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Are Coops Outdated in a Network Age?

Are Coops Outdated in a Network Age? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“I think the coop is as outdated as the corporation. It adds more democratic processes into our economy, and democratizing the economy will definitely have an impact on our governance systems, making our representative “democracy” more democratic. But coops aren’t well- equipped to extract value from the long tail, which is the core of the new p2p paradigm. They are boxes with well-defined boundaries, NOT networks.

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Chris Anderson: WIRED to Inspire a New Generation

Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief of WIRED magazine, highlights how personal manufacturing will explode in the future. 3D printers can become a catalyst for America's new Industrial Revolution. Recorded at the Marriott #Culturazzi event in San Francisco on November 15, 2012.
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3ème lieu, Fab Lab

3ème lieu, Fab Lab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

En marge du Congrès des Milieux Documentaires 2012 et de sa conférence “La bibliothèque au 21ème siècle – savoir et technologies”, Patrick Bazin, directeur de la Bibliothèque publique d’information (BPI) (Paris, France), nous a accordé une interview afin d’aborder divers aspects caractérisant les mutations qui affectent à ce jour les bibliothèques.

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Being Human in the Information Age - Professor Steve Fuller

The hypothesis of the University of Warwick’s Being Human Research Network notes that, “Human life is increasingly driven and mediated by technology and technological change with profound implications for human identity and behaviour.” Indeed, the way in which we express ‘what it means to be human’ occurs in close relationship to the technology of our age. As actors in this phenomenon we find ourselves constantly redefining who we are through the way in which we both use and understand the metaphors associated with latest technological advancements.
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When Ants Get Together to Make a Decision | Inside Science

When Ants Get Together to Make a Decision | Inside Science | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Despite having a brain smaller than the point of a pin, one ant species uses an elaborate system of sending out scouts to look for new homes. The scouts report back, and then the whole colony votes, according to researchers at Arizona State University.

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The emerging science of 'collective intelligence' — and the rise of the global brain

The emerging science of 'collective intelligence' — and the rise of the global brain | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Over at the Edge there's a fascinating article by Thomas W. Malone about the work he and others are doing to understand the rise of collective human intelligence — an emergent phenomenon that's being primarily driven by our information technologies. We may be on an evolutionary trajectory, he argues, that could someday give rise to the global brain. And amazingly, he's developing an entirely new scientific discipline to back his case.
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Brickstarter – An Introduction

Brickstarter – An Introduction | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Brickstarter is about 21st century social services. We are sketching a system that would enable everyday people, using everyday technology and culture, to articulate and progress sustainable ideas about their community. The Brickstarter project explores the ideas behind these systems, and will provide the blueprints for a platform that can turn possibilities into proposals into projects. By creating its prototype, we aim to stimulate more productive debates about 21st century governance and local decision-making.

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Can you Crowdsource a City? | urban

But while technology certainly has its limitations, its potential to facilitate connection and communication is unparalleled. What is vital, however, is that the technology enhance, not replace, our physical relationships. Instead of using online platforms as divisive or purely conceptual forums, they must becomes tools of transparency and trust-building, mediators of a conversation that invests and connects all parties on the ground.

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Organizing P2P Organizations

Organizing P2P Organizations | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Security, dignity, civic/legal/moral equality, justice, education, love, fun…all these are common-sense, plain language values that almost every sane person shares. This is where any thought about the politico-economic arrangements of society, especially the “commons”, should begin. We should build up from these in the simplest and most direct fashion possible. And perhaps with as little theory and philosophy as possible.

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Deep Green Symposium on Sustainable Management Part 1 of 15.

Deep Green Symposium on Sustainable Management Part 1 of 15.
Hazel Henderson: Keynote address "Planetary Awareness Driving The Green Transition"
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Shareable: Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy

Shareable: Blueprint for P2P Society: The Partner State & Ethical Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A new way to produce is emerging. By this I mean: a new way to produce anything and everything, whether it is software, food, or cities. What once required rigid organisations and a society defined by the mentality of hierarchies, we are discovering now (and in many cases re-discovering) how to do through free association of peers.

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Online Peer Production: Catalyst to the Next Workplace Revolution

Online Peer Production: Catalyst to the Next Workplace Revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In some peer production communities, participation is voluntary and non-monetary. They participate because they want to. For example, Wikipedia is a very popular where individuals voluntarily to do research in specific subject areas and post it to Wikipedia. No one commands or order individuals to research and submit articles. They do it because they want to contribute. Another example is the Linux open source software development platform where software programmers voluntarily submit code to the software development project. Again, no one orders or commands programmers to submit code. They do it because they want to contribute.

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If reputation becomes a score (variable, digital and tradable), would it be a form of currency?

If reputation becomes a score (variable, digital and tradable), would it be a form of currency? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gael Van Weyenbergh's answer: This video is an attempt to explain the relationship between relational dynamics and the mechanics of money in the era of social networks where trust and reputation play a critical role.
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How To Build A Revolutionary Political Social Network - TechCrunch

How To Build A Revolutionary Political Social Network - TechCrunch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Internet users have become more conscious of the amount of personal information they release. While that trend will continue, users will gladly volunteer their information when they realize it will give them greater political power: By aligning themselves with a particular group, they can then speak more effectively on behalf of that group. However, that depth of personal information must be used carefully to allow users to enjoy their desired level of privacy and be confident that their information won’t be misused. Successful political social networks must protect users’ identities while they speak at whichever hue of the anonymity-advocacy spectrum they so choose.

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The Power of Crowds on the TED Radio Hour

The Power of Crowds on the TED Radio Hour | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This past May, the TED Radio Hour explored the fascinating ideas behind mass collaboration. Crowd-based actions on the Internet, collective improvisational pranks on the streets of New York, open-source city building, virtual music composition and performance... the journey into the world of shared expression is uplifting and powerful.

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Mass Collaboration Will Change the World

Mass Collaboration Will Change the World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the benefits to being a member of the YouTube community, is that you’re able to subscribe to other users. If there is a particular user that publishes videos that you’ve liked in the past, say maybe The RSA (you may have seen one of their videos — they’re the ones who write on a whiteboard depicting the ideas from the presenter’s presentation), then when you login to YouTube, if this user has published any new videos, you’ll see it right on your homepage. Additionally, you can also get notifications of new videos via email, but who likes a cluttered inbox, right?

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Pierre Lévy on Collective Intelligence Literacy

For my book in progress on social media literacies, I talked to Pierre Lévy about his specialty, collective intelligence.
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3 New Economic Forces in the Digital-Human Era

3 New Economic Forces in the Digital-Human Era | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The revolution we’re experiencing is essentially the result of 4 factors. The collision of three new economic forces (the economy of sharing, the economy of attention and the economy of connection) with a disruption of the system.
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You can Kickstart an edible spoon, but not a city.: Observatory: Design Observer

You can Kickstart an edible spoon, but not a city.: Observatory: Design Observer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can Kickstart an edible spoon, but not a city.
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Towards a Commons Accounting Revolution

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“With a few clicks on your computer’s keyboard you can access news that reveals the most horrifying examples of poor management, taking place in broad daylight, in the so-called ‘developed world’. Let’s take the now virtually bankrupt airline SAS (in the past known as Scandinavian Airlines) as an example.

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Hacking Society

Hacking Society is a conversation about how networks are transforming our economy and society, and what this means for the future of innovation, regulation, advocacy and politics.

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The emerging science of 'collective intelligence' — and the rise of ...

The emerging science of 'collective intelligence' — and the rise of ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over at the Edge there’s a fascinating article by Thomas W. Malone about the work he and others are doing to understand the rise of collective human intelligence — an emergent phenomenon that’s being primarily driven by our information technologies. We may be on an evolutionary trajectory, he argues, that could someday give rise to the global brain. And amazingly, he’s developing an entirely new scientific discipline to back his case.

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