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Open Tech Collaborative

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


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Share, share – that’s fair (and more productive too!) - The Networked Society Blog

Share, share – that’s fair (and more productive too!) - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Did you know that individuals, enterprises and cities that engage with one another and bring in new ideas from the outside are more productive, more creative and even live longer, healthier lives? A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit the MIT Human Dynamics Lab in Cambridge, USA where I learned how crucial the flow of ideas is to the health of society and for its individual members.

 
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Businesses Embrace the Total Collaboration Model - BizTech Magazine

Businesses Embrace the Total Collaboration Model - BizTech Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the last decade, as digital technologies have matured, organizations are confronting a dizzying array of opportunities and challenges. But at the heart of every IT initiative lies a simple fact: the ability to operate an enterprise successfully depends a great deal on how effectively workers communicate and collaborate.

 
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Diane WEINUM's curator insight, December 21, 2013 5:15 PM

La collaboration en entreprise

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Can 'Cooperative Capitalism' Succeed? - Forbes

Can 'Cooperative Capitalism' Succeed? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I am spending this week at the annual December CEO Space Business Growth Conference in Las Vegas, one of five summit events the company holds through the year. I wrote about CEO Space founder Berny Dohrmann and his role in new SEC regulations in a previous article here. Contributor John Hall has covered CEO Space also, in hisOct. 2013 article on Top 10 Must Attend Conferences for Entrepreneurs.

 
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Kids, code and our computational future with DJ Adams - Diginomica

Kids, code and our computational future with DJ Adams - Diginomica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

D J Adams is a passionate believer in the value of education at a time when computational literacy is low on government’s educational agenda – at least from an action standpoint. I had been quietly listening to some of the things he was saying about Coder Dojo and Young Rewired State. Earlier in the week I tweeted that DJ and I would be recording a video on the topic. Coincidentally, Bob Evans, who runs comms at Oracle pointed me to this piece that discusses similar ongoing efforts in the US, supported by Oracle.

 
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The Power of Collaboration | Visual.ly

The Power of Collaboration | Visual.ly | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The internet is igniting a boom in the collaborative economy. From homes to food, just about everything is being shared.
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Radical New Collaborations for Local Economies

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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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Diane WEINUM's curator insight, December 21, 2013 5:16 PM

collaboration économique

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HeadCon '13: Part V | Edge.org

HeadCon '13: Part V | Edge.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The part of human nature that I'd like to talk about today is that part of our human nature that is relevant to our interactions with others. There's been a phenomenal amount of work taking place in the last ten years, certainly, and even in the last year or two that seeks to understand how we interact with each other and how we assemble ourselves into social networks.


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Step Aside Coding, It's Time To Embrace The Assembled Web - Forbes

Step Aside Coding, It's Time To Embrace The Assembled Web - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

To “assemble” means to build.  Assembling also means that we come together. Sometimes, both aspects are true.  When that happens and we work together to build, we are better off for it.

 
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Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler -- Cooperation Trumps Self-Interest

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Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler has a radical premise: cooperation triumphs over self-interest. In a lecture this month in Tel Aviv, he called for cooperation and community as a tool to fundamentally transform business.
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The Science of Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

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“Without the sense of fellowship with men of like mind,” Einstein wrote, “life would have seemed to me empty.” It is perhaps unsurprising that the iconic physicist, celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius,” intuited something fundamental about the inner workings of the human mind and soul long before science itself had attempted to concretize it with empirical evidence. Now, it has: In Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect (public library), neuroscientist Matthew D. Lieberman, director of UCLA’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience lab, sets out to “get clear about ‘who we are’ as social creatures and to reveal how a more accurate understanding of our social nature can improve our lives and our society. Lieberman, who has spent the past two decades using tools like fMRI to study how the human brain responds to its social context, has found over and over again that our brains aren’t merely simplistic mechanisms that only respond to pain and pleasure, as philosopher Jeremy Bentham famously claimed, but are instead wired to connect. At the heart of his inquiry is a simple question: Why do we feel such intense agony when we lose a loved one? He argues that, far from being a design flaw in our neural architecture, our capacity for such overwhelming grief is a vital feature of our evolutionary constitution:

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Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture - Where We Are Now | www.furtherfield.org

Furtherfield and Contemporary Art Culture - Where We Are Now | www.furtherfield.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For over 17 years Furtherfield has been working in practices that bridge arts, technology, and social change. Over these years we have been involved in many great projects, and have collaborated with and supported a variety of talented people. Our artistic endeavors include net art, media art, hacking, art activism, hacktivism and co-curating. We have always believed that it is essential that the individuals at the heart of Furtherfield practice in arts and technology are engaged in critical enquiry. For us art is not just about running a gallery or critiquing art for art’s sake. The meaning of the art is in perpetual flux, and we examine its changing relationship with the human condition. Furtherfield’s role and direction as an arts collective is shaped by the affinities we identify among diverse independent thinkers, individuals and groups who have questions to ask in their work about the culture.

 

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King of collaboration: Driving mass communication

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Why the squiggly title? The image above is a CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA is an acronym for ‘Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart’. This was the fruit of studies by Guatemalan tech entrepreneur Luis Von Ahn. Von Ahn has realised a vision of mass collaboration at a global scale. I had the great pleasure of catching up with Luis and getting some insights into his success, which was really a by-product of a truly noble vision.

 
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Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler: Cooperation Trumps Self-Interest

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Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler has a radical premise: cooperation triumphs over self-interest. In a lecture this month in Tel Aviv, he called for cooperation and community as a tool to fundamentally transform business.

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $600,000 grant to Commons Lab to continue mass collaboration work

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $600,000 grant to Commons Lab to continue mass collaboration work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Phys.org Science News Wire : Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $600,000 grant to Commons Lab to continue mass collaboration work -- a press release is provided to you ìas isî with little or no review from Phys.org staff.
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Wikinomics – Unbundling the 20th Century Mindset

Wikinomics – Unbundling the 20th Century Mindset | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Having spent the past three years of my life in the Enterprise 2.0 / Collaborative software market, I remain struck by the industry’s continued lack of ability to define a compelling reason for enterprises to adopt new software applications, such as blogs, wikis, microblogs, etc. In the early days of the Enterprise 2.0 movement, much of this software was dismissed as the next wave of Knowledge Management, which was largely viewed as a zero ROI investment (or at least in the eyes of the venture capital community, it did not produce any break out, high return investments). Today, it is largely viewed as a necessary evil because the likes of Facebook and Twitter are impossible for the enterprise to ignore.

 

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Why Hiding From Managers Can Increase Worker Productivity - Forbes

Why Hiding From Managers Can Increase Worker Productivity - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In terms of respecting boundaries, it’s important that managers consider not only individual privacy but group privacy as well, Bernstein explains. The curtain boosted productivity for a few key reasons: It provided privacy to tweak (and improve) line operations as temporary issues arose; it prevented unproductive distractions and provided workers with increased focus; and it let the line experiment with new ideas prior to explaining them to management. Indeed, the workers did purposefully share ideas with their supervisors after testing and perfecting them.

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Fabs labs & global learning: Jean-Michel Molenaar at TEDxIsereRiver

Manager of the Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) in Grenoble, Jean-Michel Molenaar is an active member of the "Makers"' movement. He took part in the creation of the first Fab Labs in the Netherlands. He then followed courses from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from Norway. 
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Does research need dictators?

Does research need dictators? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I’ve taken part in a class of Open Collaboration and Peer production, exploring what open source means in theoretical sense and engaging in practical exploration and engagement of open source projects. As part of the course, we did try to develop a common report of our experiences, including a survey and analysis of our experiences. In the spirit of open collaboration, we developed the survey together and are now engaged the writing of the report.

 

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Public vs. Private – Should Student Work Be Public On the Web? | The Edublogger

Public vs. Private – Should Student Work Be Public On the Web? | The Edublogger | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Pros of Posting Onlinestudents are writing for a real audience – not just the teacherwith no passwords to keep up with, parents and relatives can simply access the workwhen students know anyone can see their work, they will try harderstudents can easily share with their peers using social media and other meansvisitors from down the hall or around the world can comment and collaborate
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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards $600,000 grant to Commons Lab to continue mass collaboration work

The Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue its work on innovative governance in the age of open innovation and mass collaboration.
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Take Back the Economy - an interview with Katherine Gibson

To mark the launch of Katherine Gibson's new collaborative book, Deborah Rose sat down with her to talk about taking back the economy. This interview was conducted in September 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
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Moving The Mountain: Global Collaboration For Education Reform - Forbes

Moving The Mountain: Global Collaboration For Education Reform - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Editor’s Note: Sarah Elizabeth is founder and executive director of the Academy for Global Citizenship. This article is part of a series of op-eds from key speakers and delegates participating in this year’s Social Innovation Summit, which takes place on November 19th and 20th at Stanford Business School. View the full series here.


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Why Cities Are Our Most Important Innovation Platform - Forbes

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Innovation, most of all, is driven by collaboration. So it takes more than just smart people, diversity is also important.

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