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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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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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Bitcoin should not be seen as a currency, warns Ernst & Young

Bitcoin should not be seen as a currency, warns Ernst & Young | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"There are definite possible gains, in terms of lowered transaction costs, but there are some significant negatives, in terms of accountability and how to deal with anonymous users and how to regulate in the market.

 
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Bitcoin and Intrinsic Value: a layman’s response to Alan Greenspan

Bitcoin and Intrinsic Value: a layman’s response to Alan Greenspan | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is a real demand for a digital, supra-national currency, and bitcoin is the current most likely contender to take that position. It’s not going to replace fiat currency, but it is going to sit alongside it.

 

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Nobelist and Editor of Open-Access Journal Boycotts Top Science Journals - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Nobelist and Editor of Open-Access Journal Boycotts Top Science Journals - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Randy W. Schekman, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley who was one ofthree winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has declared a boycott of top science journals such as Cell, Nature, and Science, The Guardian reported.

 
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Hirejungle aims to boost the sharing economy - BetaNews

Hirejungle aims to boost the sharing economy - BetaNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the most useful things about the internet is its ability to bring people together to trade and exchange. Think eBay, Play and Amazon Marketplace. But all of these are aimed at people with physical products to sell.
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: The Sharing Economy Goes Corporate - Wired

The Next Big Thing You Missed: The Sharing Economy Goes Corporate - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremiah Owyang has a co-working space, not an office. He has an executive assistant that he assigns tasks online, but has never met in person. He outsourced decisions involving his new company’s logo, its web design, and even its name to a world of strangers across the internet, or whathe sometimes calls “the people formerly known as consumers.”

 
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What kind of power, for whom, and for what?

What kind of power, for whom, and for what? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 2:37 am and is filed under Featured Book, P2P Books, P2P Governance, P2P Hierarchy Theory. 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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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
For individuals that are employing a CPAP machine, you have to get notes to give to your physician. In the event you expertise any signs and symptoms, like loud snoring, that were eliminated whenever you started off utilizing the CPAP machine plus they revisit, you should let your personal doctor know. Only your personal doctor can correctly assess any troubles. nike air max 90
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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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Bitcoin boom prompts banking dilemma - Banking Technology

Bitcoin boom prompts banking dilemma - Banking Technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Bitcoin currently trades more like a commodity than a currency, which is a problem because commodities are vulnerable to price bubbles. In the end, according to Willis at Ernst & Young, Bitcoin’s ‘outsider’ status is the source of both its greatest strength – the direct peer to peer connection – as well as its greatest weaknesses, the volatility and lack of regulatory certainty.

 
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Dogecoin: Not a viable alternative to Bitcoin, but possibly the best invention on the internet | Apps and Software | Geek.com

Dogecoin: Not a viable alternative to Bitcoin, but possibly the best invention on the internet | Apps and Software | Geek.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the time of writing, Bitcoin has fallen from its $1000-plus value, but it’s still sitting high at just $100, or so, less. Because of the ruthless competition involved in Bitcoin mining, intrepid internet entrepreneurs have been moving over to the cheaper, though less competitive alternative, Litecoin. If the trend continues, Litecoin will soon mimic the cutthroat community of Bitcoin, losing its practicality. Furthermore, if you find all of the cryptocurrency rhetoric and serious-business economics articles sucking all of the fun and joy out of trying to make a digital buck, then the internet’s most beloved Shiba Inu is here to save the day.

 

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Coworking: Turning the Negatives into Positives - ABCN's Officing Today

Coworking: Turning the Negatives into Positives - ABCN's Officing Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Coworking is one of the buzzwords of 2013. It has taken great leaps this year and we’ve seen collaborative workspaces in all shapes and guises spring up across the globe.

 

 

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This Week in the Sharing Economy: Late Edition - Whimsley

This Week in the Sharing Economy: Late Edition - Whimsley | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This Week in the Sharing Economy: Late Edition. December 10, 2013 Uncategorized. In lieu of real content, ... Blablacar is more sharing than North American transit companies. But ride sharing is still very limited.
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Gary: A networked society under way - DhakaTribune

Gary: A networked society under way - DhakaTribune | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the recent deployment of 3G network services in Bangladesh, despite being a few years behind, telecom operators here are now attempting to catch up with the rest of the world in the race of attaining high-speed mobile broadband. As these telecom service providers roll-out the fastest network available in the domestic market, its implications on the lives of people and society remain incomprehensible for many.

 

 

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Bitcoin Is More Than Money (As Is Any Money)

Bitcoin Is More Than Money (As Is Any Money) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our use of money is infused with profound cultural and political meaning, and the interplay of rival currencies can offer insights into cultural tensions. This was as true of post-Soviet Russia as it is of Bitcoin today. The anarchic virtual currency is part of a wider cultural movement that embraces technology, and replaces institutions with networks. The long-term impact of this transformation may be even greater still, a resilient non-institutional currency could form the bedrock for a wider transnational identity.


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