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.@mbauwens Joins Ecuador in Planning a Commons-based, Peer Production Economy

Here’s a development that could have enormous global implications for the search for a new commons-based economic paradigm. Working with an academic partner, the Government of Ecuador has launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.

 
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Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism

Singularity 1 on 1: Jeremy Rifkin on the Zero Marginal Cost Society and the Decline of Capitalism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind conversation with Jeremy Rifkin discussing “The Zero Marginal Cost Society” and the decline of capitalism.
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Near Me offers platform for sharing-economy marketplaces

Near Me offers platform for sharing-economy marketplaces | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Online marketplaces that help people make money off their spare time, goods or services are Silicon Valley's latest craze.
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Fritzing is out with a new release including Arduino Yún microcontroller!

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Fritzing is out with a new release including Arduino Yún microcontroller! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. You can easily learn how to build a circuit for you project and also design your own PCB.

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The Global Sharing Economy Network

Sharing Economy Summer Social

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014, 6:30 PM

Forge & Co
154 -158 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU

3 Game Changers Attending

Wed 30th July is International Friendship Day - so what better way to celebrate friendship and sharing then to have a fun summer social? Join us for some drinks to celebrate the work we have all been doing this year! Hope to see you Wednesday!

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Wed 30th July is International Friendship Day - so what better way to celebrate friendship and sharing then to have a fun summer social?
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The Sharing Economy III: Resources (Human & Other)

The Sharing Economy III: Resources (Human & Other) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my previous two essays I wrote about the new sharing economy, focusing on regulations and taxes. In this essay I will cover resources (human and other). As noted in the previous two essays, the new sharing economy is exemplified by companies such as Uber and Airbnb that serve to organize transactions between individuals. In the case of Uber, people can serve as drivers for Uber selling rides in their own cars—without (as of this writing) all the usual costs and regulations of operating a cab. In the case of Airbnb, people can rent out property and (as of this writing) generally avoid the usual regulation and taxes associated with running a hotel.

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The Sharing Economy Goes Behind the Counter | Street Fight

The Sharing Economy Goes Behind the Counter | Street Fight | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We tend to think of the sharing economy as a consumer movement that helps us hail a ride or find a place to stay.
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The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem | TechCrunch

The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past six years crowdfunding has become a popular, if not the most popular, form of financing for hardware startups, potato salad distractions notwithstanding. Over the years we’ve seen a variety of successful crowdfunding campaigns translate early crowd love into great venture capital rounds. We’ve even seen a few, like Oculus VR, manage to use successful campaigns to catalyze massive exits. Crowdfunding has changed the face of hardware investing, giving startups a chance to prove product-market-fit without the massive costs of going into mass production.

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If we can have p2p economics, why not p2p spirituality? | openDemocracy

If we can have p2p economics, why not p2p spirituality? | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is it possible to peer produce spiritual experience and insight, just as knowledge, software and code for computers are peer produced by communities of self-organizing individuals? If so, does this matter?

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FabLab Announce One Day Social Innovation Showcase | Nerve Centre

FabLab Announce One Day Social Innovation Showcase | Nerve Centre | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fab Lab Belfast and Fab Lab Nerve Centre are delighted to announce Fabricating the Future: FabLabs and Digital Social Innovation as a one day event to showcase and explore the work of FabLab Belfast and FabLab Nerve Centre in the use of Digital Fabrication as a Creative tool for Peacebuilding, Education and Social Innovation in local communities.

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Progessive innovation: accelerating, active and accessible - The Networked Society Blog

Progessive innovation: accelerating, active and accessible - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Progessive innovation: accelerating, active and accessible http://t.co/FSh87qT5R0
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Fixing the World with 3D Printing | Inside3DP.com

Fixing the World with 3D Printing | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Watch this inspiring video about men and women who came together in Nazareth for 72 hours to make the world a better place.
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Copyright, Ethics and Theft - P2P Foundation

Copyright, Ethics and Theft - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"I argue in my article, copyright is essentially a means of allowing people to take what they've borrowed from elsewhere (like Paul Simon did in 'Graceland') and stamp the label 'Theirs' on it. Virtually nothing is completely original, but copyright acts as though the whole work was. It allows people to steal from the ideas, culture, language that we have all created in common and to label it their own." [1]

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Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament with the ExtrusionBot

Make Your Own 3D Printer Filament with the ExtrusionBot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There have been several attempts at developing a practical filament-making
machine. Is ExtrusionBot the one that succeeds?
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OKFestival: Business Models That Take Advantage of Open Data Opportunities @ Weeder

At last week’s OKFestival in Berlin, Kat Borlongan and Chloé Bonnet from Parisian open data startup,  Five By Five, moderated an interactive speed-geek session to examine how startups are building viability using open data and open data APIs. The picture that emerged revealed a variety of composite approaches being used, with all those presenting having just one thing in common: a commitment to fostering ecosystems that will allow other startups to build alongside them.


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Facebook made my teenager into an ad. What parent would ever 'like' that?

Facebook made my teenager into an ad. What parent would ever 'like' that? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Annie Leonard: A generation of ‘opt-in’ kids is being exploited, and someone needs to supervise the social network (Facebook made my teenager into an ad. What parent would ever 'like' that?
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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Video: Vinay Gupta on Solving Global Crises through Peer Production

“This is a keynote speech by researcher, engineer and thinker Vinay Gupta held at Camp Pixelache in Helsinki last Friday (2012). In it, Gupta uses projects he’s been personally involved with, such as the hexayurt and STAR-TIDES to show how peer production principles can be used to solve crises from the level of the individual up to the global level. He also discusses game theory and how cooperative networks are beginning to outcompete states and large corporations.”

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The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries

The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Libraries | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The "take a book, return a book" boxes are catching on even in places where Kindles and brick-and-mortar book-lending sites abound.
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As sharing businesses grow the challenge is to stay authentic

As sharing businesses grow the challenge is to stay authentic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As ParkatmyHouse announces partnerships with the Sheraton and Hilton hotels, sharing companies must be careful not to lose what made them successful in the first place ('As sharing businesses grow the challenge is to stay authentic'
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The Newest Source Of Startup Funding - The Sharing Economy - John Greathouse

The Newest Source Of Startup Funding - The Sharing Economy - John Greathouse | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The broad implications of the sharing economy are only beginning to be felt. The ability for people to turn their time, residences, cars and other personal assets into viable income streams is revising the traditional definition of "employment."

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Three Innovative Products From GE's FirstBuild Microfactory

GE's FirstBuild Microfactory in Louisville, KT is a place where innovative ideas are born. It's a maker-space for new appliances, and we got to check out the three latest products.
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Maker Movement: Touring the Micro-Factory | FirstBuild

Maker Movement: Touring the Micro-Factory | FirstBuild | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You are the reason FirstBuild exists, and we want to thank you for all of the love on social media. Our Twitter account set records during our July 24 grand opening, and we'd like to share some of our favorites with you. Whether you hashtagged #FirstBuild, #1bproto, retweeted us, @mentioned us or joined us in person for the opening celebrations, you are helping us make a difference in the maker movement. Together, we will create new and innovative products that begin with you.


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3D Printing Titanium Bicycles: The mainstreaming of additive manufacturing in ... - 3DPrint.com

3D Printing Titanium Bicycles: The mainstreaming of additive manufacturing in ... - 3DPrint.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2011 Bristol engineers announced the creation of 3-D printing bicycle made from nylon.  In 2012, UK bike brand, Charge Bikes announced the development of the first ever production printed titanium bicycle parts. Printing these parts, as opposed to machining them, allowed them to create pieces with greater complexity than would otherwise be possible. In addition, it was quickly realized that among the benefits of using additive manufacturing to create bicycle components was a significant reduction in the amount of material required to produce them.

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The ABC for Makers Soon Available | Inside3DP.com

The ABC for Makers Soon Available | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Makespace Madrid is raising funds to launch a survival handbook for the exponentially growing maker movement.
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Andreas Antonopoulos on Bitcoin | Maker Faire 2014

Andreas giving a talk on Bitcoin at the Maker Faire in Detroit, July 26 2014. For anybody located in Michigan interested in attending Bitcoin meetups, check out http://www.michiganbitcoiners.org/...
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GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville

GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
General Electric, Local Motors and University of Louisville have joined forces to open the FirstBuild Micro-factory.
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