Technology, 3D Technology, Software, Architecture, Design Workflow, Phil Bernstein, Sheila Kennedy, Alvin Huang, Catie Newell , Shane Burger, Nicholas Cameron, Paul Audsley, James Gar A new year often refreshes the search for the next great thing to upgrade our professional and personal lives. But that quest often overlooks longstanding, tried-and-true ideas and technologies that still possess years of useful life. As a follow-up to last year’s article on the tech to expect in architecture, we asked leading digital-savvy architects and designers two questions: What existing tools and tricks would benefit any architecture firm to master, and what is their personal tech-related resolutions for 2017?
Creative Commons Celebrates 10 Years of Opening Culture The future of the cultural commons looked dim in December 2002: Napster had been shuttered a year earlier, while record labels treaded warily into selling DRM-locked music online. The FCC dismantled regulations forestalling the consolidation of media ownership. And as the housing bubble inflated, privatization — of media, public space, scientific and technological research, even the military — became the watchword of the day. A decade later, the cultural commons remains threatened, but stands on somewhat firmer ground. The record industry abandoned its futile efforts to lock music to users or devices, a costly lesson movie studios and book publishers seem determined to learn for themselves.
The Baltic Institute of Finland - eCitizen II The Baltic Institute of Finland led the Interreg IVC financed project - eCitizen II – Towards citizen-centered eGovernment in European cities and regions -which was launched in the beginning of January 2010 and ended in December 2013. The cooperation was designed to support European cities and regions in their joint efforts to accelerate eGovernment through exploiting established networks, gained experiences and good practices to improve interaction between citizens and public authorities, better involving citizens in local decision-making and contributing to change in operational culture and attitudes within public administrations. As a follow-up project, eCitizen II brought added-value to interregional eGovernment cooperation focusing on sharing the accumulated knowledge, experiences, best practices, and transferring them between the more advanced and less experienced cities and regions throughout Europe. The online manual is available on www.eparticipation.eu
Knowledge commons Conceptual background The term 'commons' is derived from the medieval economic system the commons. Today, the knowledge commons act as a frame of reference for a number of domains, including Open Educational resources such as the MIT OpenCourseware, free digital media such as Wikipedia, Creative commons–licensed art, open-source research, and open scientific collections such as the Public Library of Science or the Science Commons, Free Software and Open Design. According to research by Charlotte Hess and Elinor Ostrom, the conceptual background of the knowledge commons encompasses two intellectual histories: first, a European tradition of battling the enclosure of the "intangible commons of the mind", threatened by expanding intellectual property rights and privatization of knowledge. Copyleft A main principle of the knowledge commons is that the traditional "copyright" is being replaced by "copyleft".
New Virtual Library Offers over 250 Art Books for Free Download Publications, Research Getty Publications makes 45 years of art and conservation titles available online, with more to come When we launched the Open Content Program last summer and released 4,600 collection images to the public (a number that has since more than doubled), I cited this quote from the most recent museum edition of the NMC Horizon Report: “it is now the mark—and social responsibility—of world-class institutions to develop and share free cultural and educational resources.” This dictum continues to inform our efforts here at the Getty, and today I am very pleased to share with you our latest project in this arena, the Virtual Library: An open, online repository of more than 250 Getty publications from our 45-year publishing history, available as high-quality scans to read online, or to download in their entirety, for free. The books in the Virtual Library come from three of the Getty’s programs: the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Research Institute, and the J.
1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns . We also have special collections of . Free Comedy & Dramas 125 Korean Feature Films – Free – The Korean Film Archive has put on YouTube over 100 Korean feature films, including Im Kwon-taek’s Sopyonje and Hong Sangsoo’s The Day the Pig Fell Into a Well. Open Collaboration - The Next Economic Paradigm I’ve dedicated a lot of research over the last few years to understanding the deep trends that will define the next economy. As I’ve written elsewhere, the global economy goes through a creative-destructive cycle every 50 years. And now we’re in the midst of a collapsing paradigm that is soon to be replaced by something new. In this article, I will explain what the new paradigm is and how it will impact every sector of society — including business, government, education, and basic research. The old economic paradigm was a service economy built on the digital communications revolution that began in the early 1970′s. It is winding down now as financial capital has decoupled from productive capital and the global speculative bubble has burst.
Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society - Open Conference On 4th December 2014, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research & Innovation and the European Union-funded Citizens’ Observatories projects invite you to the conference “Citizens’ Observatories: Empowering European Society”, to be held in Brussels at the Management Centre Europe facilities. This one day conference will look at the role and opportunities for active citizen participation in environmental monitoring and policy making. The event will provide opportunities to engage with experts and practitioners working across a range of European citizen science initiatives and policy making bodies, and to find out more about the work of the five Citizens’ Observatory EU-funded projects, with a poster exhibition and live demos of the applications and sensors they have developed.
Understanding Knowledge as a Commons Knowledge in digital form offers unprecedented access to information through the Internet but at the same time is subject to ever-greater restrictions through intellectual property legislation, overpatenting, licensing, overpricing, and lack of preservation. Looking at knowledge as a commons—as a shared resource—allows us to understand both its limitless possibilities and what threatens it. In Understanding Knowledge as a Commons, experts from a range of disciplines discuss the knowledge commons in the digital era—how to conceptualize it, protect it, and build it. Contributors consider the concept of the commons historically and offer an analytical framework for understanding knowledge as a shared social-ecological system. They look at ways to guard against enclosure of the knowledge commons, considering, among other topics, the role of research libraries, the advantages of making scholarly material available outside the academy, and the problem of disappearing Web pages.
The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and free SDK 2.0 public preview are here - Kinect for Windows Product Blog Today, we began shipping thousands of Kinect for Windows v2 sensors to developers worldwide. And more sensors will leave the warehouse in coming weeks, as we work to fill orders as quickly as possible. Additionally, Microsoft publicly released a preview version of the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 this morning—meaning that developers everywhere can now take advantage of Kinect’s latest enhancements and improved capabilities. The SDK is free of cost and there are no fees for runtime licenses of commercial applications developed with the SDK. The new sensor can track as many as six complete skeletons and 25 joints per person. We will be releasing a final version of the SDK 2.0 in a few months, but with so many of you eagerly awaiting access, we wanted to make the SDK available as early as possible.
The New Razer Blade Stealth Length : 11.81”/ 300 mm Height*: 5.12” / 130mm Width : 1.69” / 43mm*Height measured from top of PCIe connector to the bottom of the locking pin ramps. GPU Type Single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card GPU Max Dimensions 12.20” x 5.98” x 1.73” (310 x 152 x 44 mm) GPU Max Power Support 375 Watts Plug and Play compatible graphics chipsets Graphics cards use varied designs based around a common graphics chip. Please ensure the GPU selected meets all size, power, and additional requirements. The Dark Web and the Power of Anonymity Have you heard of the Dark Web? What about the Darknet or TOR? If not, this is the growing, underground web that you will be learning a lot more about in the near future. We all use the web routinely -- Facebook, Google, the site where this article is posted. The websites we visit and post to daily are on what is called the Surface Web -- sites that are indexed and findable via a search engine.
Benkler Barcelona 25 Feb 2015 (Spanish translation will be provided TRADUCCION AL CASTELLANO ONLINE) Can we gain an economy, politics and society of the commons? Idea of the Commons and the Future of Capitalism. The political importance of CBPP and its very strong continued relevance. #Commons #p2pvalue