The official beta launch announcement is here! The world’s first privacy-protecting search engine that bans corporate propaganda and government disinformation is now ready for webmasters to submit their sites for indexing. The name of the new search engine? Good Gopher! (www.GoodGopher.com) GoodGopher is the first and only search engine in the world that intentionally favors New Media / Independent Media / Alternative Media websites.
The aim of this book is not to provide yet another critique of capitalism but rather to contribute to the ongoing dialogue for post-capitalist construction, and to discuss how another world could be possible. It builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society, considering peer production as a social advancement within capitalism but with various post-capitalistic aspects in need of protection, enforcement, stimulation and connection with progressive social movements. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism. They postulate that the mature peer production communities pose a sustainable alternative to capital accumulation, that of the circulation of the Commons. They make some tentative transition proposals towards a Commons-based economy and society for the state, the market and the civic domain.
Todays book of the day is Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross. We feature here an extract from an interview with the author Kristin Ross with Manu Goswami for Jacobin.
What can the Paris Commune offer to present struggles for emancipation?
At its most speculative reaches, “communal luxury” implies a set of criteria or system of valuation other than the one supplied by the market for deciding what a society values, what it counts as precious. Nature is valued not as a stockpile of resources but as an end in itself.. . . .
I read “A Big Data Cheat Sheet: What Executives Want to Know.” The hidden agenda in the write up is revealed with the juxtaposition of the source Social Media Today and the technology Hadoop.