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Collaborative consumption is dead, long live the real sharing economy | PandoDailyPandoDaily
"This is where the real sharing economy comes in. It is more than just VC-backed Internet startups. It’s a tectonic shift in how the economy works. As society changes from a top-down factory model of organization to a peer-to-peer network model, how we produce, consume, and interact will be radically transformed. At its simplest, the sharing economy is the decentralization of economic power brought on by new technology, new and revived business models, and massive social change. It’s made up of thousands of innovations, some for profit, some nonprofit, and some that thrive in the commons. If we can avert our collective gaze from our latest technology gadgets for a second, we might be able to see the real sharing economy, the one driven by values and tested by time. "
sharing  commons  economics  business-model  community  collaboration  consumption  via:vaguery 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Volatile and Decentralized: The Secret Lives of Professors
I came to Harvard 7 years ago with a fairly romantic notion of what it meant to be a professor -- I imagined unstructured days spent mentoring students over long cups of coffee, strolling through the verdant campus, writing code, pondering the infinite. I never really considered doing anything else. At Berkeley, the reigning belief was that the best and brightest students went on to be professors, and the rest went to industry -- and I wanted to be one of those elite. Now that I have students that harbor their own rosy dreams of academic life, I thought it would be useful to reflect on what being a professor is really like. It is certainly not for everybody. It remains to be seen if it is even for me.
academia  culture  graduate-school  career  professor  education  work  via:vaguery 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Photosounder.com - Image-sound editor & synthesizer
Photosounder is a one-of-a-kind image-sound editing program. It is unique in that it opens images and sounds indiscriminately, treats and processes them as images, and synthesizes them as sounds. Sounds, once turned into images, can be powerfully modified to achieve effects and results that couldn't be obtained in any other way, while images of all sorts reveal the infinite kinds of otherworldly sounds they contain. Ultimately, knowing how sounds look and how images sound, you'll be able to create images that sound like what you want to hear, or like what you couldn't imagine to hear.
sound  editor  software  audio  music  graphics  visualization  via:vaguery 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Essentials of Metaheuristics
This is an open set of lecture notes on metaheuristics algorithms, intended for undergraduate students, practitioners, programmers, and other non-experts. It was developed as a series of lecture notes for an undergraduate course I taught at GMU.
book  programming  algorithms  optimization  metaheuristics  heuristic  via:vaguery 
august 2009 by tsuomela
B Corporation
B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Corporations are unlike traditional responsible businesses because they:
business  business-model  corporation  organization  law  via:vaguery 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Urban Oasis » Should You Get a PhD?
Don’t believe it. Sometimes good people get bad jobs or no jobs at all
via:vaguery  graduate-school  phd 
april 2009 by tsuomela
HackingCongress | The intersection of civics
HackingCongress is a new hub for projects at the intersection of civics
via:vaguery  government  transparency  open-government 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Open Everything - Open Everything
Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'.
open  activism  international  via:vaguery 
march 2009 by tsuomela
St. Louis Fed: Economic Data - FRED®
Welcome to FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), a database of 19,829 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series.
economics  data  online  research  time  via:vaguery 
may 2008 by tsuomela
Typogridphy — A Typographical and Grid Layout CSS Framework From Harry Roberts of CSS Wizardry
Typogridphy is a CSS framework constructed to allow web designers and front-end developers to quickly code typograhically pleasing grid layouts.
css  web-design  web-development  via:vaguery 
may 2008 by tsuomela
(theinfo)
This is a site for large data sets and the people who love them: the scrapers and crawlers who collect them, the academics and geeks who process them, the designers and artists who visualize them.
data-mining  data  collection  analysis  visualization  scraping  via:vaguery 
january 2008 by tsuomela

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