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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.
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Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg Regarding Internet.org, Net Neutrality, Privacy and Security

Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg Regarding Internet.org, Net Neutrality, Privacy and Security | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
65 groups from 31 countries write this open letter to M.Zuckerberg regarding @internet_org
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Doing Development Differently | The Official Blog of Heather Menzies, author of Reclaiming the Commons

Doing Development Differently | The Official Blog of Heather Menzies, author of Reclaiming the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Heather Menzies: "After consulting with key stakeholder groups, including citizens, community and environmental groups, unions, organizations like the Pembina Institute as well as those representing the oil and gas sector to create the commission of inquiry, Notley might then charge it with conducting public meetings across the province. Here, people can come together in small discussion groups followed by plenaries to talk about what development means to them. I envisage it being a bit like the open public meetings held across the country and across the North by the Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline in the 1970s where Justice Thomas Berger broadened the discourse to allow other meanings of words like ‘economy,’ ‘development’ and ‘making a living’ to have weight. For some people who might turn out for this inquiry, ‘development’ might mean developing skills, or development more as a child grows into maturity, or a community develops as neighbours help and look out for one another. For others, it might mean developing right relations with habitats and within habitats."

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'Facebook for Scientists' Could Change Science Research For Good -- And For The Better

'Facebook for Scientists' Could Change Science Research For Good -- And For The Better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Ijad Madisch knows how quickly things can spread -- viruses, for example. The 34-year-old has studied pathogens, including at Harvard. Now he’s preoccupied with finding out the shortest amount of time it takes for knowledge to get from Toronto to Timbuktu, from Beijing to Berlin.

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‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’

‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Shadow Work’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Rise of the Robots” explores how technology threatens even the nimblest and most expensively educated, and “Shadow Work” shines light on the increase of unpaid work.
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Networked Labour University Worker to Worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries takes off on August 1, Enrol Yourself Now for the Module 1

Networked Labour University Worker to Worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries takes off on August 1, Enrol Yourself Now for the Module 1 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Worker to worker exchanges between shop-floors, cities and countries Module 1: Social media and online networking guide for shop stewards, union trainers, organisers, and workers (7 week x 2 hours)...
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The Joy of Slow Computing

The Joy of Slow Computing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

ell-meaning people have, for a good many years now, been forming a “consciousness” about where their food comes from, who produces it, and how. This gets tedious. But it’s also sensible, given how important food is in our lives. Computers, it would seem, deserve similar attention. They are constant companions; they shape our experience. Many of us entrust to them not only the results of our life’s work, but the time we spend carrying it out. Perhaps they’re worthy of a similar tedium, too.

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Publisher pushback puts open access in peril

Publisher pushback puts open access in peril | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new policy by publisher Elsevier is threatening to wind back the gains made by the open access movement.
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Open Knowledge Ethiopia: Open Knowledge Ethiopia community conducted its first meetup

Open Knowledge Ethiopia: Open Knowledge Ethiopia community conducted its first meetup | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Knowledge Ethiopia: Open Knowledge Ethiopia community conducted its fi... http://t.co/6lpG3AdXo6 #rickypo
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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity .

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity . Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits ...
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Makerspaces and STEM Education Ardusat Webinar

Learn about how Ardusat is engaging students in STEM and data science using Arduinos, sensors, and the Ardusat Experiment Platform. Here are some links ...
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Ouishare Fest 2015 Day 2

Ouishare Fest 2015 day 2 Edit: Yoeri Somers & Josephine Nijstad (Stuurman Producties) Video team: Ehab, Josephine, Yoeri, Juan, Benny, Benjamin, Levin, ...
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Ouishare Fest day 3

Ouishare Fest 2015 day 2 Edit: Yoeri Somers & Josephine Nijstad (Stuurman Producties) Video team: Ehab, Josephine, Yoeri, Juan, Benny, Benjamin, Levin, ...
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Reputation based on punishment rather than generosity allows for evolution of cooperation in sizable groups | P2P Foundation

Reputation based on punishment rather than generosity allows for evolution of cooperation in sizable groups | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Read the survey as a pdf: – Reputation based on punishment rather than generosity allows for evolution of cooperation in sizable groups  Abstract: Cooperation among unrelated individuals can arise if decisions to help others can be based on reputation. While working for dyadic interactions, reputation-use in social dilemmas involving many individuals (e.g. public goods games) becomes …
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Despotic Mayors

Despotic Mayors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Xnet has produced this video “Despotic Mayors” with the complaints submitted by citizens to Xnet’s X-Mailbox, built to receive citizen leaks against corruption, in collaboration with the X Party‘s campaign #AlcaldesCaciques.


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It’s time for a new economic system - A talk with Gar Alperovitz

It’s time for a new economic system - A talk with Gar Alperovitz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gar Alperovitz discusses the types of solutions the Next System Project plans to promote and the efforts already underway that it seeks to amplify.
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Estimating the Economic Value of Green Infrastructure: Economic Valuation Models

Estimating the Economic Value of Green Infrastructure: Economic Valuation Models | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A study has proposed a method to place monetary value on green infrastructure at both a project and regional scale, which illustrates the value of investing in green infrastructure to the public an...
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Speakers - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Speakers - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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John Restakis who is representing P2P Foundation at the OECD Forum now showing on same page as the Dutch Prime Minister and alongside the wonderful Marietje Schaake. http://www.oecd.org/forum/speakers/

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Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory | WIRED

Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chris Church wanted a factory where you could simply request the resources you needed through the Web. So he started one.
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The sharing economy will go medieval on you | FT Alphaville

In Paris this week, at the Ouishare Fest, the great and the good from Europe's sharing economy have been delving deep into what it means to be running a collaborative business model within a capitalist framework. Are the two even compatible? Or is there a fundamental conflict at the heart of an industry that preaches collaboration but, due to being radically commercialised by venture capital money from Silicon Valley, also needs to profiteer from the goodwill of others if it's to remain viable?

For the most part it's a hypocrisy the community is trying to address. The $1bn elephant in the room -- the fact some aspects of the sharing economy are becoming the very thing they set out not to be -- has basically become too enormous to ignore.
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Collapse, conspiracies, and three ideas for environmentalists to genuinely save the planet | (We) can do better

Collapse, conspiracies, and three ideas for environmentalists to genuinely save the planet | (We) can do better | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The frustration that I have with environmentalists ignoring animal agriculture as the primary cause of climate change was shared a few days later when I attended ‘Cowspiracy’, in which this was the main premise. Despite the conspiracy theory nature of the title, the movie was much better thought out than that. The documentary referred to the fact that UN reports had been repeatedly reporting animal agriculture as the leading cause of Greenhoouse Gases (GHG), with the World Institute equating this proportion to 51% of GHGs, or 32 000 million tonnes [1] This takes into account Methane (with a global warming power at least 23 times that of Co2) and land clearance. The Standard American Diet is much less efficient in terms of land area use compared to entirely or mostly plant based diet, with many studies suggesting the difference is quite dramatic [2], [3]. livestock agriculture now covers 45% of the earth’s surface [4]. Consider that transportation, the next highest emitter of GHG emission, contributes a much lesser proportion at 13%.

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How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years? - Econsultancy (blog)

How will crowdsourcing and the sharing economy develop in the next five years? - Econsultancy (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Crowdsourcing and the sharing economy are driving a huge amount of change and disruption in business at the moment.
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Its Time to Bring Edward Snowden Home - Politico

Its Time to Bring Edward Snowden Home - Politico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“There is a danger to letting the government in,” Rand Paul warned today from the Senate floor during his filibuster-like attempt to prevent the looming Patriot Act renewal.
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Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria | Highlight HEALTH Tech

Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria | Highlight HEALTH Tech | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria is a project launched earlier this year by The Synaptic Leap, a non-profit organization for open source biomedical research.
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Ouishare Fest 2015 day 1

Ouishare Fest 2015 day 1 Edit: Yoeri Somers & Josephine Nijstad (Stuurman Producties) Video team: Ehab, Josephine, Yoeri, Juan, Benny, Benjamin, Levin, ...
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Living with the Internet of Things

This Open Science Cafe, hosted by Robert Garlinghouse (IE '15), features Mark Roberti who spoke about RFID and our future. Roberti, founder and editor of ...
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