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Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency? | P2P Foundation

Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency? | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Inventing a new global monetary system is – let us concede – unprecedented.  But after twenty years of living in networked culture, it’s also safe to say that “the experts” never anticipated crazy ideas like Linux, wikis, social networking, Bittorrent, open design and manufacturing, 3D printing or Bitcoin, let alone that millions of users would adopt such innovations with breathtaking speed. What really needs adjusting is our imagination and courage. “
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Join the Global #MapJam to Organize the New Economy in Your City | P2P Foundation

Join the Global #MapJam to Organize the New Economy in Your City | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Starting next Monday, October 13th and continuing through the end of the month, groups are coming together all over the world in pursuit of a shared goal. We want to map every city to make visible the economic transformation that’s already happening, connect it and organize for collective power. The 2nd Annual Global #MapJam is almost upon us and events are already planned in cities from Adelaide, Australia to Youngstown, Ohio and many places in between.
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Λαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικής Αλληλέγγυας Οικονομίας: UnivSSE in English

Λαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κοινωνικής Αλληλέγγυας Οικονομίας: UnivSSE in English | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The People’s University of Social Solidarity Economy (UnivSSE) was created by PRO.S.K.AL.O. (Cooperation Initiative for Social and Solidarity Economy, www.proskalo.net) in Thessaloniki in 2013.
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Cybersyn - P2P Foundation

Cybersyn - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Cybersyn’ comes from a synthesis of the two concepts driving the project, ‘cybernetics’ and ‘synergy’. The abbreviation ‘Synco’ conveyed the objective of the project, namely ‘Sistema de Informacion y Control’. The project name has also appeared as ‘Sinco’ or ‘Cinco'," (http://informatics.indiana.edu/edenm/EdenMedinaJLASAugust2006.pdf)

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RESOURCE CRISIS: The decline of science: why scientists are publishing too many papers

RESOURCE CRISIS: The decline of science: why scientists are publishing too many papers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The scientific world seems to be swamped by a true tsunami of papers of all kinds, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing. A situation which looks more and more similar to that of the general cacophony of the World Wide Web, swamped by poor quality information drowning the good information (if any). This starts to be a serious problem and some have explicitly asked that scientists should publish a smaller number of papers, but of higher quality (as argued, for instance, by Timo Hannay). 
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Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere - YouTube

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.

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Commons Sense

Commons Sense | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As many as 300,000 people marched in New York on Sept. 21 to call for the United Nations to take action on climate change—four times the number that organizers predicted. In the interfaith bloc, behind a wooden ark on wheels and a giant inflatable mosque, I marched and sang with nuns and seminarians, friends and strangers, sharing our love for the planet we all have in common.
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Case Study: How shrebo, the Sharing Economy Platform, Innovates with Cloud Foundry | Pivotal P.O.V.

Case Study: How shrebo, the Sharing Economy Platform, Innovates with Cloud Foundry | Pivotal P.O.V. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We are a platform software services for any sharing solution. If you are familiar with car sharing, like a renting process or a smartphone app for scheduling a car like Zipcaror Uber in the U.S., our platform supports all the functionality you would need to build such an app through a set of developer APIs. The shrebo platform allows companies of any size to more easily and cost effectively develop their own sharing applications and online services and mix them with other mobile, social, and local apps.

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New World Summit Brussels- Dilar Dirik

Dilar Dirik is an activist of the Kurdish Women’s Movement and a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of Cambridge. Her lecture at the 4th New World Summit is entitled “Stateless Democracy: How the Kurdish Women Movement Liberated Democracy from the State”

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Why Peak Oil Predictions Haven't Come To Pass - OilPrice.com

Why Peak Oil Predictions Haven't Come To Pass - OilPrice.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Diminishing returns from oil and other resources combined with the lack of a workable alternative, both in transition and end use, endanger our future economy
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Book Review: The Ethical Economy, By Adam Arvidsson And Nicolai Peitersen

Book Review: The Ethical Economy, By Adam Arvidsson And Nicolai Peitersen | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Ethical Economy introduces two major intellectuals mapping the transition from early industrial manufacturing and its economics based on objects (things you can drop on your foot) to today's information economies where intellectual property, intangibles, brands and reputation are the new source of value. Authors Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen join Don Tapscott, Yoichi Benkler, Michel Bauwens and others in mapping this new economic terrain where information offers non-rival "win-win" opportunities for abundance through sharing and cooperation (if you give me information, you still retain it as well).

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Clay Shirky's 'tweet rant' helps me glimpse beyond Twitter

Clay Shirky went on what he admitted up front was a “tweet rant” last night. It illustrates why I’m glad I’m on Twitter and why I think editors should be on Twitter. More on that later, but first, here’s Clay’s rant:

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Using the Sharing Economy to Travel Cheap

Using the Sharing Economy to Travel Cheap | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How to use the peer-to-peer and sharing economy websites to travel cheap while making friends around the world.
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Can the Lower Energy Consumption of Distributed Manufactured Goods help the environment? | P2P Foundation

Since the First Industrial Revolution manufacturing has gone through stages of increasing centralization. But with the emergence of affordable open source 3D printers the pendulum may swing back to decentralized home-based production.
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Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa

Ebola is 'entrenched' in West Africa | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating in almost all settings.
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▶ Rethinking Economics: Money and Banking, London 2014 - YouTube

One of the most popular sessions of RE London 2014, featuring Josh Ryan Collins from the New Economic Foundation, Daniela Gabor of UWE, Ben Dyson from Positive Money and Richard Werner of the University of Southampton.

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Category:Sustainable Manufacturing - P2P Foundation

Category:Sustainable Manufacturing - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New section to focus on the link between open hardware, distributed manufacturing, and ecological/sustainability concerns
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The Socialist Origins of Big Data

The Socialist Origins of Big Data | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In June, 1972, Ángel Parra, Chile’s leading folksinger, wrote a song titled “Litany for a Computer and a Baby About to Be Born.” Computers are like children, he sang, and Chilean bureaucrats must not abandon them. The song was prompted by a visit to Santiago from a British consultant who, with his ample beard and burly physique, reminded Parra of Santa Claus—a Santa bearing a “hidden gift, cybernetics.”
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One baker, 12 countries, 1,400 loaves: the bread revolution

One baker, 12 countries, 1,400 loaves: the bread revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
he Germans – as always – have a great word for it: kompromisslosigkeit. It translates as “a refusal to make compromises” and it is one quality, Malin Elmlid believes, that all great bakers share. She saw it in Tartine Bakery’s Chad Robertson, the San Francisco-based guru of sourdough, and in a group of local women in Kabul, Afghanistan. Kompromisslosigkeit is a recurring feature throughout Elmlid’s new book, The Bread Exchange, which is an exotic travelogue, sociological experiment and collection of recipes – as well as a testament to the unifying global power of the staff of life.
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What It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business

What It Means to Business When the Crowd Becomes a Company | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Digital Business | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The crowd is bypassing traditional companies by sharing goods, services, space, and money with each other in the Sharing Economy.  People are being empowered to build their own goods in the Maker Movement by crowd funding, tapping global marketplaces, and preparing to accelerate this with 3D printing.  You see, the crowd, is starting to perform like a company:  self-financing, self-designing products, self-manufacturing, and self-selling to each other.
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▶ BitNation Visions: Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof & Max Keiser - YouTube

Max interviews Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, founder and CEO of BitNation (where the motto is ‘Blockchains, Not Borders)’ about sovereignty, love and divorce on the blockchain.

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Disciplining the sharing economy - Livemint

Disciplining the sharing economy - Livemint | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The increasing ability of people to exchange goods, services and labour directly through online platforms is transforming how modern economies operate. But to ensure that the rise of the so-called sharing economy works efficiently and improves conditions for all parties, some regulation is needed. 

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Building community - Wake Forest University News Center

Building community - Wake Forest University News Center | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Wake Forest, universities across the country are making headlines related to race and identity.
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Make It So: Open Source, Arduino-Based Tricorder Nears Completion - IEEE Spectrum

Make It So: Open Source, Arduino-Based Tricorder Nears Completion - IEEE Spectrum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A tricorder is a piece of fictional equipment* in Star Trek that’s only slightly less realistic than Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. A handheld device with a screen, lots of blinking LEDs, and some unspecified set of sensors, a tricorder allows you and your away team to detect alien lifesigns and subspace anomalies and whatever else is necessary to move the plot forward.

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Future Scope: Chris Anderson - GE Look Ahead | The Economist

Future Scope: Chris Anderson - GE Look Ahead | The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With the global market for drones, set to take off, Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics tells Look Ahead where one of the biggest markets is likely to be.
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