Trivers on Self-Deception

By Peter Durand, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

IT Conversations has a great recording from Pop!Tech 2005 of Robert Trivers, who's work focuses on social theory based on natural selection. He has plenty to say about mass self-deception, war and "shit mimics" (animals who imitate the feces of their predators).

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Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: Important new book from Hess and Ostrom

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

David Bollier beat me to it with this post. He's one of the authors, so he deserves the honor. My copy of this important new book just arrived.

Using Technologies of Cooperation, Knowledge Commons, and Foresight to Avert Pandemic

By SamuelRose, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

O'Rielly networks published some articles today on using rapid deployment of open source telephony tools to help survive a possible pandemic.

Volunteers wanted for Living Cultural Storybases: using mobile digital tools for cultural preservation

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

We're Not Doomed After All

By JimBenson, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

In this Foreign Affairs magazine article, Robert Sapolsky examines the similarities of how humans value peace / conflict and how other primates do. He dispels a few primate myths and shows how human beings aren’t necessarily doomed to a future of warfare.

Webcasts on cooperation and peer to peer

By MichelBauwens, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

In the last few weeks, we have started collating videos on cooperation related topics, which are indexed in the P2P Webcast Directory

Here's a list without comments, as most of the titles speak for themselves:

• Anne Margulies on Open Courseware

• Bernardo Huberman on Prediction Markets

• Bill Thompson on Citizen Journalism

• Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism

What does the collaborative stigmergic web feel like? Touch it...

By MarkElliott, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

What happens when you die?

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

What You Should Know About Copyright

By SamuelRose, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

Why the Commons may not work.

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 37 weeks ago.

"If changes in one small area are too quickly communicated across a system as a whole, they would tend to be dampened out.
New and dissenting ideas need time to accumulate evidence and argument."

Ilya Prigogine, winner of a nobel prize for chemistry.

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