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How To Design For The Sharing Economy

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The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases.
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Can the sharing economy help slow down climate change? - SmartPlanet.com (blog)

Can the sharing economy help slow down climate change? - SmartPlanet.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Can the sharing economy help slow down climate change?
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How To Design For The Sharing Economy - Co.Design

How To Design For The Sharing Economy - Co.Design | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The definition of ownership is changing. We are becoming less interested in owning products and accumulating wealth through long-term purchases. Instead, we crave experiences, seeking out things without much of a financial or time investment, and have a newfound appreciation of bargains and second-hand possessions (a song about thrifting is leading the Billboard charts as I am writing this). We increasingly consume products and services through renting, sharing, and purchasing subscriptions. Being “socially connected” is no longer just about having a lot of people to share your news with; these days, it’s about having a lot of people to share your stuff with--either for free or at a fraction of the market fee. It’s about collaborative consumption.

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Anti-deception and collective intelligence: Dan Rather, George W. Bush, and how the Internet makes deception more difficult (part 1) | Capital Research Center

“Crowdsourcing” is the practice of obtaining services, ideas, and “content” such as photos and video from a broad slice of the general public. Again, the concept isn’t new. The Oxford English Dictionary was built with six million submissions over a 70-year period. The LDS Church (Mormons) collected the family trees back three (later four) generations of many of its members, weaving these together to build one of the world’s most important collection of genealogical records

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Shareable: Sharing Economy Takes Center Stage at LeWeb London

Shareable: Sharing Economy Takes Center Stage at LeWeb London | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Boasting a who’s who roster of key sharing economy players including Joe Gebbia from Airbnb, Leah Busque from TaskRabbit, Lisa Gansky of Mesh Labs, Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey, Chad Dickerson of Etsy and many more, LeWeb London, which takes place on June 5th and 6th, promises to be an accelerator, classroom and networking bonanza for those involved with the sharing movement. For those who aren’t already familiar with the sharing economy, this will be a star-studded introduction to it

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Global Villages - P2P Foundation

Global Villages - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Global Villages = local, self-sustaining communities that are nevertheless globally connected , combining the immaterial wealth of global connectedness and peer design with the material wealth of local natural resource cycles and human community.

  
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ECC2013/Knowledge Stream - P2P Foundation

ECC2013/Knowledge Stream - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Science, and recently, free software, are paradigmatic knowledge commons; copyright and patent paradigmatic enclosures. But our vision may be constrained by the power of paradigmatic examples. Re-conceptualization may help us understand what might be achieved bymoving most provisioning of knowledge to the commons; help us critically evaluate our commoning; and help us understand that all commons are knowledge commons.

 
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Ethical Economy - P2P Foundation

Ethical Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Concept to identify the emerging new phase of the economy, developed by by Nicolai Peitersen and Adam Arvidsson [1].

 
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Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Review of Making Things Work and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These two books, Making Things Work and Makers, study pragmatic issues of efficient organization and production at two levels: 1) re-tooling our paradigms, theories and strategies for organizations and human societies as they evolve and 2) the actual fabrication of products and materials using digital methods of 3D printing and fabrication now revolutionizing our mass-production models.  These are fostering a revival of artisanal, small-scale methods and distributed customized manufactures by a new generation of crafts, makers and entrepreneurs.

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Seven challenges for the sharing economy

Seven challenges for the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“By following the development of the collaborative economy since 2009, my feeling today is that we are entering an age of maturity. While it is time to gain visibility, the collaborative economy is facing several challenges and this rises some questions :

 

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3D-printer gun draws criticism

3D-printer gun draws criticism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A pro-gun group in America has come under fire after creating the world’s first working gun using a 3D printer.

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GardenBot - open source garden automation project

GardenBot - open source garden automation project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

GardenBot is an open source garden monitoring system. This site is a collection of tutorials for how to build things (like a soil moisture sensor), software for running GardenBot, resources, links, and more.

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Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge | Tom Atlee's transformational thinkpad

Random Communications from an Evolutionary Edge | Tom Atlee's transformational thinkpad | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Dear friends, I need your help to decide whether to change the nature of our communications. Recently I decided to simplify the maintenance of my mailing list – which you are on.  So I began researching services that manage email communications for organizations – services like MadMimi.com and MailChimp.com.  What I found reached …

  
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David Graeber: The Shock of Victory - Infoshop News

This might seem an odd thing to say because of a lot of us haven’t been feeling particularly victorious of late. Most anarchists today feel the global justice movement was kind of a blip: inspiring, certainly, while it lasted, but not a movement that succeeded either in putting down lasting organizational roots or transforming the contours of power in the world. The anti-war movement was even more frustrating, since anarchists and anarchist tactics were largely marginalized. The war will end, of course, but that’s just because wars always do. No one is feeling they contributed much to it.

 
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The Effects of the Open Source Movement on the Development of Politics and Society | Networked Labour

The Effects of the Open Source Movement on the Development of Politics and Society | Networked Labour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In October 2009, Transform! co-promoted the first Free Culture Forum (FCF). The FCF is one of the first attempts to create an international space of networking and strategic reflection for a wide range of movements that have emerged across the world in different fields and are related to the production, access, circulation and management of cultural works and knowledge goods. It concluded an intense thr

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Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15! - Engadget - Engadget

Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15! - Engadget - Engadget | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We come bearing tidings of good savings from our friends at MAKE: get $100 off the regular price of the second annual two-day workshop designed for makers turning their projects into real businesses. The Hardware Innovation Workshopkicks off at the College of San Mateo just before Maker Faire Bay Area on May 18-19, and features big names in the world of making and innovation as well as startups you haven't heard about -- yet. The workshop will focus on innovative tools and technology, platforms and projects and devices and designs based on open hardware.

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Anonymous takes charge, the Web takes down governments - Salon

Anonymous takes charge, the Web takes down governments - Salon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The task of imagining new institutions is hard. How do we do things without precedent? Anonymous is like a volunteer police force targeted to entities that pursue censorship and surveillance—the opposite of anonymity. But it exists without the kind of process, context, or companion institutions that might shape it in ways that would improve it, and our world. Anonymous jettisons centuries of intense debate about the purpose of government and the methods of holding power accountable, and yet it seems better suited to the challenges of our era than many of our militaries and related entities. Our challenge is to take the lessons of Anonymous and its emerging model and recraft it so as to ensure public order and sustain the fundamental values of our democratic institutions.

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Free's a crowd-funding - The H Open: News and Features

Free's a crowd-funding - The H Open: News and Features | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the recent high profile success of hardware and software projects raising millions of dollars through crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Fabian Scherschel looks at what it takes for open source software projects to duplicate this success and the unique challenges these projects will face.

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Is Facebook Taking Big Data Analytics Too Far? | SmartData Collective

Is Facebook Taking Big Data Analytics Too Far? | SmartData Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook has massive data analytics capabilities and it has a lot of big data. Are they overstepping the mark by exploiting this (even very personal) data? (Top story: Is Facebook Taking Big Data Analytics Too Far?
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Sharing Economy: The changing nature of vehicle ownership / FLEET EUROPE / Channels / Mobility and travel

Sharing Economy: The changing nature of vehicle ownership /  FLEET EUROPE  / Channels / Mobility and travel | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The way cars are bought and used will change radically in the future as a the new generation begins to shape the market.
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Equity is Essential | On the Commons

Equity is Essential | On the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We believe it is critical to bring equity to the forefront of the commons conversation. As the commons gains popularity and the movement grows, so does the need to hold equity as a central and defining precept of a commons-based society.
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OuiShare Talk with Michel Bauwens @ Barcelona

OuiShare Talk with Michel Bauwens @ Barcelona. Part of the 2 days visit of Michel Bauwens at Barcelona bit.ly/p2p_bcncoorganized by OuiShare, IGOP-UAB and OKFN Spain with the sponsorship of Barcelona The Lab (Ajuntament de Barcelona)

 
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Civilization Systems: Scaling Influence: Campaign Finance, Small Money and Large Numbers

The political micro-transaction is a missing fundamental and an essential element of speech... and  has some special characteristics that when combined with its core associated P2P capabilities tends to natural monopoly.

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Book of the Week: Judy Rebick's Transforming Power

Book of the Week: Judy Rebick's Transforming Power | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Given the failure of the Left, the labour movement, and the social movements to creatively resist neo-liberalism, it makes sense that when a new generation emerged to fight corporate globalization, they created horizontal structures and demonstrated an abhorrence of any kind of top-down leadership.

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Why do it yourself is also green

Why do it yourself is also green | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Alex Steffen once declared that the revolution will not be handmade—but I’m thinking some of the equipment used in it may very well be. Now I am, by far, one of the least practical people I know, but i do like to try my hand at some DIY projects from backyard beekeeping to home composting to brewing my own beer. Nevertheless, I’ve been challenged before about these habits—after all, what’s so green about doing things yourself? Wouldn’t it be better to employ the economies of scale and efficiencies inherent in larger-scale production?


 

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