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The Collaborative Economy: 2014 Hot Topic and Trend | Sustainable Brands

The Collaborative Economy: 2014 Hot Topic and Trend | Sustainable Brands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Collaborative Economy is associated with sharing resources to reduce waste, but its primary focus is on the economics of collaboration and the efficiencies of networks.
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Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:13 AM

Tips to be more collaborative!!!

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Aloneness is central to our collective wellbeing | openDemocracy

Aloneness is central to our collective wellbeing | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Is spending time alone an escape from reality, or a gateway to more effective social action? A walk can be transformative when no one is babbling in your ear.

  
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European austerity seeds governance alternatives | openDemocracy

European austerity seeds governance alternatives | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

‘If representative democracy is only to choose every four, or five, or six years the person who’s going to do everything they want without taking popular will into account... we are in a sort of trap and I think that’s certainly the case today for Europe and elsewhere.’

  
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Book of the Day: Sustaining the Commons

Book of the Day: Sustaining the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“For newcomers to the commons wishing to acquaint themselves with Elinor Ostrom’s work, it can be a hard slog. Her scholarly treatises, while often quite insightful, can be quite dense in delivering their hard research results and refined insights. It is a real pleasure, therefore, to greet Sustaining the Commons, a new undergraduate textbook that has just been published. The book provides a general overview of the intellectual framework, concepts and applications of Ostrom’s research on the commons.

 
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With Cellular Automata for a World of Self-Organization

With Cellular Automata for a World of Self-Organization | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The sort of science that Wolfram has proposed offers one way out of that overfamiliar trap. Ironically, his “new kind of science” is in one sense a very old kind of science. Long before Sir Francis Bacon set pen to paper and began to sketch out a vision of scientific progress centered on the attempt to subject the entire universe to the human will and intellect, many of the activities we now call science were already being practiced in a range of formal and informal ways, and both of the characteristics I’ve highlighted above—a recognition that scientific models are simply human mental approximations of nature, and a focus on systematic observation of what actually happens—were far more often than not central to the way these activities were done in earlier ages.

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Entrepreneurs as the New Labor Class - P2P Foundation

Entrepreneurs as the New Labor Class - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"For the last few months, I’ve been cautiously testing a radical-sounding hypothesis on smart people: entrepreneurs are the new labor. Or to put it in a more useful way, the balance of power between investors and entrepreneurs that marks the early, frontier days of a major technology wave (Moore’s Law and the Internet in this case) has fallen apart. Investors have won, and their dealings with the entrepreneur class now look far more like the dealings between management and labor (with overtones of parent/child and teacher/student). Those who are attracted to true entrepreneurship are figuring out new ways to work around the traditional investor class. The investor class in turn is struggling to deal with the unpleasant consequences of an outright victory.

 
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The world should be watching India’s 'common man' coup - Waging Nonviolence

The world should be watching India’s 'common man' coup - Waging Nonviolence | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few months ago, India's Aam Aadmi Party was a curiosity; now, it’s a call for pro-democracy movements elsewhere to step up their game.
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Wikinomics and Business Value Networks | Market Solutions to Our ...

You are a successful executive in a seemingly thriving company. You have just learned about the promise of Wikinomics a new collaborative approach to business from a colleague and are intrigued. But you are so embroiled in day to day commitments that you are unable to see the bigger picture. Every day new challenges are arising and the list of “incomplete” items is just getting bigger and bigger. But Wikinomics seems more than just another management fad and you take time out of your busy week to read the book “Wikinomics” by Tapscott and Williams.

 
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OuiShare Fest Opening Keynote: Welcome to the Collaborative Economy

This opening keynote by OuiShare core members sets the stage for OuiShare Fest by presenting different aspects of the collaborative economy - collaborative consumption, the maker movement & peer production, microentrepreneurship, online trust & digital identity and the shareable city.

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Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch.
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Culture hacking: Jim McCarthy at TEDxHarambee

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post

To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Let's stop fighting poverty and start supporting and investing in the collective expertise, wisdom, and initiative that can be found in low-income communities across the country.

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Andrew Walker's comment, February 2, 2014 6:59 AM
i agree with you. The community does have a big impact on poverty. If everyone helps out, poverty may be at a very small amount today. Even though people have their own lives to tend to, it shocks me that more people of the community are not helping.
Belinda Lee's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:17 AM

Connections: This shows that connections with peers and families do help to reduce poverty as the strong willpower they have withstands it. Encouragement, support and inspirations do help too, as studies shown. Whaticia came up with a STOP Senseless Tragedies Oppressing Our People campaign which encourages people to provide encouragement and support as a way to help one come out of poverty. 

 Concepts: The main idea of this campaign is to relieve people's burden they face during poverty, to let them know that everyone else is supporting them, so they will not give up, and keep on fighting till they get out of poverty state. 

Changes: This text suggest that not only those who are facing poverty should do so but also everyone. Everyone should lend a helping hand, and together the impact would be great.

Challenges:The text says that there isn't direction from the staffs, but instead they should have so as to guide those who are facing poverty along to the path where they can step out of it.  

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:05 PM

Connect:This article is about how the safety net systems is critical to help the low income people from  falling out. i think it is important to help families leave  poverty and gain economic and social mobility. In Singapore, we have a lot of welfare assistance to help the needy, for example:''  Sinda Fund(Singapore Indian Association) '' provides  assistance for fellow Indian people. I think we should also learn from the African American parents in New Orleans who started a social club to provide activites and cultural events for their children and also  prepare their children to rebuild after the disaster.

 

Extend: We can learn from what other countries do in the safety net system to help their people.  The examples quoted under FII are useful references.Perhaps other countries can also learn and create such safety nets system to help their poor people. These support systems can help to fight poverty.

 

Challenge: I think that safety nets system also need funding to be able to carry out the activites. It may be the duty for everyone to take part and help to improve society and help the needy to escape poverty. I also believe that low income families should also be pro active and help themselves by legal means and not forever rely on the support systems.

 

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The First Totally Open Source Laptop Is Almost Real | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

The First Totally Open Source Laptop Is Almost Real | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Is your laptop secure? In the age of widespread snooping from the NSA and so many others, do you really know that your machine is safe? Is every part of it steeled against attack from miscreants across the web?
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Ministry of Digital Infrastructure NL Established

Ministry of Digital Infrastructure NL Established | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In line with the expressed wish of our King, his highness Willem Alexander, to improve  ‘verbondenheid’: cooperation and connectivity between people, I have established ‘het Ministerie van Digitale Infrastuctuur‘ (ministry of digital infrastructure NL #MinDigInfra) ‘van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden’. Such ministry must provide leadership and policy on the continuity and improvement of the digital infrastructural facilities that enable our interwoven communities, society and business ventures to flourish and create wealth in a trans-local and transnational context.

 

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Catalan Integral Cooperative - P2P Foundation

Catalan Integral Cooperative - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The Catalan Integrated Cooperative (CIC) began two years ago; it now has 850 members and several thousand people who participate in debates and projects. Under the label "integrated," the Cooperative functions as a political project seeking to tie together consumer and labor initiatives "and many others, such as education, mechanisms to create a cooperative basic income, eco-stores, collective stores, meetings and events, and a legal structure to help the formation of eco-networks and other similar projects in Catalonia," explains its communication team.

 
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It's Time to Take Mesh Networks Seriously (And Not Just for the Reasons You Think) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

It's Time to Take Mesh Networks Seriously (And Not Just for the Reasons You Think) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The internet is weak, yet we keep ignoring that fact. Which is why I believe it’s time to reconsider the potential of mesh networking, and make mesh networks a reality.
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Commons – Practices, boundaries and thresholds | lo Squaderno no. 30

Commons – Practices, boundaries and thresholds | lo Squaderno no. 30 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“Only through practices of commoning in space and time that update the commons and strengthen their (counter-)power, especially through anti-capitalist struggles, will different experiences be able to coalesce into a coherent political project, moving those experiences beyond their specific, and sometimes narrow, confines.”


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Belgian Bitcoin Association.

The Belgian Bitcoin Association is here to support Bitcoin users in Belgium. It provides support in the form of promotion, education, legal, accounting and technical help.
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In Peer Production, the Interests of Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Are No Longer Aligned - P2P Foundation

In Peer Production, the Interests of Capitalists and Entrepreneurs Are No Longer Aligned - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The author argues that “incentives of entrepreneurs (whether they work for free, get consulting fees, or go public and become billionaires) and capitalists (who want to get a return on something they own) diverge in situations that are mainly coordinated through non-monetary incentives.”

 
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Volunteers Crowdsource Radiation Monitoring to Map Potential Risk on Every Street in Japan - YouTube

http://www.democracynow.org - Safecast is a network of volunteers who came together to map radiation levels throughout Japan after the Fukushima Daiichi nucl...
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Blue Skies: The Future Of Collaboration | BCW

Blue Skies: The Future Of Collaboration | BCW | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Collaboration has been an industry buzz word for as long as I dare to remember. However, despite the hype, collaboration tools have on the whole under-delivered and underperformed. For a majority of users, collaboration platforms are low on usability, high on awkwardness and frequently fragmented.

 

 

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A Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Our Terrible Computer Crime Laws Remain ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

A Year After Aaron Swartz's Death, Our Terrible Computer Crime Laws Remain ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On Jan. 18, 2013, one week after Aaron Swartz committed suicide, a group of his friends and admirers gathered in the lobby of the MIT Media Lab to commemorate Swartz’s life and mourn his death. On one side of the room, the event’s organizers had unfurled a homemade banner. For about an hour that night, I watched people approach the banner, grab a marker, and scribble their thoughts. The most memorable was a skinny kid in a sweatshirt and ugly sneakers, who scrawled, “We will continue.”

   
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The Post-Apocalypse Survival Machine Nerd Farm

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A Polish-born nuclear physicist and his small band of acolytes are holed up in Missouri farm country, working on a "civilization starter kit." Is this the future of American innovation?
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So just what kind of World Wide Web do we want? - Diginomica

So just what kind of World Wide Web do we want? - Diginomica | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, Martha Lane-Fox, Baroness of Soho, stepped down from her role as Digital Champion for the UK government, but pledged she’d still be playing a part in the debate around the ongoing societal transformation that digital technologies can enable.

 
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Reclaim the Urban Commons: Istanbul's First Squat | ROAR Magazine

Reclaim the Urban Commons: Istanbul's First Squat | ROAR Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Squatters in Istanbul reclaim their ‘right to the city’ and fight for social justice in a city where big business sets the urban development agenda. 


 

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