• Snowden

    by  • July 3, 2013 • 16 Comments

    Come to the Stacktivism conference in London, July 13, to discuss infrastructure and political control. The history We all knew this was happening. Anybody who worked in computer security looked at the NSA’s budget and the falling cost of hardware and simply said “they’re storing everything.” There had been evidence before. The secret rooms in [...]

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    Swarm Cooperatives – questions, hopes, outcomes?

    by  • May 28, 2013 • 2 Comments

    If you’re new to the show: Evolution of Swarm Cooperatives on June 1st is the first Big Picture Day. Swarm Coops is intended to develop some new ideas about hackathons, unconferences, bar camps, hack days and similar, and the Big Picture Days will develop those ideas and take them forwards. Register here. Click here to [...]

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    Swarm Cooperatives Schedule

    by  • May 18, 2013 • 4 Comments

    Swarm Cooperatives is the first of six Big Picture Days at Limewharf Annex Culture Lab. As befits a swarm-themed event, we’re pulling things together very fast (you won’t believe when we actually get access¬†to the space!) but that’s all part of the fun. We hope you’ll be able to come! Sign up for a free [...]

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    The Evolution of Swarm Coops: our June 1 workshop

    by  • May 13, 2013 • 5 Comments

    Swarm Cooperatives are temporary social structures we create to solve problems, explore new ideas, and make the most of opportunities. You can think of Swarm Coops as “constructive flash mobs.” Common examples include unconferences, bar camps, hackathons, crisis mapping, and free schools. The Evolution of Swarm Coops is a one day¬†workshop at The Limewharf Annex [...]

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    freeing dotcoms from predatory investors

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 1 Comment

    ((long series of tweets – you want to read this in reverse order, if at all – I’m keeping it for later)) Vinay Gupta @leashless 11h We can simply work-and-buy our way back out of this mess. It’s worked on the Desktop w. Linux, it can work on the network. Next round!!! Expand Reply Delete [...]

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    The Cloud is dead: long live the Swarm!

    by  • April 28, 2013 • 1 Comment

    Here’s my prediction: space in data centers is going to become almost free. A convergence of trends is going to crash the price, and business model, of many Cloud providers in the next two years. Those trends are four. 1> Smart dotcoms are rewriting their backends in fast, compiled languages like golang. One example went [...]

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