How is the Brazilian Uprising Using Twitter? By Andrés Monroy-Hernández and Emma Spiro More than a million Brazilians have joined protests in over 100 cities throughout Brazil in the past few weeks....
The NSA revelations highlight the role sophisticated algorithms play in sifting through masses of data. But more surprising is their widespread use in our everyday lives. So should we be more wary of their power?
Via TEDTalks: “Architect Alastair Parvin presents a simple but provocative idea: what if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses?
Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava URBZ/Urbanology, Mumbai Bhandup is a hill-side neighborhood. In the distance we can see the presence of high-rise buildings. Some of them are up-market others are cheaply built “slum rehabilitation schemes”.
We're seeing protests everywhere. From Brazil to Turkey to Egypt. What's going on? Here's some thinking. Once ignited, open source protest is hard to stamp out. Open source protest is usually focused on a single overarching goal.
Onze samenleving steunt op het absurde idee van materiële overvloed en immateriële schaarste. We doen alsof de planeet oneindig is en plegen dermate roofbouw dat het overleven van de menselijke soort in gevaar komt. Anderzijds bouwen we met behulp van auteursrechten en patenten artificiële muren rond menselijke kennis om sharing en samenwerking zo moeilijk mogelijk te maken
The description comes from an appeal for collaboration related to a Norwegian research project, and looks very promising: Terje Bongard: “Analyzing and testing a sustainable ingroup democracy, including the money value analysis, and how a change to...
Excerpted from the viewpoint of Ripplescam.org: “Hi there! I’ve being using Ripple since the closed beta, and I feel that the OpenCoin Inc (the for-profit company behind Ripple) scam and fraud attempt needs to be disclosed.
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.
Photo: Sylvan Sunset | Scott Carpenter CC BY Every day new voices speak up against the toxicity of an economy based on credit-fueled growth depleting finite resources and destroying much of the social fabric in the process.