Marcin Jakubowski: Open Source Imaging — $10K Instead of $1M

Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Materials, Science
OSE MarcinWelcome to Open Source Medical Imaging. A prototype machine will be $10k in materials instead of $1M off the shelf, and first images are expected next year. Lukas has received a Shuttleworth Foundation Flash Grant for this work, and just presented this at the world’s largest MR conference.

NATO Crowd-Sourcing Future

Crowd-Sourcing, NATO Civ-Mil Ctr
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Seriously. NATO Transformation Command, based in Norfolk, Virginia and previously known as Supreme Allied Command, Atlantic, wants to crowd-source the future. They have a strategic foresight initiative that is hot right now, and anyone can sign up to have an account and express their views on Economics, Environment, Technology, and more. These are serious people with good intentions. Got brain? Take it for a drive at the Innovation Hub. Right now. This stage CLOSES on 23 June. Contributors get to join in the video discussion 24-26 June 2015. The possibility of personal thank you letters is being discussed. Do this.  Now.  Please. http://innovationhub-act.org/

CounterPunch: Robert Steele: A Fantasy On the Seventh Day — How to Fast Track Extreme Democracy in the USA

Articles & Chapters, Crowd-Sourcing, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics

DAY ONE

The fat sweaty Capitol Hill policeman was in lust. The perfect babe was walking past him toward the steps of The Capitol, wearing only a T-shirt and the shortest of shorts, carrying only a cell phone and a jug. The possibilities of a wet T-shirt fully occupied his very small mind.

Then she exploded in flames. She had sat down, poured the jug of what turned out to be gasoline over her body, filmed her short manifesto for broadcast to YouTube, and lit a match. Here’s what she said:

Read full article at CounterPunch.

 SHORT URL to CounterPunch page: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-Fantasy

Full text below the fold.

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Berto Jongman: Will US Collapse Soon? Robert Steele: Should EU Be Thinking About Post-US NATO?

#OSE Open Source Everything, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Governance, Innovation, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience
Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

Unthinkable: Brazilian Journalist Mulls Soviet-Style Collapse of US

Citing a series of geopolitical, economic and social setbacks faced by the United States since the turn of the century, geopolitical analyst and Sao Paulo Business School Professor Antonio Gelis-Filho argues that global policy planners must prepare to deal with the “improbable, but by all means possible, Soviet-style collapse of the United States.”

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Worth a Look: One Voice Now

Access, Crowd-Sourcing, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Politics, Resilience, Sources (Info/Intel)
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One Voice Now

“One voice made up of three hundred million people containing billions of brain cells all working together to solve the problems of today, making the world a better place for the children of tomorrow.” ~ David Frank ~

A “LOCAL ISSUES TELEVISION AND RADIO STATION” (Your Local Public Broadcasting Station) to send the information out to the community.

A “COMMUNITY COMPUTER” (Community Voter Database) to receive the calls (votes) from any touch-tone phone. The computer will verify the voter, ask what issue number they want to vote on, count the vote and prevent multiple voting. Issues of, by and for the people…

See Also:

Using your smartphone to verify evidence of war crimes

Willow Brugh: Distributed Digital Disaster Response

Crowd-Sourcing, Geospatial, Governance, P2P / Panarchy, Resilience
Willow Brugh
Willow Brugh

Willow Brugh on Distributed and Digital Disaster Response

The citizen response to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy was in many important ways more effective than the response from established disaster response institutions like FEMA. New York-based response efforts like Occupy Sandy leveraged existing community networks and digital tools to find missing people; provide food, shelter, and medical assistance; and offer a hub for volunteers and donors.

In this talk Willow Brugh — Berkman fellow and Professor of Practice at Brown University — demonstrates examples ranging from Oklahoma to Tanzania where such distributed and digital disaster response have proved successful, and empowered citizens to respond in ways traditional institutions cannot.

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Today, Right Now, Please Support Peter Joseph (Zeitgeist) New Film — Interreflections — Watch the Trailer

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture

Peter Joseph Z MovementPeter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder, has just agreed to be our inspirational speaker at Open Source Everything for the 21st Century in NYC in early December 2015.

We are moved and appreciative. He is raising money to finish the first of the Interreflections Trilogy movies and although he has achieved his goal of $50,000 we strongly urge all who care about open source everything — and a new model of Open Collaborativsm — to go here, now, and donate what they can.  Thank you, Peter Joseph.

Worth a Look: Open Source Ecology

Access, Architecture, Crowd-Sourcing, Design, Economics/True Cost, Hardware, Innovation, Knowledge, Manufacturing, Resilience, Science
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Click for Wiki

Open Source Ecology is accelerating the growth of the next economy – the Open Source Economy – an economy that optimizes both production and distribution – while promoting environmental regeneration and social justice. We are building the Global Village Construction Set. This is a high-performance, modular, do-it-yourself, low-cost platform – that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes – to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

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Tom Atlee: Avoiding Reductionism Between Co-Intelligence and Collective Intelligence

Crowd-Sourcing, Governance, Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy
Tom Atlee
Tom Atlee

Collective intelligence is more than most people in the field think it is. And co-intelligence is more than collective intelligence – since it includes collective intelligence and goes way beyond it. In this post I try to indicate the differences between these concepts, provide a taste of how big they each are, and offer a way to think about their distinct essences.

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Stephen E. Arnold: Social Media Demographics

Crowd-Sourcing, Culture
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold

Social Network Demographics by the Numbers

EXTRACT: Here are some of the facts: Facebook is still mostly female and remains the top network.  Twitter leans heavier on the male demographic, while YouTube reaches more adults in 18-34 demographic than cable TV.  Instagram is considered the most important of teenage social networks, but Snapchat has the widest appeal amongst the younger crowd.  This is the most important for professionals: “LinkedIn is actually more popular than Twitter among U.S. adults. LinkedIn’s core demographic are those aged between 30 and 49, i.e. those in the prime of their career-rising years. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn also has a pronounced skew toward well-educated users.”

See Also:

CyberOSINT @ Phi Beta Iota