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Bauwens, Kleiner, Restakis on Cooperative, Commons-based venture funding

Bauwens, Kleiner, Restakis on Cooperative, Commons-based venture funding | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A must-listen trialogue between Michel Bauwens, Dmytri Kleiner and John Restakis sketching out proposals for radical new economic models that draw on the best from the Co-op, commons and P2P and Venture Communism movements. This conversation was originally recorded by KMO of the C-Realm Podcast.
 
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Against the Professional Cooptation of Community - P2P Foundation

Against the Professional Cooptation of Community - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"The professional co-option of community efforts to invent appropriate techniques for citizens to care in community has been pervasive. Therefore, we need to identify the characteristics of those social forms that are resistant to colonization by service technologies while enabling communities to cultivate and care. These authentic social forms are characterized by three basic dimensions: they tend to be uncommodified, unmanaged, and uncurricularized.

 
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Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens: Change Observer: Design Observer

Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens: Change Observer: Design Observer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
John Thackara interviews Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, is to lead a strategic policy project for Ecuador’s government called Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK), also known as the social knowledge economy project.
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Ideas Lab Open Innovation: Pushing the Boundaries of Possible | Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Ideas Lab Open Innovation: Pushing the Boundaries of Possible | Additive Manufacturing (AM) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Open innovation brings together innovators with diverse backgrounds to redefine ‘state of the art’ and push the boundaries of what is possible. The types of projects that are marked for open innovation are increasingly becoming more varied, integrating unique, creative or ‘ideative’ characteristics.

 

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Sharing economy explodes: Where do you fit in? (Part 1 of 3) | Accenture Insurance Blog

Sharing economy explodes: Where do you fit in? (Part 1 of 3) | Accenture Insurance Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sharing economy companies are realizing tremendous success. Airbnb, for example, has served nine million guests since its inception in 2008; five million of those were served in the last year. While the media touts the rapid growth of such companies, part of their success is due to the profits that individuals are earning. Over the last three years, Airbnb’s top New York hosts have each grossed over $400,000. Within that same time period, its top 100 New York hosts have grossed $54 million collectively. Though the car-sharing business does not yield the same scale of individual profits, an owner of a high-end car can expect to earn approximately $1,200 a month.

 
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Turning up the volume on climate change isn't changing behaviour - The Guardian

Turning up the volume on climate change isn't changing behaviour - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On discovering that their mother tongue is not shared by everyone, tourists have been known to redouble their efforts to communicate by raising their voices. This comical failure to grasp the difference between a message not being heard and not being received also has a tragic side, because we appear to be doing something very similar on climate change.

 
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Open Source Business Model: it does really pay! | Crezelia

Open Source Business Model: it does really pay! | Crezelia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is a fact that you can get open sources for free, it is true you can change and redistribute the new version but the question is how can I make money then?
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Sharing & renting – collaborative consumption in travel | Well Heeled Blog

Sharing & renting – collaborative consumption in travel | Well Heeled Blog | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past couple of years, sharing (or person-to-person renting) has become huge in the travel industry. Everything you need on a vacation – accommodations, tours and entertainment, food, and transportation – can be arranged on a sharing basis (or “collaborative consumption“). One plucky writer decides to assemble a vacation in San Francisco by renting from individuals (hat tip to NZMuse and Nomad Wallet), and lives to write about it.

 
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Fab Lab Barcelona > Fabricacion Digital Personal | Tomas Diez at ...

Tomas Diez, Urbanist specialized in digital fabrication and its implications on the future cities models. He is permanent faculty at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), and one of the initiators of the Fab Lab Barcelona project, which he currently directs. Co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52 both in Barcelona. Works as a close collaborator with the Fab Foundation and the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms in the development of the Fab Lab Network worldwide. He is currently the main consultant for the Barcelona city council for the development of the “Ateneus de Fabricació (Fab Labs)” in the city.


 

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Can a Local Currency Improve Resilience?

Can a Local Currency Improve Resilience? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here's something interesting going on in Europe. The slow motion collapse the EU has led the city of Nantes, France to take steps to add resilience to its economy. How?  It is in the process of launching its own currency called the nanto.
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Love Child of Bitcoin and GitHub Pays Cash for Code - Wired

Love Child of Bitcoin and GitHub Pays Cash for Code - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Many open source software projects run on donations. After all, open source is about giving code away for free, and without any revenue, you need some way of covering costs and motivating coders.

 
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The Emerging Cooperative Economy - Interview with Michel Bauwens

“For four days, over 30 leaders and pioneers of generative and creative enterprise came together to explore The Spirit of Enterprise: Business Approaches to Regenerating the Commons.


 

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David Li on the merger of open hardware with Chinese Shanzai manufacturing

“The shanzhai sharing have become more business-like in form of readily available designs, boards, molding and others. Also, design houses working with Shanzhai vendors all offer open BOM options. “Open parts”are public available cases, panel, boards, battery and etc that are manufactured by multiple companies with open design. Anyone can acquire these on open market and modular from different supplier can work together. The kind of publicly available cases and boards I see in Shenzhen are becoming very sophisticated fast. The drive to do public available parts may be partly due to lack of IP protection (if it’s going to be copied, it may just well be open and shared) and part due to cost saving. But the ecosystem emergent from these practices is almost like the vision laid out by open manufacturing. After all, it’s about sharing and exchange of how to build and collaborate on the manufacturing. While we’re still trying to figure out how open source hardware may work, they get a system in place already. The simple parts are getting complicated fast because new ones are not designed from scratch but build on top of the previous products.


 

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This entry was posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 5:17 am and is filed under Open Hardware and Design, Open Innovation, P2P Manufacturing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

 
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Progressives have a “wimp” problem: Punch a bully in the nose!

Progressives have a “wimp” problem: Punch a bully in the nose! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

You can say one thing for conservatives—they know what they want and they fight to get it. Unfortunately, you can’t say the same thing for American progressives. They are wimps. When they are not reacting to conservative initiatives, they are hardly acting at all. If it were any more anemic, today’s “progressive movement” would cease to deserve the name, for lack of movement.

 
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The Awesome Foundation : Sneel - Open Hardware Swimming Robotic Snake

The Awesome Foundation : Sneel - Open Hardware Swimming Robotic Snake | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sneel engages communities to take a hands-on approach to marine preservation through the use of modular hardware toolkits for fabricating and programming open-source biomimetic robots for environmental exploration. I have led hackathons and workshops, worldwide in places like Ireland, New York, and Casablanca, developing and deploying toolkits for environmental sensing. My ultimate goal is to proliferate modular toolkits for environmental and social impact.

 
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The History of Hacking Culture

The History of Hacking Culture | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
History of Hacking Culture: jamesduval2 has added a photo to the pool: Attribution: http://t.co/wwAbesGeJ1... http://t.co/olH71dFYWq
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Snowden in open letter: NSA's indiscriminate spying is 'collapsing' - CTV News

Snowden in open letter: NSA's indiscriminate spying is 'collapsing' - CTV News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden wrote in a lengthy "open letter to the people of Brazil" that he's been inspired by the global debate ignited by his release of thousands of NSA documents and that the agency's culture of indiscriminate global espionage "is collapsing."

 




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Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence - Truth-Out

Radical Democracy Against Cultures of Violence - Truth-Out | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Guy Debord once argued that the spectacle suggests society's desire for sleep.[1] He was enormously prescient, and his words and work are more important today than when they were first written. The spectacle has been energized and reworked under the forces of neoliberalism and now promotes a mix of infantilism, brutality, disposability and lawlessness. As the visibility of extreme violence is endlessly reproduced in various cultural apparatuses and screen cultures, it functions increasingly, alongside a range of other economic and political forces, to legitimate a culture of cruelty and disposability in everyday life. Pleasure is now colonized in the service of violence, reinforcing Rustom Bharacuha's claim that "there is an echo of the pornographic in maximizing the pleasure of violence."[2] 

 
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Snowden makes case for Brazil asylum - Eyewitness News

Snowden makes case for Brazil asylum - Eyewitness News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

SAO PAULO - Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has offered to collaborate with a Brazilian investigation into the NSA surveillance programme he revealed earlier this year, according to a letter published in a local newspaper on Tuesday.

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SF-startup Munchery uses sharing economy to make fresh, home-delivered meals affordable

SF-startup Munchery uses sharing economy to make fresh, home-delivered meals affordable | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The San Francisco-based startup, Munchery, applies the sharing economy to make home-delivered, fresh meals affordable and to compensate its cooks richly.
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Businesses Embrace the Total Collaboration Model - BizTech Magazine

Businesses Embrace the Total Collaboration Model - BizTech Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Over the last decade, as digital technologies have matured, organizations are confronting a dizzying array of opportunities and challenges. But at the heart of every IT initiative lies a simple fact: the ability to operate an enterprise successfully depends a great deal on how effectively workers communicate and collaborate.

 
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La collaboration en entreprise

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Andreessen Horowitz On Why It's Betting On Drones, Bitcoin and 3D Printing

Andreessen Horowitz On Why It's Betting On Drones, Bitcoin and 3D Printing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of Silicon Valley’s best known venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz explains why it thinks drones, 3D printers, big data and Bitcoin will be even bigger in 2014, as well as why it’s never been easier to start a company.

 
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The Rise of Alternative Currencies

The Rise of Alternative Currencies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
From Zurich to Caracas, folks are thinking that financially there's got to be a better way. And there just might be.
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How Do Bitcoin Alternatives Stack Up?

How Do Bitcoin Alternatives Stack Up? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin has been in the news lately with a sudden surge in value followed by aspectacular crash – not to mention the unfortunate tale of $US4 million in bitcoin on a hard drive that was accidentally dumped in a rubbish tip. Bitcoin was the first widely used cryptocurrency, but few people know it is not the only one. So how do the top five cryptocurrencies bycapitalisation compare?

 
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Chris Anderson: Why the Internet of Things finally makes sense | the internet of things

Chris Anderson: Why the Internet of Things finally makes sense | the internet of things | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Chris Anderson: Why the Internet of Things finally makes sense: "After a decade of hearing about “the Internet of things”, where everything will have an IP address, I’m starting to finally believe it. What’s changed? The Open Hardware movement, which is doing for connected devices what the Web did for information. The old vision of the Internet of Things came to us from the likes of Cisco and Nokia, which were trying to promote end-to-end connected device standards (that used their gear, natch). Think of that as the ‘Information Superhighway” era of the net, those days in the early 90s when the wired future was going to be brought to us by AT&T and Cablevision.

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