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May 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Benentech report: "Comments to the article 'Is Violence Against Union Members in Colombia Systematic and Targeted?"



This is not especially p2p-related material, but since I'm travelling in Columbia, I have agreed to spread the word about this important issue. Thanks for forwarding to the appropriate channels:



Via Ann Harrison ( annh@fastmail.fm) :





"Benetech Human Rights Program, released the paper which is

entitled, "Comments to the article 'Is Violence Against Union Members in

Colombia Systematic and Targeted?'"



Here is the link to the paper en Español…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on May 30, 2010 at 14:41 — No Comments

Free Culture between Commons and Markets: Approaching the Hybrid Economy?

Online CFP: http://wikis.fu-berlin.de/display/fcrc/Home

Program Committee: http://wikis.fu-berlin.de/display/fcrc/Academic+Program+Committee



Please find also the CFP below:



Deadline for extended abstracts: June 7, 2010



The 3rd Free Culture Research Conference

Free Culture between Commons and Markets: Approaching the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 28, 2010 at 2:54 — No Comments

Finding 1000 True Fans for the Open Source Ecology project

Please support this very important project.



Via http://openfarmtech.org/weblog/?p=458:





"We are presently accelerating the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) development –

to an ambitious goal of completing the entire set within two

years. The clock is ticking – and we… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 24, 2010 at 15:29 — No Comments

Call for cooperation with Aquila99: 1st wikiTV Festival G99 proposals for a sustainable World, L'Aquila, 8 - 10 July 2010

Via "Giuseppe Silvi" <giuseppesilvi@yahoo.it>,



More details at http://www.laquila99.tv/wiki/index.php?title=1st_wikiTV_Festival_G99_proposals_for_a_sustainable_World



1st wikiTV Festival G99 proposals for a sustainable World, L'Aquila, 8 - 10 July 2010

draft updated on Monday, 24 / 05 /…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on May 24, 2010 at 10:23 — No Comments

Creation of the Open Source Hardware and Design Alliance

OHANDA is an initiative to foster sustainable sharing of open hardware

and design. It was first drafted at the GOSH!-Grounding Open Source

Hardware summit at the Banff Centre in July 2009.



One of the first goals of the project is to build a service for

sharing open hardware designs which includes a certification model and

a registration. Recently we are working on getting an OpenHardware[TM]

off the ground.



OHANDA is work in process. The process is open… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 23, 2010 at 11:46 — No Comments

CopySouth Research Group conference in Rio, June 2010

15 May 2010



The CopySouth Research Group (CSRG) invites you to attend and join in the debates at its international conference on copyright to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the end of June.



The issues to be discussed include: 1) file sharing, copyright ‘piracy’ and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA); 2) musicians and the copyright system; 3) cultural diversity and North-South knowledge flows; 4) Electronic books, Google books, and Sciello books; 5) access to… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 16, 2010 at 9:46 — 1 Comment

IN RESPONSE TO THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

IN RESPONSE TO THE OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO


-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-




>>>
(Venus, Florida- May 12rd, 2010) On the Gulf Coast of the United States the shock is now setting in for millions of American citizens as we now realize the true extent of the damage caused by our desire for obsolete and dangerous fossil fuels, and our perpetuation of an outdated monetary world society, where the bottom…
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Added by Elifarley Cruz on May 13, 2010 at 21:52 — No Comments

Katrina Nights: fiction on the scourge of exponential growth

From Timothy Wilken:



Fellow Thinkers,





It is my privilege and pleasure to publish an important new work that provides us with a scientific understanding of our present human crisis. I had the good fortune to come across a small book called Katrina Nights written by a young Environmental Engineer named Fouad M. Khan that was just published in December 2009. This brief but complex work can be viewed as a coming of age story, a stranger in a strange land tale, a terrorist… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 11, 2010 at 7:27 — No Comments

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration and Networked Learning (CALL FOR PAPERS)

E-Learning and Digital Media Special Issue



CALL FOR PAPERS

Peer-to-Peer Collaboration and Networked Learning



Editors of a Special Issue

Michael A. Peters, University of Illinois (mpet001@illinois.edu)

Daniel Araya, University of Illinois (dan@levelsixmedia.com)



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… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 9, 2010 at 19:09 — 1 Comment

PhD Stuff from Natascha Chapliy

I’m an extern student, so I work with the professor, write articles, participate in the conferences and finally when my thesis is ready – I have to pass the exams, and defend the very thesis in front of the commission.

My professor is Maria Szyszkowska – here is some modest information about her in wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Szyszkowska…

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Added by Natasha on May 6, 2010 at 11:28 — 2 Comments

Documentary: on the Comuna experience in Venezuela

COMUNA UNDER CONSTRUCTION



A film by Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler

94 min., 2010



“We have to decide for ourselves what we want. We are the ones who know

about our needs and what is happening in our community”, Omayra Peréz

explains confidently. She wants to convince her community, located on

the hillside of the poor districts of Caracas, to found a Consejo

Comunal (community council). In more than 30.000 Consejos Comunales the

Venezuelan… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 3, 2010 at 11:21 — No Comments

Online Social Capital: An Agenda for Future Research, 22 June 2010, Singapore

Via Marko Skoric:





Online Social Capital: An Agenda for Future Research

International Communication Association 2010 Preconference

22 June 2010, Peranakan Museum, Singapore

This preconference aims to showcase the latest research examining definitional, operational and practical issues related to the study of new forms of social capital, with particular emphasis on case studies and applications beyond the US context. The proliferation of social media, online games and… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 2, 2010 at 16:12 — No Comments

The ethics of diy bio-hacking, in Singapore

Via Denisa Kera:





DIYbio: from biohacking to bioart



Singapore 2010, part of 10th World Congress of Bioethics



http://www.bioethics-singapore.org/wcb2010/



Hackerspace.sg



Would you like to play with your genome or create synthetic organisms

that compete in biotech games? Would you like to use lab tools when

cooking and transform your kitchen into biotech lab where alcohol… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 2, 2010 at 10:34 — No Comments

Launch of Interface Journal for knowledge sharing around social movements

Via Prof. Becky Lentz :





Interface: a journal for and about social movements

http://www.interfacejournal.net/



Vision



The development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years, has made it clear just how much knowledge movements generate. This knowledge is generated across the globe, and in many contexts and a variety of ways.



We are activists from different movements… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 2, 2010 at 8:11 — No Comments

Symposium: New Materialisms and Digital Culture

New Materialisms and Digital Culture

An International Symposium on Contemporary Arts, Media and Cultural Theory.





Far from being immaterial, digital culture consists of heterogeneous bodies, relations, intensities, movements, and modes of emergence manifested in the various contexts of arts and sciences.



"New materialism" is suggested as a speculative concept with which to engage these explorations across diverse cultural-theoretical fields of inquiry: art and… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on May 1, 2010 at 3:56 — No Comments

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