Date archives "January 2012"

P2P Essay of the Day: Hacking_the_Food_System

The future of urban agriculture is not vertical, nor even simply horizontal. It is distributed and networked throughout the city. In a growing number of cities, suburbs,and small towns, community groups and entrepreneurs have discovered innovative ways to harvest and grow food, using interconnected networks of relatively small plots of public and private land and… Continue reading

P2P Essay of the Day: Ten Peer Production Patterns (6-10) – Part 2

Recently we presented the first five peer production patterns described by Stefan Meretz. We will now present the last 5 patterns. Read the innitial post for more background about this essay. The patterns: 6-10 Pattern 6: Beyond Classes Stefan Meretz: “Capitalism is a society of separations. Buying vs. selling, producing vs. consuming, labor vs. capital,… Continue reading

Connexions: Fourth Annual Conference

The Fourth Annual Connexions Conference will be held on 15 February 2012 at Rice University. Each year the Connexions Conference brings together more than 100 education thought leaders from around the world. This year’s conference promises to be especially exciting, as we launch large-scale initiatives on open textbooks and open education technology. The agenda includes… Continue reading

The MakerBot Replicator

In this video Bre Pettis, CEO and Co-founder of Makerbot Industries, reveals the newest generation of MakerBots – The Replicator! This is the first footage of The Replicator ever to made visible to the public! Find out what makes The Replicator awesome and why you are going to want one! More information here:

P2P Project of the Day: StreetScooter, the open-source electric car, will be on Germany’s streets in 2013

StreetScooter is an open-source electric car. According to Wired: “The price tag is only $7,000, the top speed is 74mph and the range is 80 miles, all very good specifications for electric cars. It was designed by a collaboration of over fifty different companies that specialise in designing different parts. This created a modular design… Continue reading

The value of improving connectivity in rural & deprived areas

By Efrain Foglia – orignally posted on the Community Knowledge Transfer blog   The value of improving connectivity in rural & deprived areas The possibility of interconnection with other places by means of digital networks may promote the social, cultural and political development of small, rural or disadvantaged areas. These telecommunication networks allow for immediate access to other… Continue reading

Michel Bauwens on Marxism, Capitalism and the Commons

Source: David Bollier How does Marxism relate to the commons and peer production? My friend Michel Bauwens, founder of the Foundation for P2P Alternatives, offers a penetrating, big-picture analysis in an interview with Jean Lievens (originally posted on TANIT, Toward a New International Tendency, but also at Social Network Unionism).  It’s now clear that postmodernism is… Continue reading