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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Storyful and the open newsroom: Journalism gets better when more people do it

Storyful and the open newsroom: Journalism gets better when more people do it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Using a Google+ group and an open Twitter account, Storyful is trying to build a crowdsourced “open newsroom” that can help verify user-generated content in real time during events like the war in Syria.
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Selected Citations on P2P Spirituality

Selected Citations on P2P Spirituality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“It is not surprising then, that as our sphere of concern expands (i.e., from the personal to the global-planetary) we are creating technological means through which to address those concerns. Transception, described as, “Internet technologies fused with moral concerns,” is one embodiment of that evolution (Klisanin, 2005; 2007). Transception enables digital altruism, for example through websites designed to support caring and sharing behaviors, i.e., the ability to add content to informational sites such as Wikipedia (2011); the ability to contribute to charity through viewing advertisements via “click-to-donate” formats such as available at Care2.com (2011); the ability to help solve complex problems through donating unused (idle) computer time to scientific research, for example, through the World Community Grid (2011). Transception enables individuals to reach beyond the confines of the physical body not simply to act, but to act compassionately on behalf of other sentient beings.”

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Essay: A New Political Contract for Digital Democracy

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“This paper argues that a ‘digital-political evolution’ should not base itself on what politicians can offer their voters, but on what voters can offer their politicians – i.e. their vote. Only then will peoples’ concerns gain priority over those of the politicians. One may argue that there is nothing new in this, but given that our electoral systems are dominated by the preferences of the politicians’ political parties – rather than those of the voters 1) – any democratic evolution ought to start by changing the conditions under which the vote itself is given to the politician, and/or his/her party. In other words is the objective of the evolution a different ‘political contract’ between the electorate and those seeking election. This is therefore first and foremost a matter of a democratic evolution – not of a digital revolution – although the digital revolution constitutes this process’ intellectual and technical backdrop.

 
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377: Manifesting in Meat Space

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KMO reads the text of his Manifesting In Meat Space couch-surfing tour in which he encourages the Friends of the C-Realm to distinguish between epochal changes, which typically do not manifest themselves neatly within the span of a single human lifetime, and what Robert McChesney calls “critical junctures” which do present opportunities to implement lasting societal change in a short period. The energy industry hype about “Saudi America” may be gibberish, but that doesn’t make a Mad Max-style fast collapse of industrial civilization because of peak oil a realistic prospect. KMO concludes with a warning against using righteous indignation to galvanize resistance against unjust power hierarchies.

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Open Journal Systems | Public Knowledge Project

Open Journal Systems | Public Knowledge Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Scholars need the means to launch a new generation of journals committed to open access, and to help existing journals that elect to make the transition to open access..."

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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio
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Personal Genome Project - P2P Foundation

Personal Genome Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many of us use Google Docs for their collaborative writings. For instance here at Leukippos Institute we use Google Docs for writing our papers. Unfortunately this tool is not open, extendable and thereof satifying. In particular, Google Docs doesn't allow you to manage reference with the common reference managers like Mendeley, Papers etc. The build-in reference tool named "Tools>Research" allow you to add reference but in customizable way. It create a footnote and not endnotes. Also, it doesn't allow to add personalized reference syles.You can see this here.

 
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FidusWriter – could a web-based writing tool become the first real CMS for collaborative science after Wordpress? | FORCE11

FidusWriter – could a web-based writing tool become the first real CMS for collaborative science after Wordpress? | FORCE11 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many of us use Google Docs for their collaborative writings. For instance here at Leukippos Institute we use Google Docs for writing our papers. Unfortunately this tool is not open, extendable and thereof satifying. In particular, Google Docs doesn't allow you to manage reference with the common reference managers like Mendeley, Papers etc. The build-in reference tool named "Tools>Research" allow you to add reference but in customizable way. It create a footnote and not endnotes. Also, it doesn't allow to add personalized reference syles.You can see this here.

 
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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

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Two Heads are Better than One: The Importance of Collaboration in Research

Two Heads are Better than One: The Importance of Collaboration in Research | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As scientists, we are all working toward the same end goal: to cure human disease. With such a lofty goal ahead of us, there is no time for researchers to stand alone as islands.
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Book of the Day: Biohackers and the Politics of Open Science

Book of the Day: Biohackers and the Politics of Open Science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The three cases I present in this book are meant to exemplify the many different directions open biology is taking. Craig Venter, the US biologist known for his role in genetics’ commercialisation and subjection to secrecy and intellectual property rights, sailed the world’s oceans in order to collect genomics data and information he would then, for the first time, share publicly through open access databases and journals. The Italian virologist Ilaria Capua challenged the World Health Organization’s policies on access to influenza data by refusing the institution’s offers to upload its research group’s data on avian influenza genomics on a password-protected database.

 
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3D printed concept car for AUDI self-assembles itself - designboom | architecture & design magazine

3D printed concept car for AUDI self-assembles itself - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
the 3D printed concept car assembles itself in front of the buyer and can be built according to a users specifications from home.
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We need a Github of Science - Marcio von Muhlen

I am postdoctoral fellow, and my academic department is currently running a junior faculty search. We are interviewing four candidates, each of whom will present a job talk attended by the entire department. Before each talk, I’ll receive each candidate’s application packets, and my eyes will scan the “publications” section of their resume. The presence of a first-author article in the ultra-prestigious academic journals Science or Nature would all but guarantee an offer. Multiple publications in top-tier journals would indicate a strong application. If those are missing, meaning the publication history is weak, I’ll wonder how that person got an interview in the first place. Cultural fit, letters of reference and other credentials certainly matter, but beyond publications, everything is secondary.

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APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur | How to Publish a Book

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur | How to Publish a Book | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, Guy wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles—author, publisher and entrepreneur—the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing.

 
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Cloud Manufacturing

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The web technology controls everything in a way that the machine ORIGAMI 5, which deals with automatic tracking, quality control and diagnosis, is manageable as a device of the central system. In addition, the machine improves with the time and the improvements would to be spread to all the machines.

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Is open government a bad thing?

Is open government a bad thing? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Three items here. First a summary of Evgeny Morozov’s treatment of Tim O’Reilly as the bogeyman that distorted “open government” into a dystopia. Amidst the mischaracterisations and polarization features that are the hallmark of Morozov’s interventions, there lies a good point that standard open government approaches may be too reformist and simplyfying. But I fundamentally disagree that because open government and transparency are not sufficient, they are ‘bad’ things, on the contrary, they are necessary building blocks for more fundamental changes. Nothing good can be borne out of ignorance and secret government data. Openness and transparency are the very conditions for civic participation. As they say: necessary but not sufficient.

 

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Book of the Day: Too Big To Know

Book of the Day: Too Big To Know | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“In your book, you argue that we are in a new age of “networked knowledge,” meaning that knowledge — ideas, information, wisdom even — has broken out of its physical confines (the pages of a book or the mind of a person) and now exists in a hyperconnected online state. You say that this new structure “feels more natural because the old ideals of knowledge were never realistic.” In what ways does it feel more natural? What were these old ideals of knowledge and in what ways were they unnatural?


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Re-Thinking the Purpose of Networking | Holistic Marketing Concepts

Re-Thinking the Purpose of Networking | Holistic Marketing Concepts | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After hearing so much buzz about Porter Gale’s new book, Your Network is Your Net Worth, I decided it might be a good idea to pick it up and read it. Within the span of a week, I came across an inspiring interview featuring Gale via my RSS feed, a friend had posted about the book on Facebook, I noticed that the American Marketing Association launched a podcast about the book,  and I also saw that she was going to be the keynote speaker at a regional event.

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Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Defcon? - PandoDaily (blog)

Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Defcon? - PandoDaily (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the latest Def Con, the annual hacker conference held in Las Vegas, there were presentations on hacking automotive network and control systems, remotely gaining control of consumer devices, and NSA snooping. But perhaps the most important discussion took place over a private email list, and it centered on unchecked sexism at the event. This is the second year in a row the “s” word has been thrown around, and I doubt it will be the last.

 



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Why The Sharing Economy Isn't

So a couple of months ago Douglas Atkin, head of Community and E-staff Member at AirBnB, took to the stage of the Le Web conference in London (video) to announce the formation of Peers: “a grassroots organization that supports the sharing economy movement.” I like grassroots organizations and I like the co-operative impulse, but this… Well here is his speech (in quotation marks) in its entirety with comments from yours truly.

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Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking

Fascinating glimpse into world of hacking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Born of the Internet, it acted most decisively and effectively when it was the Internet itself that was threatened. One of its earliest, most successful operations came a matter of days after WikiLeaks published the embassy cables and found its source of funding cut off after PayPal, Visa and MasterCard refused to take donations on its behalf.

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The Growing Economy of Food Sharing Communities

The Growing Economy of Food Sharing Communities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“EatWith is a growing leader in the sharing economy of food startups: Michin started his social experiment startup in Tel Aviv and Barcelona, but this month EatWith launched in New York City and the company is expanding across the United States, Europe, Brazil, and other parts of the world. Michin’s office has been inundated with applications from more than 80 countries to host meals around the world—each host must go through a strict vetting process to ensure everyone’s safety—and typically at least four guests turn up for meals (all of the meals have been sold out in New York so far). Hosts set the prices, and some EatWith experiences include visits to local markets and collective cooking and learning, such as a recent challah-baking workshop in New York.

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3D Printing

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Get the latest 3D Printing news, articles, blogs and videos from industry experts on ENGINEERING.com.

 

ENGINEERING.com brings the most influential voices in engineering to a worldwide audience of engineers. Our stories are informative, inspiring and entertaining.

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3D Robotics' CEO Chris Anderson: Farm Drones

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CEO, 3D RoboticsCommercial UAVs are coming, but not in the privacy-invading, bad-guy chasing way you think. Instead, the first big market is lik (@urukwavu @lucadebiase Speech di Chris Anderson?
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Curated by jean lievens
Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation