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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing - Forbes

Big Data-As-A-Service Is Next Big Thing - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (or BDaaS, and it's pronounced how you will).
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Transfinancial Economics, 2015

Transfinancial Economics, 2015 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Transfinancial Economics (TFE) is an evolving project nearing basic completion. It should be said that there has been a degree of interest in it from a number of people with economic backgrounds such as Warren Mosler, Andy Dennis, Stephen Monrad, David Axelrod, Trond Andresen (cybernetics expert), Prem Sikka, and the noted autodidact, and futurist Hazel Henderson. In April 2010, TFE was also a subject discussed at a major scientific conference (the ICEME, or International Conference of Engineering, and Meta-Engineering, Florida, USA). 

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CheapStat: An Open-Source, “Do-It-Yourself” Potentiostat for Analytical and Educational Applications

CheapStat: An Open-Source, “Do-It-Yourself” Potentiostat for Analytical and Educational Applications | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Although potentiostats are the foundation of modern electrochemical research, they have seen relatively little application in resource poor settings, such as undergraduate laboratory courses and the developing world. One reason for the low penetration of potentiostats is their cost, as even the least expensive commercially available laboratory potentiostats sell for more than one thousand dollars. An inexpensive electrochemical workstation could thus prove useful in educational labs, and increase access to electrochemistry-based analytical techniques for food, drug and environmental monitoring. With these motivations in mind, we describe here the CheapStat, an inexpensive (<$80), open-source (software and hardware), hand-held potentiostat that can be constructed by anyone who is proficient at assembling circuits. This device supports a number of potential waveforms necessary to perform cyclic, square wave, linear sweep and anodic stripping voltammetry. As we demonstrate, it is suitable for a wide range of applications ranging from food- and drug-quality testing to environmental monitoring, rapid DNA detection, and educational exercises. The device's schematics, parts lists, circuit board layout files, sample experiments, and detailed assembly instructions are available in the supporting information and are released under an open hardware license.

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Daily Politics: The Pirate Party Policies GE2015

Daily Politics: The Pirate Party Policies GE2015

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Livestream Konferenz "Open Knowledge? Potentials of Digital Publishing in the Academic World"

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Introduction to Open Science: Why data versioning and data care practices are key for science and social science.

Introduction to Open Science: Why data versioning and data care practices are key for science and social science. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A significant shift in how researchers approach their data is needed if transparent and reproducible research practices are to be broadly advanced. Carly Strasser has put together a useful guide to...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 100 Practical Ed Tech Tips Videos | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
On a cold winter night four or five months ago I started to organize the screencast videos that I've made over the years. I called the list Practical Ed Tech Tips. Since I started that list I've made an effort to add one or two new screencasts to it every week. Yesterday, I added the 100th video to the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist.

In the playlist you will find videos about tools for flipping your classroom, videos on managing workflow, social media tips, search strategies, and media production. The entire playlist is embedded below.

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A vast amount of needed information to expand your use of technology in the classroom. The short screencast videos are easy to follow and extremely practical.

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The Rise of Biocultural Rights | P2P Foundation

The Rise of Biocultural Rights | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The idea of bioocultural rights provides a powerful legal framework for reclaiming land, culture, traditional knowledge and self-governance.
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Role of Crowdsourcing for Better Governance in Fragile States Contexts - P2P Foundation

Role of Crowdsourcing for Better Governance in Fragile States Contexts - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"“[The report serves] as a primer on crowdsourcing as an information resource for development, crisis response, and post-conflict recovery, with a specific focus on governance in fragile states. Inherent in the theoretical approach is that broader, unencumbered participation in governance is an objectively positive and democratic aim, and that governments’ accountability to its citizens can be increased and poor-performance corrected, through openness and empowerment of citizens. Whether for tracking aid flows, reporting on poor government performance, or helping to organize grassroots movements, crowdsourcing has potential to change the reality of civic participation in many developing countries. The objective of this paper is to outline the theoretical justifications, key features and governance structures of crowdsourcing systems, and examine several cases in which crowdsourcing has been applied to complex issues in the developing world.”

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Excellent Profile of Enric Duran and Catalan Integral Cooperative | P2P Foundation

Excellent Profile of Enric Duran and Catalan Integral Cooperative | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Catalan Integral Cooperative is surely one of the more audacious commons-based innovations to have emerged in the past five years.
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Overview of Our Energy Modeling Problem | P2P Foundation

Overview of Our Energy Modeling Problem | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We live in a world with limits, yet our economy needs growth. How can we expect this scenario to play out? My view is that this problem will play out as a fairly near-term financial problem, with low oil prices leading to a fall in oil production. But not everyone comes to this conclusion. What were the views of early researchers? How do my views differ?

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GNU social will hold its global “Camp” together with the “Shareable Lab” in Asturias | P2P Foundation

GNU social will hold its global “Camp” together with the “Shareable Lab” in Asturias | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The issue, as we’ve known for more than a decade, is that every recentralization, even if done on a citizen platform, has a high social cost: the devaluation of the conversation and the emergence of control. All it takes is experiencing distributed architectures to enter a completely different world. That’s why, if we want create a strategy of civic reappropriation of the “sharing economy,” we have to look to what is spearheading distributed architectures today: GNU social, the Free Software Foundation project that is having the most social impact and growing fastest in users and instances.

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Makerspaces in School Libraries

Makerspaces in School Libraries: An IGNITE presentation for LSC 531 at the University of Rhode Island. Link to my Libguide to follow within the next week ...
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Lessons learned from a sharing economy entrepreneur

In 2014 I interviewed Martin Voorzanger, co-founder of the largest Dutch ride sharing platform Toogethr. Their service was doing well, but already then finding the right revenue model was their biggest problem. A couple of months later Martin published a blogpost where he announced to pull the plug out of the platform by the end of that year. In this same post he challenged others to come with an idea to continue their platform. Out of the 25 responses Martin picked Calender24 as the new parents of his baby Toogethr. 

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Future Of Work - Are Robots Good Or Bad?

Future Of Work - Are Robots Good Or Bad? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Discover whether tomorrow's business environment is going to be negatively affected by robotics
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Call for Papers on Citizen Science | P2P Foundation

Call for Papers on Citizen Science | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Citizen science, the direct participation of citizens in scientific projects, has grown rapidly in recent years.
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New Open Knowledge Hub launches at Open Development camp - Institute of Development Studies

New Open Knowledge Hub launches at Open Development camp - Institute of Development Studies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Imagine what change we could bring about in the world if we shared our collective knowledge and repackaged it to talk to the people that need it - IDS launches new open knowledge hub.
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Movements of Radical Imagination; How Ordinary People Are Building A New World

Movements of Radical Imagination; How Ordinary People Are Building A New World | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This article looks into the ways in which meaningful, positive cultural change is being made by revolutionary movements around the world, including the Cypherpunk movement, which advocates encryption as a tool to foster free expression and equality. It is the first article for the Cryptosphere by noted writer Nozomi Hayase.
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Martin Adams on Land as the First Commons - P2P Foundation

Martin Adams on Land as the First Commons - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"What if we lived in a world where everyone had enough, where every one mattered, where people lived in harmony with nature? In this interview with KPFA-FM host Kris Welch, author Martin Adams says it’s possible."

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Futurists Insights Series - The Future of Work and Technology

THE TRADITIONAL WORKPLACE, AS WE'VE KNOWN IT, DOESN'T EVEN EXIST TODAY. The explosion of new technologies, mass adoption of social channels, ubiquity of mobil…
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The invisible fabric of social cohesion | P2P Foundation

The invisible fabric of social cohesion | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How to promote social cohesion and belonging in our neighbourhoods through Internet and why centralized corporate architectures.
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Be ready for the first civic Collaboration Fest in Bologna!

Be ready for the first civic Collaboration Fest in Bologna! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It is more than a year since the municipality of Bologna adopted the Regulation for the care and regeneration of Urban Commons, that was also translated into English few months later (you can read it here).
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To Save the World… Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens’ new book | P2P Foundation

To Save the World… Preface by Bernard Stiegler for Michel Bauwens’ new book | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Michel Bauwens has a new book out, in French, entitled Saving the World: Towards a post-capitialist society with peer-to-peer.
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Jeremy Rifkin: Meat is ‘the most inefficient way of feeding the human race’

Jeremy Rifkin: Meat is ‘the most inefficient way of feeding the human race’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Europe needs to talk about moving down the food chain to feed people more efficiently and beat climate change, says renowned US economist and social theorist Jeremy Rifkin.
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