Peers Inc, l’azienda peer-to-peer

Dieci anni fa, Robin Chase fondò Zipcar negli Stati Uniti, divenuta ora la più grande società di car-sharing del mondo. Attualmente Robin sta analizzando il livello successivo al car-sharing: Buzzcar, una start-up francese che permette alla gente di noleggiare la propria auto ad altre persone. I dettagli sono affascinanti (come funziona l’assicurazione, esattamente?), e una […]

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Stampa la tua medicina!

Il chimico Lee Cronin sta lavorando ad una stampante 3D che, al posto di oggetti, è in grado di stampare molecole. Un’interessante e promettente applicazione a lungo termine: creare il proprio farmaco usando inchiostri chimici.

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Massimo Banzi, Come Arduino rende open-source l’immaginazione

Massimo Banzi ha contribuito ad inventare Arduino, un microcontrollore open-source facile da utilizzare che ha ispirato migliaia di persone in tutto il mondo a fare le cose più fantastiche che si possano immaginare — dai giocattoli alle attrezzature satellitari. Perché, come dice lui: “Non ci vuole il permesso di nessuno per rendere le cose eccezionali.”

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Quattro principi per un mondo aperto

Per il futurologo Don Tapscott, le ultime generazioni sono entrate in contatto con le nuove tecnologie fin dalla nascita, e di conseguenza il mondo si sta trasformando in un mondo molto più aperto e trasparente. Nel suo intervento ispiratore, ci illustra quattro principi basilari grazie ai quali questo mondo aperto può diventare un luogo decisamente […]

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Crash Course. Perchè siamo in crisi?

Il Crash Course cerca di farvi capire la natura di alcune sfide e rischi estremamente gravi per la nostra economia e la sua futura prosperita’. Il Crash Course cerca di darvi una conoscenza di base dell’economia in modo che possiate capire meglio i rischi che stiamo correndo. E’ stato ideato da Chris Martenson, cittadino statunitense […]

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Yochai Benkler on How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest

Harvard Professor Yochai Benkler (The Wealth of Networks) is one of the world’s top thinkers on cooperative structures. In his new book, The Penguin and the Leviathan: How Cooperation Triumphs over Self-Interest, he uses evidence from neuroscience, economics, sociology, biology, and real-world examples to break down the myth of self-interest and replace it with a […]

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Debitocrazia, il film

“Debitocrazia” è un documentario greco di Katerina Kitidi e Aris Chatzistefanou,  prodotto grazie alle donazioni dei cittadini in rete.  Il film individua le cause della crisi economica greca e mondiale e propone soluzioni che vengono occultate dai governi e dai media dominanti.  (video con sottotitoli in italiano)

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Open Source Ecology, macchinari open source per costruire una civiltà

Cos’è Open Source Ecology? Utilizzando un wiki e strumenti fabbricazione digitale, Marcin Jakubowski ha realizzato cinquanta progetti open source di macchine agricole, consentendo a chiunque di costruirsi da zero il proprio trattore o una mietitrice. Questo è solo il primo passo di un progetto che ha l’obiettivo di scrivere un set di istruzioni per realizzare […]

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La doppia moneta dell’Uruguay

Un articolo molto interessante su cosa sta accadendo in Uruguay. Uruguay’s Two Currencies by Niklas Blanchard, CheapSeatEcon March 11, 2010 Back in June of 2009, Uruguay embarked on a nationwide experiment with complementary currencies — a plan that evolved from a number of local trials of the alternative currency system in that country. The name […]

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Una fattoria per il futuro

Il video “Una fattoria per il futuro” di Rebecca Hostings. La nota naturalista inglese affronta il tema della dipendenza dagli idrocarburi fossili delle filiere agro-industriali contemporanee in un documentario di grande impatto girato per la BBC, in cui narra in forma autobiografica il percorso della stessa autrice alla ricerca di un nuovo modello produttivo della […]

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Open Source Ecology, an interview

Open Source Ecology Building Functional, Sustainable Agriculture in Wisconsin An Interview with Brittany Gill by Rebeccah Kessel (Sustainable Eating Magazine) “I love watching things grow. I put a seed in the ground and then there’s this plant and then there’s this tomato on this plant. It makes me think of life and beauty and purpose […]

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Open Source Ecology, About our wiki

These days we are struggling with finding a way to communicate the message of  the work at openfarmtech.org. Brittany and Vinay Gupta (hexayurt.com) have been slashing through the thicket of expression choices to narrow down the message so it could be understood by others. The goal is to attract interest in a few, dedicated co-developers. […]

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A replicable global village model

Imagine a village with buildings of dirt (CEB) with year-round greenhouses (sawmill, CEB, bioplastics from local trees), with all facility energy produced by a solar turbine, where people drive hybrid cars with car bodies (bioplastics) made from local weeds, with critical motors and metal structures (aluminum) extracted from on-site clay, which are fueled by alcohol […]

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500 Plus Plan

The cornerstone of Open Source Ecology’s program for transformative economics is the 500 Plus Plan. This is a plan for producing a financial incentive in order to attract new fellows on demand. This Plan is the development of an integrated, primarily agricultural product package that may be deployed by people joining OSE on a month’s […]

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OSE Transformative Economics Program

The basic OSE model is shown below:   The cornerstone of Open Source Ecology’s program for transformative economics is the 500 Plus Plan. This is a plan for producing a financial incentive in order to attract new Fellows on demand. This Plan is the development of an integrated, primarily agricultural product package that may be […]

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OSE Yearly Plan — April 2006/April 2007

This plan shows the work to be done in the period from April 2006 to April   2007.   The   majority   of   new   developments   revolves   around   the development of novel social technology and a flexible hardware technology which we are proposing herein. Technical developments include energy, vehicle, and farm equipment infrastructure. This is part of background developments […]

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OSE Progress Report for 2005/2006

We are forming an enterprise community focusing on open source technology for sustainable living. Part A is a review of OSE’s first season at our land-based facility in Osborn, MO. The facility is leased and operated by Marcin and Brittany. Corresponding future direction based on the experience gained is described in Part B. OSE Progress […]

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OSE Sustainable Investment Group, LLC

Open Source Ecology Sustainable Investment Group LLC is a for-profit company used to fund the non-profit company Open Source Ecology, Inc. It will raise money through this offering to acquire land and build a hydroponic lettuce greenhouse. The Company will sell greenhouse produce and sustainably-harvested lumber. The company will also engage in marketing of other […]

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Open Source Ecology, Inc.

by Marcin Jakubowski, Ph.D.   “(…) It may be more desirable to pursue and promote modes of production and societal organization that are more integrated and skilled, where time is liberated for other personal and civic pursuits. A skilled worker in the information age is one who tries to piece together the disconnected elements of […]

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Open Source Ecology, our mission

I. What is Open Source?Open Source refers to the model of providing goods and services which includes the possibility of the end-user’s participation in the production of these goods and services. This concept has already been demonstrated in Linux, the open source computing system. With Linux, a large number of software developers have contributed to […]

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