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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Helene Finidori: Cultural Diversity and the Common Good

Helene Finidori: Cultural Diversity and the Common Good | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“This presentation part of the Cultural Diversity and the Common Good at the ‘Imagine the Common Good’ conference in Paris earlier this week illustrates how the commons can manifest as underlying foundational principle in various action logics. The question it raises is how we can use the commons logic at the same time as a means to strengthen disparate efforts individually and to nurture the commons as a whole.

 
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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | Video on TED.com

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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Hacker Ethics and Christian Vision - P2P Foundation

Hacker Ethics and Christian Vision - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Jesuit priest, a literary critic and technology expert, also cited Tom Pittman, a member of California’s Homebrew Computer Club, as an example of someone seeking a creative fusion of Christianity and technology.

 
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Free plants in your neighborhood

Free plants in your neighborhood | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
PlantCatching helps you find free plants, surplus produce and materials given by gardeners near you.
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"Digital Prometheus: WikiLeaks, the State-Network Dichotomy and the An" by Andy Robinson, et al.

"Digital Prometheus: WikiLeaks, the State-Network Dichotomy and the An" by Andy Robinson, et al. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article focuses on the academic reinscription of the WikiLeaks affair, focusing on the different receptions received within different literatures and fields.
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The Power of Sharing

The Power of Sharing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Exploring the digital sharing economy at the base of the pyramid. (Exploring the digital sharing economy at the base of the pyramid.
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Reese Fowler's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:04 PM

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. ALWAYS...

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Tech leaders embrace 'open data' movement - Guelph Mercury

Tech leaders embrace 'open data' movement - Guelph Mercury | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The decision by governments to suddenly embrace "open data" is driven by a desire not only to inform citizens and improve accessibility to government services, but to foster innovation by providing data to entrepreneurs and companies in the private sector, Clement said.

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PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account - Slashdot

PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account - Slashdot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
rysiek writes "Remember MailPile the privacy-focused, community-funded FOSS webmail project with built-in GPG support? The good news is, the funding campaign is a success, with $135k raised (the goal was $100k).
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Feminist Weekly: Can PolicyMic Save the World? - PolicyMic

Feminist Weekly: Can PolicyMic Save the World? - PolicyMic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In case you didn't know it, PolicyMic is part of the future of the news. Michael and I spent three days unconferencing, brainstorming, creatively colliding, hacking, and doing all those other buzzwordy things that tech-and-media start-up conference attendees do. But I admit that I'm a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the Silicon Valley ethos of social betterment: empowerment through the internet. As George Packer put it in the New Yorker a few months ago, "The phrase 'change the world' is tossed around Silicon Valley conversations and business plans as freely as talk of 'early-stage investing' and 'beta tests.'" My own notes confirm as much.

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New Report: Policies for Shareable Cities

New Report: Policies for Shareable Cities | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
After months of diligent research and writing, Shareable and Sustainable Economies Law Center present our 40 page guide, Policies for Shareable Cities: A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders.
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Therese Kaufmann: Art and Knowledge: Towards a Decolonial Perspective | eipcp.net

In societies and under economic conditions of which the developments and transformations in recent years have been principally described as knowledge-based, a role is attributed to art and its production, which seems to be directly involved in what is covered by the term cognitive capitalism. At least from the perspective of the global north, but also of some emerging economies, a series of functions are ascribed to artistic production, training to be an artist, making a living from art, and the subjectivities linked with being a cultural producer. These functions inscribe them directly into today’s capitalism in the era of postfordism. According to theorists of cognitive capitalism, such as Antonio Negri, this is defined by, among other things, “immaterial labor”, meaning that value is created through intellectual, communicative, relational and affective activities, because the “form in which we act to produce goods and to engender the world”[1] is dematerialized. Knowledge is central to this process in the sense that, as Antonella Corsani summarizes, cognitive capitalism aims “to turn all kinds of knowledge, whether artistic, philosophical, cultural, linguistic or scientific, into a commodity”.[2]

 

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The Business Experiment: What I Learned About the Limits of Peer Production, Wisdom of Crowds, and Other Web2.0 Philosophies

The Business Experiment: What I Learned About the Limits of Peer Production, Wisdom of Crowds, and Other Web2.0 Philosophies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We talk about the excellence of Wikipedia or Linux or some other group contribution project, but these things are driven forward by a handful of excellent individuals, not the crowd at large. Group contribution simply serves as a means to help identify those individuals. Look at Sourceforge. Ninety percent of the projects never become real software. So much for the power of groups.

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100 Makers You Should be Following on Twitter

100 Makers You Should be Following on Twitter | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the most important things we do at MAKE is to bring amazing makers together. Whether it’s through our blog posts, featured interviews, videos, hangouts, Maker Faires, or otherwise, the Maker Movement exists because we can connect with each other, share our ideas, and build communities of support. Toward that end, we want to connect the makers we know with those who follow us on Twitter. The team here at MAKE HQ has built a list of the makers we know, and think deserve your attention. You can browse these folks in the slideshow above, and follow the associated links out to follow them individually. Or if you’re game, follow them all via the Twitter List we created.

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Maximum Distributed Outreach vs Total Surveillance Control

Maximum Distributed Outreach vs Total Surveillance Control | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The use of modern communication technologies promises maximum range and the option to reach millions of people “with just a few clicks.” Behind this promise, however, often hide very powerful companies that prosper on data collection. “Data mining”, i.e. the mass gathering and subsequent sale or utilization of user data is big business in the 21st Century. Even countries and their security forces, such as intelligence agencies and the police, are very interested in access to such data and interfaces via automated skimming. This creates a large gap between the fantastic opportunity to communicate with millions of people for free and the protection of privacy in the digital age. A solution to this dilemma is the establishment of decentralized communication systems which are in the hands of activists themselves and which ensure both data protection and the access to as many people as possible in the global network. The building blocks for this are already there: free software, creative ideas, technical programming expertise.”

 

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United States Expands Support for Multistakeholder Internet Governance

United States Expands Support for Multistakeholder Internet Governance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As part of the United States efforts to ensure a continued open, interoperable, and secure Internet through global, multistakeholder participation, the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs is providing $350,000 as a one-time contribution for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from its 2012 International Organizations and Programs (IO&P) budget. This funding goes to the trust fund for the IGF Secretariat based in Geneva for its operational expenses.

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A Conversation with Antonio Spadaro, SJ, Journalist at Civiltà Cattolica Review, Rome

A Conversation with Antonio Spadaro, SJ, Journalist at Civiltà Cattolica Review, Rome | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The big trend I find really encouraging about global Net usage and networking is that people are starting to really think together and build collective intelligence across borders, cultures, time zones, faiths and what have you in ways that just weren’t possible before. This, in turn, is building global consciousness: if you can read or watch content from someone or somewhere, interact with him/her/it, and even collaborate in expanding it, that person or place becomes real to you in a meaningful way, even without physical contact. With increasing Internet freedom, the only real borders left are language (you can’t read something if you can’t read the source language) and censorship. Governments that are worried about global consciousness creation are the ones that censor their citizens’ Net usage the most heavily.
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Jaden Johnson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:43 PM

Improvement in technology has improved communication across the globe, sharing ideas, values, and collective intelligence.

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The Internet, Global Governance, and the Surveillance State in a Post-Snowden World (The Internet is Not Your Friend, Get Over It)

The Internet, Global Governance, and the Surveillance State in a Post-Snowden World (The Internet is Not Your Friend, Get Over It) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Much has been made of the role that the Internet is playing in restructuring the way in which governance is executed both at the national and the global levels. The role of the Internet in supporting the rise of wide-spread autocrat-challenging movements in the Arab world, the role of the Internet in enabling middle class protests against out of touch officials and political structures in democracies, the power of the Internet to sway elections and directly influence policies are all obvious and widely commented upon.

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Alliance internationale Terre Citoyenne - AiTC : Guérande 2013

Alliance internationale Terre Citoyenne - AiTC : Guérande 2013 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Today global commons-based management is considered an ancient heritage established on citizen knowledge, skills, and governance and organization methods focused on the future. It is an alternative to predatory neoliberal policies which threaten cultural, social and environmental diversity. 

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The corporate war against an online sharing economy - Business Spectator

The corporate war against an online sharing economy - Business Spectator | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In a nutshell, collaborative consumption pushes the idea of humanity using communication tools - like the internet - to pool and share resources. In a sense, the trend is taking society back to a time before money - where hunter-gatherer communities swapped what they had, for what they needed, in order to survive

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Google Glass creator says 'fear-based' testing regimes block technology - The Guardian

Google Glass creator says 'fear-based' testing regimes block technology - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The scientist behind Google Glass wearable technology has criticised the use of restrictive and "fear-based" testing regimes in education, describing a lack of innovation in the system as a crisis.

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Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years in Jail - RollingStone.com

Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years in Jail - RollingStone.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The mid-June sun is setting on the Mansfield jail near Dallas when Barrett Brown, the former public face of Anonymous, shuffles into the visitors hall wearing a jumpsuit of blazing orange. Once the nattiest anarchist around, Brown now looks like every other inmate in the overcrowded North Texas facility, down to his state-issued faux-Crocs, the color of candy corn.

 



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Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters

Waste not, want not – the politics of why philosophy matters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A nation that mocks philosophy is a nation content to remain “imprisoned in its prejudices”. Where is the minister who will look us in the eye and tell us that?

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Microsoft + Nokia: the marriage of two broken business models - VisionMobile

Microsoft + Nokia: the marriage of two broken business models - VisionMobile | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices division is the new beginning for both Microsoft and Nokia.
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Makers were getting to work long before the twenty-first century.

Makers were getting to work long before the twenty-first century. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Makers were getting to work long before the twenty-first century.  Read about how my grandfather, Fred Hauser, inspired by his day job, was quick to obtain a patent for a lawn sprinkler system in 1943.  However, he was an inventor, not an entrepreneur.  And in that distinction lies the core of this book

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Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy is shaking up society - SocialChorus

Sharing is Caring: How the sharing economy is shaking up society - SocialChorus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Peer-to-peer sharing services are booming. Technology now allows people to share just about anything from rides to housing to meals to even skills. Need help building a 7,000 piece Ikea dresser? There is a TaskRabbit out there who would gladly help.
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