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To Save our Planet We Must End Wage Slavery and Rebuild the Commons - Dissident Voice

To Save our Planet We Must End Wage Slavery and Rebuild the Commons - Dissident Voice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The words “chain” and “command” are both suggestive of a fundamental truth: Today’s rules about the power of bosses and workers evolved from a time of masters, servants and slaves. While many norms and expectations have changed over the years the fundamental truth that bosses give orders and workers are required to obey remains the same.

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Arun Sundararajan - Sharing Economy - "Approach with optimism" - OuiShare

Arun Sundararajan - Sharing Economy - "Approach with optimism" - OuiShare | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are very pleased to feature Arun Sundarajan for the launch of our new series of podcasts with OuiShare Fest 2014 speakers. Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Arun specializes in digital economics.
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Author, 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the ... - Huffington Post

Author, 'The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the ... - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If I had told you 25 years ago that, in a quarter century's time, one-third of the human race would be communicating with one another in huge global networks of hundreds of millions of people -- exchanging audio, video, and text -- and that the combined knowledge of the world would be accessible from a cellphone, that any single individual could post a new idea, introduce a product, or pass a thought to a billion people simultaneously, and that the cost of doing so would be nearly free, you would have shaken your head in disbelief. All are now reality.

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▶ Economic Instablity Bernard Lietaer Lecture - YouTube

Economic instability is created by the the monoculture of money, according to Bernard Lietaer, in this lecture. Lietaer calls for a greater diversity of alte.

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A Theory of Architecture Part 3: Why Primitive Form Languages Spread - ArchDaily

A Theory of Architecture Part 3: Why Primitive Form Languages Spread - ArchDaily | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

As you may have seen, ArchDaily has been publishing UNIFIED ARCHITECTURAL THEORY, by the urbanist and controversial theorist Nikos A. Salingaros, in serial form. However, in order to explain certain concepts in greater detail, we have decided to pause this serialization and publish three excerpts from another of Salingaros’  books: A THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE. The first excerpt explained the difference between “Pattern Language” and “Form Language,” while the second established how these languages can combine to form the “Adaptive Design Method.” The following, final, excerpt distinguishes between viable, complex form languages that have evolved over time and primitive, “non-languages” that have come to dominate the 20th century due to their iconic simplicity (and despite their non-adaptive characteristics).  


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Networked Society: on the brink of an extraordinary revolution (youtube videos)

Networked Society: on the brink of an extraordinary revolution (youtube videos) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution. Connecting not just people but communities, systems and intelligence. Enabling us to collaborate, innovate, sustain, learn, care and participate. When one person connects their life changes. With everything connected our world changes. http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety A connected world is just the beginning. minder 
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Lentis/Mass Collaboration - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Lentis/Mass Collaboration - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Mass collaboration is the coordinated effort to complete a project that harnesses the combined knowledge, skills, or finances of a large group of people. Such an endeavor yields a reservoir of raw knowledge that grows as each individual adds their own unique experiences to the effort. A project of this magnitude would prove impossible for an individual or small team. Throughout history, mass collaboration has led to the success of large scale projects. More recently, the Internet has provided new avenues through which organizers can coordinate mass collaborative efforts, potentially reducing the barrier to entry to start a major project.

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Economic and Social Realities of the Sharing Economy - DailyFinance

Economic and Social Realities of the Sharing Economy - DailyFinance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Thinking outside the box with personal finances has changed quite a bit in just the past decade.
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Stigmergic Fibers – A new approach to material behaviour

Stigmergic Fibers – A new approach to material behaviour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Stigmergic Fibers tackles the prospect of fiber aggregation under the influence of varying environmental and material properties, to produce controlled boundary and spatial conditions. The project was initiated by research on plant fiber and biology. To extract information from the behavioral methodologies of plant growth and structure, various experiments were conducted on differentiated growing conditions.

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The rise of the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Airbnb is all the talk on Wall Street. Its thirtysomething founders were nearly broke six years ago. Now it seems likely they will soon become billionaires. Their company, which connects 600,000 apartment dwellers and homeowners in 160 countries with millions of people seeking cheap lodging online, is closing a new round of private funding, and it is expected to be valued at $10 billion or more by the end of April. In one night alone during 2013, Airbnb boasted 250,000 guests staying in its members' apartments and houses. The home-sharing service is already approaching the worth of some of the biggest hotel chains in the world, including Hyatt Hotels and Wyndham Worldwide.
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Hardware Hacking and Creative Culture | ThoughtWorks

Hardware Hacking and Creative Culture | ThoughtWorks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A global software company focused on software design and delivery. We provide professional services and products and leading thought on Agile and Continuous Delivery.
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LinkedIn Redesigns Groups: 3 Tips - InformationWeek

LinkedIn Redesigns Groups: 3 Tips - InformationWeek | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

LinkedIn has redesigned its Groups homepage to help you better manage participation in and discovery of new groups. LinkedIn began to gradually roll out the new look on Friday.

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Open source tractor design | opensource.com

Open source tractor design | opensource.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Opensource.com reports on an open source tractor design and how it could improve the farming and manufacturing process.
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Participation and Democratic Theory, by Carole Pateman

This essay, written by Carole Pateman and translated to Persian by Tavaana, considers the participatory theory of democracy, which holds that for a democracy to exist, a participatory society must exist, including not only politics but all spheres of society, such as industry. Pateman, a British feminist and political theorist, critiques contemporary theories built on assumptions that increased political participation could upset the stability of the democratic system.

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How web video powers global innovation

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TED's Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation -- a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print.
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Colleges Should Use Hackathons To Promote Workplace Readiness - Skilledup.com

Colleges Should Use Hackathons To Promote Workplace Readiness - Skilledup.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
More than pizza-fueled programmer meet-ups, hackathons promote workplace readiness and professional development soft skills. Colleges should imitate them.
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Project of the Day: Friend Inspector

Project of the Day: Friend Inspector | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Do you know who can see the items you’ve posted on Facebook? This, of course, depends on the privacy settings you’ve used for each picture, text or link that you’ve shared throughout your Facebook history.

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The 17 Contradictions of Capitalism - YouTube

You thought capitalism was permanent? Think again. Leading Marxist thinker Professor David Harvey unravels the contradictions at the heart of capitalism -- its drive, for example, to accumulate capital beyond the means of investing it. 

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As Moore's Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises | EE Times

As Moore's Law Slows, Open Hardware Rises | EE Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We're just at the point where open hardware might have an impact opportunity, said EE Live! keynoter Bunnie Huang, speaking on the future of Moore's Law and heirloom hardware.
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Arun Sundararajan - Sharing Economy - "Approach with optimism" - OuiShare

Arun Sundararajan - Sharing Economy - "Approach with optimism" - OuiShare | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We are very pleased to feature Arun Sundarajan for the launch of our new series of podcasts with OuiShare Fest 2014 speakers. Professor at the Stern School of Business, New York University, Arun specializes in digital economics.
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Former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano On The New Rules For Global Business Leaders - Forbes

Sam Palmisano had a great run as CEO of IBM from the start of 2003 to the end of 2011. The tech giant shifted investment into growth markets and dumped commodifying hardware (PCs) in favor of services, open-source software and a clever “smarter planet” marketing blanket for it all. Shares rose 125%. Pre-tax operating margins doubled from 10% to 20%. From 2000 IBM threw off more than $100 billion in free cash flow. His exit was well-timed, too. Business tech spending now is in a stall, and Palmisano’s successor Ginni Rometty has had to deal with seven straight quarters of revenue decline.

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Socialist Licenses? A Rejoinder to Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis | Meretz | tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society

Socialist Licenses? A Rejoinder to Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis | Meretz | tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article is a critical reflection on Michael Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis’ paper “From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons: Towards an Open Co-operativism” (tripleC 12 (1): 356-361)
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http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/responding-to-stefan-meretzs-critique-of-the-peer-production-license/2014/03/20

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As Moore's Law slows, open hardware rises - EDN.com (blog)

As Moore's Law slows, open hardware rises - EDN.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If Moore’s Law saw technology doubled every 18 months, that meant someone working on a linear improvement, like optimizing a process node, could be getting 80% performance improvement per year, and Moore’s Law would be shipping something better by year two.

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From Facebook movements to city square movements | openDemocracy

From Facebook movements to city square movements | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Use of the internet has not led to a predominance of virtual actions and movements over mobilizations in ‘physical space’. On the contrary, since 2011 the occupation of urban public spaces - and more particularly symbolic spaces - has been a major feature of these movements.

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How Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Small Ideas Into Big Impact - Thomson Reuters Foundation

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Turn Small Ideas Into Big Impact - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The most successful partnerships start with clearly aligning benefits for both partners. Does a small company want to tap into clinical trial and regulatory expertise to leverage its intellectual property into a product? Does a large organization need to adapt an existing technology to reach an underserved market with great potential? Figure out the win-win for both partners.

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