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October 2009 Blog Posts (15)

MEDIA ECOLOGIES AND POSTINDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION 3rd November, 2009 IUniversity of Salford, Manchester

Via Phoebe Moore:



MEDIA ECOLOGIES AND POSTINDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION

3rd November, 2009

Innovation Forum

University of Salford, Greater Manchester





8.30 – 9.00: Coffee & Welcome

Atrium, ground floor

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9.00 – 10.00: Morning Keynote Address

Conference Room 1, 1st Floor

Michel Bauwens

Founder, P2P Foundation

Dhurakij Pundit University… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 30, 2009 at 19:30 — No Comments

First International Workshop on "Cultural Commons", Torino 29-30 January 2010

Call for papers



First International Workshop on "Cultural Commons"



Organized by the Silvia Santagata Research Centre



Torino 29-30 January 2010



Deadline



Submissions of the extended abstracts: deadline : 20th of November 2009.



Theoretical contributions as well as case studies are welcome. The workshop is open to scholars, doctoral students and young researchers, from economics, sociology, law and other related fields. Please submit… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 29, 2009 at 12:24 — No Comments

An alternative primer on national and international copyright law in the global South: eighteen questions and answers

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE COPYSOUTH RESEARCH GROUP OCTOBER 2009.



What are the basic nuts and bolts (and traps and dead ends) of copyright

law? Who owns copyright (hint: it is usually not the author)? What rights do

users have? Do international copyright conventions work in the interest of the

peoples of the world, and, if not, why not?



These are a few of the questions that are taken up and answered in “An

alternative primer on national and international… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 27, 2009 at 8:42 — No Comments

Call for Contributions Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation

Call for Contributions: Fourth International Conference on Online Deliberation (OD2010)



30 June – 2 July, 2010, Leeds, UK



URL = http://www.dico.unimi.it/OD2010



Sponsored by: The Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, Dipartimento di

Informatica e Comunicazione Università degli Studi di Milano and the Public Sphere Project.



The widespread diffusion of the Internet and a growing… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 26, 2009 at 9:22 — No Comments

Open Hardware Camp, UK, December 4

Via Vinay Gupta:



URL = http://openhardware.eventbrite.com/



- Open Hardware Camp –



Collaborative Strategies and Challenges of Making Things the Open Source Way



Organized by: 40Fires in partnership with Nesta



Location: Nesta HQ



Date: 4th of December



Time: 10:00 – 20:00



This is an event to bring key projects, their participants and stakeholders together in the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 22, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

Marco Fioretti's starts Italian webinar on free software and digital culture

Via Marco Fioretti:



Greetings,



next december I'll start teaching an online course. The main topics

are summarized here:



http://stop.zona-m.net/digital-culture-online-course-parents-teachers-and-everybody-else



The course discusses in depth many of the issues mentioned in these

talks:…



Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 21, 2009 at 9:56 — No Comments

CLEAR Village Lab: a strategy for a real-life sustainable village

Via Franz Nahrada:



http://www.clear-village.org/lab



The CLEAR Village Lab is a three-day, immersive event gathering together

passionate professionals from a variety of disciplines to create the

masterplan strategy for a real-life sustainable village.



The intention of this initiative is not to build a ‘perfect place’, but

rather to foster a dynamic, living community which embraces… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 21, 2009 at 5:25 — No Comments

Call for papers - Computers, Freedom, and Privacy in the Networked Society

Info at http://cfp.org/wordpress/



The 20th annual ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is

pleased to announce our call for participation, soliciting proposals for

sessions and topics at the conference as well as volunteers to help us

organize and publicize it.



CFP is the leading policy conference exploring the impact of the

Internet, computers and communications technologies on society. We focus

on topics such as freedom of speech,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 20, 2009 at 5:20 — No Comments

Creatives 4NN - European Campaign for Net Neutrality

Via Gianfranco, press office of Scambioetico







Creatives 4NN - International Campaign



A few hours after the cancellation by the Telecoms Package amendment

138, REFF and Scambioetico movement start off to "Creatives for Net

Neutrality - Creatives 4NN. The amendment was the last of the package

under discussion in Bruxelles by these days, to protect the privacy

and freedom of information and expression.



Recognizing cyberspace as… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 19, 2009 at 16:21 — No Comments

New book about neotraditional approaches to the economy: God’s Economy: Redefining the Health & Wealth Gospel

From the publisher:



About: God’s Economy: Redefining the Health & Wealth Gospel. By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Zondervan, 2009



In , God’s Economy: Redefining the Health & Wealth Gospel (Zondervan, 2009). Wilson-Hartgrove delivers an often uncomfortable, sometimes shocking and altogether redemptive message about living in a God-centered and others-centered economy. Readers will be challenged by his fresh, radical approach taken from Jesus’ teachings thousands… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 16, 2009 at 15:52 — No Comments

Documentation of the 4th Inclusiva-net Meeting: P2P Networks and Processes

Via Sonia Díez Thale. Medialab Prado



URL = http://www.medialab-prado.es



Dear friends,



It’s a pleasure to announce that we have just published in our web the documentation of the 4th Inclusiva-net Meeting: P2P Networks and Processes: the videos of the presentations, for the moment only in their original version but in the near future also translated, and the papers, in Spanish and English, that can be downloaded separately in pdf format. There’s still the Spanish… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 10, 2009 at 10:14 — No Comments

Citilab Model?

Citilab is an open question and, therefore, there are as many different answers as there are people who form a part of this project. All those who recently attended the CCCB (Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture) so that the illustrious Ramon Sangüesa, director of Innovation at Citilab, could explain to us what sort of project it is, and what it can contribute as a cultural model, certainly the thing that nobody expected was for a man of more than 90 summers, (the eldest “citilaber“) to… Continue

Added by Chris Pinchen on October 8, 2009 at 20:13 — No Comments

Global Privacy Standards in a Global World; November 3, 2009 in Madrid, Spain

Via our seriously rocking friend in Barcelona, Celia Blanco:



The Public Voice, an international civil society coalition, will discuss: Global Privacy Standards in a Global World; during its conference on November 3, 2009 in Madrid, Spain, to be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.



Prominent advocates and experts from the academic, consumer, digital rights and labor communities will discuss… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 8, 2009 at 19:33 — No Comments

Telepathology - a life saving commons?

Access to Pathology Expertise: How can we turn this luxury into a global commons? This is the question asked by Jacques Paysan from Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH during the World Commons Forum held in Salzburg on September 29/30.



The success of medical treatment crucially depends on accurate diagnosis by an experienced pathologist. This is particularly true for tumour surgery, transplantation medicine, and diagnosis of infections. In a nutshell: No diagnosis, no… Continue

Added by Silke Helfrich on October 2, 2009 at 10:47 — No Comments

Repression against shack dwellers movement in South Africa

Via Richard Pithouse:



If you have not heard Abahlali baseMjondolo, the shack dwellers movement of which I spoke often at Crotoff, has been attacked in the Kennedy Road settlement by an armed mob chanting ethnic slogans and backed, fully, by the ANC. Many were beaten and two were killed. As the community defended itself spontaneously two of the attackers were also killed - with their own weapons. The police refused to intervene and then arrested eight of the local Abahlali leaders in… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on October 1, 2009 at 4:17 — No Comments

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