Blogs

OnTheCommons.org Resources

By SamuelRose, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

On The Commons is a great resource and blog for understanding what a "commons" is.

On The Commons defines a commons this way:

Open Access News Blog

By Howard Rheingold, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

The Open Access News Blog covers issues relating to the scholarly/scientific publishing knowledge commons. A brief overview explains open access:

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. What makes it possible is the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder.

Open Co-op Project

By MichelBauwens, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Cooperation is related to the 3 paradigms of open/free, participatory/P2P, and the Commons.

I only recently discovered a wonderful resource, the Open Co-op Project, which has a working definition of what an Open Organization should be, and also an extensive listing of Background Documents which can all be downloaded at the site.

It's available at http://open.coop/contact+us

Spectrum of Cooperation to Competition in Board Games

By Peter Rothman, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

From BoardGameGeek, a nice review of a variety of board games detailing the balance between cooperative and competive play elements, and describing some different types of cooperative elements. Spectrum of Cooperation to Competition in Board Games

Stigmergy and the Panopticon: NSA to harvest social network sites

By MarkElliott, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Study: Groups outperform the best individuals at problem solving

By SamuelRose, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

[Thanks Madtom]

A study by Patrick R. Laughlin, Erin C. Hatch, Jonathan S. Silver, and Lee Boh of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, published in the APA Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, finds that group problem solving is more effective than problem solving by even the best individual expert.

Study Shows Cockroaches Make Group Decisions

By SamuelRose, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

[via Slashdot]

A study outlined in ths month'sPNAS talks about evidence that cockroaches communicate and make group deicisions.

Discover Channel News Online reports:

Studying The Commons: The International Association for the Study of Common Property

By JimBenson, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

The International Association for the Study of Common Property has been studying the management, usage and architecture of commons for about 20 years. Their site is a wellspring of data, analysis, and theory around collaborative and cooperative use of environmental resources.

Supernova Weblog is a great read

By Marc Dangeard, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

I was at the Supernova workshop earlier this week, and I can report that it has been an amazing event, with great discussions on social networking, collaborative filtering, gaming, IPTV, marketing, branding etc...
They have a very interesting weblog that I recommend if you want to get a feel for what is happening on the frontline: technologies of cooperation in the making...

Survival of the Wisest

By JimBenson, 11 years 23 weeks ago.

Deepak Chopra has a guest column in the Huffington Post, of all places, giving a good run down of his theories of "Survival of the Wisest"

Chopra says:

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