‘Wealth of Networks’
Tracks the emerging information-sharing, open-source cooperative sectors of economies in the USA, Canada, Europe, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and other countries. In this new sharing, cooperative economy, sectors are exchanging information, bartering and using new forms of currency in order to make their money stretch further. The Wealth of Networks balances the older competitive sectors based on money.
Video of the Day: Charles Eistenstein on Sacred Economics Directed by Ian MacKenzie ; Produced by Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill, Ian MacKenzie “Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed [...]
In a discussion on money, politics, and the growth of organic political reform movements in America over the last few years, Dylan Ratigan talks with Lawrence Lessig about his new book, One Way Forward: An Outsiders Guide to Fixing the Republic. You can read Lessig's book here. ... Read More >> View article...
Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global Sustainability New York, Feb 28 2012 6:05PM A United Nations-backed competition with the goal of uncovering sustainable approaches to information and communication technology (ICT) kicked off today, bringing developers from around the world together in a frenetic race of [...]
Towards a New Participatory Citizen Science Contract for Science Data Mining and Biobanking Mainstream research should invite forms of participation that treat donors as citizens committed to achieving a public good, not as repositories of informatic gold, ripe for mining. Thanks to continually evolving network technology, participants could [...]
Dear Kosmos Readers, Warm greetings to all who are serving the greater good...and there are so many of us now! We hope you will find this newsletter full of ideas on how you may be part of an ignited humanity – one already on the streets of cities worldwide, saying, “No More! We have found a better way.” Kosmos Gains Consultative [...]
SPECIAL NOTICE In collaboration with the OWS Forum on the Commons in New York (Feb 16-18) http://makingworlds.wikispaces.com/home Free online workshop on growing a Commons-inspired Occupy theory of a collective action we’ve just opened a free online workshop on growing a Commons-inspired Occupy theory of a collective action, here: [...]
Hello from the crew at FoO! Over the last month we’ve been reading, analyzing, and honing in on the most vibrant conversations taking place in the Working Groups. Our February issue, the ‘Focus on Working Groups’ presents you with a number of blogs and essays highlighting exciting strategic ideas, specific proposals, and LOTS MORE [...]
George Dafermos on the Peer Governance of Open Source Projects Source: Interview conducted by Michel Bauwens and Neal Gorenflo While peer production is now well-known after the pioneering work of Yochai Benkler and the evident success of open-source software, the governance of these communities is the subject of much less debate and study. [...]
Save the Internet The SOPA/PIPA Money Trail A Media Matters report showed that in the run-up to Jan. 18, when Wikipedia, Google, Reddit and other big sites joined millions of Internet users in one of the biggest online protests to date, only CNN mentioned SOPA and/or PIPA in its nightly news coverage. Now another Media Matters report shows [...]
Book of the Day: The Good of Everyone. The Sharing Economy as a Way Out of the Crisis This is a very important book, in the process of being translated from the Italian: Enrico Grazinni: “The thesis of this book is that, to overcome the current dramatic economic and ecological crisis, it is necessary to create and develop a polycentric [...]