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Open Source Culture & Culture Hacking

Open Source Culture & Culture Hacking | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many people know me by my art persona Napalm Dragon. I’ve been Hacking Culture since the early 90’s through various art forms including street theatre, immersive arts events, and Fire as Art.

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The day before the iPhone - The Networked Society Blog

The day before the iPhone - The Networked Society Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Churchill event in Silicon Valley. It was a great honor and I strongly recommend attending to anybody that has a similar opportunity. And I have to confess I love the name of the club and the sentiment it endears.

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A Declaration of Compassionate Interdependence

A Declaration of Compassionate Interdependence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Intentional Communities are the place where we renew our sense of
Community by sharing and caring for each other in reciprocity as we
create together a new way of living that meet the needs of People
without destroying the Planet.

 

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Game over, Bitcoin. Long live human-based currencies!

Game over, Bitcoin. Long live human-based currencies! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

While being a tremendous proof of concept, the distributed cryptocurrency Bitcoin is fundamentally flawed as an alternative money system, critics say. It is now time for truly radical monetarists to build on this technical experiment and move to the next level of the monetary revolution: a truly human-based digital monetary system.


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The Economic Realms: Exclusive: Renewable energy from rivers and lakes could replace gas in homes

The Economic Realms: Exclusive: Renewable energy from rivers and lakes could replace gas in homes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has described the development as "game changing" in relation to Britain's need for renewable energy against the backdrop of insecurity in Russia, which supplies much of Europe's gas, and the political row at home over soaring fuel bills.

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Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum

Airbnb's $10 billion value a sign of sharing-economy momentum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a defining moment for the sharing economy, Airbnb is in funding talks that would value the room- and home-renting company at $10 billion, more than some long-established hotel companies and among the highest valuations for a startup in the country.

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3D Robotics' goal is to 'demilitarize' drones

33D Robotics CEO and Co-Founder Chris Anderson shows off the Iris, an insect-like drone that's rigged with a leveling arm for a GoPro camera. (RT @FlightBots: Great USA Today video featuring Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics.

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Here's how we take back the Internet

Here's how we take back the Internet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom.
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Google - P2P Foundation

Google - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Search systems, as several participants at the Deep Search conference noted, is an essential component of the Web. And given the importance of the Web, and its embeddedness into multiple key aspects of life, the society cannot do without one. The architecture and protocols of the Internet and the Web might be open, developed by IETF via open process, running mostly Free Software, but the architecture of search systems remains closed. This is not good enough. As part of the democratic practice of the common, we have to have search systems built on the basis of IETF and Free Software principles. We need Open Process search systems.

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The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era

The End of the World As We Know It? The rise of the post-carbon era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an exclusive new essay, political scientist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed presents a dramatic picture of the world we're about to leave behind, and the new possibilities ahead. He argues that the age of Carbon is coming to a close, and only a concerted effort can prevent an impending crisis on a global scale.
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Economic Flu. Culture & love is the only possible cure. The disease is caused by Global Economic War - YouTube

Importan, if you defend Culture and working classes have a look at the video, & helps to disseminate it, the cause we believe deserve it. Please and thanks 

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Google rejects military funding for its advanced humanoid robot

Google rejects military funding for its advanced humanoid robot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, if you wanted money to build humanoid robots, you basically had to get it from the military — specifically, the high-risk, high-reward technology lab known as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.


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Open Source Beehives Project - P2P Foundation

Open Source Beehives Project - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Farmers are going to need to rebuild the bee population, and that means more hives and more beekeepers. The Open Source Beehives Project is hoping to achieve that by spreading simple, low-cost hive designs to make it easy for anyone to start their own, and encouraging collaboration among designers, technologists, researchers, and bee lovers. So far, it has two templates: the Colorado Top Bar and the Warré. The groups behind the designs are working on improvements all the time.

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Is India a leapfrog candidate for the networked society? - The Economic Times

Is India a leapfrog candidate for the networked society? - The Economic Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A rapid transition to 4G LTE networks can potentially catapult hundreds of millions into a hyper-connected era. (Is India a leapfrog candidate for the networked society?
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Bitcoin Exchange Vircurex Battles Insolvency

Bitcoin Exchange Vircurex Battles Insolvency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The exchange has frozen accounts as it faces the prospect of insolvency.
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eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours

eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The online facilitators of the Living Bridges Planet network did some moves to create spaces,  that enable the connection and collaboration in an easy way during the 24 hours of the #eduhack14.

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We're reading, reviewing and submitting articles for Spot the Future in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia. Join us!

We're reading, reviewing and submitting articles for Spot the Future in Armenia, Egypt and Georgia. Join us! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Making Spot The Future a generative experience for everyone involved requires a combination of knowledge about really interesting and little know initiatives happening all over the country, journalism, creative communication, social media engagement and access to many different kinds of personal networks. It's quite a challenge but we think we can do it together. In this post we discuss the content already submitted and  - See more at: http://edgeryders.eu/spot-the-future/were-reading-reviewing-and-submitting-articles-for#sthash.l1fBXHkI.dpuf

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Why your company needs to wake up to the collaborative economy

Why your company needs to wake up to the collaborative economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are witnessing the emergence of a new industry of collaborative enterprises that let consumers bypass traditional, inefficient companies to get the products and services they want.

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Next Steps for Insurance Companies in the ‘Sharing Economy’ (Part 3 of 3)

Next Steps for Insurance Companies in the ‘Sharing Economy’ (Part 3 of 3) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Given the momentum behind the sharing economy, it may be time for insurers to take a closer look at this emerging market, especially for cars.
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Garry Wood's curator insight, October 6, 2014 11:39 AM

Interesting ideas for insurance in an emerging market

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Policy paper: Biodiversity & natural resources - FLOK Society (EN)

Policy paper: Biodiversity & natural resources - FLOK Society (EN) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With world records for the number of amphibian, reptile, bat and tree species, and more than 20 dialects spoken within an area of about 100,000 km2, Ecuador is one of the most biologically and culturally diverse countries in the world. We propose a broader definition of biodiversity for the Ecuadorian context, to include not only biological elements but also indigenous culture and knowledge. In the face of a changing climate, Ecuador has the potential to sustain this biological and cultural diversity in the long term due to its geographical location. We present a scenario that harnesses open and collaborative synergisms between government, academia, citizen scientists, and the private sector seeking to develop long-term economic activity from the rational exploration of Ecuador’s vast and unique biodiversity. A fundamental precedent is the significant investment of the Government of Ecuador in scientific development, education, and infrastructure, specifically in the areas of energy diversification, transport and telecommunications (more than US$21 billion between 2007 and 2013). Couple this investment to the densest collection of life forms in the planet, and with a global trend towards economies based on applied life sciences, and it is clear Ecuador is strategically placed to become a regional powerhouse. Through a robust network of collaborators inside and outside Ecuador, we are currently capable of implementing scientific work focused on biodiversity conservation, ethnobotanical and ethnomedical development, production in biological platforms, and environmental quality protection. Our goal is to contribute to the realization of Ecuador’s concept of knowledge-based local bioeconomies, and to export knowledge regarding the unique biological and cultural resources from Ecuador to global communities through novel international markets.

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Circular Economy: more well-being with 10 moves | LabGov - Laboratorio per la governance dei beni comuni

Circular Economy: more well-being with 10 moves | LabGov - Laboratorio per la governance dei beni comuni | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As part of the European Week for Waste Reduction , the Comuni Virtuosi  association launch the second edition of “ Less waste, more well-being with 10 moves ” to urge the world of manufacturing  and retailing to take ten actions in the short and medium term, to reduce the environmental impact of their activities in the interests of circular economy . An operation of personalized communication will conduct to major companies in the consumer goods and retail chains to ask them commitment and transparency about their policy compared to 10 moves .

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Indigenous Peoples and the Commons - P2P Foundation

Indigenous Peoples and the Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"the new commons movement ... risks making a similar “category mistake”  about the commons that could foster its own enclosure‐like injustices. The mistake is in believing that  the “cultural commons” is a monolithic, unitary concept for describing a set of shared resources  collectively owned by everyone."

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Community Rights vs. States Rights vs. Federal Law

Community Rights vs. States Rights vs. Federal Law | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“States rights” is an issue that has been revived by the Tea Party. See States Rights and the Growing Rebellion to get an idea of where they’re coming from.  The Repeal Amendment was introduced to Congress in 2011, stating:

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Community Rights - P2P Foundation

Community Rights - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“We believe that to attain sustainability, a right to local self-government must be asserted that places decisions affecting communities in the hands of those closest to the impacts. That right to local self-government must enable communities to reject unsustainable economic and environmental policies set by state and federal governments, and must enable communities to construct legal frameworks for charting a future towards sustainable energy production, sustainable land development, and sustainable water use, among others.”

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Saving Bees in Open Source: Interview to Tristan Copley Smith and Open Source Beehives project

Saving Bees in Open Source: Interview to Tristan Copley Smith and Open Source Beehives project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of talking around the Bee collapse problem and you may be already informed about the topic but, just in case you are not, the excellent information available on this article will help you navigate. Wanna know the punchline? Well, “Honeybees Are Still Dying and We Still Don’t Know Why” and that’s worrying because as the article explains “bees help pollinate crops that are worth more than $200 billion a year” and feed millions of people. So when we’ve seen the birth of the Open Source Beehive project, it really sounded great: few Open Source Hardware and Open Source Electronics enthusiasts put together a clear vision and an easy to join project, by combining open design and citizen science to save bees and well, humanity. We really think this project can make a huge impact both on Bee Collapse problem and, in general – also thanks to the combination with Smart Citizen, created at FabLab Barcelona – in moving forward citizen [...]
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