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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Hardware is now open (sourced) for business - CNBC.com

Hardware is now open (sourced) for business - CNBC.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Few hardware companies would dream of giving up their design secrets, but for a growing niche of entrepreneurs, doing just that is a pillar of their business.

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Boundary Spanner - P2P Foundation

Boundary Spanner - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Boundary Spanning" was probably popularized by Richard L. Daft in 1989, in his book "Organizational Theory and Design"[1]. In that book, it was an concept being applied to organizational development.

 
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Brokerage, Boundary Spanning, and Leadership in Open Innovation Communities - P2P Foundation

Brokerage, Boundary Spanning, and Leadership in Open Innovation Communities - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Both brokering and boundary-spanning roles greatly increase the likelihood of leadership points to the importance of social positions that can unite open innovation communities. We argued that trust does not come easily to community members who fear cooptation by commercial interests or forking over technical disagreements. Because brokers by definition contrive less cohesive and less trusting contexts, the probability that they will assume leadership roles remains highly contingent on building trust with community members. We argue that aspiring leaders can build trust through physical attendance and, consistent with this argument, find a positive interaction with physical attendance. Also consistent with our emphasis on trust in open innovation communities, brokerage and boundary spanning demonstrated a negative interaction, indicating that brokers who span boundaries remain at a disadvantage. While brokerage alone demonstrates positive influence on becoming a leader, boundary spanning demonstrates a much stronger effect. Finally, we did not observe a contingent relationship between boundary spanning and attendance. Our results emphasize the importance of intermediary and integrating roles—for brokers within technological boundaries, and for boundary spanners across cohesive technological boundaries."

 
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Rider's Delight: How Two Lyft Drivers Bring the Party to the People

Rider's Delight: How Two Lyft Drivers Bring the Party to the People | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While there are plenty of Lyft drivers who simply transport passengers from point A to point B, DJ DiscoLyft and HipHopLyft turn a cross-town ride into an event.
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Cutting Edge X: Investment Crowdfunding for the 100%

Cutting Edge X: Investment Crowdfunding for the 100% | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to make a lasting investment in a small business, as opposed to just patronizing one or making a one-time crowdfunding contribution or product pre-purchase? Don’t we all want to strengthen our local economies?
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Factories of Knowledge - P2P Foundation

Factories of Knowledge - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

""Factories of knowledge: fashionable metaphor for the self-proletarization of intellectuals, misinterpratation of ephemeral Marx marginalia, terminological makeshift solution for the situation of precarious knowledge work? There is no doubt that the General Intellect has been increasingly seized by capitalist valorisation in recent decades."

 
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From the Popular Front to the Populous Fronts - P2P Foundation

From the Popular Front to the Populous Fronts - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"In the days of the Arab Spring, Syntagma Square, the Occupy Movement, the public sector strike and the education struggles we were witness to a renewed ‘popular front’ of sorts. A ‘populous front’ that brought together different levels, forms and registers of protest. It was interesting to note that in Athens many sectors of the left viewed the initial Syntagma Square assemblies with suspicion. The spectre of nationalism, inaugural in the historic popular front of Soviet Policy, was off-putting and, however briefly, seen by some as a definitional overcoding of the assemblies. Yet, re-reading some of the initial statements made in these assemblies and the reported suspicion of a political hijacking of them, it is interesting to note that many of these statements were directly ‘affecting’ expressions of suffering that seem to be uttered in defiance of the ‘languages of power’.

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Water Justice | Struggle for water is struggle for democracy

Water Justice | Struggle for water is struggle for democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As thousands of water specialists gather in Stockholm for World Water Week, there will be a lot of discussions around technical and efficient delivery of water but too few conversations on the nature of water as a public and democratic good.

  
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The revolution will NOT be in Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

The revolution will NOT be in Open Data | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve had a lingering feeling of unease that things were not quite right in the world of open development and ICT4D (Information and communication technology for development), so at September’s Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva I took advantage of the presence of some of the world’s top practitioners in these two areas to explore the question: How does “openness” really effect change within development?

 

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Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies - P2P Foundation

Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"D-CENT will provide civil society with immediately useable digital tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment. It will also grow longer-term alternatives to today’s highly centralised platforms and power structures. D-CENT will create an open, federated, and decentralised social networking platform based on integrating already successful open-source codebases, with tens of thousands of users in three pilots. The modular platform enable to share in real-time open data, democratic decision making tools, and digital social currency for the social good. The D-CENT platforms will go beyond data aggregation to enable deliberation and collective judgement, informed by feedback.

 
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Talking Point: Why are we wasting so much food? - Huddersfield Examiner (blog)

Talking Point: Why are we wasting so much food? - Huddersfield Examiner (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Talking Point: Why are we wasting so much food?
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From Gandhi to Occupy: the story of peaceful protest - The Independent

From Gandhi to Occupy: the story of peaceful protest - The Independent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


From Gandhi to Occupy: the story of peaceful protest. Jamie Merrill Author Biography. Jamie Merrill.

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The crisis of representation and the liberation of the empty self | ROAR Magazine

The crisis of representation and the liberation of the empty self | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
To overcome the crisis of democracy and reaffirm our autonomy, we first of all need to liberate our empty self from mindless consumerism and conformity.
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Historic event: Global Uprisings conference in Amsterdam | ROAR Magazine

Historic event: Global Uprisings conference in Amsterdam | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This three-day event will bring together activists, journalists and scholars from the front-lines of the popular uprisings unfolding around the world.
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Turning Education Upside Down

Turning Education Upside Down | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Flipped schools,” where students watch video lessons at home and do “homework” in class, are showing early promise in improving learning.
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Binding Chaos - Stigmergy

Part 2 of our series from Binding Chaos the new book by Heather Marsh is the chapter on Stigmergy.


 

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An Open Call for Open Hardware Technology for the Environment

“Anyone reasonably informed today understands that we are going through a major cultural shift. Capitalism and logics of egoist accumulation have led to the destruction of the environment, and as the number of humans on earth does not cease to grow, worst case scenari beckons. The scale of environmental man-made damages suggests that we need to envision new scalable collective solutions. Everything humans do is a form of technology, so it is technology itself that needs to radically changed to revert the adverse effects on our environment. I propose this axiom to get closer to that “ideal paradigm” : “If a technology is good for the environment, it should be made available for everyone to use, modify, distribute.” That is simple enough to call for a volunteer action and establish a consensus among a group of individuals to work together towards a common objective.”

 
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This entry was posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 6:58 pm and is filed under Commons, Ethical Economy, Open Innovation, P2P Action Items, P2P Collaboration, P2P Ecology, Peer Production. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 
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Cartographers of the Commons | David Bollier

Cartographers of the Commons | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

How far we’ve come in ten years!  In 2004 a number of us at the Tomales Bay Institute – the predecessor to On the Commons – tried to get a number of small communities to conduct what we called “local commons surveys.”  The idea was to encourage people to make their own inventory of the many overlooked commons that touch their everyday lives, and especially those that are threatened by enclosure.  By making commons more visible, we reasoned, people might begin to organize to defend them.  It was a great idea, but only one or two communities actually got it together to survey their local commons.  A valiant experiment with modest results. 

 
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HowlRound Brings Commoning to the Theater | David Bollier

HowlRound Brings Commoning to the Theater | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

American culture has been dominated for so long by Hollywood, Broadway and the nonprofit industrial complex that it is hard to imagine theatrical performance without the stars, the spectacle, the corporate investments and marketing hype.  What would it be like if theater were taken off its big-money pedestal and allowed to speak to serious social concerns, politics, ethnicity and the human condition as it is actually experienced? 

 
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Final Report on the Economics and the Commons Conference - P2P Foundation

Final Report on the Economics and the Commons Conference - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"One of the most significant impediments to positive social change is the entrenched power of market-fundamentalism as an economic and political paradigm. The prevailing dogma is that only a scheme of individual self-interest, expansive individual property rights, market exchange and globalized free trade can advance human well-being. This view has increasingly been called into question as the predatory dynamics of the market economy became clear and as its threats to the biosphere have become more acute.

 
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The Happiest Countries in the World | Global Finance

The Happiest Countries in the World | Global Finance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Global Finance presents two different rankings of the World’s Happiest Countries: the Happy Planet Index of the New Economic Foundation and the Life Satisfaction survey, part of the Better Life Index of the OECD.
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Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches | The Raw Story

Chomsky: The Internet is full of people who can’t read and want to talk about sandwiches | The Raw Story | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In an interview uploaded to YouTube, Noam Chomsky answers the question “[d]oes the generative potential of the internet help to form new kinds of social or cultural associations” by saying that he knows of “actual cases” of “adolescents who think they have 500 friends, because they have 500 friends on Facebook, but these are the kinds of friends who, if you say, ‘I had a sandwich,’ they ask ‘Did it taste good?’”

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Ricardo Pimenta's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:58 PM

Redes Sociais, imaginário e sanduíches... O que Chomsky acha disso tudo

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Why the Internet Means the End of Government Money - Huffington Post UK

Why the Internet Means the End of Government Money - Huffington Post UK | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For thousands of years the most powerful monopoly enjoyed by the state was over money itself. Kings, Emperors and their administrations controlled the currency, its issuance and its use.

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NEWSNIGHT: Paxman vs Brand - full interview

Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about voting, revolution and beards.
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ABPTV's curator insight, October 29, 2013 6:13 PM

#Respectable and #revolutionary I'm #proud of his words... #Women let's listen carefully

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The United Nations of Bitcoin

The United Nations of Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is a map of every Bitcoin download (that was able to be traced to a country), by operating system.  Each dot is an individual Bitcoin download.  The yellow dots are a general reference of all Bitcoin downloads ever while the red ones call out a specific OS used in the download.

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Curated by jean lievens
Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation