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September 2010 Blog Posts (14)

P2P Foundation joins the FTA

The FTA is proud to announce the incorporation of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives (P2P-F) to its Associate Network. The P2P-F is the organisation behind the most extensive research platform on peer production topics around the world.

Its founder, Michel Bauwens, says about the FTA:

"It is extremely important that the knowledge and practical know-how about the new peer production practices, which results in real and important social artefacts and 'products'…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 29, 2010 at 10:51 — No Comments

Seminar in Helsinki on Oct 22: peer-to-peer production in public services

Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production in public services

Via Andrea Botero:

Date Friday 22 of October 2010



Place: Aalto University – School of Art and Design



Hämeentie 135 C – Media Center Lume – Sampo Hall

Organizers: Aalto University, Special Interest Group Co-p2p with the support of Aalto University Service Factory

Program

9:00-9:15…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 29, 2010 at 9:57 — No Comments

Launch of P2P Urbanism and World Atlas initiative with Gruppo Salingoros, P2P Foundation, and Citleft

For more info see: http://grupposalingaros.net/en/p2p-urbanism.html

Urbanism as a shared, bottom-up process, is an historical evidence since the beginning of civilization. It follows natural patterns belonging to the intrinsic logic of space.



Proposing a peer-to-peer urbanism approach today, has deep implications, not only about the very discipline, but…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 26, 2010 at 11:23 — No Comments

Important call for papers on openness and participation in education: Handbook on Knowledge Economy, Education and Digital Futures

Via Daniel Araya, daniel@levelsixmedia.com:

Handbook on Knowledge Economy, Education and Digital Futures



(Eds.) Michael A. Peters, Tina (A.C.) Besley and Daniel Araya



Rationale



The movement to the knowledge economy requires a rethinking of economic fundamentals because knowledge behaves differently from other goods in that it…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 16, 2010 at 21:52 — No Comments

Special issue on the new cooperativism

Via Andrew Paterson:



"The New Cooperativism"



Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and ActionVolume 4, Issue 1, 2010



http://journals.sfu.ca/affinities/index.php/affinities/issue/view/4/showToc



Journal Publication Announcement



Cooperative practices and values that challenge the status quo while, at the same time, creating alternative modes… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 14, 2010 at 0:55 — No Comments

FINANCIAL GROUP RECOGNIZES FINANCE AS A GLOBAL COMMONS

Via Hazel Henderson:



FINANCIAL GROUP RECOGNIZES FINANCE AS A GLOBAL COMMONS





Financial experts, warning of future crises, call for re-affirming finance as a global commons, first recognized at Bretton Woods in 1945.



Co-conveners, John Fullerton, President, Level3Capital Management and The Capital Institute, former Managing Director of JPMorgan, and global futurist and author of nine books, Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, said, "Our TRANSFORMING FINANCE… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 14, 2010 at 0:45 — No Comments

Transforming Finance Group's Call Recognizes Finance as a Global Commons

Via Hazel Henderson:

Dear Friends:



Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and John Fullerton's newly launched Capital Institute co-convened, with Prof. Leo Burke of the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame and Steve Waddell of Networking Action, an expert meeting and TV taping here August 29-Sep1st. Here is our Statement, highlights of which will be incorporated into a Press Release next week. Many of you have already signed it. Please add your…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 11, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

News from our friends at Platoniq

Hello to @ll



We are back on track, after a busy summer looking at distributed

financing models and extracting the freshest fruits out of them, wich

will be compiled in a series of articles to be published soon on our

colab: http://www.youcoop.org



Meanwhile, time to get on the road again, participating to a few and

exciting events in Santiago de Compostela, El Masnou Barcelona and

Hong… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 10, 2010 at 9:24 — No Comments

Spanish collecting society is threatening EXGAE

Via Simona Levi of EXGAE:





Dear friends,



in fact the news is quite funny even if with a little danger. Their text is super absurd and we received so many suport that we crashed 2 servers of illimited acces :-)



Here our press release:



In August, right in the middle of the summer holidays, EXGAE received a certified fax from the lawyers of the Spanish royalties collection society, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), demanding that EXGAE…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 10, 2010 at 7:50 — No Comments

New book by Dr Phoebe Moore: International Political Economy of Work and Employability,

Dr Phoebe Moore, International Political Economy of Work and Employability, Palgrave Macmillan, September 2010



Global shifts to a knowledge-based economy have led to the semiproletarianisation of labour and the emergence of a transnational precariat class. It has allowed for the propaganda of the emancipation of labour by way of membership in the creatives club. Workers and the rising unemployed are increasingly expected to become self-managing lifelong learners due to the impact of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 7, 2010 at 13:50 — 1 Comment

‘Autonomy and Activism’ published by Antipode, Geography’s radical journal.

FREE ARTICLES downloadable in new Paper Symposium on ‘Autonomy and Activism’ published by Antipode, Geography’s radical journal.



FREE @ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anti.2010.42.issue-4/issuetoc



Antipode, Geography's long standing radical journal of Geography, is pleased to announce a special symposium of papers called: 'Autonomy: The struggle for survival, self-management… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 7, 2010 at 13:12 — No Comments

News from Renewable Network (Summer 2010): Long Bean WindowFarms in Riga

Via Rasa Smite:

News from Renewable Network (Summer 2010):



Food as Energy events, and The Long Bean opening in Riga

Here is some info about recent activities of Renewable Network -- the Network for Art and Renewable Energy Technologies was founded in 2009 in a result of event series, that took place in Riga and Latvia, as well as in other Baltic and Nordic countries, focusing on the issues of sustainability -- exploring artistic strategies,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 5, 2010 at 11:06 — No Comments

Open Notebook Science: Interview with Jean-Claude Bradley

Jean-Claude Bradley is an organic chemist at Drexel University in Philadelphia. As with most scientists, Bradley used to be very secretive. He kept his research under wraps until publication and frequently applied for patents on his work in nanotechnology and gene therapy.However, he asked himself a difficult question 5 years…

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Added by Richard Poynder on September 1, 2010 at 14:31 — No Comments

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