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Collective Intelligence: has the golden age of the 'citizen scientist' finally ... - Deutsche Welle

Collective Intelligence: has the golden age of the 'citizen scientist' finally ... - Deutsche Welle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After years of skepticism about the contribution ordinary people can make to scientific research, the latest thinking is citizen scientists do good science. But can it be trusted?

 
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California Screaming - The New Yorker

California Screaming - The New Yorker | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the spiritual geography of San Francisco, Davies Symphony Hall—a glass-and-concrete half rotunda much resembling R2-D2’s neckline—sits between hills steep with layered mansions and the urban basin where the city’s gritty elements now rest. John Adams’s “Harmonielehre” premièred here; so did a recent album by Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. When the hall opened, in the eighties, it was said to be “dead” and “at war with itself,” but acoustic tinkering perked it up, and today it’s a reminder of the way the urban landscape is perpetually smoothing its sharp edges. Pleasant London plane trees trace the building. A warm, cultivated light glows from inside. On the evening of the Crunchies Awards, one Monday in February, the fog was so low and diaphanous that it appeared only in spotlights by the entrance, pointing grandly toward the sky.
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SEEDS Festival - Ecuador

SEEDS Festival - Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This is an invitation from the button of the heart to all living beings from Mother Earth, in order to share among ourselves cultures, knowledge, expressions, creations and of course a little bit of "Heavy BASS'... It can also be referred to, as the opportunity to dance like - if there were no tomorrow.. or to dance in order to connect with pure nature and the stars... What ever the reason, the intention of this encounter is to also communicate our dreams through frequencies of music and and our body... And to understand and learn that among ourselves there is consciousness. This event becomes medicine for our mental, physical and spiritual...

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Develop & Share Open-Source Hardware Projects - EE Times

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ICT Regulators review role in the networked society

Geneva, 22 July 2014 – Regulators from more than 20 countries of the Asia-Pacific region met from 21 to 22 July in Sydney, Australia, to exchange experiences and discuss potential areas of collaboration to embrace  the networked society. Under the theme “Beyond Convergence – the Networked Society”, the Asia-Pacific Regulators’ Round Table is co-organized by ITU and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), with support from the Department of Communications of the Government of Australia.

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The Dark Side of Sharing

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Sharing may sound fun and social, but it’s also what we do when resources are scarce. And now companies may be moving away from the term.
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Complementary currencies, LETS and Timebanks

Complementary currencies, LETS and Timebanks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Can a community print its own money?  The short answer is a resounding YES and for many this has become a symbol of a Transition town taking the local economy into its own hands. We are very used to using money for exchange and will likely still need it in some form, but ideally one that reduces the problems with conventional money.

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Paul Hawken: Sharing economy is 'bigger than the Internet' - YouTube

Pioneering environmentalist, entrepreneur and author, Paul Hawken, talks about the 'powerful paradigm' of the collaborative economy.
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Breaking the cycle of violence: technology can bring hope for peace - The Guardian

Breaking the cycle of violence: technology can bring hope for peace - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What's really interesting about tech-enabled peacebuilding initiatives is that they shift the balance of power. Thanks to these tools and the social and organisational forms they help create, local peacebuilders are now better equipped to challenge state-sanctioned or socially normative narratives and notions of identity. Technology can shape the future of local peacebuilding.

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Networked Society is becoming a reality: Ericsson - Economic Times

Networked Society is becoming a reality: Ericsson - Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The Networked Society will bring about significant economic, social and environmental progress to millions of people.

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Airbnb Attempts To Rebrand, Accidentally Renames Ladyparts - Forbes

Airbnb Attempts To Rebrand, Accidentally Renames Ladyparts - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Marketers don't cut people open, design cars that can crash, handle hazardous waste or fly into war zones. Relatively speaking, it's a low-stakes profession.

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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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The Future of Collaborative Learning | The Acclaim Blog

The Future of Collaborative Learning | The Acclaim Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Acclaim Blog highlights innovative educators who use fresh, engaging, and effective teaching methods to improve our education system and positively influence students' lives every single day.
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Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy

Why social movements need the radical imagination - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


It is the courage and the intelligence to recognize that the world can and should be changed. The radical imagination is not just about dreaming of different futures.

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Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
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Steve Keen: A Computer Simulation of Monetary Dynamics - YouTube

The financial crisis that ran from 2007 to 2009 has been called a "Minsky Moment," meaning it offered a much-needed reminder to all economists of Hyman Minsk...
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Add This Squatter in California to the List of Airbnb Horror Stories - Mashable

Add This Squatter in California to the List of Airbnb Horror Stories - Mashable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


As the number of people who use Airbnb to list and rent lodging grows, so do the horror stories.

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Do You Have Any Rights in the Age of Big Data Analytics? - Smart Data Collective

Do You Have Any Rights in the Age of Big Data Analytics? - Smart Data Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Do You Have Any Rights in the Age of Big Data Analytics?
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Co-op awarded for impact on local economy - Co-Operative News

Co-op awarded for impact on local economy - Co-Operative News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The East Anglian Daily Times Business Award for Food and Farming Excellence went to the co-op for its commitment to supporting local producers and bringing local goods to its stores.

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A Discourse on isms and the Principle of Sharing - Dissident Voice

A Discourse on isms and the Principle of Sharing - Dissident Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Capitalism is now a lonely boy who won the war of isms in the end, which is largely because the infringement of free will in capitalist societies is far more covert and marginalised.

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Tech Bubble Or Tech Revolution? Yes And Yes! Mobile, China Lead Way - Forbes

The rise of China tech innovation is another driver in the market that was highlighted by Silicon Dragon Talk.  From the drive of its talented entrepreneurs to the swift progression from copycats to innovators, the three technologists agreed that China is a force to be reckoned with by the west.

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For Maximum Awesome - Team Wikispead

An agile hardware and engineering company of 500 collaborators in twenty countries, Team WIKISPEED uses test-first development practices, is run by Scrum teams, and produces road legal cars, micro-houses, and social-good projects. Joe Justice shares how their 100-MPG road car was created in just three months through object-oriented design, iterative development, and agile project management. Joe describes how agile software techniques are applied to physical engineering and manufacturing, and how cross-functional team members can eliminate the constraints we imagine around traditional manufacturing. He shares the example of the design and development of their ultra-efficient, modular cars, and their client's projects in satellites, laboratory equipment, missile systems, radio systems, medical devices, software projects, service deliveries, marketing, finance, HR, and others. Hear examples of exactly how to launch or relaunch your projects and organization with Joe's methods. Get inspired to change your world for the better.

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An author's take on renewable energy and the end of capitalism - Environment & Energy Publishing

An author's take on renewable energy and the end of capitalism - Environment & Energy Publishing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The second industrial revolution isn't sunsetting; it's actually on life support. Fossil-fuel energies are getting more expensive. We're going to the more exotic fossil fuels like tar sands, heavy oil and shale gas, and prices are volatile on the world market, destabilizing the global economy. The whole general-purpose technology platform -- all the technologies that emerged with that energy regime, like the internal combustion engine and centralized electrification -- have exhausted their productivity. We can't get anything out of their S curve anymore. We've maxed out.

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P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Essay of the Day: Information ...

“The political economy of the information machine is discussed within the Marxist tradition of Italian operaismo by posing the hypothesis of an informational turn already at work in the age of the industrial revolution. The idea of valorizing information introduced by Alquati (1963) in a pioneering Marxist approach to cybernetics is used to examine the paradigms of mass intellectuality, immaterial labour and cognitive capitalism developed by Lazzarato, Marazzi, Negri, Vercellone and Virno since the 1990s. The concept of machinic by Deleuze and Guattari (1972, 1980) is then adopted to extend Marx’s analysis of the industrial machine to the algorithms of digital machines. If the industrial machine can be described as a bifurcation of the domains of energy and information, this essay proposes to conceive the information machine itself as a further bifurcation between information and metadata. In conclusion, the hypothesis of the society of metadata is outlined as the current evolution of that society of control pictured by Deleuze (1990) in relation to the power embodied in databases.”

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New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading - Mintpress News

New York State Wants To Heavily Regulate Bitcoin Trading - Mintpress News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a move that has upset many in the bitcoin community, New York has become the first state to issue guidelines for the regulation of the trade and storage of bitcoins and other virtual currencies. With New York City being the hub of the nation’s financial network, state regulators introduced the new rules in an attempt to introduce safeguards to cryptocurrencies — which have received scrutiny recently as several states have moved to remove restrictions on virtual currency use or to clarify existing virtual currency laws.

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Bitcoin to Earth: Don't Look Now, but your Paradigm is Shifting - Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin to Earth: Don't Look Now, but your Paradigm is Shifting - Bitcoin Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Historians may look back on these current days with fascination.  We may be living through the beginning of one of the biggest paradigm shifts in modern human history. The way the world actually thinks about money and stored value might be changing in a tidal wave of recognition. This article will define what a paradigm is and what a paradigm shift looks like.  Perhaps we may understand how to prepare and perhaps benefit from the embryonic beginnings of what may one day be seen as a titanic shift. The idea sparking this sea of change came from humble beginnings but has spread like wildfire accompanied by the necessary controversy one might expect from a monumental paradigm shift of understanding. One may seek learning opportunities from a rich history of previous major paradigm shifts and ponder the reasons for why some people flourished while others withered. As the cycles of paradigm shifts are recognizable and repeatable, this article intends to bring new understanding and context to the events now taking place. Those with the early grasp may draw from the lessons in history to prepare and anticipate the events as they unfold and perhaps discover an opportunity for profit.

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