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Ethical filament: Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet?

Ethical filament: Can fair trade plastic save people and the planet? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s old news that open-source 3-D printing is cheaper than conventional manufacturing, not to mention greener and incredibly useful for making everything from lab equipment to chess pieces.
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Power(full) Savings - Forbes

Power(full) Savings - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The technology for smart buildings and smart grids is already here and can really transform the way we consume and distribute energy around the world.
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Airbnb Plans to Rewire Business Travel with the Sharing Economy | HP

Airbnb Plans to Rewire Business Travel with the Sharing Economy | HP | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb Plans to Rewire Business Travel with the Sharing Economy | HP How Airbnb together with the Concor platform, plans to rewire business travel using the sharing economy ideals.
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Capturing the Networked Society - Short Version - YouTube

This film is part of a global Ericsson project where we have traveled to over 25 different countries in order to find the real-life change-makers who are transforming our world through mobility. The project serves as both a study and a celebration: a study on how connectivity has reshaped the ways in which we communicate, collaborate and innovate, as well as a celebration of pioneers who introduced new applications of technology to transform our businesses, industries and society at large. 

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3D printed fashion takes to the runway at Paris Fashion Week

3D printed fashion takes to the runway at Paris Fashion Week | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The latest designer to use 3D printing as a method of creation is Iris van Herpen, who debuted a new clothing line at Paris Fashion Week yesterday.
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D.C. mystery: Jeff Bezos plan for the Washington Post - Politico

D.C. mystery: Jeff Bezos plan for the Washington Post - Politico | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos rarely visits The Washington Post. His most recent trip to the nation’s capital, on Sept. 17, was for a press conference about Blue Origin, his spaceflight startup.
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Capitalism vs. the Climate - P2P Foundation

Capitalism vs. the Climate - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"This Changes Everything deserves to be viewed not as one of the greatest nonfiction works of the 2010s, but as one of the greatest nonfiction works of all-time. Disregard that 2008 Obama speech—the publication of this book will truly mark the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and the planet began to heal. I write this filled with self-doubt; I’m not certain I can put into words the majesty, the power, the glory of this book. I grew covetous of her talent as I read it; how can one communicate so much truth so effectively, so clearly, so crisply?
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Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency? | David Bollier

Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency? | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s hard to find many co-operatives with the kind of practical sophistication and visionary ambitions as CIC – the Catalan Integral Cooperative -- in Spain.  CIC describes itself as a “transitional initiative for social transformation from below, through self-management, self-organization, and networking.”  It considers the state unable to advance the public good because of its deep entanglements with market capitalism -- so it has set about building its own working alternatives to the banking system and state. 
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Artificial Islands as a solution to outcrowding

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Recently, studies have shown that wildlife populations have declined enormously in the world, by one third if we look at land-based species, and with over two thirds if we take a closer peek on marine life. A large part of this – especially regarding the valuable oceanic ecosystems – can be explained with direct exploitation (like overfishing or poaching). However, another explanation could be that we as a species are “out-crowding” other species, not by covering all of the planet with urban areas (though this kind of expansion also is problematic), but especially through the amount of space needed to produce food currently.
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Barcelona 5.0 Plan - P2P Foundation

Barcelona 5.0 Plan - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"As Tomás Diez, director of the Fab Lab Barcelona project, explains in interview at owni.eu held in November 2011, their idea is to make Barcelona a Fab City. The current urban layout of Barcelona can be seen as a product of major events like the 1992 Olympics and the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004. For the future of Barcelona, Vincente Guallart (former director of the IAAC and chief architect of Barcelona), and Antoni Vives (deputy mayor in charge of urban planning and information and technology) aim to build Barcelona 5.0.
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Are civil society movements 'oppressive'? Jai Sen on Engaging Critically with the Reality and Concept of Civil Society | P2P Foundation

Are civil society movements 'oppressive'? Jai Sen on Engaging Critically with the Reality and Concept of Civil Society | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The emerging global alliance and cooperation between civil, social, and political actors – that is collectively referred to as ‘global civil society’ – is first and foremost a crucial vehicle for transnational civil solidarity, which translates into the consolidation of the hold of civil societies transnationally.In a very limited sense, it is true that this coming on to the world stage of non-state actors contributes to the democratisation of world politics, a stage that has so far been monopolised by nation-states. But seen through the lens of the historic larger and wider democratisation that is beginning to unfold in our times, this cooperation and consolidation is, more importantly – due to the dynamics of civility and its internal tendencies to corporatisation that I have tried to discuss in this essay –, an instrument for the consolidation, strengthening, and imposition of historically unequal social and political relations and entrenched interests at local, national, regional, and global levels. In fundamental terms, what is fondly called ‘global civil society’ is therefore today arguably contributing to less democracy, not more.
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Clay Shirky: The Fragmentation Of The Social Web - Indie Music Planet

Clay Shirky: The Fragmentation Of The Social Web - Indie Music Planet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There was a moment when we could imagine Facebook being …
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Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Engaging and persuasive, Scrum co-Creator Jeff Sutherland's new book shares the radical productivity tools of high-tech with the broader business world.
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EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire

EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

eBay shares are not getting a bump from Wall Street today, following Tuesday’s announcement that it is spinning off PayPal into a separate company.

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The innovation dilemma: Who really calls the shots on new tech? - ZDNet

The innovation dilemma: Who really calls the shots on new tech? - ZDNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Spending on emerging technologies is the smallest — but most exiting — part of the enterprise IT budget. But who gets to make decisions about innovation is changing.
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The MIT Media Lab Gets $10M from Twitter - BostInno (blog)

The MIT Media Lab Gets $10M from Twitter - BostInno (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The LSM will be focused on creating platforms that allow individuals and institutions to identify, discuss and act on pressing societal problems, according to MIT News. Although funded by Twitter, students and staff will be utilizing multiple social media and mass media platforms, thereby not limiting their research to the 140-character micro-blogging platform.

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The innovation opportunity: Insuring risk in the sharing economy (Part 2) | Accenture Insurance Blog

The innovation opportunity: Insuring risk in the sharing economy (Part 2) | Accenture Insurance Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Accenture’s Michael Costonis explains why Millennials are helping the sharing economy grow—and what that means for insurers.
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3rd Festival of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy- Another world is here, be part of it

3rd Festival of Solidarity & Cooperative Economy- Another world is here, be part of it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Members of various solidarity networks, cooperative initiatives and grassroots innovation structures in Greece organise, for the third consecutive year in Athens, the Festival for Solidarity & Cooperative

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Reddit CEO Yishan Wong On Giving Stock To Users: “We Have A Crazy Plan.” | TechCrunch

Reddit CEO Yishan Wong On Giving Stock To Users: “We Have A Crazy Plan.” | TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Wong served as an early director at Facebook for five years, crypto-currencies were around, but they weren’t as widely accepted or understood as they are today. He and Y Combinator head Sam Altman, who just personally led a $50 million round in the company announced today, want to use them as a tool to distribute shares in the company back to the millions of Reddit users, or Redditors, that log in every day. They’ve set aside 10 percent of the round announced today for that purpose.
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Logic Trees for Inclusive Discourse - P2P Foundation

Logic Trees for Inclusive Discourse - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Making political decision-making truly inclusive is always challenging. Diversity of concerns and perspectives to be considered is a significant driver of complexity. How much inclusiveness can be achieved is limited by how much diversity can be integrated without losing the ability to organize constructive discourses that lead to adequate decisions, and that achieve this within a reasonable timeframe. I propose that “logic tree” methods of the so-called “Theory of Constraints” are highly promising as a means of managing this complexity in a logically and socially sound and inclusive manner. Mapping concerns by such logic trees allows to identify power structures (which turn up as root causes for concerns), conflicts, and to discover and discuss innovative ideas. The application of these methods to Internet governance and sustainable development objectives should be tried and researched."
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Logic Trees for Inclusive Discourse - P2P Foundation

Logic Trees for Inclusive Discourse - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Making political decision-making truly inclusive is always challenging. Diversity of concerns and perspectives to be considered is a significant driver of complexity. How much inclusiveness can be achieved is limited by how much diversity can be integrated without losing the ability to organize constructive discourses that lead to adequate decisions, and that achieve this within a reasonable timeframe. I propose that “logic tree” methods of the so-called “Theory of Constraints” are highly promising as a means of managing this complexity in a logically and socially sound and inclusive manner. Mapping concerns by such logic trees allows to identify power structures (which turn up as root causes for concerns), conflicts, and to discover and discuss innovative ideas. The application of these methods to Internet governance and sustainable development objectives should be tried and researched."
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Resolving the dilemma: Technology as alienation vs. Technology as emancipation | P2P Foundation

Resolving the dilemma: Technology as alienation vs. Technology as emancipation | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Technology is an alienating force, removing us from contact with community, with Nature, and our Mother Earth; and yet, at the same time, we heard of communications technology as something that was preserving native languages, allowing native communities to reach out to each other and to supporters around the world, empowering youth and providing new ways for Elders to tell their stories.
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4/4 Fabbing & cities: Barcelona Fab City | complexitys

4/4 Fabbing & cities: Barcelona Fab City | complexitys | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This post is the fourth of 4 posts about Digital manufacturing (fabbing) environments that we have been publishing weekly on Fridays. In these posts I have shared my research on fab labs, open innovation and smart cities, mainly in Europe and in Spain.
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(Rome) #education: ITC and Universal Access - Enlightenment 2.0?

(Rome) #education: ITC and Universal Access - Enlightenment 2.0? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
My talk today has three parts. I will start by giving the principles, values, and concepts inherent in a discussion on education and society. This is to clarify our intentions when we use the term “Education” as a process of gaining knowledge.Then, I will move on to discuss some practical applications from the fieldwhich I have been working on, and end up with what I think can be done for the near future of education as a question which I want to give now, at the beginning. “How do we further advance a global, p2p open knowledge commons
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Open source is starting to make a dent in proprietary software fortunes - TechRepublic

Open source is starting to make a dent in proprietary software fortunes - TechRepublic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Open source has promised to unseat proprietary competitors for decades, but the cloud may make the threat real.
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