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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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HansDeLeenheer: Learning new languages 2.0

I was never good at foreign languages in school. I failed my French classes each and every year and my English was as good as I could learn it through what I got from Hollywood. This means forget about s/z differences (pun intended) and please don't get me started on Future Simple or Passé Composé. 15 years later I do mange to communicate in both those languages to the level that people actually understand what I want to say and vise-versa. My Hollywood English off course is still better than my Bistro French but it took me 15 years to get here just through exercise and not by learning as such.

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Digital Memory and the Archive is out!

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Good news for the start of 2013: the volume of Wolfgang Ernst writings Digital Memory and the Archive is out! The book is soon available in bookstores. The collection that I edited is the first to introduce this very important German media theorist whose style of media archaeology is highly exciting and provocative. Ernst is one of the significant names in the German media studies landscape, and represents one of the directions where theory is going in the post-Friedrich Kittler world.

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Networking City: Review: City Sense - Shaping our environment with real-time data

Networking City: Review: City Sense - Shaping our environment with real-time data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Since 2005, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, which is a provocative architectural school and research institution, has opened architectural competition once in every two years. This competition seeks new types of architectural experiments in the fast changing urban environment and is gaining an international reputation over the world. The most recent competition was held in 2011, and 275 groups participated in from 98 countries. The themes of the competition have expected ideal projections in the future rather than current urban situations; therefore, it is a bit harder to articulate architectural ideas of the themes than other competitions.
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Kosmos Journal Newsletter Creating the New Civilization for the Common Good

Kosmos Journal Newsletter Creating the New Civilization for the Common Good | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
March is an exciting time for Kosmos as we prepare for new contributors to grace our pages in the Spring | Summer issue. We have some "not to be missed" new articles on global Occupy movements and the Commons as well as the new spirituality and transformative leadership. Our images are spectacular—wild animals that are looking straight into the camera.
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Elinor Ostrom Award |

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Instigators, P2P, and Sharing Reshaping Our World - from Lisa Gansky & Adam Werbach: Instigators, P2P, and Sharing Reshaping Our World

Instigators, P2P, and Sharing Reshaping Our World - from Lisa Gansky & Adam Werbach: Instigators, P2P, and Sharing Reshaping Our World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Lisa Gansky & Adam Werbach: Instigators, P2P, and Sharing Reshaping Our World by SMW New York on Livestream - Livestream.com
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Bucky Box gets onside with local growers :: Idealog :: the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation

Bucky Box gets onside with local growers :: Idealog :: the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A fresh new Kiwi startup is out to help the local food movement by taking admin hassles out of the equation so farmers can spend more time growing their tomatoes and less time sorting out receipts.

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The Open Hardware Proposition | Partyrobotics

The Open Hardware Proposition | Partyrobotics | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Maker movement has truly been amazing to watch unfold over the last decade. Democratized information and tools have enabled widespread innovation and collaboration, creating dozens of hackerspaces and businesses in the wake. We love this and we want to be a part of it.
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Noam Chomsky - Brains, Minds and Machines Symposium - 2011

Panel: Emilio Bizzi, Sydney Brenner, Noam Chomsky, Marvin Minsky, Barbara H. Partee, Patrick H. Winston Moderator: Steven Pinker
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Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam » Launching the First Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam

Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam » Launching the First Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The power of open source hardware lies in the ability to build upon others’ work and good documentation is the key to making this happen. We believe that documentation best practices can increase contributions to open source hardware projects significantly. For this reason, we are hosting a collaborative event to arrive at an open source hardware documentation platform based on a set of shared standards.

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Introducing the Economic Transition Income policy proposal to fund peer production

Introducing the Economic Transition Income policy proposal to fund peer production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The frugal economy will be a “socio-diverse” network of communities experimenting with frugal ways of life, a loose network of local economies producing primarily for the local population. There will still be some long-distance trade, but with transportation having become so expensive, there will be far more of decentralization, i.e., increasing de-globalization and re-localization.

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Dynamic Versus Static Systems | Synthesis

Dynamic Versus Static Systems | Synthesis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Recently, Paul Ormerod and I were invited to a round-table at NESTA to discuss systemic innovation.  After that meeting, we were invited to write a blog reflecting on this issue.  I thought I might be neat to write two articles, one on systems and one on innovation.  Here I will tackle systems and, more specifically, I want to draw attention to the differences between static and dynamic systems.  This is often under-emphasised when thinking about whole systems.

 
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March 2013: Local Open Innovation | TIM Review

March 2013: Local Open Innovation | TIM Review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Welcome to the March 2013 issue of the Technology Innovation Management Review. The editorial theme of this issue is Local Open Innovation. We invite your comments on the articles in this issue as well as suggestions for future article topics and issue themes.  
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Habits of Living: Networked Affects, Glocal Effect

Habits of Living: Networked Affects, Glocal Effect | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

an international, interdisciplinary collaboration located at Brown University and traveling through different international locations in Bangalore, Oslo and London. It is an inquiry into the networked conditions of our times, and how they produce ways, conditions and habits of life and living which need to be unpacked beyond mapping and analyzing networks as producing seamless globalizations. Through a series of workshops, art residences, and dialogues, Habits of Living seeks to change the focus of network analyses away from catastrophic events or their possibility towards generative habitual actions that negotiate and transform the constant stream of information to which we are exposed.


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Books Are the Original MOOCs

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Right now there seems to be two poles of debate about the injection of technology into higher education. On the one hand there are the MOOCthusiasts who think Internet-based learning will disrupt the traditional college paradigm.
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Shift Movement | Groups | THE TRANSFORMATION OF MONEY: | Forum (17) | HOW IS CURRENCY CREATED?

Shift Movement | Groups | THE TRANSFORMATION OF MONEY: | Forum (17) | HOW IS CURRENCY CREATED? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Within our current, western economic system, arriving at levels of near full-employment almost invariably brings an escalating volume of monetary transactions into the marketplace in a given period of time— drawing-down a purveyor’s on-hand supply of merchandise, time and labor. The rising speed of transactions encourages vendors to raise their prices— if only to slow and control the distribution of their product / service inventories. Resultant Cost Of Living (COL) price hikes provoke workers to demand more compensation for their work. In response to these increasing wage demands, employers might well reduce their largest, most expensive, single category of overhead: people– their workforce.


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Financing the Global Economy

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 A report by Share The World’s Resources demonstrates how governments could mobilise over $2.8 trillion each year to bolster the global sharing economy and prevent life-threatening deprivation, reverse austerity measures and mitigate the human impacts of climate change. 

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Social media: the biggest revolution since printing - Times of Malta

Social media: the biggest revolution since printing - Times of Malta | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The turnout for the Strickland Foundation lecture on journalism and social media was so overwhelmingly high that lecturer Charlie Beckett, from the London School of Economics, quipped that perhaps people had mistaken his name for “David Beckham”.

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In the Corporate-State Education System, Students are the Product

In the Corporate-State Education System, Students are the Product | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The current educational system is essentially a Taylorist-Fordist mass production system, organized on a batch-and-queue basis, geared to supply a uniform, standardized and graded input for corporate employers. According to Cathy Davidson (“Standardizing Human Ability,” DML Central, July 30, 2012), education

 

"changed drastically, radically—as did all of Western society—during the great era of Taylorist standardization of labor and of the laborer, roughly 1870-1920. Compulsory, public, taxpayer-supported education in the United States found it needed ways to measure children’s educational productivity with the same uniform standardization as was being applied to workers on the Fordist assembly lines. Frederick Winslow Taylor invented “scientific labor management” where he strove to regularize human output, so that the well-fed, rested worker at 8 am worked at the same rate as he did at 6 pm after a full day of manual labor. For every job, there was the “one best way” (his famous catchphrase), determined by the supervisor, and then everyone was judged by how close they came to that one best way (“soldiers,” he called them) or how far they fell from the mark (“malingerers”)."

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How SparkFun Built Their Open Hardware Business - News ...

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Exactly a week ago, SparkFun Director of IT Chris Clark penned an article for OpenSource.com titled "How SparkFun Built Their Open Hardware Business." While the recent open source discussion here on SparkFun has focused primarily on hardware (and why not, with the OHW Summit this week?), Chris's article is primarily about the software side of things - specifically Sparkle, the behind-the-scenes system for all things SparkFun.

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Project of the Day: Open TechSchool - Kreuzberg

Project of the Day: Open TechSchool - Kreuzberg | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“It’s great to see the approach of OpenTechSchool, an recent initiative started here in Kreuzberg, whose approach includes both free access and open materials. Every week in a local co-working space, they offer workshops, meetups and classes, focused on bringing new people (particularly more women) into programming, and supporting them in their learning.

 
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Mobile Hardware Is Going to Disappear

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What's next for smartphones? Perhaps a cloak of invisibility. Apple, Samsung and Google are doing their best to make the hardware go away. (its about software running on any device.
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The 12 habits of collaborative organizations

The 12 habits of collaborative organizations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yesterday I read that Virginio Gallardo said on Facebook that “the Enterprise Social Network awakens sleeping talent in organizations”. Enterprise Social Networks open a direct and permanent communication channel and facilitate collaboration among your employees, making it easy to share knowledge, tips, doubts and ideas, and waking up personnel in your company.

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Will men and machines merge?

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Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil explains why humans and computers will become indistinguishable in the next two decades.
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Marketing at the end of History - MarkLives.com

Marketing at the end of History - MarkLives.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Simply said – we live in an age in which networked existence, based on quick, reliable and, by-and-large, cheap transport, globalised language capabilities and currency systems, as well as incredibly fast delivery infrastructure, made the world much smaller.

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