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Are You Ready to Trust a Decentralized Autonomous Organization?

Are You Ready to Trust a Decentralized Autonomous Organization? | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it

Image: Expressionist explanation of DAOs from Heart_Cycle on Twitter

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"Money, it turns out, is just one of many things one can do with a blockchain. Not long after Bitcoin appeared in 2009, people started recognizing this. Blockchains can be used to send messages or transfer ownership records or store data. Any kind of contract could also reside on a blockchain, written in computer code rather than ordinary legal jargon. These “smart” contracts could establish marriages, organizations, even national constitutions — anything you can code. The contracts would enforce themselves in a pre-determined way, including by automatically removing funds from a party’s account. The stakes are that much higher than what we’re used to on Facebook. And, since blockchains spread their data across a network, they also offer the promise of radical transparency. All contracts, transactions, whatever — they could be out in the open for examination."

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Center for a Stateless Society » Entrepreneurial Anti-Capitalism: Radical Mesh Networking

Center for a Stateless Society » Entrepreneurial Anti-Capitalism: Radical Mesh Networking | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it

 

Net Neutrality is dead. An unstable equilibrium that’s persisted as the default since the 90s, wherein ISPs and telcoms route all ip packets the same without regard for content, origination or destination, the potential for censorship...

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"To head off such retreats, to keep the statists on the playing field, we must build a world of proactive, individual-scale connections. In the more trivial ad hoc limit this can look like peer-to-peer connections between the phones of passing strangers, but when it comes to building lasting resilient bonds there’s no replacing on the ground community organizing. The sort of projects anarchists have long taken the lead in, building one-on-one relationships of trust and strengthening the human roots upon which all other relations are built."

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Dr. Lester Grinspoon on David Brooks’ “Weed: Been There, Done That”

Dr. Lester Grinspoon on David Brooks’ “Weed: Been There, Done That” | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
The Harvard professor emeritus and author of "Marihuana Reconsidered" responds to the New York Times columnist's anti-pot polemic.
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"Pot has been around for at least 10,000 years, and the Chinese used it as a medicine as long ago as 5,000 years, so it’s likely that it grew somewhere near there and that wasn’t a lazy society. Fortunately it now grows all over the world".


Read more: http://www.mademan.com/dr-lester-grinspoon-on-david-brooks-weed-been-there-done-that/#ixzz2qhNm4dYf
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Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture with Russell Brand and Eve Ensler - disinformation

Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture with Russell Brand and Eve Ensler - disinformation | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
What happens when you put comedian and known playboy Russell Brand on the same guest panel as activist Eve Ensler, playwright of The Vagina Monologues?
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Playing Pink Floyd - Echoes - Zurich, February 19 2011

for booking information please write to booking@vkgoeswild.com This was somewhere in the middle of the concert, I guess. Had all the "emergency" scores on th...
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Creative Community in the Age of Mesh Networks

Creative Community in the Age of Mesh Networks | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
Mesh networks are popping up all over the world, but they nothing new; they've been around for over a decade. What's new is their uses and implications.
Tim Kendall's insight:

"Mesh networks are made up of a series of interconnected computers, linked with WiFi antennas across rooftops or other means, thus creating a parallel private internet where people can connect with one another without the World Wide Web (WWW) and the surveillance that comes with it. Since WiFi mesh networks are limited by the distance an antenna can transmit, they are usually restricted to one town or city, which is why they are frequently called wireless communities."

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‘The Massed Gadgets of Auximenes’: Ultimate Pink Floyd bootleg?

‘The Massed Gadgets of Auximenes’: Ultimate Pink Floyd bootleg? | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it

  ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’ are two longform experimental song cycles that were performed by Pink Floyd during several of their 1969 concerts. The suites consisted largely of numbers that would appear on the More soundtrack and Ummagumma (and confusingly some already released songs with different titles) knit together with onstage activities like cannons being fired, pink smoke bombs exploding, a roadie dressed as a gorilla running around in the audience, the band being served tea and making a wooden table from scratch! When the live show, “More Furious Madness from the Massed Gadgets of Auximenes,” debuted at the Royal Festival Hall on April 14th, the Floyd employed a joystick operated quadraphonic sound system they nicknamed the “Azimuth Coordinator.” 

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Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage

Neil Young Busking in Glasgow, 1976: The Story Behind the Footage | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
The day was April 2, 1976. Neil Young was flying into Glasgow, and a local camera crew was waiting at the airport to meet him. Director Murray Grigor and cinematographer David Peat had been hired by Young through his record company.
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8tracks radio | Kiran's 70's Jazz-Funk Mixtape 1 (8 songs) | free jazz-funk and jazz music playlist

8tracks radio | Kiran's 70's Jazz-Funk Mixtape 1 (8 songs) | free jazz-funk and jazz music playlist | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
8tracks is Radio, rediscovered - Kiran's 70's Jazz-Funk Mixtape 1 (40min) by kiranpatil in Philadelphia | music tags: jazz-funk, jazz, funk, funky, and 70s | Jazz-Funk was popular for a short period of time in the 70's.
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The Music, Art, and Life of Joni Mitchell Presented in a Superb 2003 Documentary

The Music, Art, and Life of Joni Mitchell Presented in a Superb 2003 Documentary | Open culture, music and the internet | Scoop.it
I grew up with the music of Joni Mitchell often playing in the background of my home life.
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