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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Who built the internet? Rugged individuals or the collaborative citizen?

Who built the internet? Rugged individuals or the collaborative citizen? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Like each of these discourses, technoidealism exists on a spectrum. On one end of the technoidealist spectrum is technoutopianism, an extreme form of internet-exceptionalism and technodeterminism highlighted by Kevin Kelly, linked to the life-extension fantasies of transhumanism and Ray Kurzweil, and other claims that the internet is an early example of the singularity, a metaphor for teleological progress to a point of bio-information synthesis. On the other end of the technoidealism spectrum are much more tamed versions of technopragmatism emerging from grounded research with peer-producers, free software activists, and open source coders. The scholars investigating these cultural iterations tend to articulate the emic perspective of their informants, that the internet is exceptional and capable of provoking post-state and post-capital transformations.”

 
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Fulfilling the Genomic Promise by Helga Nowotny - Project Syndicate

Fulfilling the Genomic Promise by Helga Nowotny - Project Syndicate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Genetics has brought science to the brink of a new era of enlightenment, in which individuals are understood in terms of the relationship between their unique genomic data.
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Shareable: Sandbox Coliving Lab Tests Sharing's Potential

Shareable: Sandbox Coliving Lab Tests Sharing's Potential | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This is an interview with the Sandbox House, a new coliving project in Berkeley, California started by graduates of Bainbridge Institute's MBA in Sustainable Systems who are seeking full life-work alignment and integration. A core piece of their alignment is living in the sharing economy to the greatest extent possible, weaving it into the fabric of everyday life, housing, work and community. They see sharing as a path to living more in alignment with their values by reducing their reliance on income from conventional jobs and increasing their community relationships through sharing tools. Doing it as a community with a mission has the added benefit of supporting one another to live with intention.

 

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Sharing cities: The magic of indirect reciprocity | NewStart

Sharing cities: The magic of indirect reciprocity | NewStart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is entering the mainstream, with corporates like BMW getting on board. Join the discussion today.
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“Social Production” – The Economy of the Future

“Social Production” – The Economy of the Future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You may laugh, but companies everywhere today are enlisting their own customers to handle the sometimes complex questions and service issues raised by other customers. For $0 per hour. At many technology-oriented firms, from Cisco to Verizon, the vast majority of customer inquiries are handled by other customers. At Apple, customers handle virtually 100% of them, with the company’s own service employees intervening only when necessary to ensure quality.

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Carlo Ratti interview, Thinking Cities, Networked Society Ericsson

The documentary 'Thinking Cities' deals with one of the most dramatic societal trends happening today: urbanization. The world population is expected to soar to more than 9 billion people by 2050, with roughly 70 percent living in cities. At the same time, Information Communications Technology (ICT) is extending its reach.
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Open Business Models | Architects Zone

Open Business Models | Architects Zone | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sad story is that with the growth of Open Source adoption, lots of companies are finding their commercial talents in the pool of people that used to work for the proprietary vendors, the kind of sales people that don't get Open Source (aside from some exceptions) and are still trying to hardsell a product based on specsheets and feature roadmaps, where most quality open source software are build by people to solve problems , hence those new sales people keep doing their old job selling products while not listening to their actual customer needs.

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The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case

The Dangerous Logic of the Bradley Manning Case | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
'If Bradley Manning is convicted of aiding the enemy, the introduction of a capital offense into the mix would dramatically elevate the threat to whistleblowers.
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Inside 3D Printing Conference Chicago: Day 2 Top Stories

Inside 3D Printing Conference Chicago: Day 2 Top Stories | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Inside 3D Printing Chicago: Day 2 Day 2 of the Inside 3D Printing conference in Chicago continued to delight audiences with compelling talks and great networking. Below are the top stories from the day.
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Yochai Benkler: Going beyond the public-private surveillance partnership

Yochai Benkler: Going beyond the public-private surveillance partnership | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Very wide ranging and interesting interview with Yochai Benkler, which goes into not just the problems of the internet era (society of control), but also focuses on the emancipatory possibilities.

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ArduSat - Your Arduino Experiment in Space

We love Arduino and we love space exploration. So we decided to combine them and let people run their own space experiments! (ArduSat - Un satelite open-source con hardware Arduino en el espacio.
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Exploring Resilience Communities with John Robb (1): definition

Exploring Resilience Communities with John Robb (1): definition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

John Robb, master analyst of global guerilla warfare, is very pessimistic about the potential of the current global system to prevail. This means that he expects, like us, a strong trend towards relocalization. However, his vision is more radical since he expects a global breakdown. Hence, the need for a distributed network of resilient local communities, that can thrive amongst the chaos. However, it is not survivalism he is advocating, but local communities connected with global tinkering networks, supported by smart local and international network technology, and that are hyperproductive compared to the nation-state.

 
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Meu Rio - P2P Foundation

Meu Rio - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Meu Rio is a digital interface for civic engagement. Anybody living in the city can log on to the website and denounce a problem and launch a campaign to fix it. The issues are usually targeted and very local, such as the price of a ferry ticket or the cutting of a tree on a specific street. Miguel’s first concern when talking to me was to mention that Meu Rio was both non-for-profit and non-partisan.

 
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Help young leaders attend a summit on building a just and sustainable economy

Help young leaders attend a summit on building a just and sustainable economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This July, young leaders are converging in NYC to discuss how to build a just & sustainable economy together. Help fund scholarships to get them there!
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New revolution: Cities lead economic and social change in US - East Village Magazine

New revolution: Cities lead economic and social change in US - East Village Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Few cities in the U.S. have faced more challenges to creating a new economic and social future than Detroit.

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Leaks had public merit, says expert - The Age

Leaks had public merit, says expert - The Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The defence in the court-martial of Private Bradley Manning rested its case on Wednesday with a Harvard law professor testifying that WikiLeaks performed a legitimate journalistic function when Manning gave it vast archives of secret government files.

 



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Boating Startups Are Cruising Towards A Sharing Economy

Boating Startups Are Cruising Towards A Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There's a new, up and coming trend coming to the sharing economy: Peer-to-peer (or shall we say pier-to-pier) boat-sharing is picking up speed in the startup space, according to a recent article in Business Insider. Now, eager wannabe skippers can rent all types of vessels, from sail to ski, around the world through online sharing systems.

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Pick Your Hardware Vision: Open Compute Project vs. Data Centers in a Box

Pick Your Hardware Vision: Open Compute Project vs. Data Centers in a Box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On the one hand, companies with enormous data centers such as Facebook, Rackspace, Google and Goldman Sachs are creating their own compute, storage and network devices using cheap, commodity components. The pieces are built to a standard - organized by the Open Compute Project (OCP) - to ensure they interoperate, and they are then are assembled to create hardware that is finely tuned to the specific needs of an organization. This "disaggregation" of hardware allows one company to have a system that is optimized for high-storage capacity with low CPU, for example, while another company could customize the hardware for intense reading capabilities, but low writing.

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Jack Covert Selects – The Ethical Economy « 800 CEO Read

Jack Covert Selects – The Ethical Economy « 800 CEO Read | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the emergence and institutionalization of what they call productive publics and participatory culture, which they believe are the fundamental building blocks of a new, ethical economy, the authors make a convincing argument that “Just as the creation of wealth ever more builds on cooperation and common resources, so the determination of the value of that wealth would ever more build on the strength and association of the passions that are common to us all.”

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Panel on civil society relations sees a networked UN | PressReleasePoint

Panel on civil society relations sees a networked UN | PressReleasePoint | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Procedurally, networks can be involved through an array of UN-sponsored fora: interactive high-level roundtables to survey issues; global conferences to define norms and targets and initiate action; multi-stakeholder partnerships to actualize norms and targets; multi-stakeholder hearings to monitor compliance and revise strategies; and Global Public Policy Committees to engage specialist parliamentarians.

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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

Wikipedia volunteers spending hours creating articles on topics close to heir heart, LEGO Mindstorm hackers paying their own tickets to Denmark to teach LEGO their most recent inventions, and Silicon Valley startup entrepreneurs all collaborate as creative swarms – they behave strikingly similar to how bees swarm to a new location.  We call this process coolfarming – using the beehive as a metaphor to describe how to tap the creative potential of communities of innovators. A group of enthusiasts gets together to create something radically new, and to recruit early adapters to try their innovation, thereby turning it into a cool trend. Coolfarming describes the genesis of an emergent trend - something new and fresh, developed by a team of daring individuals who then spread it to the rest of the world.

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How the sharing economy will kill mediocre VCs

How the sharing economy will kill mediocre VCs | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you’re old enough, spend a moment thinking about the first time you signed up for an online bank. What year was it? 1999? 2001? Maybe later. Whatever. It all seems so quaint now, along with the emails from Nigerian princes promising you access to untold riches if you would just wire them some money.

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Democratic radio voting | liquid.radio – You vote, we broadcast!

Democratic radio voting | liquid.radio – You vote, we broadcast! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
liquid.radio - You vote, we broadcast! Entirely user-generated! http://t.co/fRAOMJwc8X
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Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals - RT (blog)

Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals - RT (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Microsoft worked hand-in-hand with the United States government in order to allow federal investigators to bypass encryption mechanisms meant to protect the privacy of millions of users, Edward Snowden told The Guardian.

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Sustainable Brasil | Politics 2.0

Sustainable Brasil | Politics 2.0 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Meu Rio is a digital interface for civic engagement. Anybody living in the city can log on to the website and denounce a problem and launch a campaign to fix it. The issues are usually targeted and very local, such as the price of a ferry ticket or the cutting of a tree on a specific street. Miguel’s first concern when talking to me was to mention that Meu Rio was both non-for-profit and non-partisan.

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Rodrigo Vilela's curator insight, September 5, 2013 10:03 PM

excelente, incentivadora e promete!!!