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Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 02:25 PM
The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University exists to help accelerate the adoption of open source software across the globe and aid the community that develops and uses it. The OSL's students and full-time staff do this by focusing on software development as well as hosting the world's largest open source projects.
Friday, June 03, 2005 - 11:49 PM
Imaginify attended a Caltech lecture by Steven Johnson back in November 2004 and asked him some questions about Creative Commons, Free Culture and Open Source... Straight from BoingBoing via Lessig's blog: On April 7th 2005, the NY Public Library presented a conversation by Larry Lessig and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, moderated by Steven Johnson, author of such books as Everything Bad is Good For You.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 05:22 PM
From an Open Source Magazine to Evolutionary Media to a Rewards Card, and Back?
From the EvolverProject, "It is no longer about knowing what is wrong. It is about becoming what is right. It is about integrating logic and heart, vision and will. It is about making life juicier by making good ideas real. A new world is springing up around us, of visionary politics and liberating hacks, earthly communities and galactic highs ... "new news" ... focusing on active solutions, helpful products, new social movements, and do-it-yourself designs ... open-source group-mind and creative meta-media, designed to creatively and quickly respond to our rapidly changing times ... a model for a passionate planetary culture, one jacked up on collaboration, connection, and exuberant renewal."
To Reality Sandwich, "a web magazine for this time of intense transformation. Our subjects run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies. We hope to spark debate and engagement by offering a forum for voices ranging from the ecologically pragmatic to the wildly visionary (which, to our delight, sometimes turn out to be the one and the same). Counteracting the doom-and-gloom of the daily news, Reality Sandwich is a platform for voices conveying a different vision of the transformations we face. Our goal is to inspire psychic evolution and a kind of earth alchemy." UPDATED!
Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 02:36 PM
From O'Reilly Network, "Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain. Using cognitive neuroscience, these experiments, tricks, and tips related to vision, motor skills, attention, cognition, subliminal perception, and more throw light on how the human brain works. Each "hack" examines specific operations of the brain. By seeing how the brain responds, we pick up clues about the architecture and design of the brain, learning a little bit more about how the brain is put together."
Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 03:24 PM
This comes from, "onthecommons.org." The commons is a new way to express a very old idea ¬ń that some forms of wealth belong to all of us, and that these community resources must be actively protected and managed for the good of all. The commons consists of gifts of nature such as air, water, the oceans, wildlife and wilderness, and shared assets like the Internet, the airwaves used for broadcasting, and public lands. The commons also includes our shared social creations: libraries, parks, public spaces as well as scientific research, creative works and public knowledge that have accumulated over centuries.
Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 06:48 PM
A step in the right direction..."A world community of scholars, researchers, and explorers combining perspectives and insights on consciousness, human nature and the human potential..." The Knowledge Center "is a growing body of knowledge--a place to share and access our collective understanding of the nature of consciousness, the human potential, and the mysteries of our universe."
Saturday, November 06, 2004 - 09:54 AM
Straight from BloggerCon III's open node...wikipedia's definition goes like this..."Podcasting is different than broadcasting and webcasting in that it "casts" audio not by a mechanism of centrally pushing audio out to listeners, but by the mechanism of the (distributed) listeners pulling (downloading) the audio files automatically. Podcasters publish (or "podcast") audio files, even in the likeness of radio shows, but it is the individual listener who initiates the "cast" through their subscription and automatic download of the audio program.
Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 08:51 PM
Yesterday's Planetwork forum was a real success. It was an interesting mix of online initiative presentations with one consistent theme being the leveraging of "social" networking technologies for progressive causes. There was genuine enthusiasm for WatershedWeb, both for our watershed focus and the CivicSpace code package features...
Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 02:08 PM
In the concluding paragraphs of the decision, Justice Sidney R. Thomas (9th US Circuit Court, LA) wrote: "[W]e live in a quicksilver technological environment with courts ill-suited to fix the flow of internet innovation....The introduction of new technology is always disruptive to old markets and particularly to those copyright owners whose works are sold through well-established distribution mechanisms," the court wrote. The Ninth Circuit decision is based in part on the fact that P2P networks have significant non-infringing uses, and that they can help artists earn money, The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports.
Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 07:11 PM
UPDATED What is Enlightenment? magazine has a section and article in their new issue on Collective Intelligence, "discovering that wholes are far more than the sum of their parts. When individuals unite in a shared intention, something mysterious comes into beingÂ¬Ăłwith capacities and intelligences that far transcend those of the individuals involved." It relays ideas of complexity to what Tom Atlee calls Co-Intelligence and much more, Flemming Funch, better know as Ming the Mechanic has an article about it too.