Date archives "July 2007"

Launch of Open Business Guide

The OpenBusiness Guide v1.0 is online!, an international initiative with partners in Brazil, South Africa and the UK, supported by the Open Society Institute, International Development Research Centre Canada, Ford Foundation and Arts Council England, has collected examples of new business models and processes that focus on: * lowering the costs of market entry… Continue reading

D.I.Y. online media publishing how-to: P2P Audiovisual Guide restructured – “one paragraph” overview

Our P2P Audiovisual Guide now with a “one paragraph” content overview, text restructured, updated and split onto subpages for a better browsing and reading experience. Let us know how you find it, what could be improved, what might still be missing… And if you find it useful: please link it in your favourite bookmark sharing… Continue reading

Book of the Week: Publicity’s Secrets. By Jodi Dean (1)

Publicity’s Secret: How Technoculture Capitalizes on Democracy (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002) The book discusses subjectification (how we become human subjects) in terms of a drive toward celebrity and is a critique of the role of media in technoculture, warning for the ideological usage of the drive for transparency. Today, we would like to introduce… Continue reading

The P2P Foundation as a neo-nomad structure

My encounter with Franz Nahrada’s work on Global Villages, with quintessential nomad Dante, and the reading of this most interesting review of the neonomad meme by Thomas Jankowski (which I recommend reading in full), is leading me to the conclusion that the P2P Foundation itself is actually an instantiation of a neonomad structure. Neonomadism refers… Continue reading

Robin Good TV: global p2p-tv with zero capital

A global video-based news channel, started with zero capital? Robin Good has been at it again! Marshall Kirkpatrick reports: “Robin Good, publisher of and a number of other excellent websites, is one of the most popular and prolific European tech writers on the web. Now he’s started a video network called RobinGood.TV with international… Continue reading

Social networking applications listed by Dave Pollard in a ‘taskonomy’

People-Connector Tools Examples Useful for Identifying & Finding This Kind of People What You Can Do Now People-Finders LinkedIn, Ryze, Orkut, Facebook1 People meeting selected search criteria or having a specified affinity with you Set up a just-in-time canvassing system2 Social Network Mappers InFlow People connected with others in an organization Read The Hidden Power… Continue reading

Launch of the Local Commons Survey Project

From David Bollier: “We’re inviting interested citizens and civic groups to conduct commons surveys for their hometowns. Each independently managed project will make a formal inventory of a community’s commons and assess the strengths and weaknesses of each. Then it will publish an interpretive report for the benefit of fellow citizens, the press, government bodies… Continue reading

Book of the Week: David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous (2)

We continue our publication of excperts of David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous. In the first excerpt, David explained how humanity dealt with four principles of knowledge organization up to the digital era. Here, he describes the big changes that are in the offing. Excerpt: Three new strategic principles are emerging, severing the ties between the… Continue reading

Book of the Week: David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous (1)

David Weinberger, co-author of “The Cluetrain Manifesto” (2000) and the author of “Small Pieces Loosely Joined” in 2002, has received many positive reviews for his latest “Everything is Miscellaneous‘. It’s a marvelous book for understanding the evolution of knowledge, both how we know things and how we organize our knowledge. We publish it as book… Continue reading

Kevin Carson on decentralized and re-localized production

Kevin Carson is continuing to publish interesting items. He’s been writing new chapters of his book on decentralized production, see here. Chapter 3 and 4 argue that state policies foster excessive scale and centralization. A discussion on the prospects of relocalized production. Here is a must-read critique of the very (legal) form of the corporation… Continue reading