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"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.
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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.
At the highest level, we are changing the way we organize as a society. This has only happened twice before. The emerging form (networks) is not a mere modifier of previous forms (Tribes, Institutions & Markets), but a form in itself that may be able to address complex societal issues that the previous forms cannot. This is why changing how we work seems critical to so many people today.
As the mobile segment of the communication industry continues to diversify, the emerging technologies have continued to put up a robust dominance over the traditional technologies with great impact on quality of services.
When Jeremiah Owyang first alerted me to an Altimeter Group report on the sharing economy, I was skeptical. Not about the reality of the growing trend toward sharing and collaboration, mind you. The growth of companies like AirBnB, TaskRabbit and Lyft is undeniable. But in a world economy driven by factors like interest rates, trade balances, government debt, gross national product and exchange rates, how big an impact could a societal trend like this really have?
I recently created a thermostat that should keep people more comfortable while using less energy by more accurately reading people's comfort. It measures not only air temperature but the mean radiant temperature of all surfaces within view.
How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms.
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.
As more and more startups like Airbnb, Etsy and Kickstarter crowd into the space of the collaborative economy, big brands are starting to get in on the action, too. Staples sells products developed on Quirky; Avis has acquired Zipcar; Walgreens has partnered with TaskRabbit for delivery.
From AirBnB to Feastly, the sharing economy is changing the way we interact with others, and how we make some extra money. These innovative companies are bringing new elements to the peer to peer marketplace within travel. Watch Vayable's founder, Jamie Wong, discuss experience travel and the innovative companies that are influencing the latest travel trends.
If you are an experimenter or maker, want to learn about other people’s awesome projects, want to inspire local students, or want to be part of a new creative community, join or contact us! We have a workspace (through a partnership with the Open Design Lab), some tools and equipment, and various resources for skills training and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Airpnp is an Airbnb-style experimental service for those in desperate need of a toilet. (The next revolution in the so-called "sharing-economy"?