Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC)

Media@McGill’s Participatory Open Online Course (POOC) on The Participatory Condition is now open for registration (http://www.pcond.ca/pooc/). This free, non-credited online course runs from October 15 to December 6, 2013. The POOC interrogates a range of issues pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society, and will focus on aspects of mediated participation including surveillance, the predicament …

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Value and Currency in Peer Production (Due Jan 22, 2013)

The Journal of Peer Production CFP: Value and Currency in Peer Production Edited by: Nathaniel Tkacz, Nicolás Mendoza and Francesca Musiani The marriage of cryptography and the dynamics of open-source have now produced a working distributed currency system. Bitcoin, as the most notable example, can be understood as a new technics of exchange inspired by …

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Community-Based Multifunctional Farms and Regional Food Systems

Community-Based Multifunctional Farms in New England and their Relationship to Regional Food Systems: Report of 2011 Farm Surveys Webinar Tuesday, December 11, 12:00-1:00pm EST Presenter: Kathleen Liang, University of Vermont Moderator: Lisa Chase, University of Vermont Extension Given the growing interest in understanding the relationship between food systems and small/medium-sized community farms, this webinar will …

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