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Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 03:50 PM
On April 23, students at Swarthmore College will launch a new international student organization, the International Movement for Free Culture, dedicated to what it calls a "bottom-up, participatory structure to society and culture." The new group will leverage the power of students at colleges and universities around to the world and promises to be a leading voice for copyright reform, online rights, free and open-source software, and threats to the free flow of information.
Sunday, November 23, 2003 - 01:06 PM
To encourage discussions of the methods and approaches we use to move into and out of the social, economic, artistic, political and technical networks we connect to and/or disconnect from. The Version>04: invisibleNetworks convergence mobilizes a diagram of these interconnections, entry and exit points and the transmissions that occur within them. Uncover and open channels of discussion, hidden orders, unseen hands, blackboxes, backdoors, wormholes and access points. Participants in Version>04: invisibleNetworks will function as nodes and hubs in this amorphous system and construct this years' decentralized convergence.
Thursday, November 06, 2003 - 06:54 PM
MANAGING KNOWLEDGE: THE NEW FOUNDATION OF SOCIETY OR ANOTHER PASSING FAD? This article reviews the rise and fall of knowledge management, and then examines how the unique logic of knowledge requires organic, self-organizing systems. This more sophisticated approach is used to examine how universities could be transformed.
Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 11:42 AM
The next planetwork Forum will be on Thursday, October 30th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. (link to calendar item)
This monthly event is an opportunity to update the cultural creative community in San Francisco on how our various projects are progressing and discuss opportunities for greater synergy and collaboration.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 12:29 PM
Something central to Imaginify is the awareness of community as a "network," and our response to the current trend of Social Network Analysis. This is a mathematical metaphor like imagining the universe is an automaton like mechanical clockwork, purely an abstraction for the purpose of simplicity and utility overlooking all the richness and complexity of real human and universal relationships.
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 12:42 PM
One of the most concrete proposals appearing on the Augmented Social Networks list is a new proposal by Dr. Andrius Kulikauskas and team, calling for Effective Use of Marginal Internet Access. A collaborative effort by an enlightened self-interest group of activist individuals floated an open draft for the Soros Open Society Institute's Social Software Development grant program, whose announcement this summer spread like wildfire through the open development community.