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The P2P Democracy research project at Leuphana Inkubator

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I have joined the German research center Leuphana Inkubator as Research Fellow. The project is titled P2P Democracy, and forms part of a wider initiative, Grundversorgung 2.0.

More on the Inkubator Website : http://www.leuphana.de/inkubator.html

And the Grundversorgung 2.0 blog: http://digitale-grundversorgung.de/

Updates on this project as it develops.


Bitcoin Rises -Al Jazeera

Read: Bitcoin Rises

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TEDX Costa Rica

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I will be speaking about the Collaborative Economy at the upcoming 2013 TEDx event in Costa Rica. (Feb. 2013)

Update: Here’s a pic!

(It must be noted that the image behind me corresponds to a diagram made by Rachel Botsman, whose work I was referencing at the moment this picture was taken.)


Al Jazeera: “The crisis of global journalism and the Freedom of the Press Foundation”

Read “The crisis of global journalism and the Freedom of the Press Foundation”

Link to Freedom of the Press Foundation DONATE!

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Call for Papers – Value and Currency in Peer Production

I am Co-editing an issue of the Journal of Peer Production, together with Nathaniel Tkacz and Francesca Musiani.

The title of this issue is Value and Currency in Peer Production.

See the full info on the Call for Papers at:

http://peerproduction.net/value-and-currency-in-peer-production/


“Asia Deep Dive on Commons” event organised by CSG in Bangkok

Organised by the Commons Strategy Group, hosted by the  Heinrich Boell Foundation.

More about this event at: http://p2pfoundation.net/Asia_Commons_Deep_Dive
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The Commons Strategy Group has recently published a great compilation of essays, very useful for anyone looking to get started on the topic of ‘the commons’.

 

The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State

http://www.wealthofthecommons.org/

 


“Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy”, Published by Orange France

P2P Foundation Coop research project co-authored by Michel Bauwens, Franco Iacomella and me (Nicolás Mendoza).

See the announcement at Orange.com including brief description and audio.
Direct link to the full report in PDF


Al Jazeera publishes “Not so fast: Cosmopolitics and the Higgs boson”

Read “Not so fast: Cosmopolitics and the Higgs boson”

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IEEE Conference on Technology and Society in Asia 2012

Organised by IEEE  Society on Social Implications of Technology

 

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r/KarmicAssemblages

Take a (fuzzy) look at the state and content of my research. I’ve decided that Reddit might be better than Instapaper, hence r/KarmicAssemblages. Feel free to comment, subscribe or post stuff I might need to check.

 


Al Jazeera: “Understanding Bitcoin”

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Understanding Bitcoin – in AJ


“Life in a Network for Survivors: The Thermonuclear Apocalypse and the Protocols of Freedom” -Published at P2P Foundation

Read on P2P Foundation:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


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The Tambun Series -Wat Ku Tao

Wat KuTao – Chiang Mai, Thailand


I have joined Team WIKISPEED

WIKISPEED designs and builds cars with a fuel-efficiency of over 100mpg. What is truly groundbreaking is that it is done through a global team of collaborating volunteers, using methodology initially used for software development.

Watch WIKISPEED founder Joe Justice’s amazing TEDx presentation here.


Karmic Assemblages and the Network Society – PhD Research Project

My research proposal has been approved by the School of Creative Media at City University, Hong Kong. The project will beging in Nov. 2012. Click on the image to download the PDF.


Metal/ Code/ Flesh -Published by Al Jazeera

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Metal/ Code/ Flesh PDF


Schoolgirls and the Rosetta Stone

London, UK


Al Jazeera publishes ‘A tale of two worlds’

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Bandung Spirit Conference 2011, Indonesia

On Nov 18, 2011 I presented a condensed version of my master’s thesis Awakening from Capitalism, available in PDF here. Full version coming soon from P2P Foundation books.

Bandung Spirit Conference site here.


To Feel Like Paying: A visit to the anomaly of happiness

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An analysis of Lentil as Anything, a pay-as-you-feel restaurant in Abbostsford Convent, Melbourne Australia

http://www.scribd.com/doc/55987973/To-Feel-Like-Paying-Def-Oct-14-2010


Tourists outside a temple

Chiang Mai, Thailand


A Tale of Two Worlds: Apocalypse, 4Chan, WikiLeaks and the silent protocol wars

Paper published in Radical Philosophy 166, March/April 2011

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Life in a Network for Survivors: The Thermonuclear Apocalypse and the Protocols of Freedom

Paper presented in the “Apocalypse and its Discontents” Conference at the University of Westminster, London. Dec 11 2010


Taming PedoBear

The structures of the cultural fringe, hyperspace jumping, and the loop of capital

This paper is an attempt to understand the structures of web-based cultural production, specifically the activity that takes place in sites like 4Chan and Reddit, and the flows and transformations that content goes through as the mainstream deals with the indigestible. The case of PedoBear and its paradoxical relation with Jon Stewart’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity’ is used as a case study that illuminates on the complexities that inform these realms of contemporary culture.


PDF: Taming PedoBear


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