Tia Carr Williams interviewed me about Peer to Peer and Relationship Capital.
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 30, 2008 at 15:15 —
Here are the last news of my many projects:
I just recently created a new web site http://singlesunion.info/
with slogan "Singles of the world, unite !".
The aims are, in brief:
- To present a challenging philosophical analysis of the cruelty of
this world towards singles, that is, the people that the world
unfairly and irresponsibly condemns to the absence of love.
- To promote and implement the right to… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 27, 2008 at 5:14 —
More about this group: http://groups.to/camerasforacause
Cameras for a Cause (C-FAC) is a volunteer network, meant to share photography (and sometimes videography) skills with campaigners, citizens, not-for-profits and anyone undertaking work for positive social change on the planet.
1. By "positive social change", we refer to those working on issues of environment, labour, conservation, education, development, IT-for-change any other such issues. We leave it open to each… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 27, 2008 at 4:40 —
here's an announcement of the 3D printing pioneers Ponoko:
"You can now turn digital photos of your hand drawings into real life products simply by uploading them to the Ponoko website.
This means you do not need to use graphics software to make something. This significantly lowers the entry barrier for all creative people who can hand draw using pen and paper but do not know how to use design… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 25, 2008 at 4:57 —
Monica Horten says that the proposed rules that will be voted on by European Parliament on September 23, do not bode well.
"The Telecoms Package (Paquet Telecom) is a review of European telecoms law. Ordinarily, it would deal with network infrastructure and universal service and other purely telecoms matters. However, buried within it, deep in the detail, are important legal changes that relate to enforcement of copyright. These changes are a threat to civil… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 22, 2008 at 11:17 —
“Priests, shamans, and holy men have been talking about the coming decade for hundreds of years, and many scholars, examining the recurring patterns of history, also foresee major upheaval on the horizon.
In this timely and insightful treatise, Petersen explains how the world and its leaders must prepare for an onslaught of potential crises, such as rapid climate change, a tipping point in the global financial system, a pandemic, or a new level… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 18, 2008 at 13:58 —
Via Curt Beckmann
Your work indicates that, like me, you believe strongly that sustainable solutions should be shared whenever possible. We are gathering together a large community of like-minded groups and people, called the Open Sustainability Network (OSN), to work on overcoming barriers to openness and collaboration. Our first conference will be at San Francisco State University on October, 18th-19th and admission is free. Your support for OSN can range from simply joining and… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 15, 2008 at 5:32 —
The adage "be your own media" has inspired Valentin Spirik to compile an extensive guide with annotated resources for anyone planning to make his/her own audio or video material, covering the various free software production and distribution tools available.
The guide is located here: http://p2pfoundation.net/Category:Audiovisual
It is a labour of love of two years, but now Valentin is undertaking new projects.
Though the main page has been visited more than… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 12, 2008 at 10:40 —
Via Matt (Digiblade):
The Willow Project is a seriously cool effort to bring robotics to the
masses: think of it as Lego Mindstorms all grown up. The project
makes all their hardware and software designs open source, so anybody
with the capability can take part, downloading existing designs and
uploading their own. You don't have to be Dr Robotnik taking a break,
either - the project includes tutorials and instruction, so all you
need is the desire to… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 12, 2008 at 4:24 —
A message from Adam Hyde:
"FLOSS Manuals (http://en.flossmanuals.net) is a non-profit
foundation and community creating a collection of manuals that explain
how to install and use a range of free and open source software. The
manuals are friendly and simple, and they are intended to encourage
people to explore the wide range of free and open source software.
The manuals on FLOSS Manuals are written by a community of people, who
do a variety of… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 11, 2008 at 17:05 —
Peter Forrest reports:
"It's been a long time coming but http://www.tgl.tv is now ready for extensive testing and feedback.
I would be most grateful if you could try it out and let me have your overview, inc. any recommendations for improvements.
Please have a look at our visitors intro. film, produced by a local school, and sign up to help us extend the testing phase .
A few pointers:
* About tgl will give you useful information, inc. How… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 9, 2008 at 13:53 —
From Rob George, http://www.CenterSDS.com
Fellow Passengers and Crew,
The purpose of this communication is to announce and present to you a Democratic Socioeconomic Platform, in search of a Democratic Political Party.
This Democratic Socioeconomic Platform (DSeP) is available on the website of the Center for the Study of Democratic Societies at:
The purpose of this Democratic… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 9, 2008 at 6:51 —
Call for Contributions
4th Oekonux Conference
in collaboration with
Please distribute this text as wide as possible.
During the past decade the phenomenon of Free Software has become
successful and well-known. It is still amazing how in the realm of
software the creativity of so many volunteers leads to products which are
useful for the whole mankind. In 1999 the Oekonux Project started… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 9, 2008 at 4:07 —
The following is an announcement, but companies like Ponoko
deserve our support as they are bringing distributed manufacturing closer to reality:
San Francisco, CA – Now shoppers can have their goods designed and made just for them at the lowest price possible. Ponoko ID is the world’s first shopping request and match making service for manufactured goods. It’s the latest offering from Ponoko, the unique online marketplace that brings… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on September 4, 2008 at 4:45 —