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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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European Citizens' Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income - Basic Income European Citizens' Initiative

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beyond “not for profiteering..” — Field Notes … — Medium

beyond “not for profiteering..” — Field Notes … — Medium | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

During my journey with The-Hub.net I have increasingly found myself in the nexus between the false morality of the “Not For Profit” world and the auto malignment of the “For Profit” world. A nexus that has over the course of the last 10 or so years produced a whole world of Social Enterprise — with numerous off springs corporate forms like community interest companies…

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New Report Summarizes the Economics and the Commons Conference 2013

New Report Summarizes the Economics and the Commons Conference 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Heinrich Boll Foundation just released a detailed, educational, and inspiring report summarizing the international conference it hosted in Berlin, Germany May 22-24, 2013.
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We Gathered, We Mapped, We Shared: a #MapJam Follow-Up

We Gathered, We Mapped, We Shared: a #MapJam Follow-Up | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For two weeks in October, people all over the world gathered to make maps.
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How To Set Up An Open Mesh Network in Your Neighborhood

How To Set Up An Open Mesh Network in Your Neighborhood | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Mesh networks can share web connections throughout a neighborhood, spreading the reach of a broadband connection.
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Forthcoming Major Revolution in Global Dialogue

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All the pieces are in place, or being rapidly developed, enabling an unsuspected revolution in dialogue as a consequence of a convergence of communication technologies. There is every reason to foresee in the immediate future the possibility that dialogue with artificial intelligence, in a variety of forms, will become more engaging and interesting than that with other human beings.

 
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Hybrid Cities and Networked Participatory Design Systems | Hybrid Space Lab | ecosistema urbano

Hybrid Cities and Networked Participatory Design Systems | Hybrid Space Lab | ecosistema urbano | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Coinciding with the rise of digital tools that foster participatory systems, Hybrid Space Lab is an entity that exists in the realm between architect and client, the traditional shapers of space. In this article, originally published here, Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Labshare three of their projects and their thoughts on networked participatory design systems today.

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Will AirBNB And Etsy Destroy The Economy, Or Save Us All?

Will AirBNB And Etsy Destroy The Economy, Or Save Us All? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sites like AirBNB and Sidecar let people obtain services in a peer-to-peer way that was impossible before the Internet, but are those services disrupting or supplementing the industries they're in?...
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The Democracy and the Commons

An interview produced by Alain Ambrosi, at the Economics and the Commons Conference  which took place in Berlin from 22 to 24 May 2013. 
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To the Finland Station - P2P Foundation

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This is a draft version of an essay which appeared in Framework,the Finnish Art Review on contemporary art and culture, which dedicated Issue 10 on the 'Rescue Plan" for the current financial meltdown.

 
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FLOK-Ecuador Research process presentation by Michel Bauwens

TOWARDS AN OPEN COMMONS-BASED KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY: Changing the productive matrix of Ecuador (Michel Bauwens)
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Collaborative Networks and the P2P Model in Brazil (1)

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“The favelas are emerging as “symbolic capital”, as “wealth”, and as “commodities” in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are no longer the place of “excluded” non-subjects, as in some imaginaries and discourses, but rather a cyber-periphery, a place of “wealth in poverty” fought over by Nike, Globo Network Television, and the State, as well as laboratories for subjective production. The black bodies of the favelas, the possibilities for co-operation without hierarchy, the invention of other times and spaces (on the streets, in dancehalls, LAN centers, and rooftops) are all subjected to forms of appropriation, just like anything else in capitalism. However, the favelas are no longer seen simply as “poverty factories”, but rather a form of capital in the market of symbolic national and local values, having been able to convert the most hostile forces (poverty, violence, states of emergency) into a process of creation and cultural invention.”

 
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This entry was posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 6:56 pm and is filed under Cognitive Capitalism, Ethical Economy, P2P Art and Culture, P2P Movements, P2P Public Policy, P2P Theory, 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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Commons-Based Peer Production and Artistic Expression: Two Cases from Greece.

This essay narrates, from a creator-observation perspective, the production of two works of fiction, a book of short stories and a play, based on the principles and technologies of Commons-based peer production (CBPP). This is potentially interesting from both the CBPP and the literary perspective. Even though both seem well-matched by their prima facie lack of profit orientation, CBPP case studies rarely deal with fiction, and regarding plays, artistic creativity is still mostly associated with one, maybe two. After tracing and analysing the CBPP phenomenon, the case studies show concretely the fate of the specific projects as well as how, nowadays, people can involve in collaborative artistic projects inspired and catalysed by Commons-oriented principles and technologies.

 
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This entry was posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 12:24 pm and is filed under Commons, Culture & Ideas, Economy and Business, Featured Content, Politics. 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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Introducing the South-African shack dwellers movement

“S’bu Zikode, founder of the Durban-based shack-dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo, was invited to speak at Rhodes University on Thursday 10 October 2013. After the recent shooting of 17 year old AbM member, Nqobile Nzuza, Zikode focused on the increasing state oppression and violence against poorer communities in Cato Crest, Durban, and across the country.”

 
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Toward Resilient Architectures 4: The Geometry of Resilience

We have previously described four key characteristics of resilient structures in natural systems: diversity; web-network structure; distribution across a range of scales; and the capacity to self-adapt and “self-organize.” We showed how these features allow a structure to adapt to shocks and changes that might otherwise prove catastrophic (in a post titled Biology Lessons).

 
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7 Ways to Lead ‘Swarmwise’ in a Networked World

7 Ways to Lead ‘Swarmwise’ in a Networked World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the tech-enabled changes to network organizations from a hierarchical ones also comes changes in the practice of leadership.
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6 Awesome Board Games That Teach Cooperation

6 Awesome Board Games That Teach Cooperation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Commonopoly in action. Photo credit: Big Hope.
The most popular board games are based on competition. Monopoly epitomizes the winner take all nature of the genre.
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Episode 84: Creating buildings and environments that support life | Levevei™

Episode 84: Creating buildings and environments that support life | Levevei™ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this episode I have the delight of connecting withNikos Salingaros, who is a Professor in Mathematics, an Urbanist and Architectural Theorist. He is originally from Greece, but lives now in San Antonio, USA. Nikos Salingaros has for many years collaborated withChristopher Alexander and in our conversation we explore what it takes to create buildings and environments that sustain life and which resonate with our most basic human needs. Why is it that so much of what has been built for the last 100 years seem to go against what we have consciously and unconsciously learned throughout our human history (not to mention our almost 2 million years of evolution!).
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The Sharing Economy is Gaining Momentum in the Arab World ...

The Sharing Economy is Gaining Momentum in the Arab World ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy movement is taking a new stride in the Arab World. Here a review of the most prominent initiatives in the area.
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Congress should grant Edward Snowden amnesty - The Guardian

Congress should grant Edward Snowden amnesty - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The man who sparked the NSA surveillance debate remains in exile. We should thank him for his role and let him come home

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Why is this contradiction between use and exchange value so fundamental to capitalism?

“All commodities have to be understood as having a use value and exchange value. If I have a steak the use value is that I can eat it and the exchange value is how much I had to pay for it.

 

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FLOK Society Project - P2P Foundation

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"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.

 
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Cooperative Land Banks

“The issue and question for me though is: Is the current system reformable? It appears not to be or at least in relation to the dominant parts. Therefore the arguments for ecological reconstruction that Gar Alperovitz has been advancing seems to me to be the viable and practical way forward. Critical to any solution is a model for change that enables monopoly and enclosure to be overcome and to do so steadily and inexcorably without descending into civil war.

 
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Clay Shirky on Constructive Criticism for Peer Collaboration

What kind of criticism works and should you listen to?

Great ‘epistemological’ keynote by Clay Shirky.

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