Music as cooperation/language enabler

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago. reports on scientific speculation that "Caveman crooners may have aided early human life," signalling availability for cooperation and perhaps laying down the neural substrates for language. This hypothesis was first elaborated with extensive citation by William Benzon in his book, Beethoven's Anvil.

My thoughts for the day that's in it.

By Brian Ohanlon, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Nanotech searches for cooperative limits

By Kevin Jones, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

New study on altruistic punishment: people prefer groups that punish free-riders, if punishment increases profit to members

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Study Links Punishment to an Ability to Profit is the New York Times headline about recent research results, published today in Science:

Sociologists have long known that communes and other cooperative groups usually collapse into bickering and disband if they do not have clear methods of punishing members who become selfish or exploitative.

New Summary: David Bollier, When Push Comes To Pull

By SamuelRose, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

When Push comes To Pull: The New Economy and Culture of Networking Technology An experiment in participatory journalism

By SamuelRose, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

[bliki | what is a bliki?]

[via BuzzMachine]

Jay Rosen has launched an open source and open funded journalism experiment called Here's how it works:

Newstrust launch today

By Marc Dangeard, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

Since this is definitely related to Cooperation in the News arena, and
I think it is a small revolution in how we can get access to better
news articles, I would like to mention this:


We're happy to announce that NewsTrust just launched today. Check it
out now:

Omidyar Network launches $50K team-based funding project

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago. Resources

By SamuelRose, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

On The Commons is a great resource and blog for understanding what a "commons" is.

On The Commons defines a commons this way:

Open Access News Blog

By Howard Rheingold, 12 years 38 weeks ago.

The Open Access News Blog covers issues relating to the scholarly/scientific publishing knowledge commons. A brief overview explains open access:

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

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