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April 2010 Blog Posts (19)

Free Culture between Commons and Markets: Approaching the Hybrid Economy? October 8-9, 2010 at the Free University Campus in Berlin,

The Free Culture Research Conference presents a unique opportunity for

scholars whose work contributes to the promotion, study or criticism of a

Free Culture, to engage with a multidisciplinary group of academic peers

and practitioners, identify the most important research opportunities and

challenges, and attempt to chart the future of Free Culture.

[...]

It is hosted jointly by the Free University of Berlin and the Max Planck

Institute for the Study of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 29, 2010 at 13:43 — No Comments

Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility, CFP Deadline May 1!!!

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with Linköping University., 6-10 September 2010



"Paying Attention" concerns the politics, ethics and aesthetics of the attention economy. This is the social and technical…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 29, 2010 at 12:32 — No Comments

Esse, nosse, posse: Common Wealth for Common People // new online platform

Via Daphne Dragona:



Esse, Nosse, Posse: Common Wealth for Common People



http://www.emst.gr/commonwealth







The network society and especially the internet culture of the last twenty years has changed our mode of working, communicating and living. The numerous and continuously evolving digital networks of people, institutions, movements and organisatations have been based on the new possibilities of technology but… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 28, 2010 at 13:49 — No Comments

Great new book on the future of education, learning and knowledge sharing: WIKI WORLD!

Book: Wikiworld: Political Economy of Digital Literacy, and the Road from Social to Socialist Media. Juha Suoranta - Tere Vadén.



URL = http://wikiworld.wordpress.com/



Description

"In the digital world of…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 27, 2010 at 9:33 — No Comments

Mashup Cultures: new book on remix culture(s)

Via Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss







MASHUP CULTURES

Sonvilla-Weiss, Stefan (Ed.)

1st Edition., 2010, 256 p. 41 illus., Softcover

ISBN: 978-3-7091-0095-0…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 26, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments

Constructing a Commons-Based Policy Platform" November, 1st and 2nd, 2010 in Berlin/Germany

Via Silke Helfrich:



Save The Date for the International Commons Conference (ICC)

"Constructing a Commons-Based Policy Platform"

November, 1st and 2nd, 2010

in Berlin/Germany



For information please contact:

Silke Helfrich, helfrich@boell.de ; phone: 0049-3641-509536





Berlin, April 23, 2010



Dear all,



Greetings from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung (hbs),…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 25, 2010 at 11:11 — No Comments

Symposium on Peer Reviewing

From: ISPR 2010

Date: Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 6:32 AM

Subject: CFP - Symposium on Peer Reviewing





Dear Athina Karatzogianni:



As you know, only 8% members of the Scientific Research Society agreed that

'peer review works well as it is.' (Chubin and Hackett, 1990; p.192)



"A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision and an analysis of the peer review

system substantiate complaints about this fundamental aspect of scientific

research."… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 25, 2010 at 9:34 — No Comments

the use of the arduino platform for DIY scientific hardware construction

Via brian bishop:



Proposed special interest group for construction of low cost

scientific devices, exploiting new components, open source hardware

projects, with particular interest in the Arduino platform and

interdisciplinary applications."

.. from http://www.docstoc.com/docs/34667068/SCICOMP-HOMEBREW-CLUB

or:… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 23, 2010 at 14:21 — No Comments

Important conference: DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media

DIY Citizenship: Critical Making and Social Media

Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs

University of Toronto

Nov 12-14, 2010



http://diycitizenship.com/



Call for papers/presentations: due May 20, 2010



Plenary speakers include: Anne Balsalmo, Suzanne de Castell, Ron Deibert, Paul Dourish, Henry Jenkins, Jennifer Jenson, Natalie Jeremijenko, Steve Mann, Trebor… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 20, 2010 at 13:15 — No Comments

New Film: Patent Absurdity

Via Peter Brown <info@fsf.org>





Subject: [FSF] New Film: Patent Absurdity



Independent filmmaker Luca Lucarini has just published his new film

'Patent Absurdity: how software patents broke the system'



http://patentabsurdity.com/



The film was supported by a grant from the Free Software Foundation and

made possible by the Associate Membership of the Free… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 18, 2010 at 10:29 — No Comments

Collective Intelligence Magnifier Project

Looking at Clojure for developing what is currently called a "Collective Intelligence Magnifier." Considered "Collective Intelligence Amplifier" but the acronym is already taken by what appears to be a brute force anti-intelligence affair. One might call it a collective wisdom generator. The label doesn't matter, really.


Think of your brain. When you have bad thoughts does your brain seek out originating cells to kill or incarcerate them? What about good thoughts? Does your…
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Added by Tom Loeber on April 16, 2010 at 0:18 — 1 Comment

COPY? RIGHT! A Greek DIY initiative for the free sharing of music and the protection of intellectual freedoms of artists against the music industry

COPY? RIGHT!

A DIY initiative for the free sharing of music and the protection of intellectual freedoms of artists against the music industry.



If you want to make something yours forever, just share it!



The right to share creative works freely and without restrictions is as important as safeguarding the intellectual rights of the authors.

Music is a public good and authors have every right to share their works freely (without meaning of course for free), without… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 13, 2010 at 18:04 — No Comments

Seminario Uninomade sulla rete, 7-8-9 Maggio 2010 Venezia

Seminario Uninomade sulla rete





SAVE THE DATE: 7-8-9 Maggio 2010…



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Added by Michel Bauwens on April 10, 2010 at 2:15 — No Comments

New book about digital footprints

Via Tony Fish:



I am delighted to let everyone know about

my new book - which is free to read in bit format at

http://www.mydigitalfootprint.com/ or you can buy it in atom format from

Amazon.



My Digital Footprint - “where your privacy will be someone else's business!”

is a strategy and business book on identity, privacy, trust and the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 9, 2010 at 9:50 — No Comments

Report from the Forum of Cultural Industries' counter-summit in Barcelona

-- Special thanks for the colaboration to Michel Bauwens, Jeremie Zimmermann, Ignasi Labastida, YProductions --



Thanks to all, the civil response to the summit of Ministers of Culture from the 27 European Union countries and their meeting with the Forum of Cultural Industries was a massive success.



The civil society succed to desactivate the lobbies discours.



Down below a report of the last struggle, but first the incredible amount of material has been produced over… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 8, 2010 at 7:08 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in Wikis, Tampere, Finland. September 6-8, 2010

Via Tere Vaden:



Call for papers (open until May 15., 2010):





Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in Wikis



A session in The 2nd International Power & Knowledge Conference, Tampere, Finland. September 6-8, 2010

http://tinyurl.com/yfvgyh6



The collective knowledge creation on various wiki-sites, including the massively popular Wikipedia, is having a profound effect on the social and epistemological conditions of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 7, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Networked learning in Africa and elsewhere

See http://www.dadamac.net/



Via Pameal McLean:



Dear Michel



You forwarded a CALL FOR PAPERS on networked learning to P2P, with "thanks for spreading this, and considering your contribution". I am therefore considering the relevance of what I know and replying bot directly to P2P and via an open letter to http://dadamac.posterous.com/



I think some of the things I know regarding… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 7, 2010 at 9:01 — No Comments

Collaborative textbook writing experiment in italian school

Textbooks cost at least 300 Euro per year per student in Italy. An italian high school has started an experiment which is the first or one of the first in Italy to solve this problem, by having its teachers produce alternative textbooks themselves. I have interviewed the principal, so you can read more details in that page. I'm signaling the article here because, as you can read in the article, the principal is inviting other italian schools to join… Continue

Added by Marco Fioretti on April 3, 2010 at 15:19 — No Comments

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration and Networked Learning, Special issue of E-Learning and Digital Media (CFP)

CALL FOR PAPERS

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration and Networked Learning



Editors of a Special Issue

Michael A. Peters, University of Illinois

Daniel Araya, University of Illinois



Developments in information and communications networks not only define globalization but are changing the format and density of the flows of knowledge, research and creativity. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks have become a particularly important factor in this process. Serving as platforms for… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on April 1, 2010 at 18:41 — No Comments

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