SchwartzReport: 14 Year Old Hacker Takes Down Auto Industry — NOW Will You Listen to Us?

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

This is an amazing story of the difference between  middle aged corporate thinking is, and where teenagers born into the computer world are.

A 14-year-old hacker caught the auto industry by surprise

One Student’s Exploits Showed Executives How Vulnerable Their Cars Are

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Feb 22

Jean Lievens: Open Co-Operativism

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Toward an Open Co-Operativism

Pat Conaty and David Bollier, Commons Transition

“The power of open source principles, now proven beyond a doubt, is rapidly proliferating into many other areas of culture, production and social life.  The prospect of more participatory, socially convivial forms of production – accountable to communities and mindful of the larger common good – has never seemed more achievable.  Still, there are important organizational, legal and financial hurdles to overcome – not to mention cultural and political differences – that must be dealt with if co-operatives are to find common ground with digital commoners and peer producers.  Fortunately, there are emerging models such as multi-stakeholder cooperatives that could be vehicles for such cooperation.” Read full paper.

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Feb 11

Antechinus: 50 Cent Folding Microscope

Antechinus

Antechinus

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that’s just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.

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Jan 31

Sepp Hasslberger: Urban Farming in Kansas

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Is Urban Farming taking off? Here’s a documentary about the Urban Farming Guys in Kansas City… 

Check Out What the Urban Farming Guys Have Been Doing the Last 3 Years. You’re Gonna Be Amazed.

Below the line: text article and YouTube.

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Jan 22