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Stefano Scarpetta reviews new approaches to closing the world's growing income gaps. - Project Syndicate

Stefano Scarpetta reviews new approaches to closing the world's growing income gaps. - Project Syndicate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the Arab Spring revolts and protests in Chile, Brazil, Israel, Turkey, and India have shown, social tensions stemming from inequality are mounting around the globe.
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Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In - ISN

Microblogs in China: Bringing the State Back In - ISN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Why have some authoritarian regimes tolerated the spread of new communications technologies? If China is any example, argues Nele Noesselt, it’s because they’re using social media to gauge public opinion, maintain their legitimacy, and avoid having to make serious political reforms.

 
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✌ Clay Shirky on Internet Issues Facing Newspapers

✌ Clay Shirky on Internet Issues Facing Newspapers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Clay Shirky describes the changing news landscape that has put accountability journalism at risk, and outlines a "journalistic ecosystem" that is needed to preserve essential watchdog role of the press.

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An Open Source, $2000, Metal 3-D Printer

An Open Source, $2000, Metal 3-D Printer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This paper reports on the development of a <$2000 open-source metal 3-D printer. The metal 3-D printer is controlled with an open-source micro-controller and is a combination of a low-cost commercial gas-metal arc welder and a derivative of the Rostock, a deltabot RepRap. The bill of materials, electrical and mechanical design schematics, and basic construction and operating procedures are provided. A preliminary technical analysis of the properties of the 3-D printer and the resultant steel products are performed. The results of printing customized functional metal parts are discussed and conclusions are drawn about the potential for the technology and the future work necessary for the mass distribution of this technology

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EXCLUSIVE: Resource Revolution launches circular economy blueprint for action

EXCLUSIVE: Resource Revolution launches circular economy blueprint for action | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Edie has published an exclusive blueprint for businesses seeking to join the circular economy, offering them practical guidance on how to engage with the ideology and deliver on it.
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An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World to participate in the Ecuadorian transition towards an open commons-based knowledge society | Sumak Yachay - Buen Conocer

An Open Letter to the Commoners and Co-operators of the World to participate in the Ecuadorian transition towards an open commons-based knowledge society | Sumak Yachay - Buen Conocer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a speech on Sept. 19, 2012, President Correa of Ecuador appealed to the young people of his country to fight for and realize a vision of “good living” based on a commons-based and open knowledge society. The FLOK Society project2 (Free/Libre Open Knowledge) has been created to propose a transition plan and a policy framework to achieve this unique vision. In accordance with Ecuador’s National Plan, there can be no ‘good living’ policy that is not inspired by, and rooted in, free and open knowledge and a thriving commons.

 
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392: Manifesting a Material Commons – A Trialogue

392: Manifesting a Material Commons – A Trialogue | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

KMO remote-hosts a trialogue between Michel Bauwens, Dmytri Kleiner andJohn Restakis on establishing a peer-production economy in which economic rents are distributed to every member of a community who then vote with their dollars to decide how to deploy capital and determine the direction and priorities of their society. To lay the groundwork for the conversation, KMO provides some rough and ready definitions for the concepts of Georgism, economic rents andneoliberalism.

 
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Can Hardware Development be Agile?

Can Hardware Development be Agile? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in an “Extreme Manufacturing” event at Lockheed.   The event was run by Joe Justice of WikiSpeed, and organized by Scrum Inc.  The plan was that by using agile methodologies, we would build a street legal car capable of getting 100 mpg in six half hour “sprints”.

 
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Creating a culture of crowd-sourced innovation: A look back at Hacking Pediatrics

Creating a culture of crowd-sourced innovation: A look back at Hacking Pediatrics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A hackathon is most easily explained by relating it to the crowd-sourced, time-crunched challenges that we see every day in pop culture. From “Top Chef” to “The Apprentice” to “Extreme Makeover,” television is teeming with passionate individuals trying to solve a difficult task with incredibly constrained resources and time. What results is often remarkable by any standard and speaks to the power of concentrated, collaborative problem solving.

 
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Suhasa Sreenivasamurthy's curator insight, December 12, 2013 9:27 PM

Interesting way to innovate and harness all the brain power one can get in one place! Similar approach within the enterprise should yield some great results! Would love to hear from anyone with similar experiments within a traditional enterprise!

Sarah's curator insight, December 13, 2013 7:29 AM

This article explains how doctors, engineers, and all types of medical specialists followed a common cultural activity found on TV, called a hackathon. Commonly seen on shows where you are given a difficult task to accomplish in a certain amount of time and given restraints, a hackathon has proven to be a successful way of brainstorming and solving problems. So, a hackathon took place to "hack pediatrics'. This 36-hour challenge might be the start of a new technique of problem solving for America.

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OpenDesk: Could This Open Source Micro-Factory Replace IKEA? | Science and Technology

OpenDesk: Could This Open Source Micro-Factory Replace IKEA? | Science and Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

File this under your ‘reasons to get a CNC machine in the near future’ if you don’t already have access to one. OpenDesk is the new open source furniture design resource from the team behind FabHub that aims to explore new models for open and collaborative design of digitally fabricated free modern furniture designs that can be made locally either by you or a local Maker.

 

 

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The Revolution Will Be Extruded | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio

The Revolution Will Be Extruded | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There's a lot of buzz about 3-D printers -- guns! skin grafts! pizza in space!
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Say hello to the Open Water Foundation — Open Data. Open ...

Say hello to the Open Water Foundation — Open Data. Open ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Open Water Foundation (OWF) is a nonprofit social enterprise that is working to provide an open source software platform to help organizations make better decisions about water. With increasing population, demand for water is increasing, resulting in negative impacts. In particular, water issues in the Western United States and other arid regions increasingly will influence decisions about the economy, environment, and society. There has been increased communication and collaboration among water interests and there is an opportunity to extend this spirit of collaboration to software development.

 
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Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet - Cryptome.org

In an interview with Time conducted via e-mail in early December, Snowden explained his answers to those big questions, even as he allowed for the fact that the U.S. public he sees himself serving may not ultimately agree. The privacy of regular citizens, he believes, is a universal right, and the dangers of mass surveillance litter the dark corners of the 20th century. “The NSA is surely not the Stasi,” he argued, in reference to the notorious East German security service, “but we should always remember that the danger to societies from security services is not that they will spontaneously decide to embrace mustache twirling and jackboots to bear us bodily into dark places, but that the slowly shifting foundation of policy will make it such that mustaches and jackboots are discovered to prove an operational advantage toward a necessary purpose.”

 
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C-Realm: Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, Venture Communist and Miscommunications Technologist

C-Realm: Interview with Dmytri Kleiner, Venture Communist and Miscommunications Technologist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the social justice movement began to fade, along with the dotcom boom itself going into bust, it became very clear to me that this was very problematic. These truly liberating and revolutionary communication platforms were not going to be funded by capital. And so, if venture capital wasn’t going to fund them, then we needed some other way to fund them. This is where the term originates from. It originates from the simple aversion to venture capital. If venture capital won’t fund what we need to do, then we have to create venture communism. And so, venture communism itself began as a research project. And over time, there has been some development of the concept, but I usually mean the term in the very broad sense. I have my own proposals that you’ll find in the manifesto and other texts for what approaches to venture communism might look like, or what a venture communism may be like, but I also use the term in a very broad sense that could include other ways of collectively forming the communication capital that we need.
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Mozilla, LG, ZTE, Deutsche Telekom And Others Launch Open Web Device Compliance Review Board To Promote Firefox OS Hardware Ecosystem | TechCrunch

Mozilla, LG, ZTE, Deutsche Telekom And Others Launch Open Web Device Compliance Review Board To Promote Firefox OS Hardware Ecosystem | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mozilla, Deutsche Telekom, LG, Qualcomm, TCL/ALCATEL ONETOUCH, Telefónica, ZTE and a number of other tech companies today launched a new initiative that aims to promote the open Web device ecosystem by “encouraging API compliance as well as ensuring competitive performance.” TheOpen Web Device Compliance Review Board (CRB) will operate as an independent not-for-profit organization, but its standards will be based on Mozilla’s principles of user privacy and control and will also form the basis of Mozilla’s Firefox OS branding requirements.

 
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Clay Shirky on Wikis UNI presentation

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Presentation on a chapter of Clay Shirkys book, Here Comes Everybody. (#presentation http://t.co/DDtfjMEc03 Clay Shirky on Wikis UNI presentation)
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Progress in Open-World, Integrative, Collaborative Science Data Platforms

Progress in Open-World, Integrative, Collaborative Science Data Platforms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As collaborative, or network science spreads into more Earth and space science fields, both the participants and their funders have expressed a very strong desire for highly functional data and information capabilities that are a) easy to use, b) integrated in a variety of ways, c) leverage prior investments and keep pace with rapid technical change, and d) are not expensive or time-consuming to build or maintain. In response, and based on our accummulated experience over the last decade and a maturing of several key technical approaches, we have adapted, extended, and integrated several open source applications and frameworks that handle major portions of functionality for these platforms. At minimum, these functions include: an object-type repository, collaboration tools, an ability to identify and manage all key entities in the platform, and an integrated portal to manage diverse content and applications, with varied access levels and privacy options. 

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Radical New Collaborations for Local Economies

Radical New Collaborations for Local Economies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We’ve been working on the Trading Spaces concept for about a year. It's exciting to be sharing a year's worth of thinking about innovative ways of increasing collaborative activity on high streets (primary business streets) that doesn't rely on local residents to be simply consumers --> but partners, makers and social investors as well.

 
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The Sharing Economy Moves Into…Fashion?

The Sharing Economy Moves Into…Fashion? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Date My Wardrobe is looking to help women never be without that perfect outfit again. (The Sharing Economy Moves Into…Fashion?
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Nicole Ferraro - Cities Must Get Behind the Sharing Economy | Future Cities

Nicole Ferraro - Cities Must Get Behind the Sharing Economy | Future Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Shared services are nothing new to people living in cities, but the web-driven (We teach kids to #share - why not the grown-ups?
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eXtreme Manufacturing - eXtreme Manufacturing - Gallery

eXtreme Manufacturing - eXtreme Manufacturing - Gallery | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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‘Binding Chaos’: a compassionate vision for a future society | ROAR Magazine

‘Binding Chaos’: a compassionate vision for a future society | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Heather Marsh’s new book puts forward a challenge: how to achieve mass collaboration on a global scale and awaken what is inherently human in the heart.
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Final report from the BookMooch survey

This report presents the major findings and recommendations from our research concerning the people who use BookMooch. This project was part of a user experience research class at Kent State University. We hope the insights gleaned from our research can help improve and develop this extraordinary community, which John Buckman began with a simple idea: "take a book, leave a book."

 
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When to Choose 3D Printing For the Right Digital Fabrication Job Small Hole Drilling Company Potomac Photonics

When to Choose 3D Printing For the Right Digital Fabrication Job Small Hole Drilling Company Potomac Photonics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of 3D Printing to the forefront of manufacturing in recent years has projected that the Additive Manufacturing technology will take over all proce (cuts thru the hype!
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Dave Allen: Stop blaming the Internet! It has always been hard for musicians

Dave Allen: Stop blaming the Internet! It has always been hard for musicians | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The musician fires back at David Byrne, Thom Yorke, David Lowery and others who argue the Web is bad for artists
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