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The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It

The Web Is Dying; Apps Are Killing It | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Web—that thin veneer of human-readable design on top of the machine babble that constitutes the Internet—is dying. And the way it’s dying has farther-reaching implications than almost anything else in technology today.
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Why science fiction matters - Vox

Why science fiction matters - Vox | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Science fiction can give students a tangible vision of change.
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Vloasis's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:11 PM

Read a similar article recently. Love the quote, "If we can end the elitism and teach more science fiction to teenagers and young adults, we can change the world."  --Very much agree.

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Building Open Source Hardware – a new book by Alicia Gibb from OSHWA

Building Open Source Hardware – a new book by Alicia Gibb from OSHWA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently announced, this book by Alicia Gibb aims at giving you a more clear idea of what does it mean to create an open source hardware company, product or project.
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Exploring 3D printing innovation: 5 fast ones on 3D printing

Exploring 3D printing innovation: 5 fast ones on 3D printing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As part of Inside3DP’s latest series we reached out to Mike Grauer Jr., a 3D printing consultant, to get his thoughts on the latest 3D printing innovation.
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On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs - David Graeber

On the phenomenon of bullshit jobs - David Graeber | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right. In technological terms, we are quite capable of this. And yet it didn’t happen. Instead, technology has been marshaled, if anything, to figure out ways to make us all work more. In order to achieve this, jobs have had to be created that are, effectively, pointless. Huge swathes of people, in Europe and North America in particular, spend their entire working lives performing tasks they secretly believe do not really need to be performed. The moral and spiritual damage that comes from this situation is profound. It is a scar across our collective soul. Yet virtually no one talks about it.

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The Millennial manifesto: Don't call us Millennials - San Jose Mercury News

The Millennial manifesto: Don't call us Millennials - San Jose Mercury News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Alex Shoor thinks his generation should be alled the Communitarian Generation.
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Anonymous Unmasks Racist KKK Creeps Threatening Lethal Force Against Ferguson Protesters (Images/Video)

Anonymous Unmasks Racist KKK Creeps Threatening Lethal Force Against Ferguson Protesters (Images/Video) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anonymous has responded to KKK threats to use "lethal force" against African-American Ferguson protesters by de-masking the Klansmen.
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Our Response to the BIS Sharing Economy Review | Nesta

Our Response to the BIS Sharing Economy Review | Nesta | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is a great deal of both action and hype around the collaborative economy.
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Convivialist Manifesto – Declaration of Interdependence | P2P Foundation

Convivialist Manifesto – Declaration of Interdependence | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Forty francophone intellectuals agree on a manifesto, which proposes nothing less than a new humanism. A circle of people around French sociologist Alain Caillé, amongst others philosopher Elena Pulcini (Alumni Senior Fellow at the centre), Eva Illouz, Chantal Mouffe, Hans Joas and Serge Latouche, agreed in a period of a year and a half on this manifesto, as a lowest common denominator of their claims and perspectives for the future. In cooperation with Claus Leggewie (co-director of the centre) and Frank Adloff (also Alumni Senior Fellow) this book has been published exclusively in an English version at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.The group of social scientists, who call themselves convivialists (deduced from the Latin: convivere: living together and also spending time together) speak out in favor of a new art of cohabitation. They do so out of conviction but also based on the insight of urgent necessity. The convivialists share the concern about the many urgent present and future problems which endanger the fate of mankind. These are: climate change, poverty and inequality, post-democratic tendencies and corruption, the financial crisis as a symptom of unbridled and decoupled financial markets as well as terrorism, war and expulsion.
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The emergence of p2p-solidarity formats to combat Energy Poverty | P2P Foundation

The emergence of p2p-solidarity formats to combat Energy Poverty | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some time ago, I created a new section in the p2p wiki, on peer-driven solidarity forms, see here; which features the excellent introductory pamphlet by Felix Stadler on the topic, called Digital Solidarity.
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Pablo Iglesias of Podemos on going for the win | P2P Foundation

Pablo Iglesias of Podemos on going for the win | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“I have defeat tattooed on my DNA. My great-uncle was shot dead. My grandfather was given the death sentence and spent 5 years in jail. My grandmothers suffered the humiliation of those defeated in the Civil War. My father was put in jail. My mother was politically active in the underground. My first experience of political socialisation as a child was in the mobilisations against NATO [in the 1980s], which was the last time that the Left in this country thought we could win. It bothers me enormously to lose. … And I’ve spent many years, with colleagues, devoting almost all of our political activity to thinking how we can win … The things I say in the mass media and how I say them require a great many hours’ work where we think about how to move through an absolutely hostile terrain.
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The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks

The Peasants Still Have Their Pitchforks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What can we expect Congress to do about America's staggeringly top-heavy concentration of income and wealth over the next two years? Absolutely nothing.
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Call 'shared economy' what it is: business deal - SFGate

Call 'shared economy' what it is: business deal - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The last time I looked in Webster’s dictionary, “shared” was defined as “to have or use (something) with others, to divide (something) into parts and each take or use a part.” [...] in other words, a “ride share” is two or more...
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Amid 'Smart Cities' dream, metros lag behind in technology maturity - Hindu Business Line

Amid 'Smart Cities' dream, metros lag behind in technology maturity - Hindu Business Line | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Delhi, Mumbai rank in the bottom five among cities using ICT for development
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What is Open Source Hardware?

What is Open Source Hardware? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open Source Hardware also called Open Hardware was created to provide an alternative to patents as a way to promote innovation.
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and 3D printing innovation

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and 3D printing innovation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
By understanding copyright law and the specific rules of the DMCA, the maker community may better predict how IP laws could shape 3D printing innovation.
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'Occupy the Farm,' a Documentary by Todd Darling - New York Times

'Occupy the Farm,' a Documentary by Todd Darling - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Occupy the Farm,” directed by Todd Darling, looks at a 2012 grass-roots standoff over plans to sell a section of farmland owned by the University of California.
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The sharing economy series: 5 lessons in making the first year of your life | Tech Most

The sharing economy series: 5 lessons in making the first year of your life | Tech Most | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Elon Musk riding high.
He is running two of the award-winning company, Tesla and SpaceX company.
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makers' platform zenmono

makers' platform zenmono | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zenmono is a crowd funding platform specialized in manufacturing that makers and small factories can attracting support as well as raising fund.
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Traity aim to prove the reputation of the sharing economy | Adi Gaskell on Social Business

Whilst it’s probably a stretch too far to suggest we’re living in the free agent nation immortalized by Dan Pink, it’s no doubt true that more people are trading online in a variety of ways, whether as part of the sharing economy or via platforms such as oDesk and GitHub.

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Reflection On Four Conceptions of The Gift – Mauss, Bataille, Hyde, and Derrida | P2P Foundation

Reflection On Four Conceptions of The Gift – Mauss, Bataille, Hyde, and Derrida | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In his classic essay The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies, Mauss attacked the long-held notion that among so-called primitive peoples, gift-giving was a clandestine form of rational economic exchange. This was a thunderbolt of an argument, the full ramifications of which are barely absorbed, even in anthropology. Essentially, Mauss was arguing that White people have been assuming, on the basis of their own economic forms of barter and currency-exchange, that this was primary. Instead, Mauss argues that gift-giving was instead the primary form of exchange, of which barter and currency-exchange are secondary distortions which deny the collective good guaranteed by gift economies (cf. general reciprocity).
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Open Call for CommonsFest Athens 2015 | P2P Foundation

Open Call for CommonsFest Athens 2015 | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After the open call for the organization of the 3rd CommonsFest at Heraklion, now comes the 1st open call for organizing CommonsFest in Athens in 2015. We wish a good start and we hope CommonsFest to travel in more cities in Greece and the rest of the world.
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Open Here | Knowledge as a common good: Communities of production and sharing in Greece

Open Here | Knowledge as a common good: Communities of production and sharing in Greece | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Free/open source software and design communities; hackerspaces and the do-it-yourself enthusiasts; movements for an independent Internet; initiatives for free/communal wifi and open access to knowledge; permaculture communities… What do all these have in common? Are they unrelated cases or coincidences? Or could they be seen as seeds of a new civilization full of contradictions and chances for renaissance and change? This documentary — a low-budget yet sublime production — narrates the story of several Greek-based, knowledge-oriented communities that are building the world they want, within the confines of the fragmented world they want to transcend.
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