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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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Art on demand makes emperors of us all - Telegraph.co.uk

Art on demand makes emperors of us all - Telegraph.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The small things in life often come to us. When it involves big things, we have to go to them. Take the performing arts. They’re expensive, they’re complex, they take time. We have to wait until they’re ready to receive us, and make sure we turn up at the appointed time. Saying “I want it now” is just silly; only emperors and kings could do that. For them, the bard or Royal Chapel or court theatre was always standing by, waiting for their good pleasure. All it took was a wave of the royal hand, and the music or play would burst into life.

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Chris Anderson We Put Software in a Box and Call It Hardware - REWRITE

Chris Anderson We Put Software in a Box and Call It Hardware - REWRITE | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson has enjoyed a close-up view of every major technology breakthrough and trend during an era of breathtaking change.
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Car rental will play a key role in the 'Sharing Economy', says BVRLA - FleetNews

Car rental will play a key role in the 'Sharing Economy', says BVRLA - FleetNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Car rental and other forms of ‘pay-as-you-go’ road transport will need further government support if they are to deliver their full potential in the government’s vision of a ‘Sharing Economy’.
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Who to Follow in the Sharing Economy [Infographic] - Crowdsourcing.org

Who to Follow in the Sharing Economy [Infographic] - Crowdsourcing.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is growing rapidly, with new startups piling into the space on a daily basis. Want to know who the top influencers are in the growing industry? Check out the infographic after the jump, created by Traity.
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Social World but Unsocial Workplace? Trust in Collective Wisdom - Afiniti

Social World but Unsocial Workplace? Trust in Collective Wisdom - Afiniti | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Social Learning has very often been a ‘bolt-on’ to learning. So what’s needed to successfully implement Social Learning? Forums or chatrooms have commonly created to encourage learner-led discussion post-learning.
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Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador

Planning a commons-based, peer production future for Ecuador | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In 2013, the Government of Ecuador launched a major strategic research project to “fundamentally re-imagine Ecuador” based on the principles of open networks, peer production and commoning.  Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation would be leading the research team for the next ten months, and seeking to “remake the roots of Ecuador’s economy, setting off a transition into a society of free and open knowledge.”  

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Free fablab conference takes place at the Guildhall - Derry Journal

Free fablab conference takes place at the Guildhall - Derry Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in digital social innovation are set to address Derry Guildhall on November 10, as part of a free conference on the global FabLab phenomenon.
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Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What happens when your fridge can be hacked as easily as your e-mail?
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How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Information technology is revolutionizing products.
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Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | P2P Foundation

Sharing as the new common sense in a post-growth world | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We need to talk a lot more about sharing as a way to radically reframe the post-growth debate, argues a recent report from the Green House. If growthism is the substitute for a more just and equal society, then it’s time that we all start saying so – and embrace a new common sense for sharing.
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Sharing economy, direct economy, p2p production… what a mess! | P2P Foundation

Sharing economy, direct economy, p2p production… what a mess! | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The “sharing economy” is educating us for living in an economy with increasing non-market spaces, but it is the continuum of practices that today link up the “direct economy” and the “p2p mode of production” what will take us “beyond,” towards a new way of producing and sharing.
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Project of the Day: The Barcelona 5.0 Plan | P2P Foundation

Project of the Day: The Barcelona 5.0 Plan | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This proposal consists on a fab city made up of an interconnected community of neighborhood fab labs, as explained here by Tomas Diez, who is interviewed below by Sara Alvarellos:
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The world economy in low gear

The world economy in low gear | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Next week, all the leaders of the top G20 nations meet in Brisbane Australia. The OECD has issued its latest forecast for global economic growth for that meeting to consider (http://www.oecd.org/eco/outlook/economicoutlook.htm). It’s the usual mantra from the all the international agencies, namely that global growth is still “stuck in low gear” i.e. well below the trend growth before the Great Recession; BUT don’t worry, next year things are going to pick up.

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Can Insurers Capitalize on the Sharing Economy? - Insurance Networking News

Can Insurers Capitalize on the Sharing Economy? - Insurance Networking News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Next-generation opportunities will require re-thinking of traditional business principles; SMA report offers ideas on reducing claims operations costs while expanding geographically.
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How to Start a Sharing Economy (In Which People Actually Share Things) in ... - Big Think

How to Start a Sharing Economy (In Which People Actually Share Things) in ... - Big Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The so-called sharing economy rarely features actual instances of people sharing items with each other, or at least not without a price.
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How co-operatives are performing in the world of digital - Co-Operative News

How co-operatives are performing in the world of digital - Co-Operative News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An international review of how the co-op sector performs in the digital world, published by Co-operative News, in association with French researcher Olivier Frey, looks at how digital technology has changed businesses over the past decade, and what it means for co-operatives.


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Embracing the peer-production economy | R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.

Embracing the peer-production economy | R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Enthusiasts of the growing “peer-production” or “sharing” economy are convinced that the new decentralized, technology-based approach to connecting consumers and providers of services is going to revolutionize commerce and transform modern life. The true promise of this emerging sector  —  which has taken the form of ride-sharing apps like Uber, space-sharing platforms like Airbnb, work-sharing businesses like TaskRabbit, and a host of other emerging digital services — remains to be seen. But it is already becoming apparent that the sharing economy could have some significant political implications.

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The Benefits of Open Source Hardware for your Start-Up - MakingSociety

Open Source Hardware offers many benefits and opportunities for hardware start-ups.
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Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots - SciDev.Net

Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovation at Grassroots - SciDev.Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Increasing concern for sustainability has focused attention of academics, practitioners, corporate, social and public policy leaders towards extremely affordable frugal products and services.  A quarter century of exploration by Honey Bee Network has generated several models of engagement with creative and innovative communities and individuals in different domains.  The first ICCIG was held in January 1997 leading to establishment of Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network [GIAN] and later National Innovation Foundation [NIF].  The second ICCIG was held in China and India in December 2012 to connect creative pursuits around the world.  The third ICCIG aims at pooling insights from research, policy and practices in education, technology, institutions, culture, conservation and governance.

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What the Doctor Ordered: Urban Farming - New York Times

What the Doctor Ordered: Urban Farming - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New Haven Farms, in the Fair Haven section of the Connecticut city, is a combination of community garden, cooking school and weight-loss program.
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The economy of the future? It just might look more like economies of the past.

The economy of the future? It just might look more like economies of the past. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Marcia Lee plants community everywhere she goes. During the hours I spent driving around half-abandoned neighborhoods of Detroit with her, she stopped at her church to plan a new environmental program and take the parish dog for a walk; visited her mentor, the 99-year-old activist-philosopher Grace Lee Boggs; attended Mass with the friars she works with as a co-director of the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps’s Midwest branch; dropped off a falafel platter at the meeting of her Asian-American empowerment group; and, finally, brought a pumpkin pie from the collective house where she lives to Holy Thursday, her interfaith supper club.
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Mobilising a counter-hegemonic climate movement | P2P Foundation

Mobilising a counter-hegemonic climate movement | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As concerned citizens mobilise for climate change demonstrations across the world, never has it been more important to embrace a collective demand for ‘system change’ as the surest way to limit global warming and ensure environmental sustainability.
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Essay of the Day: Spectrum Regulation in the Communism of Capital | P2P Foundation

Essay of the Day: Spectrum Regulation in the Communism of Capital | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The past decade has seen a growing emphasis on the social and juridical implications of peer production, commons-based property regimes and the nonrivalrous circulation of immaterial content in the online domain, leading some theorists to posit a digital communism. An acquisitive logic, however, continues to operate through intellectual property rights, in the underlying architecture that supports the circulation of content and in the logical apparatuses for the aggregation and extraction of metadata. The digital commons emerges, not as a virtual space unfettered by material exploitation, but as a highly conflictive terrain, situated at the centre of a mode of capitalism that seeks valorisation for the owners of network infrastructure, online platforms and digital content.
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170 Amazing Facebook Statistics (October 2014)

170 Amazing Facebook Statistics (October 2014) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Here are a bunch of amazing Facebook statistics that illustrate just how vast their digital empire is. Updated for October 2014.
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