesterday. “The acceleration of death and destruction is unimaginable,” she said, “and it’s happening quicker and quicker.”
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted that his government may shut down Facebook and YouTube after March 30 local elections to what he says avert negative effects of internet on society, a move would likely spark public backlash given the mounting social unrest and uneasiness over government’s growing encroachment on people’s lives and media.
In my last two posts, I painted a gloomy picture of our current state of affairs due to the over-commodification of everything and the devaluation of labor, with no benefit equation other than a numerical financial value going to increasingly fewer people. This trend can result in the collapse of the whole system, possibly after a period of unpleasant hegemony by the few and suffering of the rest. Extreme as that sounds, it’s not unrealistic. The bad news streaming by on my feeds far outnumbers the small gains in environmental laws upheld, minimum wage promoted, or a judge upholding civil liberties, property rights or voting rights somewhere.
Crowd Companies and Vision Critical released their “Sharing is the New Buying: How to Win in the Collaborative Economy” report on Monday, chronicling the results of a survey it conducted between October and January. Crowd Companies asked over 90,000 individuals in the US, Canada, and the UK a number of questions related to the sharing economy. For the purposes of the survey, sharing services included everything from established brands like eBay and Craigslist, ride sharing platforms like Lyft and Uber, funding platforms like Kickstarter and Kiva, and everything in between.
Though moving around panoramic photos can feel fairly natural, the ability to do so in a video still feels a little unusual. Perhaps it's because there's a sense that you're always missing part of the recording. Nonetheless, panoramic video is gradually moving into the mainstream, with EyeSee360 announcing two offerings that will join the market later this year.
Humankind is going through one of its rare but profound paradigm shifts. And as ever, it’s driven by technology. From the stone age to the iron age, from farming to Fordism, how we make and do things has always affected how society operates. Marx may have been overly deterministic about the effect of the economic base on the social superstructure but as he wrote, “the windmill gives you society with the feudal lord: the steam mill, society with the industrial capitalist“. So what does the age of the internet, the smart phone and social media give us?
One morning last fall, the evolutionary biologist Randy Thornhill was standing with me in front of the gorilla enclosure at the Albuquerque zoo. He was explaining a new theory about the origins of human culture when Mashudu, a 10-year-old western lowland gorilla, decided to help illustrate a point. In a very deliberate way, Mashudu sauntered over to the deep cement ravine at the front of his enclosure, perched his rear end over the edge, and did his morning business.
Economist Jeremy Rifkin is the author of "The Third Industrial Revolution". According to Rifkin, industrial revolutions occur when new energy regimes emerge and new communications systems enable them to become operational. We are now entering a third industrial revolution, one which combines renewable energy and internet technology to transform the power grid.
Some 80 million people in the United States have already started using online "sharing services," like Airbnb and Uber. They are young, urban, affluent, and their numbers are growing. And soon these services, which are still relatively new, will become mainstream and part of everyday life for almost everyone. Which means brands in every industry need to start paying attention to this trend.
This essay “decribes a Generative Systems Model : The “G5” – Five Generative Processes that “entail unique internal dynamics, give rise to unique types of structural organization, and operate in fundamentally different ways”. It would be interesting to explore how this model can help design patterns to generate and nurture commons, and how process narratives come in the picture in relation to generative processes and action logics.”
A friend of mine was just joking yesterday that there should be a toilet-sharing service called Airpnp.