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Hack the Cape: crisis or opportunity?

By on February 17, 2018

By James Gien Wong and Jose Ramos  The city of Cape Town is confronting an unprecedented water crisis. Because of a complex number of factors, including a prolonged drought, the city is facing a complete shutdown of its municipal water distribution. The city has already established a “Day Zero”, the day when all taps will... Continue reading

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Podcast: How did the advent of agriculture impact humanity?

By on February 13, 2018

For the last 150,000 or so years of human evolution, not a whole lot changed. That is, until about 10,000 years ago, when in the blink of an eye we began organizing societies in very, very different ways. We went from small bands of hunter-gatherers to massive state societies; from having a relatively low ecological... Continue reading

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Could Sharing Research Data Propel Scientific Discovery?

By on January 28, 2018

Ambika Kandasamy: Cognitive neuroscientist Christopher Madan says open-access data or data that is freely shared among researchers to use in their studies can not only save time and money, it can enable scientists to “skip straight to doing analysis and then drawing conclusions from it,” if the datasets they need already exist. Madan works as an... Continue reading

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Show your solidarity for the Omni Commons!

By on December 11, 2017

A call for support from Oakland’s exciting Omni Commons project. The following text was written by Julian Francis Park. Click here to contribute. Julian Francis Park: Dear friends of the Omni Commons. We’re coming up on the first anniversary of collectively owning the historic building we inhabit thanks to your ongoing participation in the Omni.... Continue reading

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The Financialization of Life

By on September 10, 2017

Not everyone is aware that technology is not neutral, and that design decisions reflect interests and values. This is of course very clear with Bitcoin and the Blockchain, which carries within itself a vision of human society that is based on isolated individuals that make contracts with other.At the P2P Foundation, we’d like to point... Continue reading

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