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Michel Bauwens's Blog – December 2009 Archive (7)

Editorial "from Ecorev 33 : Thinking after capitalism with André Gorz"

Via Emmanuel Dessendier, editor in chief of Ecorev:

Two years ago, a few days before our patron André Gorz and his wife passed away, he had sent us his last text.

EcoRev’s present issue pays tribute to this great thinker and father of political ecology. It is special also in the sense that it is published ten years after the original issue, which focused on “Surviving capitalism”. Yet, this tribute does not want to regard the “Gorzian philosophy” as sacred.… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 27, 2009 at 1:09 — No Comments

System Malfunction, a book about the oncoming global catastrophe and the potential of Systems Thinking to address it

Via Timothy Barker, at http://www.webjam.com/systemmalfunction

See text at http://www.webjam.com/systemmalfunction/~Media?id=2f80933d-97f2-4d48-bf69-e8dff2008ab4

"System Malfunction is a book about the oncoming global catastrophe. Motivated by a need to address current systemic failings across a spectrum of observable… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 23, 2009 at 7:59 — No Comments

Call for Papers -- Linking the Local with the Global within Community informatics -- Journal of Community Informatics

Journal of Community Informatics:

Call for Papers for Special issue on Linking the Local with the Global within Community Informatics

Guest editors: Liisa Horelli and Douglas Schuler

The Journal of Community Informatics (http://ci-journal.net) is a focal point for the communication of research of interest to a global network of academics, Community Informatics practitioners and national and multi-lateral policy makers.

We invite submissions of original,… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 21, 2009 at 5:01 — No Comments

Call for Papers Internet Research 11.0 - Sustainability, Participation, Action

The 11th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the

Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

October 21-23, 2010 University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of

Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

The challenge of this conference is to find multiple avenues for

participation and action towards a sustainable future. In a society

increasingly aware of social and ecological imbalance, many people now

see information and communication… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 15, 2009 at 9:18 — No Comments

The sharing issue at Copenhagen

This article is recommended as a must read by Jim Garrison of the State of the World Forum, and appeared in the Huffington Post:

William S. Becker

Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project

HuffingtonPost: December 14, 2009

COP 15: Accepting Responsibility

Imagine you're a well-to-do person attending a dinner of your peers. The food is top-rate and there's plenty of it. Course after course is laid upon the… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 15, 2009 at 8:35 — No Comments

Open Source Development for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Via Liam Rattray:

URL + http://openfarmtech.org/index.php?title=Open_Source_Development

Good afternoon all,

Some of you who are following the UNFCCC climate negotiations may know

that there is currently an impasse between "developed" (i.e. US & EU)

and "developing" (i.e. China and India) over intellectual property

rights and the transfer of technologies… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 12, 2009 at 9:00 — No Comments

Education as a Commons

Via Stevphen Shukaitis, Autonomedia Editorial Collective, http://www.autonomedia.org

Beneath the University, the Commons

A conference at the University of Minnesota

April 8-11, 2010

// Antioch 05.08 // Rome 10.08 // Athens 12.08 // New York City

12.08 // Helsinki 03.09 // Zagreb 05.09 // Heidelberg 06.09 // London

06.09 //Santa Cruz 09.09//

Seemingly discrete struggles over the conditions of… Continue

Added by Michel Bauwens on December 1, 2009 at 6:15 — No Comments

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