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thoughts on the development of peer-to-peer dynamics in the field of politics, economics and institutions
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Sacred Economics (video) Permaculture Research Institute

Sacred Economics (video) Permaculture Research Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The precariousness of the economy is becoming increasingly apparent to the masses. Indeed, every day more and more people are falling below the bread line, or are spending sleepless nights wondering how to extricate themselves from the situations they find themselves in. In some ways, this is good — being short-sighted creatures, we don’t seem to be able to conversate on issues, even if critically important, if we don’t realise their direct implications for ourselves personally. Actually, I somewhat take that back.
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Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks - P2P Foundation

Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"In this thought-provoking work, Tony D. Sampson presents a contagion theory fit for the age of networks. Unlike memes and microbial contagions, Virality does not restrict itself to biological analogies and medical metaphors; it instead points toward a theory of contagious assemblages, events, and affects. For Sampson, contagion is how society comes together and relates." (http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/virality)

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How Is Social Media Different? | Oseme Creative

How Is Social Media Different? | Oseme Creative | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
With regard to social media, your message is an invited guest from the get-go. This is both an opportunity, your audience is picking up your message on its own and a challenge as you have to have that invitation to get in.
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DVICE: 7 jobs you'll have to trust robots to do in the near future

DVICE: 7 jobs you'll have to trust robots to do in the near future | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Chances are you will not have a job in the future. This isn't anything against you personally, or even a comment on the economy. It's just a statement of fact. As technology (and specifically robotics) marches into the future, there will simply less of a need for human workers and all their annoying human-y hang-ups such as "due compensation," "sick time" and "sleep."

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Stats Show Teens Increasingly Favor Twitter Over Facebook | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency

Stats Show Teens Increasingly Favor Twitter Over Facebook | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’re data geeks. So data that shows that teens are favoring Twitter over Facebook—that gets our attention. Recent data from Pew shows teenagers are shying away from Facebook and becoming increasingly active on Twitter.

 

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Nowtopia - P2P Foundation

Nowtopia - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Outlaw bicycling, urban permaculture, biofuels, free software, and even the Burning Man festival are windows into a scarcely visible social transformation that is redefining politics as we know it. As capitalism continues to corral every square inch of the globe into its logic of money and markets, new practices are emerging through which people are taking back their time and technological know-how. In small, under-the-radar ways, they are making life better right now, simultaneously building the foundation—technically and socially—for a genuine movement of liberation from market life.

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Oxford Scholar: Facebook Won't Widen Your Social Circle - Forbes

Oxford Scholar: Facebook Won't Widen Your Social Circle - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When Oxford scholar Robin Dunbar talks, people listen. The English anthropologist is an expert on real-world social networks — and the champion of the Dunbar number. It posits that regardless of whether we live in huts or skyscrapers, we can hold at most 150 people in our active social circle.
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WIKISPEED Vietnam

WIKISPEED Vietnam | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Agile Conference is widely regarded as the premier International Agile conference in the world. Its unique peer-review submission process is both stringent, and thorough (some say onerous!).
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Year of Open Source

Year of Open Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1 year of using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions.
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Peer to peer production as the alternative to capitalism: A new communist horizon » Journal of Peer Production

Peer to peer production as the alternative to capitalism: A new communist horizon » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The current crisis of capitalism has provoked protests, revolts and revolutions in major parts of the planet that include 3 billions of inhabitants. Even the mainstream Time Magazine made “The Protester” the person of the year. The caption on Time’s cover reads: From the Arab Spring To Athens, from Occupy Wall Street to Moscow. China, Chile, Spain, England, Italy, India, Israel, Iran and France, among many other places, can be added to Time’s hotbeds of recent social protests.
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Humane Connection: The Story of Change: Bringing Our Citizen ...

Humane Connection: The Story of Change: Bringing Our Citizen ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
At the Institute for Humane Education, we often talk about the importance of working to change systems, as well as our own personal choices. One doesn't work without the other.
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Nationally Blocking Pirate Bay Doesn't Affect P2P Traffic | Epou

Nationally Blocking Pirate Bay Doesn't Affect P2P Traffic | Epou | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Two months ago the Netherlands and UK governments ordered ISPs to block The Pirate Bay. now, figures from a number of ISPs confirm exactly what we, though obviously not the governments, knew: it doesn’t make any difference whatsoever to P2P traffic.
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Inside Hollywood's Piracy Crackdown

Inside Hollywood's Piracy Crackdown | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You could type in the name of any musical artist in the history of the world and Napster would produce dozens, if not hundreds, of song titles. Click any of them, and within minutes you could listen to the song. When Napster first launched, in the days when CDs and radio still dominated the music scene, this alone was a revelation. But what made it even better, what made it ubiquitous, was that it was free — which also meant that it wouldn't last long.
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Detroit Je T'aime – a new interactive documentary : Broken City Lab

Detroit Je T'aime – a new interactive documentary : Broken City Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Nora Mandray (director/producer) and Hélène Bienvenu (co-producer) are part of a growing group of people who believe that Detroit, MI, is a laboratory for the city of tomorrow. They’re a duo of French filmmakers/journalists, and they’ve been working for over a year on an interactive documentary project supported by the French Film Institute. DETROIT JE T’AIME tells the story of the DIY spirit that’s leading the Motor City’s transition from the assembly line into a new collaborative economy.
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Virality - P2P Foundation

Virality - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Many entrepreneurs struggle with the question: “How can I make my product more viral?” After looking at many successful web startups, I boiled down virality to eight different tactics, or types, that are the most common. Grab a pen:

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In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society (The Memory Bank)

In Rousseau’s footsteps: David Graeber and the anthropology of unequal society (The Memory Bank) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
David Graeber has written a searching book that aims to place our current concerns within the widest possible framework of anthropology and world history. He starts from a question: why do we feel that we must repay our debts? This is a moral issue, not an economic one. In market logic, the cost of bad loans should be met by creditors as a discipline on their lending practices. But paying back debts is good for the powerful few, whereas the mass of debtors have at times sought and won relief from them.
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Rethinking the Concept of

Rethinking the Concept of | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The human brain, or more specifically the neo-cortex, is designed to recognize patterns and draw conclusions from them. Experts are able to identify such patterns related to a specific problem relevant to their area of knowledge. But because non-experts lack that base of knowledge, they are forced to rely more on their brain’s ability for abstraction, rather than specificity. This abstraction—the ability to take away or remove characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics—is what presents an opportunity for creative solutions.
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Richard Heinberg on the End of Growth - P2P Foundation

Richard Heinberg on the End of Growth - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

= A must-watch on the interplay between growth, peak oil, debt, how the harnessing of fossil fuel energy gave us economic growth – and what this now means in the face of peak oil and the end of the fossil fuel era. [1]

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Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?

Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Modern culture thrives on consumerism. But does our passion for consumption come at the expense of our creativity?
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The Clothesline Paradox and the Sharing Economy (PDF with notes)

My keynote at OSCON 2012 in Portland, July 18, 2012. Focuses on the contribution of open source software to the economy, using the metaphor of "the clothesline paradox" first articulated by Steve Baer ...
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Helena Norberg-Hodge - The Economics of Happiness

Part of the process of re-imaging Christchurch is taking a look at our place in the world, and in particular the rapid cultural shifts we've seen in the short existence of the city that urbanisation and the shift in economics have driven. One presenter who can help inform us about these issues is Helena Norberg-Hodge.
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The News in Transition: How our Networked Society is Changing the News

The News in Transition: How our Networked Society is Changing the News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
"Journalism is really being remade all the time," says leading new-media academic, Adrienne Russell, who examines the underlying cultural changes that reflect the new news reality. A new style of networked journalism has taken shape in the larger media landscape based on new products, tools, new players and sensibilities.
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The School of Sharing Economics and Theory of the Commons: a new

The School of Sharing Economics and Theory of the Commons: a new | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The debate in recent months about the system of research and learning in the P2P mode of production has been marvelously fruitful. We’ve reached an invaluable clarity of ideas in the conversation between blogs with Jorge, Javier,Ester, Juanma y Juanjo and also thanks to the numerous contributions in the comments. This clarity is also due in no small part to our own internal debate interno and the contributions of our Dogo.
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New Agrarians: Local Innovators | occupysecession

New Agrarians: Local Innovators | occupysecession | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“New Agrarians: Local Innovators” was written in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the publication of Wendell Berry’s classic work, The Unsettling of America. It is one of a series of essays in the new book The Essential Agrarian Reader: Cultivating Culture, Community, and the Land, edited by Norman Wirzba and published by the University of Kentucky Press, 2003.
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P2P Foundation: We study the impact of Peer to Peer technology and thought on society.

P2P Foundation: We study the impact of Peer to Peer technology and thought on society. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
reddit: the front page of the internet...
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