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November 2010 Blog Posts (10)

"Circular Multilateral Barter 1.0" Release

via Evgeni Pandurski :

We are pleased to announce the first stable release of our free (as in

freedom) software for peer-to-peer circular barter exchange. You can

download the source code at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cmb/

Here is the first website running our software:

https://www.multiswap.net/about/

What is "Circular Multilateral Barter…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 26, 2010 at 5:56 — No Comments

Bringing the discussion on The Commons to Dakar In February 2011 at the World Social Forum

Via Frederic Sultan:



The World Social Forum and the World Forum on Science and Democracy will be two opportunities for the commoners to interact with other civic and social movements.



Discussion on the Commons in the World Forum on Science and Democracy (WFSD)



The World Forum on Science and Democracy (WFSD) will be held on February the 4th and 5th. Its objective is twofold : questioning the functioning of the scientific institutions and funding (science and technology… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 19, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Networked utopias and speculative futures

Via Tiziana Terranova:



CFP- Special Issue for the Fibreculture Journal: Networked utopias and speculative futures

Editors: Susan Ballard, Zita Joyce and Lizzie Muller

http://fibreculturejournal.org/

abstract deadline: February 20, 2011

article deadline: May 30, 2011

publication aimed for: November,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 19, 2010 at 9:45 — 1 Comment

The full documentation of the International Commons Conference in Berlin

Via Silke Helfrich:



Dear ICC participants,



(including those who had to decline at the very last moment)



After more than two days of intense work and discussion, the International Commons Conference is over. But perhaps not really:



as some of you already may have noticed in their mailboxes, the conference may, in truth, be just beginning!

Before the next stage of the ICC begins, however, I want to say a few thank-yous:



Thank you so much for taking… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 18, 2010 at 14:41 — No Comments

Announcing the DYNDY monetary rhizome project

Via Jaromil:



I'm writing you to bring to your attention the public launch of DYNDY,

for now consisting of this website and various ongoing code

experiments http://dyndy.net



The launch was well followed by interest in the audience in Amsterdam

at the De Balie center for political discourse…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 18, 2010 at 14:36 — No Comments

Discussing Resistance to Debt as Political Strategy

via edufactory@listcultures.org







Presentation for the Round of Discussion on Debt



Last April, the conference in Minneapolis "Beneath the University, the Commons" launched a call for action against debt, the central tool of the ongoing crisis and financialization of our lives. The statement was discussed and approved in other activist encounters, for instance in May at the European meetings in Paris and Bologna. Now we want to build up a global campaign for a debt… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 14, 2010 at 4:52 — No Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS ON "PIRACY CULTURES"

---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Arlene Luck <aluck@law.usc.edu>

Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Subject: [IJoC] Open Call for Papers—"Piracy Cultures"

To: aluck@law.usc.edu





Dear IJoC Readers,



+++OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS ON "PIRACY CULTURES" +++



An International Journal of Communication Special Section on “Piracy

Cultures” to be published in 2011.



Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011.



Manuel Castells, IJoC… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 11, 2010 at 9:28 — No Comments

Towards Permaculture Unconferences for p2p learning transfer

Via Nicholas Roberts:



The basic idea is to have regular meetups hosted at various

stakeholder locations, working toward hosting a Permaculture

Unconference in the Bay Area early in Spring 2011.



The tentative theme is Liberation Industrial Permaculture which would be a synthesis of

Grassroots organising, Worker-cooperatives, Open source appropriate

technology, Commons-based peer production. An emphasis on Pathways to

Sustainable Self-Governance i.e.… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 10, 2010 at 3:02 — No Comments

Overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse: new book from Feasta, Vesuvius

Via Dante Monson:



\Feasta is launching its new book, Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the risks of economic and environmental collapse, on Saturday, November 20th, in Dublin. Our most important book to date, it draws together many of the ideas our members have developed over the years and applies them to a single question - how can we bring the world out of the mess in which it finds itself?





Fleeing Vesuvius confronts this mess squarely, analysing its many aspects: the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on November 5, 2010 at 7:10 — No Comments

Some Thoughts on the Commons for reflection by the Commons movement

* Document: Some Thoughts on the Commons. Prepared by the Steering

Committee, International Commons Conference, to stimulate discussion

and reflection. (David Bollier, Beatriz Busaniche, Silke Helfrich, Julio

Lambing, Heike Löschmann)
October 31, 2010





Key Thesis: Commons are the enabler for all other social goals, including environmental ones, which in essence are social.…



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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 4, 2010 at 20:32 — No Comments

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