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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Says-us and GNUnion at #DL14 Ney York 14 Nov 2014 A Status Update

presA Status Update #DL14, 14 November 2014, New York

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UK parliament to debate money creation for first time in 170 years

UK parliament to debate money creation for first time in 170 years | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve made another significant breakthrough: This morning we were told that Parliament will hold a three hour debate on the issue of ‘Money Creation and Society’ on Thursday 20th November.    
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Arctic Future, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Arctic Future, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The melting sea ice of the Arctic creates opportunities and threats. Tom Heap reports.
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Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation

Proof Of Concept 21 - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"an accelerator for open source sustainability, whose pinnacle will be a 5-week camp in the countryside 40min from Paris, bringing together 50 open hardware innovators with world-class mentors and experts, to prototype the most functional and replicable cell of a sustainable society, and bring it to the world ahead of COP21 (which is scheduled in december 2015 in Paris)
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Biohacking Safari on tour

Biohacking Safari on tour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Today, researchers AND citizens together build incredible biological machines. Follow us in this new exploration, to Boston !
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Glimo - An OpenSource handheld camera stabilizer

Glimo - An OpenSource handheld camera stabilizer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Being a product designer, I often have to explain ideas and concepts using scenarios.  I learned that the best way to do this is through video. It's simply efficient and it gets your concepts in movements. 
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France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog

France Prefers to Pay (twice) for Papers by Its Researchers | Open Knowledge Foundation Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While university presidents learn that their funding is to be reduced by EUR 400 million, the Ministry of Research has decided, under great secrecy, to pay EUR 172 million to the world leader in scientific publishing Elsevier .
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Falling Fruit: Mapping Free Food Around the World

Falling Fruit: Mapping Free Food Around the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In 2008, while living in Boulder and working toward a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Colorado, I created the original Falling Fruit. Inspired by Urban Edibles, a foraging map for my hometown of Portland, Oregon, I sought to create a similar one for Boulder. I started by expanding a map created by Marco Lam and his students at Naropa University. More than pointing the way to free lunch, I hoped to remind Boulder's denizens that fruits and vegetables don't grow on grocery store shelves, they grow on plants – including those many neighborhood trees from which they fall, unused, to quietly stain our sidewalks.
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BREAD, CIRCUSES & BOMBS – DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE – PART TWO | Doomstead Diner

BREAD, CIRCUSES & BOMBS – DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE – PART TWO | Doomstead Diner | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it



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Exploring 3D printing innovation: 5 fast ones on 3D printing

Exploring 3D printing innovation: 5 fast ones on 3D printing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As part of Inside3DP’s latest series we reached out to Preet Jesrani, founder of DesignBox3D, to get his thoughts on the latest 3D printing innovation.
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Democracy has come to life in Parliament Square

Democracy has come to life in Parliament Square | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The farcical police brutality towards Occupy Democracy is a sign the authorities are running scared, argues Hannah Martin.
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GOP’s secret weapon: How right-wing churches turn the 99 percent into the Tea Party

GOP’s secret weapon: How right-wing churches turn the 99 percent into the Tea Party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There's a way to counter their success, but it means liberals must get comfortable talking about the spiritual
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Why Adapting in the Social Age is Key to Survival

Why Adapting in the Social Age is Key to Survival | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Industrial Age is over and the Social Age has begun. Why your organization must adapt and use social media or risk not surviving.
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The Maker Economy

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“Any time you give the means of production to everybody, it changes the world.”   Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics
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Digital Transformation of the French Economy - P2P Foundation

Digital Transformation of the French Economy - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Report: RAPPORT AU GOUVERNEMENT. La nouvelle grammaire du succès. La transformation numérique de l'économie française. Philippe Lemoine
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The White House Gets It Right On Net Neutrality. Will the FCC?

The White House Gets It Right On Net Neutrality. Will the FCC? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In a statement issued this morning, President Barack Obama has called on the Federal Communications Commission to develop new “net neutrality” rules and, equally importantly, establish the legal authority it needs to support those rules by reclassifying broadband service as a “telecommunications service.”
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POC21: Accelerating Open Source Sustainability

POC21 (Proof Of Concept 21) is an accelerator for open source sustainability, co-produced by OuiShare and OpenState. In 2015, we will bring the best open hardware projects together with world-class mentors and experts, to build the most functional and replicable cell of a sustainable society, and then bring it to the world ahead of the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.

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The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things

The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Internet Of Things is coming. Rejoice! …Mostly. It will open our collective eyes to petabytes of real-time data, which we will turn into new insights and efficiencies. It will doubtless save lives. Oh, yes: and it will subtly redefine ownership as we know it. You will no longer own many of the most expensive and sophisticated items you possess. You may think you own them. But you’ll be wrong.
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Open State

Open State | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Overcoming the current system sounds utopian, yes, but what’s the alternative, when our present has become unbearable? Will we be the generation that stood by when our biosphere collapsed and we lost our dignity?
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The social productivity of anonymity | ephemera

The social productivity of anonymity | ephemera | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Anonymity is deeply tied to the European values of liberty, equality and fraternity. Concealing one’s identity can enable freedom (as in the anonymity of speech), support equality (e.g. in anonymous application procedures), and provide the basis for non-reciprocal relationships as expressed in the value of brotherhood (e.g. asking a stranger for directions). It is capable of traversing cultural differences and is essential for many contemporary forms of sharing, communality and collaboration (e.g. commons based peer production such as Wikipedia entries and open-source software). However, it is also contested and, indeed, under threat: networked databases, biometric identification and surveillance technologies such as CCTV are matched by discourses that condemn anonymity and celebrate transparency and openness. Legal, technological and moral imperatives towards transparency contribute to a process in which anonymity is increasingly under attack. As a consequence, the ‘end of anonymity’ has been declared in public discourses, not only since the revelations of Edward Snowden. However, this claim deserves to be scrutinised a bit further.
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Social Enterprise Revolution

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November 20th is Social Enterprise Day. Throughout the world there are businesses with a social mission that put people and planet first. Social Enterprises re-invest their profits to tackle social problems, whether that's creating jobs for the homeless, investing in green community energy programmes or providing clean water. 

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"Communities with Cooperatives, not Communities of Cooperatives"

"Communities with Cooperatives, not Communities of Cooperatives" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea of Las Indias is that it is a community with cooperative businesses, not a community of cooperatives.
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Future 3D printing technology: The ESA 3D prints a lunar base

Future 3D printing technology: The ESA 3D prints a lunar base | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In perhaps one of the most innovative advances in 3D printing technology, the European Space Agency have 3D printed a lunar base from moon dust.
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What is the problem? - Stop TTIP

What is the problem? - Stop TTIP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The EU soon intends to sign two far-reaching trade agreements: one with Canada (CETA = Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and one with the USA (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The official line is that this will create jobs and increase economic growth. However, the beneficiaries of these agreements are not in fact citizens, but big corporations:
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The Art of Commoning | David Bollier

The Art of Commoning | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This past weekend I learned a lot about the art of commoning through a process known as The Art of Hosting.  It’s a methodology for eliciting the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of a group – which is obviously important for a successful commons. 
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