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Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production - P2P Foundation

Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The International Conference “Innovative, Open and Economically Sustainable Models of Creative Production”, organised by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) on September 30 and October 1 2013, is designed in order to examine and present emerging models of creative production in Greece, as they develop within the wider context of the European tendencies and developments in the field of cultural and creative industries. This international and public event will bring together representatives of contemporary practices, where research and applied innovation, culture and science, creativity and entrepreneurship meet.

 
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Discussion: Permaculture and Capitalism

“I’ve written before about the challenges faced by permaculture enterprises. Farms, like other land-based permaculture projects, are faced with the formidable task of regenerating ecosystems and communities, while surviving in a system that rewards the destruction of the same systems. Permaculture projects have to compete with degenerative enterprises and institutions that are happy to take the efficiency ‘bonus’ from unsustainable and exploitative practices.

 
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Movement of the Day: Is the X Party the 'Party of the Future'?

“Regardless, the biggest difference between the new Net parties and the old is something else: their open program. Both the Pirate Party and Partido de Internet have very specific objectives regarding Internet freedom, free licenses and participatory democracy. And Equo doesn’t try to hide its green face. The Candidatura d´Unitat Popular (CUP) – a Net-born Catalonian Party – defines itself as “Anticapitalist, Separatist Left”. Despite this, Net parties are, above all, open processes. They are also, by choice, unfinished mechanisms. The aim is to create platforms, protocols and tools that can employed by others. Anyone can use the mechanism, regardless of the content created with it.”

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Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous

Obedience to Corporate-State Authority Makes Consumer Society Increasingly Dangerous | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Overconsumption is a function of obedience built on the false premise that eternally acquiring more goods will make you, your family and your society happier. These goods are produced in a way that - we now know - is likely to lead to global environmental catastrophe. While many authorities acknowledge climate realities, they also claim that the extraction of fossil fuels continues to be necessary for powering a high-tech, industrial economy.

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San Francisco's Mayor Lee Launches Sharing Economy Partnership for Disaster Response

San Francisco's Mayor Lee Launches Sharing Economy Partnership for Disaster Response | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Yesterday morning San Francisco’s Mayor Edwin Lee announced an unprecedented new partnership between the city’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM) and BayShare, a sharing economy advocacy group in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to make the Bay Area the best place on the planet for sharing. BayShare was officially launched with this partnership.

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ED FISHER: The new era of post-capitalism - The Morning Sun

ED FISHER: The new era of post-capitalism - The Morning Sun | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The term post-capitalism has been around since the 1990s. One of its earliest proponents was Peter F. Drucker (“Post-Capitalist Society,” HarperBusiness, 1993).

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Open Shed builds a better sharing world | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia

Open Shed builds a better sharing world | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open Shed is part of the global collaborative consumption movement allowing Australians to rent, use and return all kinds of handy goods – whether they’re household tools, camping gear, electronics or anything in between. The peer-to-peer rental site recently partnered with OzHarvest and launched a donate-to-charity feature enabling people to donate a percentage or all of their rental fee to charity.

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Rebecca!Morgan Geography's curator insight, October 2, 2013 1:13 PM

This article falls under the social category.  This article was chosen for social because this new rental website can establish trust between the people. People in Austrailia now entrust their items to others for a duration of time.

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How Will the Sharing Economy Disrupt Your Business?

How Will the Sharing Economy Disrupt Your Business? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Business models for everything from crash pads to cocktail dresses have been disrupted by this new trend. Is your business next? (How Will the Sharing Economy Disrupt Your Business?
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Interesting article - will your business be affected?

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Solar and Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power in the U.S

Solar and Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power in the U.S | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s cheaper to use solar and wind power in the USA, than traditional coal power. Good news for solar and wind power companies, and a vindication for clean energy activists and lobbies.

 
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Let's Make FISA Court 21st Century Compatible Say Senators

Senators start to take notice of secret law and massive surveillance thanks to recent NSA disclosures...
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Schools of Appropriate technology

Schools of Appropriate technology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over a long breakfast with Chris Watkins of Appropedia recently, I realised that there are several distinct schools of Clean/Appropriate technology where different sets of assumptions drive optimisation for different outcomes.
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Best Online/App-Based Service | 3D Printshow

Best Online/App-Based Service | 3D Printshow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

3D Hubs believe that everyone should have easy access to 3D Printing.

 
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A Currency Proposal for Liquid Ownership

During the last years, people all over the world have witnessed the destruction of their livelihoods while at the same time a few people became richer and richer.

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PhoneBloks - P2P Foundation

PhoneBloks - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"It's a physics issue. Signals in modern devices are extremely high speed; the easiest and cheapest way to combat this is to bring components closer together. For example, the wireless radios, RAM, and processor in all modern phones exist as one chip. They essentially put the CPU and wireless magic on the same silicon die (or on a separate die in the same package) and pop a RAM chip on top ("Package on Package").

 
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Wasa2il a Tool for a Democratic Future | PirateTimes

Wasa2il a Tool for a Democratic Future | PirateTimes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Although national Pirate Parties are autonomous and independent, most have come to accept that one of the major problems of the world’s dismal state is that power is becoming more and more removed from the people. This is, perhaps, especially true for those countries that label themselves western democracies. In order to redress this imbalance, Pirates have been designing policies and software that have the aim of bringing citizen participation into politics – using technology and the internet as a platform.

 

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Intel researcher debuts 3D-printed, open source...

Intel researcher debuts 3D-printed, open source... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jimmy is an example of a robot that anybody could build and print themselves.
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An Easy 3D Modeling Software - Ading flavour to STEM Education with childrens desktop engineering.

An Easy 3D Modeling Software - Ading flavour to STEM Education with childrens desktop engineering. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When a group of youngsters come together to plan a design project, they form a team, co-operate, communicate and work with one another. They may need to research information from the local environment, books, the internet and other sources. In the design process they call on a variety of skills: language skills, thinking skills, social skills, hand and eye co-ordination, artistic skills, ICT skills and mathematical skills.

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Hatchet jobs, anonymity and the internet: being a film critic in the 21st century

Hatchet jobs, anonymity and the internet: being a film critic in the 21st century | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The internet has changed film criticism, bringing levels of scrutiny and competition that raise the game for everyone, writes Mark Kermode
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Open Shed builds a better sharing world | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia

Open Shed builds a better sharing world | Startups, Tech, Apps, Business, Disruption,Australia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the leaders in Australia's sharing economy, Open Shed, launches donate-to-charity feature #startup http://t.co/vd9qAErbUv
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Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program."

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Crowdfunding as the trojan horse of the commons

Crowdfunding as the trojan horse of the commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding implies a whole new paradigm of the network and Internet possibilities to create new socioeconomic models. Summarizing  its recent history, it appeared first as sporadic cases (between the nineties and the new century) with calls for financial support from music band fans and promoters of films, and it  began to replicate in a little over two years with more and more platforms. They bring together many ideas, projects and initiatives of third parties, gradually adding small economic amounts given by the maximum possible users, and allow to raise enough money for initiatives to take place.

 
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NSA spying of Internet traffic sparks race to create offshore havens for data privacy

NSA spying of Internet traffic sparks race to create offshore havens for data privacy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook and other U.S. giants were put on the defensive by revelations of NSA surveillance of the Internet. Now, Germany, Brazil and other countries are using data-privacy laws to boost domestic technology companies and rival services.
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RSA Animate - Re-Imagining Work

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem -- and could it also be part of the solution?
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