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Featured Blog Posts – September 2010 Archive (8)

P2P Foundation joins the FTA

The FTA is proud to announce the incorporation of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives (P2P-F) to its Associate Network. The P2P-F is the organisation behind the most extensive research platform on peer production topics around the world.

Its founder, Michel Bauwens, says about the FTA:

"It is extremely important that the knowledge and practical know-how about the new peer production practices, which results in real and important social artefacts and 'products'…


Added by Michel Bauwens on September 29, 2010 at 10:51 — No Comments

Seminar in Helsinki on Oct 22: peer-to-peer production in public services

Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production in public services

Via Andrea Botero:

Date Friday 22 of October 2010

Place: Aalto University – School of Art and Design

Hämeentie 135 C – Media Center Lume – Sampo Hall

Organizers: Aalto University, Special Interest Group Co-p2p with the support of Aalto University Service Factory




Added by Michel Bauwens on September 29, 2010 at 9:57 — No Comments

Launch of P2P Urbanism and World Atlas initiative with Gruppo Salingoros, P2P Foundation, and Citleft

For more info see: http://grupposalingaros.net/en/p2p-urbanism.html

Urbanism as a shared, bottom-up process, is an historical evidence since the beginning of civilization. It follows natural patterns belonging to the intrinsic logic of space.

Proposing a peer-to-peer urbanism approach today, has deep implications, not only about the very discipline, but…

Added by Michel Bauwens on September 26, 2010 at 11:23 — No Comments

Important call for papers on openness and participation in education: Handbook on Knowledge Economy, Education and Digital Futures

Via Daniel Araya, daniel@levelsixmedia.com:

Handbook on Knowledge Economy, Education and Digital Futures

(Eds.) Michael A. Peters, Tina (A.C.) Besley and Daniel Araya


The movement to the knowledge economy requires a rethinking of economic fundamentals because knowledge behaves differently from other goods in that it…


Added by Michel Bauwens on September 16, 2010 at 21:52 — No Comments

Transforming Finance Group's Call Recognizes Finance as a Global Commons

Via Hazel Henderson:

Dear Friends:

Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) and John Fullerton's newly launched Capital Institute co-convened, with Prof. Leo Burke of the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame and Steve Waddell of Networking Action, an expert meeting and TV taping here August 29-Sep1st. Here is our Statement, highlights of which will be incorporated into a Press Release next week. Many of you have already signed it. Please add your…


Added by Michel Bauwens on September 11, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Spanish collecting society is threatening EXGAE

Via Simona Levi of EXGAE:

Dear friends,

in fact the news is quite funny even if with a little danger. Their text is super absurd and we received so many suport that we crashed 2 servers of illimited acces :-)

Here our press release:

In August, right in the middle of the summer holidays, EXGAE received a certified fax from the lawyers of the Spanish royalties collection society, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), demanding that EXGAE…


Added by Michel Bauwens on September 10, 2010 at 7:50 — No Comments

Open Notebook Science: Interview with Jean-Claude Bradley

Jean-Claude Bradley is an organic chemist at Drexel University in Philadelphia. As with most scientists, Bradley used to be very secretive. He kept his research under wraps until publication and frequently applied for patents on his work in nanotechnology and gene therapy.However, he asked himself a difficult question 5 years…


Added by Richard Poynder on September 1, 2010 at 14:31 — No Comments

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