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Smart grid powers up privacy worries - Politico

Smart grid powers up privacy worries - Politico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The next Big Data threat to our privacy may come from the electricity we consume in our homes. “Smart” online power meters are tracking energy use — and that data may soon be worth more than the electricity they distribute.
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Tech predictions for 2015 - PC Pro

Tech predictions for 2015 - PC Pro | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s impossible to predict the future of tech, but we’re going to give it a go anyway.
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The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution | Institute of Public Affairs Australia

The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution | Institute of Public Affairs Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Australia's leading free market think tank. Promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peaceful international relations. Hundreds of studies, articles and publications available online.
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What to expect in 2015 - Los Angeles Times

What to expect in 2015 - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Forecasts for the year from 13 experts on technology, culture, politics and the economy.
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What are your tech and social media resolutions for 2015? - Poynter.org

What are your tech and social media resolutions for 2015? - Poynter.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Less time spent wading through your email? More time spent away from tech? Less selfies? More selfies? It’s almost a new year and, like with the resolutions you may be making about more exercise and less Uber riding, you may also have some work-related resolutions. I asked a handful of journalists about their tech and social media resolutions for 2015. What are yours? Emailor tweet them to me and I’ll gather them into this story.

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Edward Snowden Is Accepting Bitcoin Donations for His Legal Defense Fund

Edward Snowden Is Accepting Bitcoin Donations for His Legal Defense Fund | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Edward Snowden now accepts donations in Bitcoin for his legal defense fund.
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Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz

Wikipedia and the Politics of Openness, by Nathaniel Tkacz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The relationship between academics and Wikipedia is a complex one. At one level we love it: however much some of us may deny it, we all use it, at the very least as a route to other information, and often as a way to start to get an idea about something new. At another level we hate it, knowing how unreliable it is and knowing how much students are likely to rely on it.
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Collective Intelligence by Myriada

Myriada enables groups of professionals to forecast anything with extraordinary accuracy, transforming investment strategy into a process powered by collective intelligence.

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Little Free Libraries Promote the Sharing Economy - Earth911.com

Little Free Libraries Promote the Sharing Economy - Earth911.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over the past five years, eco-friendly Little Free Libraries have popped up all over the world to provide people with free books and promote literacy.
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World Crypto Network - an open source youtube network covering crypto currency and the world.: » Why Small Payments Won’t Save Publishers -- Clay Shirky

World Crypto Network - an open source youtube network covering crypto currency and the world.: » Why Small Payments Won’t Save Publishers -- Clay Shirky | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The threat from micropayments isn’t that they will come to pass. The threat is that talking about them will waste our time, and now is not the time to be wasting time. The internet really is a revolution for the media ecology, and the changes it is forcing on existing models are large. What matters at newspapers and magazines isn’t publishing, it’s reporting. We should be talking about new models for employing reporters rather than resuscitating old models for employing publishers; the more time we waste fantasizing about magic solutions for the latter problem, the less time we have to figure out real solutions to the former one."

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Is this peak sharing economy? Presenting the Airbnb for Airbnb

Is this peak sharing economy? Presenting the Airbnb for Airbnb | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It's like Airbnb, but for Airbnb.
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Uber not sharing enough - brand-e.biz

Uber not sharing enough - brand-e.biz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Singapore says Uber not sharing economy as government seeks to follow bans in spain and thailand
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Top 20 open source stories in 2014 - opensource.com

Top 20 open source stories in 2014 - opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The 20 best articles published on Opensource.com in 2014.
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Openhere: 2014: Sean Cubitt: Ecoaesthetics Media after the Environmental Impact of Digital Technology

The media we use everyday have been described as immaterial, cognitive, friction-free and weightless but they are not so. Manufacturing, using and recycling digital media involve immense quantities of materials and energy. This talk looks at the environmental consequences of ubiquitous media and the rapidly changing technologies. The network of stories about metals, plastics, oil, nuclear and toxic waste is a depressing tale to tell but points towards a new kind of aesthetic politics which might yet save both humans and environments.
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8 Tech Resolutions Your Kids Want You To Make - Huffington Post

8 Tech Resolutions Your Kids Want You To Make - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Teaching weekly middle school digital literacy classes, aka "Cyber Civics," gives me a unique view into their digital world; a world where they spend more time than they do in school or with their families.
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Dreaming of a connected (and smart) home - The Networked Society Blog

Dreaming of a connected (and smart) home - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You have heard about it, and maybe also seen and feel it. Maybe your neighbors have it or maybe you have it by yourself. I’m talking about the connected home. It actually still surprises me that we have so many things around us connected, even our cars. But our houses have been dragging. Until now.

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Anthropology and the rise of the professional-managerial class | Graeber | HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory

Many of the internal changes within anthropology as a discipline—particularly the "postmodern turn" of the 1980s—can only be understood in the context of broader changes in the class composition of the societies in which university departments exist, and, in particular, the role of the university in the reproduction of a professional-managerial class that has come to displace any working-class elements in what pass for mainstream "left" political parties. Reflexivity, and what I call "vulgar Foucauldianism," while dressed up as activism, seem instead to represent above all the consciousness of this class. In its place, the essay proposes a politics combining support for social movements and a prefigurative politics in the academic sphere.


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Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity - Truth-Out

Zombie Apocalypse and the Politics of Artificial Scarcity - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The widespread deployment of apocalyptic fear ultimately keeps us in our place, and out of the business of those who own our worlds.
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Meet the founder of the blog revolution

Meet the founder of the blog revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
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TED Talk Thursday - Jeremy Rifkin on "the empathic civilization"

TED Talk Thursday - Jeremy Rifkin on "the empathic civilization" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this talk, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.
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Art and the Internet of Things: a turning point in creative education

Art and the Internet of Things: a turning point in creative education | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is the value of art in a society where networked devices control our lives? This year's art graduates offer some clues
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alicia bagley's curator insight, January 6, 2015 12:40 PM

Creativity is not limited to pencil and paper or paint and a canvas. Creativity and technology have a place together in today's society. This article examines how a professor combines technology with art to create meaning.

Sara Conway Gurney's curator insight, January 10, 2015 5:57 PM

McKeown, J.(May, 5, 2014). Art and the Internet of Things:  A Turning Point in Creative Education. www.theguardian.com

 

McKeown's article highlights the inherent issues in the validity of our programs. McKeown (2014) offers, "What makes art valuable is its ability to apprehend the conditions of our lives and articulate them in such a manner that they become tangible as propositions and questions." Intruiging observations on our current predicament of art, technology and globalization.

Debbie Lynch's curator insight, January 25, 2015 12:21 PM

This article is about the role of the internet on art as we move into the future. The focus is on the value of art in society. It compares making art for ones personal satisfaction versus public consumption. The author a member of The Internet Council of Things examines STEM and what is currently considered to be of value in public schools. The author himself an member of he Internet of Things which is "is an umbrella term used to describe a next step in the evolution of the internet: to augmented "smart" objects, accessible to human beings and each other over network connections."It further explores the dominance of devices  in society today. I like one of his closing statements, " Art, after all, is a material means of thinking about the world around us.." In my opinion this is the voice and value of Art.

 

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Ideas for a new society: Michel Bauwens' definition of P2P

Ideas for a new society: Michel Bauwens' definition of P2P | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ideas for a new society: Michel Bauwens' definition of P2P http://t.co/jGtYAK8a9y
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