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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Book of the Day: Alternatives to Social Media Monopolies - Blog

Book of the Day: Alternatives to Social Media Monopolies - Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The Unlike Us Reader offers a critical examination of social media, bringing together theoretical essays, personal discussions, and artistic manifestos. How can we understand the social media we use everyday, or consciously choose not to use? We know very well that monopolies control social media, but what are the alternatives? While Facebook continues to increase its user population and combines loose privacy restrictions with control over data, many researchers, programmers, and activists turn towards designing a decentralized future. Through understanding the big networks from within, be it by philosophy or art, new perspectives emerge.

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Trust Frameworks and the Rise of Digital Common Law - Blog

Trust Frameworks and the Rise of Digital Common Law - Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
photo of Michel Bauwens. Michel Bauwens. 1st July 2013. * Paper: The Rise of Digital Common Law. An Argument for Trust Frameworks, Digital Common Law and Digital Forms of Governance. By John Henry Clippinger and David Bollier.
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P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Is the networked and ...

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“A driving force from Tahrir Square to Occupy is a redefinition of notions of both what “freedom” means and its relationship to governments that seem ever more distant. It is significant, too, that many recent protests have taken place in the large cities that have been most transformed by neoliberal policies.

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How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers

How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware. (Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware.
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How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A nation of freelancers can't afford their own private summer homes. But a return to the proud tradition of co-vacationing means they won't have to.
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EDN - Open source hardware and a BOMfu-beta-thon | EDN

EDN - Open source hardware and a BOMfu-beta-thon | EDN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For open source hardware, the challenge is scraping together the BOM that you'd need as the foundation for your own designs.
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My Quest To Create Self-Building, Self-Tooling, People-Free Manufacturing Plants

My Quest To Create Self-Building, Self-Tooling, People-Free Manufacturing Plants | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once it became obvious that that self-expanding factories would work just as well on Earth as in space, my focus changed to Earth. This is where everything is made today, even space hardware, and this is where many people still don't yet have a decent quality of life.

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Rachel Botsman: how we treat people will ultimately drive our world (Wired UK)

Rachel Botsman: how we treat people will ultimately drive our world (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Reputation capital will lead to an economy that is incredibly empowering, taking us away from a financial world "based largely on faceless transactions and moving us to an age built on humanness that we [have] lost", says Rachel Botsman.

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Does the NSA go head-hunting at Facebook? - Deutsche Welle

Does the NSA go head-hunting at Facebook? - Deutsche Welle | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Does the NSA go head-hunting at Facebook?
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[ SPACE ] / Get involved: SPACE launches Kickstarter campaign to open affordable 3D fabrication lab

[ SPACE ] / Get involved: SPACE launches Kickstarter campaign to open affordable 3D fabrication lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SPACE is looking to create a digital fabrication facility to support artists and designers with 3D Printing and Laser Cutting in the East End

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Open Access Business Models | Project Agora

In AGORA’s Private-Public Partnership Open Access business models experiment Åbo Akademi University, the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen and the commercial partner ONTOS Publishing (Frankfurt, Germany) will experiment with different open access business models for journal and monograph publishing in philosophy.

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Connected communities are driving a new do-ocracy - The Networked Society Blog

Easy access to information about almost anything is fundamentally changing our possibilities to do things ourselves. For do-it-yourself (DIY) people, it is much easier to find information and much easier to link up with people who share the same interests. This, together with affordable technologies, tools and services are lowering the barriers to nearly a zero cost in many areas.

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Primary Sources Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen - Journalists as Behavioralists - Curation Empire In A Box

Primary Sources Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen - Journalists as Behavioralists - Curation Empire In A Box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Take the awesome Curation Profits E-Learning Course! Do You Know Your Golden Frame? The Ultimate Content Curation and SEO Course?
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A summary of ECC2013 post-conference developments | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform

A summary of ECC2013 post-conference developments | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this letter, we want to share news about a few of these developments with you while alerting you to a few “housekeeping” details. We want to encourage you to carry on the energy of ECC2013 and deepen our forms of cooperation.

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Towards the establishment of a Global Climate Commons Regime | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform

Towards the establishment of a Global Climate Commons Regime | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Just as the actions of Henri Dunant and his friends led to the setting up of the International Commission of the Red Cross, so an independent Global Climate Commons Regime can be established by citizens without government assistance. The new regime’s most urgent task will be to establish a global permit scheme controlling the entry of fossil fuels onto the market anywhere in the world, the total number of permits being reduced each year, the permits being sold for market value and the proceeds divided between citizens everywhere. The role of governments will simply be to police the scheme.

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Community Power: What's In A Name? - CleanTechnica

Community Power: What's In A Name? - CleanTechnica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through the simplest and most habitual activities of our everyday life, we are all inextricably linked to a monolithic, centralized, investor-owned electricity grid. Unlike food, most of us are consuming energy most hours of the day. Yet, while questions around access, affordability, and localization of resources are now commonplace for food systems, they are slow in migrating to our discussions on energy. Community renewable power has the potential to bridge this disconnect.

 


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How CrowdyNews is giving Digital First Media more social content - Journalism.co.uk (blog)

How CrowdyNews is giving Digital First Media more social content - Journalism.co.uk (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than 70 dailies around the US now feature locally-curated social media content and news reports from other sources on the front page of their site

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Humanoid robot that sees and maps - University of Bristol

Humanoid robot that sees and maps - University of Bristol | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung’s latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol.

 



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Against The Tide, a Mass Effect fan animation

This project is a tribute and my way of saying farewell to Mass Effect and to my Commander Shepard. It's a collaboration with my sibling J.L. Solidum. The look of the animation was inspired by the opening credits of Casino Royale and the ending credits of 300. All in all it took us four months to make.
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CrowdRoaming launches to bring the sharing economy to international roaming - VentureVillage

CrowdRoaming launches to bring the sharing economy to international roaming - VentureVillage | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From Airbnb to Couchsurfing, Carpooling to Kickstarter – the sharing economy is booming and startups from all areas are emerging to offer peer-to-peer services. Newly-launched Android app CrowdRoaming is one of them. It wants to solve a very common (and frustrating) problem experienced by travellers: huge mobile surfing costs when overseas.

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy – Yours, Mine, and Google's - Article 3

The Rise of the Sharing Economy – Yours, Mine, and Google's - Article 3 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Word on the street is Google is building a new service to help kickstart the sharing economy. The platform, called Google Mine, will function as a “sharing marketplace” for documenting and cataloging things that you own, things that you are willing to share with others, and items you want to borrow from your friends.

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Governing Gets Social - GovExec.com

Governing Gets Social - GovExec.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than 4 million people joined together online in December 2011 to express outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill Congress was considering that would have made content-sharing websties legally responsible for their users' copyright violations, with punishments including prison time. 

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Why discussions on cyber snooping have been so painful - Aljazeera.com

Why discussions on cyber snooping have been so painful - Aljazeera.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The recent discussions of US intelligence agencies intercepting people’s traffic have dominated headlines the world over. There was a fairly strong outcry in the US over "domestic spying". The NSA (who are famously silent) proclaimed loudly that they rarely spy on US citizens without good cause (unless they were communicating with foreigners.)

 
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The Rise of the Sharing Economy – Yours, Mine, and Google’s

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Word on the street is Google is building a new service to help kickstart the sharing economy.
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Shareable: The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy: Could Airbnb Accelerate Gentrification?

Shareable: The Dark Side of the Sharing Economy: Could Airbnb Accelerate Gentrification? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the last week, two thought leaders in the sharing space, Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group and Anya Kamenetz of FastCompany, have written posts exploring the dark sides of the sharing economy.

 

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation