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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Javier Celaya and Luca De Biase: How to collaborate with startups – IfBookThen 2013 | Enjoy Online Shopping

Javier Celaya and Luca De Biase: How to collaborate with startups – IfBookThen 2013 | Enjoy Online Shopping | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Mr Branson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:20 AM

Interesting. Start-ups are not just start-ups most are experienced professionals who can help busy business owners of the world get online sales, exposure, ROI, SEO ranked and optimized for less than most ad agencies. http://www.infogurushop.com they obviously have the skills to navigate the Internet and get noticed online so give start-ups your vote and network into collaboration. 

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Greening Through IT - P2P Foundation's blog

Greening Through IT - P2P Foundation's blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Greening through IT is well written, incredibly well researched, and most timely. There is no doubt now that the planet is in trouble, and that our present energy consumption levels, waste (both personal and industrial) and pollution levels are far too high to allow life to continue as we know it. How long it will take before catastrophic changes occur is a matter of speculation, some say 10 years some say 100! Whichever, these time spans are minuscule compared to the time it has taken earth, and all the various species (including humans) to evolve to the present. One of Tomlinson’s main arguments throughout this book is the inability of humans to understand long time spans. As he points out we are going to have to improve this faculty and implement long-term changes that consider future generations.

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Using open source to build sustainable communities - Australian Techworld

Using open source to build sustainable communities - Australian Techworld | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A forthcoming documentary from Filament Features will feature the work of the Open Source Ecology project, which aims to produce a set of open source tools capable of building environmentally sustainable communities.

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Annie Leonard addresses students on Earth Day - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Annie Leonard addresses students on Earth Day - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An Earth Day packed full of activities on campus came to a close Monday night, with a keynote address from filmmaker and environmental activist Annie Leonard.

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Airbnb Highlights Rise Of Sharing Economy And Growth Of Australian Market

Airbnb Highlights Rise Of Sharing Economy And Growth Of Australian Market | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
US-based company Airbnb has highlighted the rise of the “sharing economy”, including recent growth in the Australian market, but says start-ups looking to cash in may have missed the boat.
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cpsrenewal.ca: Collaboration: Overhyped and Underappreciated

cpsrenewal.ca: Collaboration: Overhyped and Underappreciated | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I fought the temptation to dig into the topic of faceless bureaucrats (see: Can Bureaucrats Be Interesting When The World Demands That They Be Boring? and The Problem Of The Faceless Bureaucrat), but I don't think CPSRenewal.ca needs to head straight for the singularity quite yet. Instead, I tried to answer a question I've been asking myself lately: Why does the idea of collaboration hold so much sway for me?
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Google Glass will be released to the public 'in 2014', says Eric Schmidt - ZDNet

Google Glass will be released to the public 'in 2014', says Eric Schmidt - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In an interview with the BBC this weekend, Schmidt said Google will probably be making some changes to the Explorer Edition before a final consumer release goes ahead in early 2014.

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End of Which Era? - Huffington Post UK (blog)

End of Which Era? - Huffington Post UK (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

After a week of media battles over Her legacy, BBC Newsnight opted to report Margaret Thatcher's funeral in an unusually useful way. Rather than take part in the central debate - She was divisive, no She wasn't - Paxman chose to focus on what the nature of the event said about Britain today and how accurate was it?

 
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Opening the Black-Box of Peer Review: An Agent-Based Model of Scientist Behaviour

Peer review is a cornerstone of science. The process allows scientists to experimentally pursue new lines of research through a continuous, decentralised and socially shared process of trial and error and ensures the quality of knowledge produced.  This paper investigates the impact of referee behaviour on the quality and efficiency of peer review. We focused on the importance of reciprocity motives in ensuring cooperation between all involved parties. We modelled peer review as a process based on knowledge asymmetries and subject to evaluation bias. We built various simulation scenarios in which we tested different interaction conditions and author and referee behaviour. We found that reciprocity cannot always have per se a positive effect on the quality of peer review, as it may tend to increase evaluation bias. It can have a positive effect only when reciprocity motives are inspired by disinterested standards of fairness.

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Sixty-six theses on the crowd-intelligent business

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How Two Makers Built A Customizable New Prosthetic Hand For $150 And Changed A Boy's Life

How Two Makers Built A Customizable New Prosthetic Hand For $150 And Changed A Boy's Life | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With 10,000 miles separating them, two makers designed and built a customizable 3-D-printed prosthetic hand for a 5-year old boy named Liam in South
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What today's students think about the future of Economy, Sustainability and Employment

What today's students think about the future of Economy, Sustainability and Employment | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

d. Students have largely abandoned the idea of linear, steadily rising career paths. Instead the idea of multidimensional careers (has become the “default setting” in their career thinking Volatility in terms of employment and career development is the leading mental model. However, in some students groups the confidence to own career was far more positive than the view on the employment and career development in higher level – national or global

 
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The Spark: documentary about p2p resilience and thrivability experiments

The Spark: documentary about p2p resilience and thrivability experiments | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

THE SPARK is a documentary about a genius technologist and a rebel educator, two pioneers from opposite spectrums with one goal in common: Build a sustainable community.

 
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Directory of Open Access Books

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers are invited to provide metadata of their Open Access books to DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, helping scholars and students to discover the books. The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards.

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Project of the Day: La Cura, open sourcing individual health efforts for collective benefit

Project of the Day: La Cura, open sourcing individual health efforts for collective benefit | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= “La Cura”, a global art performance open sourcing the health efforts of Salvatore Iaconese, diagnosed with a brain tumor.


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Project of the Day: Open Tech Forever

Project of the Day: Open Tech Forever | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

” We’ll be developing open source hardware, producing and selling some for income, and doing some training and capital assistance programs. Johnathan is starting an organic farm on-site so lots of collaboration ahead. Taking a different route than OSE though- the goal is the same, economically empowered collaborative communities in an open world, but the approach will be starting with widely useful tech we can sell for financial stability, and that’ll really get open hardware out there in use and in publicity, followed by tool development as it gets more and more relevant. Relevance is key, because it ensures the use and replication of open hardware, the reasons for which it should be produced and documented in the first place.

 
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Thinking about new p2p forms of habitat

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“Most of my own thinking about urbanism has revolved around the development of new communities and habitats and how we adapt our civilization to the logistics of renewables and the progressively decentralized/de-massified industry and economics of the Post-Industrial Age. A lot of this has been in the context of space advocacy, both in terms of the design of new settlements in that challenging environment and the employ of intentional communities here on Earth as engines/incubators of space, technology, and cultural development. I find much inspiration in the pre-industrial cities whose very organic vernacular architecture was a reflection of coherent community and a much more social peer-oriented process of development than has been allowed in the contemporary city, with its corporate models of authority and organization, increasingly militaristic logic, socially and environmentally irresponsible speculation, very ego-centric professional architecture, and systematic destruction of the community as a political and economic entity. We have a lot of new terms for things; P2P Urbanism, adhocracy, new biology, and so on. But I find it’s really mostly about the re-discovery of modes of human activity and organization we once took for granted in a community setting we now, in our industrialized market-centric culture, have lost and now seek to re-learn. All across the Industrial Age we seemed to be engaged in a desperate denial that we were social animals in favor of identity as autonomous economic agents.

 
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Mapping open projects and commons at P2P Wikisprint | opensource.com

Mapping open projects and commons at P2P Wikisprint | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The P2P Foundation is organizing communities for Wikisprint. They want to collaborate by mapping open projects and other commons initiatives.
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Open Access - Scholarly Literature and Digital Library Initiatives - The South Asian Scenario

The South Asia sub-region is now in the forefront of the Open Access movement within developing countries in the world, with India being the most prominent partner in terms of its successful Open Access and Digital Library initiatives. Institutional and policy frameworks in India also facilitate innovative solutions for increasing international visibility and accessibility of scholarly literature and documentary heritage in this country. This publication discusses successful  activities in the South Asia subregion bringing closer to the worldwide audience, the subject of access to scholarly literature and documentary heritage. This may thus be considered an authoritative source-book on Open Access Development in this sub-region.

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Makerfaire Rome - Hangout OnAir with Massimo Banzi and his guests #mfrome2013

Massimo Banzi & friends David Cuartielles -- Arduino Team -- Sweden Addie Wagenknecht -- Lasersaur -- Austria Marc Bruyere - Snootlab -- France
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Shareable: All Placemaking Is Creative: How a Shared Focus on Place Builds Vibrant Destinations

Shareable: All Placemaking Is Creative: How a Shared Focus on Place Builds Vibrant Destinations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Placemaking is a process, accessible to anyone, that allows peoples’ creativity to emerge. When it is open and inclusive, this process can be extraordinarily effective in making people feel attached to the places where they live. That, in turn, makes people more likely to get involved and build shared wealth in their communities. “Placemaking, applied correctly, can show us new ways to help cultures emerge where openness is not so scary,” notes Dr. Katherine Loflin, the lead project consultant for the Knight Foundation’s groundbreaking Soul of the Community study, which showed a significant correlation between community attachment and economic growth. “We could find with consistency over time that it was the softer side of place—social offerings, openness, and aesthetics—that really seem to drive peoples’ attachment to their place. It wasn’t necessarily basic services: how well potholes got paved over. It wasn’t even necessarily for peoples’ personal economic circumstances.”

 
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Shareable: Free Desk Here: Connecting Creatives with Free Desk Space

Shareable: Free Desk Here: Connecting Creatives with Free Desk Space | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the best things about freelancing is the freedom of mobility it allows. Many freelancers can work wherever there is wi-fi and a desk. As this mobile freelance community grows, so to do the methods of connecting its members to workspaces around the world.

 
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Shareable: Turkey Puts DIY Twist on Clothing Swap

Shareable: Turkey Puts DIY Twist on Clothing Swap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Giysi Takası is a Turkish non-profit organization that encourages people to swap their used, in good condition clothes to nurture a more sustainable community. They began swapping clothes in Istanbul but will soon be spreading swapping events to other cities in Turkey, as well as an upcoming one in Berlin. Giysi Takasi has already encouraged many people to create their own swapping organizations.

 

 

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Beyond Left and Right: Peer-to-Peer themes and urban priorities for the self-organizing society. By Nikos A. Salingaros

Beyond Left and Right: Peer-to-Peer themes and urban priorities for the self-organizing society. By Nikos A. Salingaros | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nikos Salingaros, p2p architect and urbanist, has reacted with an extensive essay on my earlier article on the topic of: can progressives and conservatives work together around p2p themes?.

 
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Politics and the Question of the Embryonic Emancipatory Form

The misery of the radical critique of the commodity production system, that is, of a “mode of production based on value” (Marx), appears to reside in the fact that it is incapable of representing a historical praxis (not to be confused with just any little practical activity), of taking the initiative, of finding a way out and heralding a common mass consciousness, and is thus condemned to an esoteric existence, confined to socially remote domains of purely theoretical reflection or even philosophical speculation, and ultimately to a gradual descent into an eccentric sectarian existence. Even if an emancipatory socialization eliminating fetishistic forms of the commodity and money were possible—it would still be a book sealed with seven seals for this form of critique.

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