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July 2009 Blog Posts (12)

CEB Vault Construction Workshop

Via Marcin Jacubowski:



Here is our formal initial announcement of the 10-day Compressed Earth Block (CEB) Vault Construction Workshop. It will be held at Factor e Farm, in the Kansas City area, Missouri, USA, at the end of September, 2009.



Workshop Description: This is North America’s first workshop on the construction of vaults from CEBs. This is a hands-on, immersion workshop in which participants will work on the construction of a vaulted house with a living roof… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 30, 2009 at 5:45 — No Comments

New project for collaboration infrastructure: OpenKollab

Via Matt Cooperrider:



Hi P2P'ers,



Since Participation Camp, I've been working on a project called OpenKollab. This message will give you some idea about it, but the documentation at http://openkollab.com breaks it down more. We're having our weekly open chat session in Skype (email me your Skype name for an invite - we'll be migrating to IRC starting next week FYI) tomorrow 7/29 at 15:00 GMT. Would love to hear your thoughts here or in any of the channels over at… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 29, 2009 at 3:08 — 1 Comment

A PEER-BASED SPIRITUAL BLESSING COMMUNITY!!

Via Steven Vedro



Friends: Many of you know me from Digital Dharma, others are friends from spiritual practice, or just 'friends.'



In the last six months I have been working on using the Internet to facilitate the giving and receiving of blessings. I first created a blog [http://myblessingcircle.blogspot.com/] to share the blessings I have given to friends at special events over the last years, and now I seek your help to test the next step in this process: a peer-based… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 27, 2009 at 8:27 — No Comments

Paul Fernhout on the Peer to Peer Security Alliance

A proposal by Paul Fernhout:





Here is the key idea: a peer-to-peer security alliance should be of a different form than a mutual defense pact against outsiders. It should be more like a mutual attack pact against insiders, where if anyone in the alliance attacks another peer in the alliance (or violates an agreed on boundary in some way), then the *entire* rest of the alliance agrees takes action against the peer violating the boundary or doing the aggressive thing. This… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 26, 2009 at 17:10 — No Comments

Smari McCarthy's Tanbible Bits project needs your support!!

Smary McCarthy:



I've been working on a system

called "tangible bit" (www.tangiblebit.com) that's essentially a

networked resource map. It ostensibly maps resources (think: plywood,

transistors, bicycles, milk.. ) and manufacturing processes/capabilities

(think: CNC mill, pick'n'place, welding rig, butter churner) in a

geodata setting with both resources and capabilities tied into "sites".

The idea is that if you have enough resources mapped and… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 26, 2009 at 6:19 — No Comments

P2P STATE-OF-THE-ART????

Within the digital revolution P2P processes have aroused as something radically new, a new form of production, a new paradigm that could outset more traditional productive models. Is this the case?…



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Added by Ignacio de Castro Arribas on July 22, 2009 at 11:25 — No Comments

Slow Money conference 09/2009 Santa Fe

Via michael@slowmoneyalliance.org:



Info at http://www.slowmoneyalliance.org.



"Slow Money gets right to the heart of everything that's ailing our economy and corroding our culture. . . It offers a formula for a new kind of capitalism in which farmers' markets and stock markets both flourish.''

-Kerry Trueman, Huffington Post



REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!



Slow Money

INAUGURAL NATIONAL GATHERING

FROM THE GROUND UP

SEPTEMBER 9-11,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 20, 2009 at 3:00 — No Comments

WikiWars: Call for Participation; 12th, 13th January, 2010, Bangalore

Via Nate Tkacz



WikiWars: Call for Participation; 12th, 13th January, 2010, Bangalore



Event One for the Critical Point of View Reader*



*CPOV (CRITICAL POINT OF VIEW) CONTEXT:



The Wikipedia has emerged as the de

facto global reference of dynamic knowledge. Different stakeholders

Wikipedians, users, academics, researchers, gurus of Web 2.0, publishing

houses and governments have entered into fierce debates and discussions

about what… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 18, 2009 at 7:30 — No Comments

CFP: Agency, Activism, and Alternatives in Asia after the meltdown

Via viriya sawangchot:



Call for Paper



Conference Theme: Agency, Activism, and Alternatives



Date: November 13-15, 2009



Venue: SungKongHoe University and Vabien Suites(Seoul, Korea) 1



Host: Institute for East Asian Studies (IEAS), SungKongHoe University



Contact: 2009spices@gmail.com



Statement: Agency, Activism, and Alternatives



Ten years later a crisis hits Asia again! Since late 2008, the rosy promises of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 17, 2009 at 7:53 — No Comments

Call for papers - P2P energy production and distribution

Via Vasilis Kostakis:



Call for papers - P2P energy production and distribution



Info at http://www.re-public.gr/en/?p=1399



We invite contributions for our upcoming special issue entitled “A critical view on Peer-to-Peer energy production and distribution”.





It can be argued that a shift to a P2P-based, sustainable society would be based on a set of inter-related infrastructures:





* A distributed communication and… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 16, 2009 at 7:41 — No Comments

THIS IS OUR WORLD: A participatory nomadic documentary

Via Synnove Mathe:



A group of young people (16 - 19 years old) going to surf the world traveling in a sustainable way, just visiting free and public spaces, participatory events and iniciatives, knowing artivists and nomadic persons and projects, hubs, co-working spaces, etc.



We will know more about some key concepts as co-working, nomadology, localvores, artivism, "pro-comun", open and participatory spaces, urbanism communicative, etc.



At same time, the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 1, 2009 at 5:25 — No Comments

3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments (P2PNVE 2009)

From: p2pnve

Date: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 7:32 AM

Subject: [p2p-research] [CFP][Two_week reminder] P2PNVE_2009

To: p2pnve09@acnlab.csie.ncu.edu.tw





Dear Colleagues,



Please help distribute the CFP and consider submitting one or more papers to the 3rd International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Networked Virtual Environments (P2PNVE 2009), which will be held on December 9 -11, 2009, in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on July 1, 2009 at 4:38 — No Comments

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