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The FLOK Society Project is looking for a number of Research Coordinators/Assistants who will assist in the development of transition strategies, proposals and policies to help Ecuador create an open commons-based knowledge society that enables ‘good living’ for the Ecuadorian people.
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"In the introduction of the book, Taleb describes it as follows: "Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty. Yet, in spite of the ubiquity of the phenomenon, there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile. Antifragility is beyond resilience or robustness. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better."
The disruption caused by new technologies and non-conventional methods of organisation have posed challenges for the law, confronting regulators with the need to balance justice with powerful interests. Experience from the “disruptions” of the late 20th century has shown that the response from incumbent industries can lead to a period of intense litigation and lobbying for laws that will maintain the status quo. For example, following its “Napster moment”, the music industry fought to maintain its grip on distribution channels through increased copyright enforcement and the longer copyright terms it managed to extract from the legislative process. The newspaper industry has similarly seen its historical revenue stream of classified ads disrupted by more efficient online listings, and responded to its own failure to capitalise on online advertising by launching legal campaigns against Google News in various European countries.
The reason is simple: the solution economy grows to fill the space it’s given, and certain regions offer habitats more hospitable for a robust solution economy than others. Their governments provide room for creativity, their businesses embrace new measures of value, and their investors trust alternative currencies of return.
The bitcoin system could become an equalizer for the country’s homeless, a place where the stigma of living on the streets isn’t as pronounced.
Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate is a scholarly paper by Yochai Benkler (et al) that analyzes the links, traffic and spread of the anti-SOPA campaign to see how the story went from an obscure area of wonkish concern to a massive Internet-scale shitstorm that put millions of phone-calls through to Congress and ultimately killed a bill that was tipped to be a sure thing. In the wake of SOPA, a lot of inside-the-Beltway commentators assured their constituencies that the SOPA fight wasn't really any kind of grassroots effort -- it was led by Google, or Wikipedia, or someone. It wasn't masses of people making such a big noise that Google (et al) were finally able to lend their support without getting clobbered by their policy people.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The so-called sharing economy, in which people rent out their cars, homes and time through smartphones, got a boost Thursday after California authorities approved ride-sharing services including UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
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The FLOK Society Project (http://floksociety.org/) is looking for a number of Research Coordinators/Assistants that can help the project through research assistance to support the development of transition strategies, proposals and policies to help Ecuador to create a open commons-based knowledge society that enables ‘good living’ for the Ecuadorian people. The project is funded and coordinated by IAEN, the advanced studies institute of Ecuador, located in Quito, and two associated ministries.
"Using the case study of the 2012 illegal occupation of farmland owned by the University of California (“Occupy the Farm”), this paper investigates the promises and practical limits of constructing food sovereignty through direct action in the global North. Many grassroots activists find inspiration in the work of the Landless Peasant Movement (MST), La Via Campesina, and the concept(s) of Food Sovereignty (FS); many also express desires to transcend the market/state dichotomy through the creation of “commons”. Through interviews with Occupy the Farm activists, this investigation will show that despite the theoretical strength of the internationally-recognized “commons” framework for land ownership and management and the framework’s potential articulation with FS as a political movement, its weakly developed state within existing cultural, governance, and property institutions of market industrial societies limits implementation of that framework—even in a case concerning public resources and the presence of an active public committed to commons ideals. Practical challenges to the implementation of land and resource commons within polities lacking a substantial peasantry stem from two unanswered questions: (a) how to suitably, justly, and effectively constitute communities of decision-making vis-à-vis land commons (Ostrom’s “user boundaries”), and (b) how to address socio-economic limitations to individual participation in commoning activities when the base for personal subsistence is profoundly enmeshed in the capitalist reality of waged labor. Within the current complex and interconnected nature of industrial society markets and polities, the ideal of resource commoning as taken largely from the global South is found at present to be largely unworkable.
Researchers have developed a smartphone app to crowdsource weather conditions in “unprecedented detail”.
FLOK Society is, at its core, a research project occurring within a university: Ecuador’s post-graduate-focused state school the IAEN. But the parameters of the project push us to seek as many partnerships with any other schools, entities, social organizations, and communities with a stake in the project. Which is to say, there is an open invitation, and there soon will be proactive attempts to court, input and collaboration from all Ecuadorians and any international group that shares the values of FLOK and is interested in the theory that by creating and empowering peer networks a country can create a new economic matrix.
California's endorsement of ride-sharing is a recognition of the rise of the "sharing economy," in which people are using the Internet to rent out their vehicles, spare bedrooms, camping equipment and other possessions that they use only part of the time.
The way we make and use stuff is harming the world—and ourselves. To create a system that works, we can't just use our purchasing power. We must turn it into citizen power.
04-09-2013 Jan Rotmans calls himself a "professor and a progressor". As a scientist he is focused on advancing society in the field of climate change and global change modelling. On the subject he published more than 200 pieces. He is the founder of the research institute DRIFT which stands for Dutch Research Institute for Transitions and he is a professor at Rotterdam's Erasmus University. To give the Netherlands a more sustainable future he co-founded the Urgenda-foundation in 2007. As member of the board he tries to encourage as many people as possible into this movement.
"As with most major tech discoveries someone with money figures out a way to control it – we're seeing that now with alternative currencies, like Bitcoin.
On Sunday night, the Schumacher Center for a New Economics will host an event at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center to celebrate the seventh anniversary of BerkShares, a local currency that the center helped launch in Great Barrington when it was known as the E.F. Schumacher Society.
Or everyone should be. How staging a hackathon can juice every area of your business. (In my < one year of hacking, I have been seriouly impressed by hackathon culture.
SAN JOSE -- When 3D printing allows anyone to scan an object and create it, the concept of intellectual property and trademarks will increasingly become irrelevant.
California becomes the first state to legalize ride sharing services like Lyft, UberX and Sidecar.
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The recent revelation about the FBI using the Patriot Act's