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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Keep openDemocracy open! - Open Democracy

Keep openDemocracy open! - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

openDemocracy, the digital commons that's been providng news and opinion articles since 2001, have announced that they need to raise £250k by March 31st, or they’ll close. They’ve raised much of this already, but are asking those of their readers who can to help them raise the crucial last £30,000.

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#P2PWikisprint: Southern Europe and Latin America, united by the P2P

#P2PWikisprint: Southern Europe and Latin America, united by the P2P | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An indigenous collective of Chiapas, tangled with a co-working space of Quito. A crowd funding platform of Barcelona, ??working with open data movement of Montevideo. A Greek cooperative, inspiring artistic groups of Caracas (and vice versa). A hacktivist group of Madrid, feeding of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas permaculture. A community of free software developers in Buenos Aires, collaborating with Lima based city planners. Cultural groups with hackers. Foundations, together with activists. Copyleft artists + cultural agents. Networked Politics. Open Source Ecology. Open data. Southern Europe, its bottom-up and grassroot movements, united with the buzzling Latin American. Both sides of the Atlantic ocean, twinned by Peer-to-peer (P2P), an open  network topology in which each node is connected to the other without passing through any center. The P2P – with its openness, decentralization and collective empowerment – is not longer something marginal. P2P is philosophy, working trend and a solid reality. P2P is the nervous system of the new world.

 
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Chris Cook on the gas currency as the - P2P Foundation's blog

Chris Cook on the gas currency as the - P2P Foundation's blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This Max Keiser report, always informative AND entertaining, has two parts. In the first part, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the “bond bubble” (i.e. the problem); in the second part, an interview with ‘open capital’ expert Chris Cook, they discuss the solution, “energy diplomacy”.

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Jeremy Rifkin Predicts An Energy Revolution

Jeremy Rifkin Predicts An Energy Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many people have simply not come to grips with the fact that the fossil fuel–driven Industrial Age is sunsetting. This doesn't mean that the oil spigot will suddenly run dry tomorrow. Oil will continue to flow but at dwindling rates and higher costs. And because oil is aggregated and priced in a single world market, there is no magic formula by which any particular country can isolate itself under the banner of "energy independence." As for conventional natural gas, the global production curve roughly shadows that of oil.

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David Waechter's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:00 PM

Many people have simply not come to grips with the fact that the fossil fuel–driven Industrial Age is sunsetting. This doesn't mean that the oil spigot will suddenly run dry tomorrow. Oil will continue to flow but at dwindling rates and higher costs.

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Hacking Culture

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Jesse Robbins explains how to evangelize & overcome cultural resistance to change while sharing his own painfully funny lessons on how not to do it.
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Speaker Spotlight: 3 questions with…Michel Bauwens

Speaker Spotlight: 3 questions with…Michel Bauwens | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

My focus is on the deep transformative process that is going on and that affects all spheres of human life. It’s not just about sharing or collaborative consumption, but about a deep cultural change, a deep change in our social structures, and also in our productive systems. In this context, social enterpreneurs are at the forefront of change today, and they are turning contemporary value systems upside down, using business methods to precipitate social change and sustainability.

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The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever | Impact Lab

The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever | Impact Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Share everything At Union Kitchen in Northeast Washington, D.C., the “equipment library” contains some of the more mundane artifacts of the modern (The sharing economy – the way we consume has changed forever
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GeoMeek's comment, March 6, 2013 2:01 AM
Just stay out of Monsanto's Lab
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Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development | Autopia | Wired.com

Ford Goes Open Source to Speed App Development | Autopia | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the ecosystem gamble of "open" or "closed," Ford is putting all its chips on open.
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GeoMeek's comment, March 6, 2013 2:00 AM
Anyone hacking the black box in autos and trucks? Ford is bing smart, Can't say much for Henry Ford
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The Commons - Prosperity by Sharing - Economy - Heinrich Böll Foundation

The Commons - Prosperity by Sharing - Economy - Heinrich Böll Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What older tradition had referred to as res communes – common assets – has been relegated to the background, if not entirely to oblivion, by the market and the state and their doctrines of market-res privatae  and state-provided res publicae.  Common pool resources such as air and water are today treated as res nullius “no-man’s resources” that no one owns or cares about.  The disastrous consequences this has for all of us are manifest everywhere today.       
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Economie du partage

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What Drives the Sharing Economy?

What Drives the Sharing Economy? (What Drives the Sharing Economy? on @slideshare @mattes http://t.co/oYK2cU3Fa4)
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Geek Politics

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'Liquid Democrazy': Pirate Party Sinks amid Chaos and - Europe Voice

Bernd Schlömer couldn’t take it any more. “I’ve had enough,” he announced. “I’ve really had enough.”

 

The chair of Germany’s Pirate Party is no stranger to criticism. Online commenters have called him everything from a “maniac” to simply an “asshole.” Schlömer is quite used to insults.

 

This makes it all the more surprising that Schlömer reacted so strongly to criticism from one of his colleagues this February during a virtual meeting with party leaders. This particular member joined in the discussion to declare that he considered Schlömer incompetent.

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World brain and global game - or the 'save the world game'

World brain and global game - or the 'save the world game' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Much is said in email discussions that never makes its mark beyond the sometimes very restricted circle of those who are active or closely following the discussion. This morning I read a string of emails from Venessa Miemis’ list at building-a-distributed-decentralized-internet@googlegroups.com and I thought how could I forward this to my busy friend who’s interested in this kind of thing – it won’t do to just forward a bunch of emails. Perhaps combining everything into one email … well, since I already will do the work, I am going to try and bring you a version of this train of thought in the form of a blog post – a form that can take this beyond the limited numbers of those who actually take part in the discussion – and I hope it can help stimulate others into action…

 

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OpenSL 3D Printer: A Stereolithographic printer, For Everyone.

OpenSL 3D Printer: A Stereolithographic printer, For Everyone. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
High resolution Stereo Lithography is out of reach for most of us - until now. Join me in bringing a design for high resolution 3D printing to the world.
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Open Source Hardware: EAGLE: A Great PCB Tool For Early Startups - element14

Open Source Hardware: EAGLE: A Great PCB Tool For Early Startups - element14 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The line between 'Technology Tinkerer' and 'Early-Stage Startup' is faded and gray.  Both are driven by passion, both are tight on cash, and both are run by people with a clear view of the (Why do early-stage startups seem to love EAGLE for PCB CAD?
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Michel Bauwens: Facebook Corrupt Arbitrage -- Blocking Popular Subscriptions as Extortion Tool

Michel Bauwens:  Facebook Corrupt Arbitrage -- Blocking Popular Subscriptions as Extortion Tool | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Early last year, soon after Facebook instituted a feature that let people subscribe to others’ feeds without being friends, I quickly amassed a healthy “subscriber” list of about 25,000 people.

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Thank goodness Facebook is going to kill itself
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DIY culture: Do you want your kids to create or consume?

DIY culture: Do you want your kids to create or consume? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It has become a common refrain on the web: The rise of the DIY culture, the hacker movement and an overall sense that knowing how to code and hack is an important skill Events like Maker Faire are growing and attracting more participants, while venues like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Etsy are offering makers of all types a viable venue for selling and advertising their skills. This cultural movement can rightly be seen a backlash against the passive consumerism of the last six decades, but it’s also about something larger — our place in an increasingly competitive, and “flat” world.

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Kneale Mann | Leadership: Cooperative Collaboration

Kneale Mann | Leadership: Cooperative Collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of data on how we communicate and collaborate. We have teams, families, clients, friends, work spaces, social networks, neighbors, colleagues, partners, clubs, customers, and other ways to satisfy our inherent need to belong.
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News: The ideal of self-sufficiency puts brakes on sharing economy - Aalto University

According to a recent study, fear of owing a debt of gratitude and reluctance to ask for help are slowing the success of online services that facilitate joint use, borrowing and exchange of services. People who engage in exchange activities were not as concerned about becoming the target of unfair accusations about being a ‘free rider’.

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Inside Forbes: Journalism Requires New Models for Both Editorial and Ads - Forbes

Inside Forbes: Journalism Requires New Models for Both Editorial and Ads - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As a college reporter and editor during the Watergate years, I had to be pried away from my typewriter and newsroom colleagues. Today, after a long editorial career, I build the products that deliver the news. I’ve learned that journalism is a serious business. It’s also burdened with broken economic models and a calcified professional class. That’s why this post from Bob Garfield, a well-known media observer, offers hope that open minds can save an industry for all those who believe in its value. In a self-described mea culpa, he gives a nod to FORBES for boldly pursuing an innovative model for journalism that, as he says, is linked to words like “up,” “increase” and “growth,” not the negative descriptors putting a noose around the traditional media neck.

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The Ethical Economy

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A shifting global economy now offers the opportunity for a more ethical system to take root, one that rectifies the crisis spots of our current downturn while balancing the injustices of extreme poverty and wealth. Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, a scholar and an entrepreneur, outline the shape such an economy would take, identifying its origins in innovations already occurring in our production, valuation, and distribution systems 
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Why Expertise Matters in Collective Knowledge and Intelligence « Getting Results from Crowdsourcing

Why Expertise Matters in Collective Knowledge and Intelligence « Getting Results from Crowdsourcing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the more interesting areas of crowdsourcing today is in the area of collective knowledge and intelligence – often referred to as Q&A. Quora, one of the more recognizable names, currently focuses on startup and Silicon Valley related matters.  Recently, Jig, a site that allows users to post needs and have them answered, raised $3 million in financing.  Of course, Yahoo! Answers is the original pioneer of Q&A, delivering answers to everyday topics such as parenting and gardening.

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Bernard Lietaer: It's Time to Create a Balanced View

from the interview for the upcoming film Money & Life: www.moneyandlifemovie.com
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Mega and the Bitcoin - Consett Magazine

Mega and the Bitcoin - Consett Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mega is the spiritual successor to Megaupload but operates in a different way to the infamous file sharing website. Mega is designed as a cloud storage facility for individuals and businesses who value their online privacy. As we know, Google are notorious for their complete disregard for personal privacy as a means to target advertising to each individual user. Mega would offer you a place to store any personal data with little risk of it being delved through. Although this seems like a great resource for private cloud storage but there is a somewhat darker side to Mega.

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Alternative Finance System Map | All Street

Alternative Finance System Map | All Street | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As the current state of financial system matures and reaches the development plateau, new forms of finance powered by technological changes and higher social and environmental awareness slowly begin to arise and set up the basis of a very different financial system. The map depicts the fundamental reconfiguration of the existing financial system which is moving away from the current model of vertically-­integrated monoliths towards a financial ecosystem of firms that compete along different banking function, recreating a more distributed value chain of the industry. This alternative finance system was designed with the purpose to engage a debate and give a head start in mapping the new financial system that is currently emerging.

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