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openDemocracy as a digital commons | openDemocracy

openDemocracy as a digital commons | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

 From peer-to-peer economics advocated byMichel Bauwens of the P2P Foundation to the issues of republican democratic wealth, an important intellectual change is underway which I'd argue links into the new forms of self-organisation inspired by the indignados and the occupy movement from Tahrir to Taksim. The modern commons will be one of its key ideas.

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An online summer camp for maker kids - CNN

An online summer camp for maker kids - CNN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Connecting kids over the Internet who are passionate about tinkering and science lets them know that they are not alone. But that doesn't mean campers don't get lonely.

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Movement of the Day: New Cross Commoners

Movement of the Day: New Cross Commoners | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“To understand what is commoning in New Cross we’ll read and discuss texts together, and at the same time we’ll explore the neighbourhood to find out what processes of commoning are already part of the life of New Cross (we’ll start with communal gardens, housing associations, youth and community centres, and the New Cross library). We would like not only to understand the commoning already produced in New Cross, but also to produce new commoning here: to share and organize skills and resources in such a way that this sharing can become more and more autonomous from private / public interests, from the market, from interests that are not those of the people using them.”

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Does Thomas Friedman “get” the commons - Blog

Does Thomas Friedman “get” the commons - Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

it is a pleasant surprise to see the commons meme surface in such unexpected quarters, and with such approval. Now we have to work on improving the rigor of Friedman’s understanding of the commons – and to make sure that he doesn’t try to dilute or co-opt its meaning. But it’s significant in itself that the term is starting to get some more visible play.

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Trust Frameworks and the Rise of Digital Common Law - Blog

Trust Frameworks and the Rise of Digital Common Law - Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
photo of Michel Bauwens. Michel Bauwens. 1st July 2013. * Paper: The Rise of Digital Common Law. An Argument for Trust Frameworks, Digital Common Law and Digital Forms of Governance. By John Henry Clippinger and David Bollier.
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How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers

How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware. (Ars tours Facebook's DIY-hardware lab to learn why it embraces open source hardware.
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EDN - Open source hardware and a BOMfu-beta-thon | EDN

EDN - Open source hardware and a BOMfu-beta-thon | EDN | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
For open source hardware, the challenge is scraping together the BOM that you'd need as the foundation for your own designs.
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Rachel Botsman: how we treat people will ultimately drive our world (Wired UK)

Rachel Botsman: how we treat people will ultimately drive our world (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Reputation capital will lead to an economy that is incredibly empowering, taking us away from a financial world "based largely on faceless transactions and moving us to an age built on humanness that we [have] lost", says Rachel Botsman.

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[ SPACE ] / Get involved: SPACE launches Kickstarter campaign to open affordable 3D fabrication lab

[ SPACE ] / Get involved: SPACE launches Kickstarter campaign to open affordable 3D fabrication lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SPACE is looking to create a digital fabrication facility to support artists and designers with 3D Printing and Laser Cutting in the East End

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Connected communities are driving a new do-ocracy - The Networked Society Blog

Easy access to information about almost anything is fundamentally changing our possibilities to do things ourselves. For do-it-yourself (DIY) people, it is much easier to find information and much easier to link up with people who share the same interests. This, together with affordable technologies, tools and services are lowering the barriers to nearly a zero cost in many areas.

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A summary of ECC2013 post-conference developments | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform

A summary of ECC2013 post-conference developments | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In this letter, we want to share news about a few of these developments with you while alerting you to a few “housekeeping” details. We want to encourage you to carry on the energy of ECC2013 and deepen our forms of cooperation.

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Community Power: What's In A Name? - CleanTechnica

Community Power: What's In A Name? - CleanTechnica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Through the simplest and most habitual activities of our everyday life, we are all inextricably linked to a monolithic, centralized, investor-owned electricity grid. Unlike food, most of us are consuming energy most hours of the day. Yet, while questions around access, affordability, and localization of resources are now commonplace for food systems, they are slow in migrating to our discussions on energy. Community renewable power has the potential to bridge this disconnect.

 


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Humanoid robot that sees and maps - University of Bristol

Humanoid robot that sees and maps - University of Bristol | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Computer vision algorithms that enable Samsung’s latest humanoid robot, Roboray, to build real-time 3D visual maps to move around more efficiently have been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol.

 



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Will The Sharing Economy Destroy Brands? - Fast Company

Will The Sharing Economy Destroy Brands? - Fast Company | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

These services, which allow consumers to share their cars, homes, or possessions with one another, or to pay for a car only at the time they use it, are part of a new movement called “the sharing economy.” This move to an economy where consumers buy less and share more represents a big change for brands and also for jobs.

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Why you should care about your local hackerspace - Java World

Why you should care about your local hackerspace - Java World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open centers of grassroots innovation, hackerspaces offer opportunities to source talent, create goodwill, and push technology forward
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Jens Dyvik on the Sharing Aspects of the Personal Fabrication Revolution

Jens Dyvik on the Sharing Aspects of the Personal Fabrication Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“”Jens Dyvik is a designer specialized in global collaboration and local manufacturing. He works with emotional connections between people and products, and aims to create services and products that help make those connections meaningful.

 

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Book of the Day: Alternatives to Social Media Monopolies - Blog

Book of the Day: Alternatives to Social Media Monopolies - Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The Unlike Us Reader offers a critical examination of social media, bringing together theoretical essays, personal discussions, and artistic manifestos. How can we understand the social media we use everyday, or consciously choose not to use? We know very well that monopolies control social media, but what are the alternatives? While Facebook continues to increase its user population and combines loose privacy restrictions with control over data, many researchers, programmers, and activists turn towards designing a decentralized future. Through understanding the big networks from within, be it by philosophy or art, new perspectives emerge.

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P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Is the networked and ...

P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Is the networked and ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“A driving force from Tahrir Square to Occupy is a redefinition of notions of both what “freedom” means and its relationship to governments that seem ever more distant. It is significant, too, that many recent protests have taken place in the large cities that have been most transformed by neoliberal policies.

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How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation

How the Sharing Economy Can Save Summer Vacation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A nation of freelancers can't afford their own private summer homes. But a return to the proud tradition of co-vacationing means they won't have to.
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My Quest To Create Self-Building, Self-Tooling, People-Free Manufacturing Plants

My Quest To Create Self-Building, Self-Tooling, People-Free Manufacturing Plants | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Once it became obvious that that self-expanding factories would work just as well on Earth as in space, my focus changed to Earth. This is where everything is made today, even space hardware, and this is where many people still don't yet have a decent quality of life.

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Open Access Business Models | Project Agora

In AGORA’s Private-Public Partnership Open Access business models experiment Åbo Akademi University, the Wittgenstein Archives at the University of Bergen and the commercial partner ONTOS Publishing (Frankfurt, Germany) will experiment with different open access business models for journal and monograph publishing in philosophy.

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Primary Sources Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen - Journalists as Behavioralists - Curation Empire In A Box

Primary Sources Clay Shirky and Jay Rosen - Journalists as Behavioralists - Curation Empire In A Box | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Take the awesome Curation Profits E-Learning Course! Do You Know Your Golden Frame? The Ultimate Content Curation and SEO Course?
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Towards the establishment of a Global Climate Commons Regime | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform

Towards the establishment of a Global Climate Commons Regime | ECC 2013 – Communication Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Just as the actions of Henri Dunant and his friends led to the setting up of the International Commission of the Red Cross, so an independent Global Climate Commons Regime can be established by citizens without government assistance. The new regime’s most urgent task will be to establish a global permit scheme controlling the entry of fossil fuels onto the market anywhere in the world, the total number of permits being reduced each year, the permits being sold for market value and the proceeds divided between citizens everywhere. The role of governments will simply be to police the scheme.

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How CrowdyNews is giving Digital First Media more social content - Journalism.co.uk (blog)

How CrowdyNews is giving Digital First Media more social content - Journalism.co.uk (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

More than 70 dailies around the US now feature locally-curated social media content and news reports from other sources on the front page of their site

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