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TedXBrussels Nov. 12 theme is: Bits, Atoms, Neurons, Genes

This year the TedXBrussels theme is Bits, Atoms, Neurons, Genes (or BANG BANG!). The digital world and the real world are interconnected like never before. You can send off online for a personal genome readout and control physical objects with your mind. Computer thinking is driving medicine, music and play. With brain-computer interfaces now used in nuclear power stations and bio hackers doing lab biology in their garages, BANG BANG is a concept whose time has come. BANG BANG means the…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 10, 2012 at 8:05 — No Comments

Action Plan for Copyright Reform and Culture in the XXIst Century‎

via Jérémie ZIMMERMANN:

 

"Here is finally a presentable version of

the "ACTION PLAN FOR COPYRIGHT REFORM AND CULTURE IN THE XXIst CENTURY"

that was started during last Free Culture Forum amongst representatives

from FCF, Communia, Polish activists, LQDN and others.



It is the first iteration of a commenting round that we hope will be

fruitful and will…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 9, 2012 at 16:36 — No Comments

Seminar: Technologies and Strategies for an Emerging Participatory Culture

via Matt Boggs:

Stanford Seminar on People, Computers, and Design (CS547: HCI Seminar)

http://hci.st/seminar



9 November, 2012

12:50-2:05 pm, Gates B01



Eric Paulos, UC Berkeley

Hybrid Assemblages, Environments, and Happenings: Technologies and Strategies for an Emerging Participatory Culture

This talk will present and critique a body of work…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 8, 2012 at 16:27 — No Comments

XES: AN ALTERNATIVE CATALAN-BRAZILIAN ECONOMY IN PROGRESS

via http://acampadabcninternacional.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/barcelona-15m-newsletter-nr-14-3/

The xarxa d’economia solidaria (supportive economy network) began 20 years ago, as a link between Catalan and Brasilian cooperatives.

This supportive economy as a new way of producing, distributing and consuming, is proposed as a viable and sustainable alternative to…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 8, 2012 at 16:03 — No Comments

F.E.S.C.: the 1st fair of solidarity economy in Catalunya

via the 

BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 31

URL = http://acampadabcninternacional.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/barcelona-15m-newsletter-nr-31/

F.E.S.C.: THE 1st FAIR OF SOLIDARITY ECONOMY IN CATALUNYA 

On October 27th…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 8, 2012 at 15:59 — No Comments

Four days of digital culture, networks and distributed policy in Barcelona

via the 

BARCELONA #15M Newsletter nr 31

URL = http://acampadabcninternacional.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/barcelona-15m-newsletter-nr-31/



1.  FOUR DAYS OF DIGITAL CULTURE, NETWORKS AND DISTRIBUTED POLICY IN…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 8, 2012 at 15:55 — No Comments

Call for Papers: Technopolis: Smart Cities in the Knowledge Economy

via Daniel Araya:

Technopolis: Smart Cities in the Knowledge Economy

Editor: DANIEL ARAYA

Description

There are over 400 cities with a population of more than one million people today, and close to 20 cities with a population of more than 10 million people. Over the next 20 years cities will support between 3.5 and 5 billion inhabitants. This remarkable urban growth has created vast policy and planning challenges…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 6, 2012 at 18:11 — No Comments

Conference in Zagreb: "Economy of Crisis Capitalism and Ecology of the Commons"

via tomislav medak:

 

Multimedia Institute, Center for Labor Studies, Right to the City Zagreb and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Croatia are inviting you to the conference:
"Economy of Crisis Capitalism and Ecology of the Commons"
22.-24. November 2012, Zagreb, Goethe Institut (Vukovarksa str. 64) / MAMA (Preradovićeva str. 18) / http://commons.mi2.hr
The commons…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on November 6, 2012 at 17:27 — No Comments

Principled Societies Project website is now live

via John Boik:

I am happy to announce that Principled Societies Project website is now live. The project is a science-based effort to design and test pioneering systems of finance, economics, and governance that improve well-being and speed the transition to a sustainable society. The goal is to create fully functional, metro-scale pilot trials in which the impacts of new systems can be assessed. Systems to be tested include local currencies, socially responsible…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 25, 2012 at 10:51 — No Comments

when the economy becomes collaborative

The P2P Foundation is pleased to repost below the official post from Orange announcing "The report "Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy", coproduced by Orange Labs and the P2P Foundation".

During this month we will be serialising the report here, or you can download it immediately!

Source:…

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Added by Chris Pinchen on October 24, 2012 at 9:31 — No Comments

Supporting the EXIT STRATA internationally networked community of artists and writers

A message from Lynne DeSilva-Johnson:

More info: EXIT STRATA CREATORS COLLECTIVE

http://exitstrata.com

I'm hoping you'll take just a brief second to let me tell you about a project my team has been working on with all our hearts for the last two years, and consider helping us out now while we hang tenuously in nonprofit…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 23, 2012 at 9:23 — No Comments

Wild Law - The Documentary

We need to evolve our legal systems.. cc all commoners, peer to peer peeps, evolutionaries and everyone who sees this. Check the trailer out and support the creation of this timely documentary. Peoplefundit!!!!

http://www.peoplefund.it/wild-law-documentary/…

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Added by Mark Jagdev on October 21, 2012 at 14:03 — No Comments

Think Tank Identifies Potential Canadian Debt Crisis With Open Source Credit Rating App

via Marc Joffe:

Think Tank Identifies Potential Debt Crisis With Open Source App

— Macdonald-Laurier Institute publishes Canadian government bond study based on predictive analytics modeling software —

 

SAN FRANCISCO  -- Oct. 18 – Canadian provinces face substantial long term credit risk, according to a study published today by the …

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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 19, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

The fifth Free Culture Forum is on!

Xnet (http://whois--X.net ) presents the 2012 oXcars and Free Culture  Forum (FCForum)



25 October 2012- 8.30pm - Sala Apolo, Barcelona (Carrer Nou de la  Rambla, 113)

The oXcars, the greatest free culture event of all time, turns five  this year. Once

again, it will be held at Sala Apolo in Barcelona  (Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113) on 25

October, from…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 11, 2012 at 9:56 — No Comments

2nd International Conference on Complementary Currency Systems for June 19-22 2013

Please see the following announcement for the 2nd International Conference

on Complementary Currency Systems for June 19-22 2013



http://www.iss.nl/research/conferences_and_seminars/periodic_conferences_deb

ates_and_seminars/chose_language/




contact: …

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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 11, 2012 at 8:34 — No Comments

Learning for Change Workshop: Education for Sustainable Development In Malaysia

via Marilyn Mehlmann:

(more info via mmehlmann@gmail.com)

Dear all,…
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Added by Michel Bauwens on October 10, 2012 at 18:39 — No Comments

November 28, 2012: Commons Day in Helsinki, Finland

via Ruby van der Wekken:

info: <rubyvdwekken@gmail.com>, 

Finnish version via https://www.facebook.com/events/294626617318493/

"Program of the Commons Day, Friday 28.9



Co-organised day on peer-to-peer production and commons by Commons.fi- online journal, Helsinki Timebank and the University of Helsinki



All events are…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 26, 2012 at 1:30 — No Comments

Could the Hedric Smith's Book Tour Spark a Revolution in the USA?

From a review of the book, "Who Stole the American Dream" by Robert Steele:

The book opens with reflections of Arnold Toynbee on how civilizations fall, from schisms of the society and schisms of the soul. Being an admirer of George Will's collection entitled "Statecraft as Soulcraft," this resonates with me.



The author chooses to start his account in the 1970's, focusing on Justice Powell and the memorandum that created the…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 13, 2012 at 8:36 — No Comments

Open sourcing Hindu/Urdu as 7th international language: the Hamari Boli initiative

Via Azad Qalamdar:

"the "Hamari Boli Initiative", an opensource People-to-People collaboration and Language Planning enterprise aimed at Hindi-Urdu (the erstwhile Hindustani. Lingua franca of South Asia & 2nd most spoken lanuage in the world) Script, Style, Style, Status & Lexical reform and modernization. 



a full-scale Language Planning initiative,…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 13, 2012 at 5:03 — No Comments

Beyond Anglo-Saxon dominance: capturing the spirit of innovation in Europe

Via Raf Weverbergh:

I'm in the middle of launching a continental, European site about innovation and entrepreneurship - to be clear: not a European TechCrunch/Mashable clone, because my aim is to write about more than just tech. What interests me is how people build great, innovative companies. I want to get to know the European startups and founders that will go all the way, but I also want to capture the general spirit of innovation in Europe.…

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Added by Michel Bauwens on September 7, 2012 at 13:29 — No Comments

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