Via Jorge Ferrer:
the paperback edition of The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies (SUNY Press, 2008), is coming out this July and can be now pre-ordered at the SUNY Press web page: http://sunypress.edu/details.asp?id=61696.
Given the prohibitive cost of the hardcover edition, some of you asked me to keep you informed about this release. I hope the book may be of interest for you and your research.
Jorge Ferrer,… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 27, 2009 at 3:25 —
Via co-author Kingsley L. Dennis, www.kingsleydennis.com
Generally the book is 'academic-ish' and I'm not expecting any of you to buy! Although concerned with the car the book is also about the 'future' and addresses issues of a post peak-oil society. If you should feel so inclined, or know of anyone who might be… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 26, 2009 at 4:35 —
Post-industrial design by ToDo & Massimo Menichinelli
Details at http://www.irealize.eu/post-industrial-design-by-todo-massimo-menichelli/
This is part of http://www.irealize.eu which has different workshops, such as I EAT, see for more info below:
A workshop exploring the ongoing evolution of a new scenario for design in the information society.
- CoDEsigners… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 26, 2009 at 4:09 —
I've recently been exploring how peer production methods can be used to build smarter public policy. One benefit of this approach is that the community that drafted the policy would then become a political force urging its passage. Such a scenario might provide a means to counteract the often damaging influence of corporate special interest.
My first question, then, is how do we create an environment in which peer production of public policy can occur successfully? I find the… Continue
Added by Matt Cooperrider on May 25, 2009 at 19:44 —
Added by Mark Cruthers on May 25, 2009 at 4:15 —
Em tempos de mobilidade, siga-me pelo twitter, BlogJournal, Orkut, etc.. O importante não é mais quem você é, mas, ONDE VOCÊ ESTÁ ?
Added by Jamile Borges on May 19, 2009 at 13:12 —
Via real-world economics review / post-autistic economics review:
URL = www.toxictextbooks.com
A new movement (its manifesto is at the bottom of this message) is being launched to encourage universities and schools to use economics textbooks that engage honestly with the real world.
Recently several prominent economists, including Hodgson and Keen, have publicly called for worldwide student protest to help bring about serious change in academic economics,… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 19, 2009 at 10:28 —
Book: Networking. The Net as Artwork. Tatiana Bazzichelli.
Digital Aesthetics Research Centre, Aarhus University.
URL = http://www.networkingart.eu/english.html
"The book describes the evolution of the Italian hacktivism and net culture from the 1980s till today. It builds a reflection on the new role of the artist and author who becomes a networker, operating in collective nets, reconnecting to Neoavant-garde practices of the 1960s (first and foremost… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 17, 2009 at 14:14 —
The Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation is seeking papers exploring the theme
“Organization and Emergence:
Tensions and Symbiosis”
THIRD CONFERENCE ON EMERGENT ORDER AND SOCIETY
December 3-6, 2009
We seek original work in three areas:
1. Exploring the relations between emergent orders and the instrumental organizations within them. To what degree are they benign, mutually beneficial, or… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 13, 2009 at 3:26 —
In this article
, Michel Bauwens says that such a thing as peer money exists based in something like a russonian social contract.
We will not argue this fact, though we think that is very difficult to get it to work this way.
Recently I´ve been working around Adrian Bejan´s
works about the… Continue
Added by Carlos Boyle on May 9, 2009 at 15:24 —
Via Graham Boyd:
I thought you might be interested to know the latest about the non-profit organisation I've founded with Robin Wood. Renaissance2 is a not-for profit foundation whose mission is to catalyze social innovation yielding world-centric business. You might be interested, or know people interested, in attending our first conference in June. Feel free to forward this email on to anyone else!
Read on for more info ... or click on the… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 9, 2009 at 3:30 —
CALL FOR PAPERS
4th INCLUSIVA-NET MEETING: P2P NETWORKS AND PROCESSES
Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2009
Event dates: July 6 to 10, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)
Medialab-Prado issues a call for the presentation of papers to be publicly presented during the 4th International Inclusiva-net Meeting. This edition will focus on an analysis of “peer-to-peer” networks and network processes, highlighting the… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 9, 2009 at 3:00 —
Via Frederick Noronha:
Wed, May 6 01:12 PM
Bangalore, May 6 (IANS) India has been ranked as the country with the
world's most consumer friendly intellectual property (IP) laws since
its copyright regulations allow citizens great freedom to access and
utilise information for educational and development purposes.
This emerged in a study of 16 countries, including economically
advanced ones, undertaken by the Malaysia-based… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 8, 2009 at 2:43 —
Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy
From http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/S04.cws_home/cfp_iep_si, via chris pinchen:
Call for papers - Economics of Digital Piracy
Special Issue of Information Economics and Policy
Co-Edited by Martin Peitz, Professor of Economics, University of Mannheim; and Joel Waldfogel, Professor of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
We are… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 8, 2009 at 2:25 —
Via Celia Blanco, who writes us:
The IP consumers' report that Consumers International prepared to "combat" the 301 US report
have been launched. (I ended up doing the Spanish part as a P2P Foundation collaborator)
Here's the announcement:
"Consumers International released its IP Watch List to the media (following a successful soft launch in Sydney earlier this month), shortly before the US government released its own Special 301 Report. The two documents… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 5, 2009 at 9:00 —
is a BarCamp to explore innovation, especially within the Mediterranean region. It is a participatory space where the atendees share experiences, ideas & networking and will take place in Citilab-Cornellà
, Barcelona from 22-24th of May. The event is free and everybody is welcome to attend and participate.
You can present your project at InnovaCamp in many… Continue
Added by Chris Pinchen on May 4, 2009 at 16:13 —
Via Koen Martens :
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS HAR2009, SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 15th
Hacking At Random,
International Technology & Security Conference August 13-16, 2009,
near Vierhouten, The Netherlands
Please circulate widely,
pdf version at http://har2009.org/index.php?p=86.
Submit your talk or workshop proposals before may 15th on
- From the ancient days long before the… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 4, 2009 at 8:51 —
A message from Rune Kvist Olsen
Ask the full PDF via firstname.lastname@example.org
This concept of “The DemoCratic Workplace” is a way to rebuild corporate credibility, accountability and trust throughout the world. The appeal in communicating and forwarding these ideas can be seen as one of the ultimate reactions to the global shift in corporate and economic history of this tumultuous times inflicted with substantial changes and transformations on how our corporate systems in society… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 4, 2009 at 8:41 —
5th Biennial Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
with Small Planet Institute, Ohio Employee Ownership Center, and
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Pittsburgh
Democracy Works: Worker Cooperatives,
Labor Solidarity, and Sustainability
Friday to Sunday, July 31st - August 2nd, 2009
Duquesne University • Pittsburgh, PA
Join worker co-ops, majority… Continue
Added by Michel Bauwens on May 1, 2009 at 5:42 —