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September 2009 Blog Posts (14)

CFP: A critical view on Peer-to-Peer energy production and distribution

Via Vasilis Kostakis



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



Call for papers - p2p energy production and distribution





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 coordination… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 30, 2009 at 11:24 — No Comments

The future of EU Internet may be sealed tonight.

La Quadrature du Net - For immediate release



Permanent link:

http://www.laquadrature.net/en/act-now-the-future-of-eu-internet-may-be-sealed-tonight





Act now to save Net neutrality!







*** Brussels, September 28th - The first conciliation meeting on the

Telecoms Package will take place tonight at 9:30PM. In this meeting, 27

Members of the European Parliament and 27 representatives of the Council

of EU will decide on the future of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 28, 2009 at 9:07 — No Comments

Net Neutrality: EU must neither give up competitiveness nor freedoms.

La Quadrature du Net - For immediate release



Permanent link:

http://www.laquadrature.net/en/net-neutrality-eu-must-neither-give-up-competitiveness-nor-freedoms





Net Neutrality: EU must neither give up competitiveness nor freedoms.







*** Paris, September 23rd - La Quadrature du Net sent a letter to the

French ministers in charge of the Telecoms Package [1] to ask them to

protect Net neutrality in the European Union, as they enter… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 25, 2009 at 3:35 — No Comments

update on the CopySouth Research Group

Release from the CopySouth Research Group, 23 September 2009.



The CopySouth Research Group (CSRG), which was established in 2005 and has published its well-known Dossier in English and Spanish, is making two changes to its activities.



First, CopySouth is creating a new e-mail list for the discussion and debate of copyright and related issues in the global South. It intends to connect scholars, activists, artists, and government officials who take a critical view of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 23, 2009 at 6:55 — No Comments

Book: "American Guru" exposes spiritual authoritarianism and exploitation of Andrew Cohen

David Lane reviews a very important book.



Via Frank Visser's Integral World site, http://www.integralworld.net/lane9.html



William Yenner, American Guru: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Healing-former students of Andrew Cohen speak out, Epigraph Publishing, 2009.





My first encounter with an Andrew Cohen devotee occurred several years ago when one of the editors of their slick magazine, What is Enlightenment? (now called, EnlightenNext), wrote me a personal… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 21, 2009 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

Autonet aims to replace internet

Via Magius:



Autonet is a project to create a wireless, global internet that can

provide more reliability than corporate phone companies by being

community based and freely licensed.



The cutting off access to The Pirate Bay by BT in the UK (

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/251609/bt-blocks-off-pirate-bay.html ) is

just another sign of the beginning of the end. The fact that the Great

Firewall of China exists signals that the internet is already… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 21, 2009 at 3:12 — No Comments

Economic Abundance: An Introduction

Economic Abundance: An Introduction







Most principles of economics texts are predicated narrowly on the concept of scarcity, but that is only one aspect of economics. This supplemental text for basic and intermediate level undergraduates provides a serious discussion of the concept of abundance—what it means, how we can move toward it, and what keeps us from doing so. For additional information and to view the table of contents, please click here… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 20, 2009 at 12:16 — No Comments

What is the Common Conference

What is the Common?



An International Conference



http://www.kurrents.org/conf/index.html



10-11 October 2009

University of Gothenburg

Sweden

Submission deadline: September 5

Contact: info@kurrents.org



Keynotes

David HarveyYitzhak LaorJacques RancièreAntonio Negri

The list of keynotes may be subject to changes



New Sessions

• The Iranian Revolution 30 Years Later

• Constructing the Common in Contemporary… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 20, 2009 at 12:03 — No Comments

We Must Protect Net Neutrality in Europe!

We Must Protect Net Neutrality in Europe!



Organizations from all around Europe share their concern of seeing Net

Neutrality being sacrificed during the conciliation procedure of the

directives of the EU Telecoms Package. They sent this letter to the

Members of the European Parliament, urging them to take decisive action

in order to guarantee a free, open and innovative Internet, and to

safeguard the fundamental freedoms of European… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 17, 2009 at 10:42 — No Comments

Launch of www.100kGarages.com

Via Derek Elley , September 16, 2009, MEDIA RELEASE



Ponoko and ShopBot announce partnership

More than 20,000 online creators meet over 6,000 digital fabricators



San Francisco, CA – The launch today of www.100kGarages.com begins a new chapter in how things are made and distributed, enabling anyone with an Internet connection to get almost anything custom made and delivered from local state-of-the-art digital makers.



The website is a partnership between… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 17, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

World Politics and Popular Culture Conference, Newcastle University, 19th and 20th of November

From: Steve Erdal

Date: 2009/9/10

Subject: World Politics and Popular Culture Conference

To: Steve Erdal





Dear all,



My name is Steve, and I'm new to the Business Development Team at Newcastle University. Dr Simon Philpott asked me to drop you a line to let you know about the World Politics and Popular Culture Conference, taking place on the 19th and 20th of November.



The Conference is a wide-ranging discussion on how popular culture makes the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 16, 2009 at 9:29 — No Comments

Complementary Currencies 1.0 for Drupal released

From Matthew Slater, http://matslats.net



Thanks for your interest in the Complementary Currencies for Drupal project (formerly marketplace module), sometime in the last year*. The module is now released, I would like to share with you the next stage of the plan.



I believe that the prevailing money system is at the root of most of humanity's problems, (compare Alan Greenspan's recent remarks about 'human nature')**. Therefore users of this module, especially early adoptors,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 16, 2009 at 9:01 — No Comments

International Journal of Cultural Studies, SPECIAL ISSUE: CO-CREATIVE LABOUR

Special Journal issue: International Journal of Cultural Studies Table of Contents for SPECIAL ISSUE: CO-CREATIVE LABOUR: 1 September 2009; Vol. 12, No. 5.



URL = http://ics.sagepub.com/content/vol12/issue5/?etoc



John Banks and Mark Deuze have edited this special issue.





Summary:



“The term co-creation is used to describe the phenomenon of consumers increasingly participating in the process of making and circulating media content and… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 7, 2009 at 9:55 — No Comments

Developing the Virtual Society: Conflict in Adoption of Collaborative Networks 19-20 March in Hull

After Leuven, 2006; Nottingham, 2007; Manchester 2009 (April and November 3), this will be the fourth conference dedicated to P2P Research!!



A special thanks to Dr. Athina Karatzogianni for making it possible.



More information: http://virt3c.wordpress.com/



Call For Papers



The Inaugural Interdisciplinary Conference of the Virtual Communication, Collaboration and Conflict (VIRT3C) Research Group at the University of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 3, 2009 at 3:40 — No Comments

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