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June 2011 Blog Posts (28)

CubeSpawn in the NASA TechBriefs Contest (UPDATE)

Letter to the P2P community

I've been all over the web this week, blogging, posting comments on technical boards, chatting in IRC and the like.

 

So far its paying off - I'm 7 votes from being #3 out of over 400 entries in the contest - I am shooting for #1 which will require 31 additional votes as of today - but its a moving target - I'd like to invite any and all to cast their votes for this project. The process takes about 5 minutes. The contest ends on the 30th of…

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Added by James Jones on June 27, 2011 at 20:23 — No Comments

Social networks and the next phase of Atlantic capitalism

Interesting to note that there was session on Social Networks: Connectivity and Security Issues at the Bilderberg conference earlier this month, and Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Amazon were among those represented.

I have wikified the guest list list here:

http://powerbase.info/index.php/Bilderberg_2011_St_Moritz

 

Bilderberg is, I think a particularly significant forum for what amounts to…

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Added by Tom Griffin on June 27, 2011 at 18:17 — 2 Comments

Launch of Online Community on Free Technologies at FTA Campus

Via Wouter Tebbens:

 

Dear friends and colleagues,



maybe you've heard it already: we have been working to set up an online community about Free Technology. A community portal hosted by the Free Technology Academy, completely based on Free Software and integrated in its online campus. It's an informal social networking space where people can participate in (and create) groups to learn, discuss and work together about Free Technology.



Some examples of…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 26, 2011 at 14:24 — No Comments

Protecting Freedoms Online: La Quadrature's Proposals

La Quadrature du Net - For immediate release



Permanent link: http://www.laquadrature.net/en/protecting-freedoms-online-la-quadratures-proposals





Protecting Freedoms Online: La Quadrature's Proposals





*** Paris, June 23 2011 — La Quadrature du Net releases a set of proposals to guarantee freedom of communication on the Internet and allow the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on June 25, 2011 at 11:58 — No Comments

New introductory Commons Course starting July 2011

Via Mary Beth Steisslinger, MS


Commons Learning Alliance, http://www.commonslearning.org/…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 25, 2011 at 4:17 — No Comments

Right to Water recognized as human right by United Nations

At Last, a Human Right to Water

 

(submitted by lisinka.ulatowska)

 

Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.

by Daniel Moss

posted Jul 30, 2010…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 24, 2011 at 12:58 — No Comments

Colombia, chronicle of a Social Controversy Foretold: the story of copyright bill 241

Colombia, chronicle of a Social Controversy Foretold

Translated by Carolina Mejía

Original in spanish By Carolina Botero

 

Following the trend of other laws currently being enforced by other countries attempting to regulate ISP’s responsibility for copyright infractions made through the internet (known as…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 23, 2011 at 11:24 — No Comments

The Open Hardware Summit Call for submissions

The Open Hardware Summit Call for submissions is open. Deadline is June

24th. Please RT, forward and blog!



This post is also available on the open hardware summit

websitea href="http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/2011/06/06/open-hardware-summit-2011-call-for-submissions/" target="_blank">http://www.openhardwaresummit.org/2011/06/06/open-hardware-summit-2011-call-for-submissions/>

 

Thanks !

 

Open Hardware Summit 2011 – Call for…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 22, 2011 at 15:16 — No Comments

Call for papers on the philosophy and practice of peer learning

 

 

The Philosophy of Peer Learning



Educational Philosophy and…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 22, 2011 at 4:30 — No Comments

June 2011 issue of the Journal of Science Communication: Science, the internet, public communication

Dear all, we announce that the June 2011 issue of JCOM - Journal of Science Communication - (issue 2, volume 10)



http://jcom.sissa.it/ is online.



Comments, remarks and papers by you are kindly requested.



Next issue will be online on the 21st September 2011.



CONTENTS:

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 21, 2011 at 9:52 — No Comments

CubeSpawn Needs Votes to Get Funded!

For those that have followed the developments in CubeSpawn: I'll give a brief introduction to the current request for support,

 

For folks new to the concept: I'll give a short overview and describe what I see as the benefits to this approach over the current, unstructured approach to Open Source Hardware

 

My Request:

I have placed an Entry in…

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Added by James Jones on June 19, 2011 at 4:54 — 3 Comments

21 juin, 12h30-14h : Séminaire ISCC sur les Biens communs de la connaissance

Via Hervé Le Crosnier:

 

Bonjour,



       Les biens communs de la connaissance forment

       un contexte majeur dans lequel nous pouvons réfléchir

       à l'avenir des "sociétés de la connaissance"



       Deux événements nous y incitent en ce mois de juin :



       - la parution du livre/référence "Libres Savoirs :

         les biens communs de la…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 18, 2011 at 13:04 — No Comments

Mobilization of the precarious movement in Italy this Sunday, June 19th

Via Bertram Niessen:

 

After the infamous declarations of the Minister for Public Administration and Innovation Renato Brunetta http://anna-marchi.blogspot.com/2011/06/worse-part-of-italy-post-pc-story.html against precarious workers, bottom-up social movements are meeting in Rome, near the parliament, next Sunday.



If you want to follow the story on social…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 18, 2011 at 3:46 — No Comments

Ethic panorama of the thinking

by Dr. Vladimir N. Tretyakov



Posted as Lecture 6 at Free School for Panoramic Thinking 



The highest wisdom is discerning good and evil.

- Socrates.



Content

*Reason and heart: ethical aspect

*Authoritative and humane ethics

*Application of ethics to school pedagogy

*Application of ethics to international…

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Added by Vladimir Nickolayevich Tretyakov on June 17, 2011 at 20:44 — No Comments

International FabLab Conference in Lima ,Peru August 15-20, 2011.

More info via http://www.indiegogo.com/International-HackerSpaces-Conference-Lima-Peru

 

The International FabLab Conference organized by MIT's Center for Bits & Atoms will take place in Lima ,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2011 at 13:34 — No Comments

Pat Kane's new book: RADICAL ANIMAL: Innovation, Sustainability and Human Nature.

RADICAL ANIMAL

We love new stuff - but we're killing the planet...What's to be done?…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2011 at 13:25 — No Comments

International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy, October 17-20, 2011, in Montreal

International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy 2011



June 10th, 2011 – The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), the Québec Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (ARCQ) and the Chantier de l’économie sociale are happy to announce their collaboration on the occasion of the International Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy (FIESS), which will take place from October 17th to 20th, 2011, in Montreal. As the official radio broadcasters of the FIESS,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2011 at 10:20 — No Comments

CFP: Bio-punks, open hardware, and hackerspaces A special issue of Critical Studies in Peer Production

Mathieu ONeil:

 

Expanding the frontiers of hacking

Bio-punks, open hardware, and hackerspaces



A special issue of Critical Studies in Peer Production

Edited by: Johan Soderberg and Alessandro Delfanti



Call: 500-word abstract

Both theoretical and empirical contributions accepted



During the past two decades, hacking has chiefly been associated with software development. This is now changing as…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 14, 2011 at 10:07 — No Comments

June 19: taking the streets against the Euro Pact

Via Mayo Fuster:

 

THERE ARE REASONS; ONCE AGAIN, TAKE THE STREET 19th June, hour: 19:00 (GMT+1)

 

ALL STREETS AND SQUARES OF SPAIN AND EUROPE NO TO THE EURO PACT:

 

We are not goods in the hands of politicians and bankers.

The EURO PACT: New attack on democracy ONCE AGAIN.

 

ONCE AGAIN, the EU leaders endorse a policy misleading the public to the benefit of large financial corporations, instead of defending the citizens. On 27th…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 13, 2011 at 12:06 — No Comments

19 June Rise up! #Globalrevolution

Via Mayo Fuster:

 

People of the World, rise up!!! Take the square!!! Take the streets!!! #Globalrevolution



CALL FOR ACTIONS JUNE 19TH: (English, Arabic, French. Portugues, Bulgarian, Italian, Hungarian, Greek, Japanish, German, Castellano, Euskera, Català, Gallego)



(ENGLISH)



Call for actions June 19th: People of the World, rise up!!!

We are the outraged, the anonymous, the voiceless. We were there, silent but alert, watching. Not gazing…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on June 13, 2011 at 7:17 — No Comments

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