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Digital revolution 3.0 - THe Rise of FabLab

This is the presentation material prepared for the UNESCO Future Forum in Paris, Feb 27, 2013.
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Beyond Agile: Tales of Continuous Improvement Published | Modus Cooperandi

Beyond Agile: Tales of Continuous Improvement Published | Modus Cooperandi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Presented through 10 case studies spread over four continents, Beyond Agile shows that process improvement is owned by no single process, no single school of thought, and no single culture. Whether in India, Spain, South Africa, or the United States, these teams of knowledge workers faced very similar problems, but in very different political, economic, and social environments. Their path of continuous improvement, however, was universal.

 

 

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Sharing Economy

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Speaking of Uber and the new "sharing economy" here's some interesting articles to read:... http://t.co/Bd3JNK2G1n
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3D printed car is strong as steel, half the weight and nearing production (Wired UK)

3D printed car is strong as steel, half the weight and nearing production (Wired UK) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Picture an assembly line that isn't made up of robotic arms spewing sparks to weld heavy steel, but a warehouse of plastic-spraying printers producing light, cheap and highly efficient automobiles.

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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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Open Source Philosophy - Sub ITA

Il fondatore di Open Source Ecology Dr. Marcin Jakubowski e il team OSE spiegano la la filosofia che sta dietro il loro lavoro. opensourceecology.org http://...
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Do You Believe in Sharing?

Do You Believe in Sharing? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you believe in the sharing economy the time has come to lend your voice. Please sign our petition to support the right to share resources in Philadelphia, Austin and elsewhere.

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A Home Dining Network To Share Food And Make Friends

A Home Dining Network To Share Food And Make Friends | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Melba, a network that started in England, recently threw a launch event in New York: Four big tables in someone’s apartment; roast pork and sauerkraut gravy on the menu; about 40 people talking and stuffing themselves (read a nice recap of the event here; it looked like people were enjoying themselves).

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Applying the Sharing Economy By Renting Professionals' Time - Who Needs Fast Cars and Music?

Applying the Sharing Economy By Renting Professionals' Time - Who Needs Fast Cars and Music? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As more of us start to assess what we really value in our working lives we may find that the sharing economy opens up more options for our own working lives too, as portfolio working and 'renting time' become increasingly mainstream.
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How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination | GeekBoy.it

How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination | GeekBoy.it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that’s inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine — from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, “You don’t need anyone’s permission to make something great.”

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Power-Curve Society: The Future of Innovation, Opportunity and Social Equity in the Emerging Networked Economy | The Aspen Institute

Power-Curve Society: The Future of Innovation, Opportunity and Social Equity in the Emerging Networked Economy | The Aspen Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This report examines how technological innovation is restructuring productivity and the social and economic impact resulting from these changes. It addresses the growing concern about the technological displacement of jobs, stagnant middle class income, and wealth disparities in an emerging "winner-take-all" economy. It also examines cutting-edge innovations in personal data ecosystems that could potentially unlock a revolutionary wave of individual economic empowerment. "Power-Curve Society" is the Report of the Twenty-First Annual Roundtable on Information Technology, a dialogue convened by the Communications and Society Program.

 

 

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Michel Bauwens: Open Access & 3-D Printed Car

Michel Bauwens:  Open Access & 3-D Printed Car | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Who has never been in the situation that he had a set of data where some of them just didn’t seem to fit. A simple adjusting of the numbers or omitting of strange ones could solve the problem. Or so you would think. I certainly have been in such a situation more than once, and looking back, I am glad that I left the data unchanged. At least in one occasion my “petty” preformed theory proved to be wrong and the ‘strange data’ I had found were corresponding very well with another concept that I hadn’t thought of at the time.

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Socialist Anarchism or Progressive Capitalism (well neither actually) | Carne Ross

Socialist Anarchism or Progressive Capitalism (well neither actually) | Carne Ross | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An interesting video about Semco, an innovative worker-led company in Brazil.  Very much the sort of thing that The Leaderless Revolution talks about as a new form of the company, the basic unit of the economy.

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Anarchists in the Boardroom | more like people | StartSomeGood: Igniting Ideas, Investment & Impact.

Anarchists in the Boardroom | more like people | StartSomeGood: Igniting Ideas, Investment & Impact. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people. A book to inspire new ways of organising for good.
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Do The Green Thing: Rent-a-jeans

Do The Green Thing: Rent-a-jeans | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This Holland-based service lets you lease a pair of Mud Jeans (beautifully made from organic cotton) for one year. If anything breaks or rips during the year, Mud Jeans will repair and replace them and at the end of the 12 months you send them back and can rent out the latest, greatest pair.

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Loophole4All.com introductory video - Became a pirate, hijack an offshore company!

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Top 10 Ways to Get Connected to the Sharing Economy - KALEV.COM | Local Stories with Global Impact

Top 10 Ways to Get Connected to the Sharing Economy - KALEV.COM | Local Stories with Global Impact | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy keeps you sharing, connecting with your neighbors and the world through websites and apps, report Kalev.com's Tricia Edgar.
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Skeo's Walkable Watershed Plan Dovetails with Sharing Economy

Skeo's Walkable Watershed Plan Dovetails with Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The rise of the sharing economy is providing us with an opportunity to see what happens when virtual walkability meets real walkability. On the one hand, the sharing economy refers to Internet-based social networking that creates a tightly knit, “walkable” global community, in which goods, resources and services can be shared with great facility over remote distances. On the other hand, you have actual walkability, which is based on the same geographically limited, brick-and-mortar infrastructure that people have been negotiating for millenia. Or is it?

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PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds - TechCrunch

PressBooks Goes Open Source To Let Authors Create Book Sites In Seconds - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As a middle-aged author of middling talent, I find myself often working on amazing book projects and finding no way to share them with the world. Formatting issues abound in many writing programs and it’s totes hard for me to grok the difference between PDFs, mobis, and ePubs. That’s why PressBooks is so important.

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How deterritorialized idea communities challenge geographic democracies

How deterritorialized idea communities challenge geographic democracies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“It is easy to identify an existent and increasing disjunction between representation based on territorial constituencies and the preferences of citizens that, many times, are not circumscribed by any territory. In practice, such a fact leads to a representation deficit, where elected representatives fail to represent – or even to contemplate – preferences of constituents. In that case, preferences that are dispersed and not contained within a territory have little or no chance of being formally represented. The history of recurrent legislative redistricting ( and gerrymandering) in the U.S is the most visible and institutional acknowledgement of difficulties related to territorial representation.

 
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Beware of progress traps

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“IN HIS BOOK A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright coins the term “progress trap.” A progress trap, says Wright, is a short-term social or technological improvement that turns out in the longer term to be a backward step. By the time this is realized—if it ever is—it is too late to change course.

 
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Book of the Day: Virality. Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Book of the Day: Virality. Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Tarde’s diagram comprises of mostly unconscious flows of desire, passion, and imitative radiations of muscular, as well as cerebral activities. In sharp contrast then, Tarde’s society of imitation does not fall back on collective or individual representations. It is not at all about pure association as it concerns the disassociated connectivity (unconscious association) of a social somnambulist. Like this, Tarde’s social becomes an assemblage of relationality composed of self-spreading and mesmeric imitative waves or flows. [54] What comes together does not occur by way of a collective consciousness pushing down on the individual, but is instead the “coherent” outcome of “desires that have been excited or sharpened by certain [social] inventions,” which imitatively radiate outward, point-to-point, assembling what appear to be the logical arrangements of social form, like markets, nations and cities.[55] What radiates outwards are neither social facts nor collective representations, but the microrelations of shared passions, thoughts, conversations, beliefs, feelings and affects which pass through porous self/other relations in all manner of contagious environments, including corporate, economic and political arenas. [56] What comes together “socially” in these Tardean spaces is neither genetically subject-bound nor obligated to the wisdom of collective consensus, but is rather the outcome of an infra-individual relation that spreads below consciousness. The social, according to Tarde, is a vital force that self-spreads, radiates and vibrates out from capricious mechanism-independent social encounters with events and accidents”

 
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Answering both 'conservative' and 'progressive' critiques to the p2p approach

Answering both 'conservative' and 'progressive' critiques to the p2p approach | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

‘he critique that the P2P approach that we are defending in these pages is utopian can come from two different quarters. One is the obvious one, the conservative side. This approach suggests that humans are very flawed, and that our societies reflect those flaws and that social rules should take into account the basic fact that humans can’t be trusted, and that institutions and ‘law and order’ are needed to keep them in check. Or, in its liberal so-called free market version, that it is best to create a society which takes into account greed, but assumes or tries to turn mutual greed into a common good.

 
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DOJ admits Aaron's prosecution was political

The DOJ has told Congressional investigators that Aaron’s prosecution was motivated by his political views on copyright.

 

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Open Access to Research: A Remedy for Disease?

Open Access to Research: A Remedy for Disease? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What do scientific social media, open access to research, and treating neglected tropical diseases have in common? They’re all reasons why Stanford urologist and Assistant Professor Dr. Mike Hsieh joined Academia.edu this January.

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