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Open Hardware Miniconf

The concept of Free / Open Source Software, already well understood by LCA attendees, is complemented by a rapidly growing community focused around Open Hardware and "maker culture". One of the drivers of the popularity of the Open Hardware community is easy access to cheap devices such as Arduino, which is a microcontroller development board originally intended for classroom use but now a popular building block in all sorts of weird and wonderful hobbyist and professional projects.

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Fab Lab hopes to buy permanent space - Iowa City Press Citizen

Fab Lab hopes to buy permanent space - Iowa City Press Citizen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Zoning issues push Fab Lab out of Iowa City mall
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The Nerd Scare: How the U.S. Government Is Overreacting to Hackers and ... - Slate Magazine

The Nerd Scare: How the U.S. Government Is Overreacting to Hackers and ... - Slate Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Among both American and British law-enforcement communities, the temptation runs strong to treat hackers and hacktivists in simplistic terms.
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Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3

Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money Part 3 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today we present part 3 from Co-operative Commonwealth: De-commodifying Land and Money a paper prepared by Pat Conaty for the 13th International Karl Polanyi Conference at Concordia University, Montreal on 6-8 November 2014.
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Snowden, NSA face off over privacy at Harvard - Boston Globe

Snowden, NSA face off over privacy at Harvard - Boston Globe | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US National Security Agency and its arch enemy, whistleblower Edward Snowden, shared a stage yesterday at Harvard University’s Science Center — though not at the same time.
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In Obama's war on hackers, everyone loses - Al Jazeera America

In Obama's war on hackers, everyone loses - Al Jazeera America | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Persecution of Barrett Brown offers chilling preview of cybersecurity proposals
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Richie Hecker: Thanks to the Sharing Economy, Everyone Is an Entrepreneuer - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Richie Hecker: Thanks to the Sharing Economy, Everyone Is an Entrepreneuer - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Richie Hecker, Chairman and CEO of Traction + Scale: Once upon a time, people went and got a job and had a single boss. Those days are nearing their end. With the rise of the shared economy, everyone is now an entrepreneur.
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Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution - Wall Street Journal

Bitcoin and the Digital-Currency Revolution - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance.
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Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson on Where Ideas Come From | WIRED

Kevin Kelly and Steven Johnson on Where Ideas Come From | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Say the word “inventor” and most people think of a solitary genius toiling in a basement.
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Global Civil Society launches the Internet Social Forum | P2P Foundation

Global Civil Society launches the Internet Social Forum | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A group of civil society organisations from around the world has announced the Internet Social Forum, to bring together and articulate bottom-up perspectives on the ‘Internet we want’ and the ‘Web we want’.
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3D-printed car company to open micro-factory in Maryland

A company that intends to build and sell the world's first 3D-printed cars plans to open its first East Coast micro-factory and showroom in Maryland at Natio...
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CIC and P2pfoundation strategic partners

CIC and P2pfoundation strategic partners | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
t’s been a while now since some people in the CIC took the initiative to start collaborating with the P2P Foundation after certifying our common goals.
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Janice Figueiredo: From Buen Conocer to Commons Transition

Our News and Articles section features interviews and articles involving Commoners in Transition, or, individuals and teams working together towards increasing the viability of the commons.
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Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society"...

Jeremy Rifkin: "The Zero Marginal Cost Society"... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of ...
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What is social innovation and why is it good for business? - euronews

What is social innovation and why is it good for business? - euronews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social innovation is one of the fastest growing trends in Europe. Its founded on the idea that social needs can be met while creating competitiveness at the same time. Business Planet went to Verona in Italy to find out more.
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Heather Marsh: government as mass collaboration

Heather Marsh: government as mass collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Originally published on Loomio's blog. Heather Marsh is a human rights and internet activist, programmer, political theorist, and former Editor in Chief at Wikileaks Central, and the author of Bind...
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2015: The year of the sharing economy for cities

2015: The year of the sharing economy for cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Last month, after presenting to the Greek government and hoteliers on the sharing economy and the future of sustainable tourism, I found myself in awkward company: A few people hissed during my talk and no one came up to speak with me during the...
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Hacking for Humanity - Project Syndicate

Hacking for Humanity - Project Syndicate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Far from being isolated in cyberspace, attacks can now have devastating consequences in the physical world. One way to prevent such outcomes, surprisingly, could be to promote widespread adoption of hacking itself.
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People Who Are Good at Cocktail Parties Are Also Better at the Internet - Wired

People Who Are Good at Cocktail Parties Are Also Better at the Internet - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ban trolls. Research shows that groups of people who are good at reading signals from others are collectively smarter. Even online.
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'The level of poverty is shocking': readers discuss UK urban inequality - The Guardian

'The level of poverty is shocking': readers discuss UK urban inequality - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Amid reports of an escalating economic imbalance between UK cities – and in anticipation of the general election – you shared your experiences of the north-south divide
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The UK is continuing to urbanize and economic activity is being centralized in London and nearby areas. this is causing a great disparity of wealth between the southern and northern regions of the UK and a socioeconomic split.

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How disruptive is bitcoin

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Bitcoin is remarkably polarizing. Technology evangelists and central-bank critics ardently believe — no, they know — that the digital currency can liberate mankind from the tyranny of banks and government-backed paper money. Skeptics note that, like other new technological disruptions, bitcoin attracts innovators and hucksters in equal measure. How can a currency created by an anonymous coder and backed by no state, and whose value flaps around like a flag in a swirling wind, hope to challenge the global economic order and replace the dollar?
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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend? - NPR

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Launch and Data Jam of the P2Pvalue Directory of Commons Based Peer Production


Commons Based Peer Production (CBPP) means collaborative production and sharing of resources among peers under commons settings.

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2014 03 23 Social Network Organization

Understanding how social networks organize allows us to interpret and describe the relationships that form the basic building blocks of an engaged, connected...
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Towards a first stateless commons transition plan

(Introductory text by Michel Bauwens)
The General Assembly of the Catalan Integral Cooperative has confirmed a proposed partnership with the P2P Foundation.
This is an important development for several reasons.
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