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NYC LOCAL: Sunday 23 November 2008 Computers and Society: Michel Bauwens

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Sunday 23 November 2008 Computers and Society: Michel Bauwens on Network Civilization: Peer-to-Peer and the Rise of Green Capitalism
Date: 23 Nov 2008 00:33:43 -0500

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 Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 13:29:04 -0500 (EST)
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 Subject: [Computers_and_society_announcements] Michel Bauwens, Sunday 7:00pm, 
"Network Civilization: Peer-to-Peer and the Rise of Green Capitalism"

 The last talk of this semester's Computers and Society series will be held 
 in room 109 WWH (251 Mercer) this Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00pm.  I hope 
 you can join us.


 Michel Bauwens is an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on 
 the subject of technology, culture and business innovation. He is the 
 founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in 
 collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of 
 peer production, governance, and property. He has been an analyst for the 
 United States Information Agency, knowledge manager for British Petroleum, 
 eBusiness Strategy Manager for Belgacom, as well as an internet 
 entrepreneur in his home country of Belgium. He has co-produced the 3-hour 
 TV documentary Technocalyps with Frank Theys, and co-edited the two-volume 
 book on anthropology of digital society with Salvino Salvaggio. Michel is 
 currently Primavera Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and 
 external expert at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (2008). He 
 currently lives with his family in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 About the talk:

 Network Civilization: Peer-to-Peer and the Rise of Green Capitalism

 Just as the three quarters of oil engineers now agree that Peak Oil is in 
 sight within the next decade (after that, oil production can only 
 decline), can we also posit that we may have reached a moment of Peak 
 Hierarchy, a moment in history in which it is no longer large centralized 
 organizations that are most efficient or productive, but rather those that 
 are organized as distributed networks and can draw on peer producting 

 This is the thesis explored by the P2P Foundation, a global network of 
 researchers investigating the emergence of peer production, governance and 
 property, showing how this new 'hyperproductive' mode of producing value 
 is out-competing and out-collaborating traditional organizations. Such a 
 change will have huge implications for society, business, and education. 
 The election victory of Barack Obama, and his program of green capitalism, 
 opens up, because it cannot succeed without huge strides in participation, 
 the possibility of a 'high road' transition towards a peer to peer 
 society, based on the voluntary aggregation of productive communities 
 united around the creation of common value.

 How would our society function, if Linux and Wikipedia were not just 
 emergent, but the model of a new type of institutions residing in the core 
 of our economy and politics?

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