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on peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.
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What Social Media (And the World) Owes to Open Source - Forbes

What Social Media (And the World) Owes to Open Source - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s a Wednesday morning, and I have just flown into a border town — San Diego, America’s most famous.  I am, in fact, thinking of borders, for what has brought me here is an invitation from a client (LucidWorks) to take part in an event for an open source community (community events =many, open source = been a while).  On the flight down from San Jose, it dawned on me how much time had passed since I last took part in an event like this (a couple of years).  And it struck me, even harder, how distant most of the social media world is today from the vibe, the philosophy, and the working principles that make up the world of open source, which arguably gave birth to social media.

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Data Roads Foundation - P2P Foundation

Data Roads Foundation - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"We already have roads for vehicles. We use them to transport people and their goods throughout the world. These roads are defined by a set of standards and expectations that make high-speed travel more available and safer for everyone.

 
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Shareable: El Buen Vivir and the Commons

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A conversation between Silke Helfrich, an author and independent activist of the commons, and Gustavo Soto Santiesteban, a writer, semiotician, and consultant on indigenous rights at various universities in Bolivia.
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CrowdMed Wants To Crowdsource Your Medical Care To Strangers - ReadWrite

CrowdMed Wants To Crowdsource Your Medical Care To Strangers - ReadWrite | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Would you trust the "wisdom of the crowd" over your own doctor? CrowdMed thinks you might. The San Francisco start-up has an audacious plan to use crowdsourcing techniques to tap the "collective wisdom" of strangers to help diagnose patients - particularly those who've bounced from doctor to doctor for years trying to understand uncommon symptoms. 

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What are the alternative trade models? - live discussion

What are the alternative trade models? - live discussion | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Fair trade is one type of alternative business model that aims to protect smallscale farmers and guarantee them a fair price irrespective of fluctuations in global markets. It also pays an additional 'premium' to the farmer organisation, which can then be invested in the social, environmental or economic development of the local area.

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Martin Seery's curator insight, June 26, 2013 3:40 AM

Good read for economics students.

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Shareable: The New Sharing Economy

Shareable: The New Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Technology is connecting individuals to information, other people, and physical things in ever-more efficient and intelligent ways. It’s changing how we consume, socialize, mobilize— ultimately, how we live and function together as a society. In a global economy where the means of production are becoming increasingly decentralized, where access is more practical than ownership, what do the successful businesses of the future need to know?

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3D Printing Made Easy

3D Printing Made Easy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

I have a lovely Dimensions 3D printer at my lab at Laney College. It can print an object up to 8 inches by 8 inches by 8 inches, so fairly good size parts. I have had students print everything from jewelry to fan blades (to replace broken blades on a motor) to bicycle parts.

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Range Networks Introduces First U.S. Open Source Cellular Platform

Range Networks Introduces First U.S. Open Source Cellular Platform | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEWS ANALYSIS: Range Networks is releasing a standards-based hardware-software cell network that is open source from end to end using equipment and software made in the United States. (Range Networks Introduces First U.S.
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App-solutely challenging - Civil Society - Civil Society Media (blog)

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As one of a team of eight corporate graduate volunteers partnered with a small charity to develop a mobile app,Rachel Short reflects on her first 'real' experience of the charity sector

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Exploring the Brazilian Collaborative Economy: OuiShare Fest POA

Exploring the Brazilian Collaborative Economy: OuiShare Fest POA | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Only a few weeks ago, we heard that a group of people from Brazil had been inspired to organize their own OuiShare Fest satellite event in Brazil.
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ckan - The open source data portal software

ckan - The open source data portal software | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
CKAN is a powerful data management system that makes dataaccessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing,finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available.
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The Economic Realms: The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed Capitalism

Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire industrial infrastructure built off of fossil fuels is aging and in disrepair. The result is that unemployment is rising to dangerous levels all over the world. Governments, businesses and consumers are awash in debt and living standards are declining everywhere. A record one billion human beings — nearly one seventh of the human race—face hunger and starvation. Worse, climate change from fossil fuel-based industrial activity looms on the horizon, imperiling our own species’ very ability to survive. 
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Aleatha Shepley's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:51 PM

When faced with our current economic state ,a global approach to business relationship building makes the most sense.

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The Sharing Economy is Exploding: Knok's 7 Key Factors Why Home Swap is ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

The Sharing Economy is Exploding: Knok's 7 Key Factors Why Home Swap is ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Knok, the fastest growing home exchange community, shows that house swapping is the perfect example of collaborative consumption

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Now online: the historic Chomsky-Foucault debate | ROAR Magazine

Now online: the historic Chomsky-Foucault debate | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Excerpts from the Foucault-Chomsky debate on human nature and power have circulated online for years — now it’s available in full for the first time.
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3D printing: the new, bottom-up industrial revolution - Telegraph.co.uk

3D printing: the new, bottom-up industrial revolution - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yet this hair-raising technology is about to tear apart existing structures in a way that would undoubtedly have shocked even Schumpeter, a great economist struck by the free market’s revolutionary, anti-conservative tendencies.

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The Ivory Tower in Cyberspace: Is Internet Publishing Publishing? - Huffington Post

The Ivory Tower in Cyberspace: Is Internet Publishing Publishing? - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Internet publishing is being taken more seriously these days in the study of religion. Online journals and forums such as The Immanent Frame, Fre.quenc.ies, and the recently launched Reverberations, from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) are now considered to be creditable sources of scholarly research, conduits of collaboration and tools for dialogue.

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The Rise of Social Media and The Sharing Economy - The Green ...

The Rise of Social Media and The Sharing Economy - The Green ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In todays blog post we delve into a recent study on “the sharing economy” by the Latitude Group and Shareable Magazine. The study reviews future consumption trends, one of them being Collaborative Consumption.
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Open Hardware Business Models - P2P Foundation

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"Salem & Khatib proposed four business models for Open Hardware companies; later Edy Ferreira and Stoyan Tanev further expanded these to seven business models. According to Edy Ferreira and Stoyan Tanev, there is little research on the types of business models specifically related to Open Hardware, just like there is no consensus on the definition of Open Hardware itself as well. The open asset is different from the ultimate market offer, the manufactured hardware device itself, and hence the problems with the adoption of existing Open Source business models.

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Shareable: How 24 Nonprofits Raised $80K in One Day...Together

Shareable: How 24 Nonprofits Raised $80K in One Day...Together | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

So how did an off-season, collaborative campaign for nonprofit journalism raise almost $80,000 for 24 participating nonprofit news organizations in one single day?

 
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200-Year-Old Device Makes Comeback With Kickstarter's Help [VIDEO]

200-Year-Old Device Makes Comeback With Kickstarter's Help [VIDEO] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A device that was invented over 100 years ago is making a comeback with Kickstarter's help. The NeoLucida is a modern take on the portable camera lucida.
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3D Printing to Showcase at Leading International Art Fair | 3DPrintingModel Blog | Buy and Sell 3D Printing Models and Design Plans

From May 10th through the 13th, COLLECT, a leading international fair for contemporary art, will be showcasing the designs of artists Daniel Widrig at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
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myLocal Cooperative

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A New Cooperative for a New Economy. myLocal Cooperative helps Communities take charge with the power of custom currencies.
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Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Home to Manufacturing Cooperative

Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Home to Manufacturing Cooperative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea driving the project was to bring together a variety of creative people and have them share equipment that would be too costly for them on their own.
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Napon - Institute for flexible cultures and technologies » Open call for exhibition Autonomies

Machine intelligence has been a part of the human imaginarium for more than a century, and the approach to the subject matter is inevitably marked by sci-fi utopian/dystopian scenarios with automatised societies of our near future. The efforts to make machines more independent from the environment, with the possibility of independent action in relation to man, have produced an increase in efficiency, human emancipation from alienating serial production (manufacturing, or later fordist), technological unemployment, and entirely new areas of ecological risks.

 
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