I believe that Mattereum, using blockchain smart contracts, finally has the tools to make a modest extension of how capitalism runs — a relatively gentle upgrade — to get a much, much better world very quickly and without having to sacrifice anything we want along the way.
Need a tent for your summer camping adventure or music festival? Don’t buy it – borrow it. Library of Things has teamed up with The North Face to add a selection of professional adventuring tents and backpacks to your local library of things. So what are you waiting for? The world is your oyster!
Library of Things describes collections of things other than books that are being loaned like books, for no charge. A library of things can loan out kitchen appliances, tools, gardening equipment and seeds, electronics, toys and games, art, science kits, craft supplies, musical instruments, recreational equipment, and more. These new types of loaner collections vary widely, but go far beyond the books, journals, and media that have been the primary focus of library collections in the past.
Doch Chkae began life on a Cambodian rubbish dump, but now play to thousands.
"Isle of Flowers" (Portuguese: "Ilha das Flores") is a 1989 Brazilian short film by Jorge Furtado. It tracks the path of a tomato from garden to dump with th...
Shoshana Zuboff's new book on “surveillance capitalism” emphasizes the former at the expense of the latter
Collective notes about Fixfest 2019.
Bodies of Planned Obsolescence is an art-science research networking project. The project will use and develop strategies in digital performance art, cultural studies, and science, to engage with the political, sociological and ecological issues around electronic waste in countries that export (UK) and import (Nigeria and China) used technology. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.
Resumo da tarde de atividades relacionadas à Incubadora de Projetos do CEU Ana Maria, na cidade de Santo André. Evento realizado em 10 de agosto de 2019.
Transformative Cities is an opportunity for progressive local governments, municipalist coalitions, social movements and civil society organizations to popularize and share their experiences of building solutions to our planet’s systemic economic, social, political and ecological crises.
Por Bianca Tavolari* A ideia original era bastante simples, até mesmo modesta. Com dificuldades para pagar o aluguel, três jovens...
In his sci-fi trilogy The Three Body Problem, author Liu Cixin presents the dark forest theory of the universe. When we look out into space, the theory goes, we’re struck by its silence. It seems…
Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world.
Thousands of new cities are needed to house the increasing global population – projected to reach 10bn by 2060. From China’s planned Jing-Jin-Ji hypercity to African techno hubs and sprawling refugee camps, Adam Greenfield explores what the future holds
The world’s $300 billion scrap-metal market is looking beyond junked cars and copy machines to a new prize: the cloud. Pilot efforts are under way to handle the recycling of small amounts of cloud-computing material in the U.S., betting on a sharp pickup in volumes in the years ahead.
Workshops are used to explore a specific topic, to transfer knowledge, to solve identified problems, or to create something new. In funded research projects and other research endeavours, workshops are the mechanism used to gather the wider project, community, or interested people together around a particular topic. However, natural questions arise: how do we measure the impact of these workshops? Do we know whether they are meeting the goals and objectives we set for them? What indicators should we use? In response to these questions, this paper will outline rules that will improve the measurement of the impact of workshops.
Most modern businesses and organisations today are using some kind of team chat application. The usual suspects are Slack, HipChat, Discord, Mattermost, Rocket Chat, Riot, and Gitter, to name a few. While chat is immediate and primarily synchronous, communication in Discourse is gradual and asynchronous. We’ve seen far too many community managers treat these two modes of communication as competitors. Quite on the contrary, chat and forum communities can complement one another beautifully, and we aim to show exactly how by breaking it down into three different levels of understanding. […]