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MIT CoLab Conference seeks 'bottom-up' approach to climate change - Cambridge Chronicle

MIT CoLab Conference seeks 'bottom-up' approach to climate change - Cambridge Chronicle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence’s CoLab together with the MIT Energy Initiative, the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, and MIT Sloan Sustainability, sponsored a conference to explore the role new technology-enabled approaches – like crowdsourcing, social media, and big data – could have in combating climate change. The Climate CoLab is an MIT project that seeks to crowdsource citizen-generated ideas on a range of topics related to climate change.

 

 

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The future of co-operative and mutual banking is keeping it local

The future of co-operative and mutual banking is keeping it local | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The future of banking will be fundamentally different to both the past and present incarnations.
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5 Open Source Synthesizers You Can Build And Hack

5 Open Source Synthesizers You Can Build And Hack | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The whole do-it-yourself (DIY), open source maker electronics scene that’s really gained in popularity over the past few years has led to a lot of really interesting devices and kits appearing on the market.
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Hanover Co-op Members Voice Concerns About Management - Vermont Public Radio

Hanover Co-op Members Voice Concerns About Management - Vermont Public Radio | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Ed Howes is a buyer, one of about six employees at the meeting who said they were happy to work for a company thriving in a tough economy.

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Joan Ras_How many peers does it take to change a light bulb?_27/02/2014

Videpost of Joan Ras, partner at Induct Software AS, at the peer production UOC research blog: 

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GE's new microfactory wants to recruit you

http://cnet.co/1nHjA23 See some of FirstBuild's earliest concepts and find out how to submit your own ideas.
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Sharing economy is taken to next level in India

Sharing economy is taken to next level in India | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Room n House is a trusted online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations.
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Commons-based peer production | LifeSun

Commons-based peer production | LifeSun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Commons-based peer production is a term coined by Harvard Law School professor Yochai Benkler. It describes a new model of socio-economic production in which the creative energy of large numbers of people is coordinated into large, meaningful projects mostly without traditional hierarchical organization. These projects are often, but not always, conceived without financial compensation for contributors. The term is often used interchangeably with the term social production.

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Clay Shirky: What I Learned About Creativity By Watching Creatives - PSFK

Clay Shirky: What I Learned About Creativity By Watching Creatives - PSFK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this video of his talk at PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Clay Shirky talks about the work of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. After working there as an assistant professor for almost ten years, Shirky describes five student projects that he thinks are pushing the creative boundaries – from interface design to how people cluster to build new work. At the end of the talk, the technology thought-leader compares creatives as members of a philharmonic orchestra and wonders if any rules can be drawn from looking at such an ensemble.

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Why the Open Hardware Movement Hates 3D Printing Patents & MakerBot: It’s Obvious

Why the Open Hardware Movement Hates 3D Printing Patents & MakerBot: It’s Obvious | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Patents give inventors a temporary monopoly on an idea. In a free market system, monopolies are considered a bad thing. Here is some obvious reasons why Open Hardware Movement is hates 3D printing patents.
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Hackers conference celebrates one of the oldest tricks in the book: Picking locks - Washington Post

Hackers conference celebrates one of the oldest tricks in the book: Picking locks - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NEW YORK — Babak Javadi is discussing his obsession with lock picking — how successfully pressing each pin into place and feeling the lock cylinder release is “so pleasant,” how quickly he fell in love with this hobby — when one of his buddies walks up and interrupts.

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What the UK Government's adoption of ODF really means

What the UK Government's adoption of ODF really means | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Tuesday the news that the UK Government had decided to use ODF as its official and default file format started to spread. The full announcement with technical details may be found here; the Document Foundation published its press release on Thursday morning there.

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Internet currency: Local company hopes to utilize payment process

Internet currency: Local company hopes to utilize payment process | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where everything is purchased electronically and none of it is paid for with government-backed currency.
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Ecuador Bans Bitcoin, Plans State Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk

Ecuador Bans Bitcoin, Plans State Cryptocurrency - CoinDesk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The National Assembly of Ecuador has effectively banned bitcoin and decentralized digital currencies while establishing guidelines for the creation of a new, state-run currency.

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Why Banning Uber Makes Seoul Even More of a Sharing City

Why Banning Uber Makes Seoul Even More of a Sharing City | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This past Monday Seoul City said it planned to ban Uber, the smartphone car-hailing service, and launch its own app for official taxis. Some reacted by calling Seoul’s sharing cred into question because, after all, Seoul is the self-proclaimed Sharing City with arguably the most ambitious sharing economy agenda of any city in the world.

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The business behind Open Source | Dries Buytaert

A few days ago, I sat down with Quentin Hardy of The New York Times to talk Open Source. We spoke mostly about the Drupal ecosystem and how Acquiamakes money. As someone who spent almost his entire career in Open Source, I'm a firm believer in the fact that you can build a high-growth, high-margin business and help the community flourish. It's not an either-or proposition, and Acquia and Drupal are proof of that.

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We must be wary of 'caring capitalism' - The Guardian

We must be wary of 'caring capitalism' - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The prospect of the rich somehow coming together voluntarily to decide to loosen their grip on the world’s wealth seems very remote indeed
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RSM Discovery Debate: Ethical Leadership

Ethical leadership is considered to be the nourishment for sustained corporate success. These leaders are full of zeal for open and contentious debate, are active in decision-making processes, and are committed to planning for succession. What's not to like? But is it possible to be an ethical leader in today's shareholder-focused economy?

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Facebook’s Zuck: Now worth more than the Google guys

Facebook’s Zuck: Now worth more than the Google guys | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Facebook boss has reportedly seen his personal net worth jump $1.6 billion this week after a favorable earnings report.
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GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville - Tech Cocktail

GE, Local Motors Launch FirstBuild Micro-Factory in Louisville - Tech Cocktail | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


General Electric, Local Motors and University of Louisville have joined forces to open the FirstBuild Micro-factory.

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Making, 3D Printing a Part of Egypt's Change - ENGINEERING.com

Making, 3D Printing a Part of Egypt's Change - ENGINEERING.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Indeed, the fab lab in Cairo is a testament to the tenacity of makers working on their ideas, no matter the surroundings.

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Open Hardware for the Ocean | Robot and Interne...

Open Hardware for the Ocean | Robot and Interne... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Scoutbots develop Open Hardware technologies to Explore and Protect the Ocean. Currently focused on Protei, more technologies will be welcome to be developed on Scoutbots.
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The power of Collective Wisdom

The power of Collective Wisdom | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An intuitive and intelligent opinion could save someone’s life or bail the person out of never-ending trauma of an unresolved problem. However, presence of adequate intelligence quotient in the opinion is a must. In critical conditions, however, getting the right opinion or being sure that the opinion received is appropriate is nothing short of solving a tricky puzzle; you can’t be certain whether it is correct or not until you go right till the end and experience the outcome. One could consider taking a chance if the outcome is not so impactful, and could be reversed / discarded. But if the outcome could save a life, it has to be accurate and intelligent.

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UK Cabinet Office goes open source

UK Cabinet Office goes open source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The British Cabinet Office has formally required compliance with the Open Document Format (ODF) in any software to be purchased in the future across all government bodies. Compliance with OOXML, the competing document format championed by Microsoft, is neither required nor relevant. 

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Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy. - Huffington Post

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy. - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.
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Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money

Open Source and the Challenge of Making Money | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“It’s a production model, not a business model,” says one executive. And a tough one too. The latest case in point is a move by Big Switch Networks to change the way it hopes to demolish Cisco.
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