Web Science Research Initiative

By mattcoop, 11 years 34 weeks ago.

MIT and U. of Southampton are teaming up for a new multidisciplinary research initiative. From webscience.org/about :

The Darwin Project

By Robert Link, 11 years 34 weeks ago.

The Darwin Project describes "first-half Darwinism" the competition narrative derived by some from Darwin's "The Descent of Man". From their splash page:

In the Descent of Man Charles Darwin wrote only twice of "survival of the fittest" — but 95 times about love! 92 times about moral sensitivity. And 200 times about brain and mind.

Suppression over 100 years of the real Darwin has led to the social, political, economic, scientific, educational, moral and spiritual mess we are in today.

Undoing a century and more of unwarranted dominance of the competition narrative is very much part of the CoCo vision.

The Literacy of Cooperation, Video 1, entry 1

By Robert Link, 11 years 34 weeks ago.

I am starting the task of working my way through the Literacy of Cooperation videos. I will comment here as I can. If you haven't already viewed these then maybe you can be enticed to follow along with me, as these videos, arguably, represent the beginnings of the CoCo project, our foundational material if you will, on which we build and from which we grow.

The format I will take for these posts is:

  • Title: The Literacy of Cooperation, Video N, entry M
  • Unformatted text: Running summary of lecture

Review: Open Plans Collaboration Platform

By mattcoop, 11 years 34 weeks ago.

The open plans platform itself is a serviceable collaboration platform, built on Plone, stitching together a Wordpress blog, wiki, and mailing lists. The real promise of this platform, however, comes from the organization behind it.

From topp.openplans.org:

Computer simulations suggest how religions might emerge

By samrose, 11 years 34 weeks ago.

Via: 3quarksdaily
(thanks mitten!)

Ewen Callaway in New Scientist:

God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved

Are higher transportation costs reversing globalization?

By samrose, 11 years 35 weeks ago.

Michel Bauwens recently sent this link in an email to the p2plist:


Along with the question: "Are higher transportation costs reversing globalization?"

My own answer:

The Foundation for P2P Alternatives

By Robert Link, 11 years 35 weeks ago.

It is such a big world, I should perhaps not feel bad for not having found this resource sooner, but I am kicking myself for only getting there today. The Foundation for P2P Alternative is a tremendous resource for general information about Peer-to-peer ideology as well as specific p2p resources. The project is spearheaded by Michel Bauwens.

From the presentation P2P In a Nutshell:

Chilled by Respect?

By Robert Link, 11 years 35 weeks ago.

I find it has been almost half a year since I posted anything here. Why should that be?

The political economy of peer production: Adam Arvidsson and the Ethical Economy

By samrose, 12 years 10 weeks ago.

I've just returned from Nottingham, UK., where I participated in the first-ever academic workshop on p2p concepts, a conference/workshop on "the political economies of peer production".

I plan on giving a review of each presentation in blog postings here. This first post is about Adam Arvidsson's amazing, and thought provoking presentation on what he is calling the "Ethical Economy".

Give Meaning

By samrose, 12 years 18 weeks ago.

GiveMeaning - online donation, online fundraising and creative fundraising ideas

An interesting idea, connecting news stories with Donation projects, and giving people ways to collectively rate and filter different dimensions, or propose their own way to solve the problem. "Problem spaces" are sorted through tags, and tag clouds show areas with higher activity.

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