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Pirate practices and economical change

Posted: September 30, 2010 by alxbal in Classes, Research, Resources

Hi all,

in Yesterday’s class we started an interesting discussion on copyright and copyleft issues. We also watch a video of Matt Mason who wrote the book “pirates dilema”. A longer version is at

Here is an example of how a “pirating” activity becomes no longer a pirating activities once businesses figure out how to profit from them…. Youtube now has a lot of copyrighted content freely available, with the knowledge and approval of copyright owners. See how it works in this wired article:¬†

The book The starfish and the spider explains this very well as well.

Open Source Alrternatives:


Tech research resources

Posted: September 13, 2010 by alxbal in Research, Resources
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Research is a way of life not a task

– Daily activities to build knowledge base:

– RSS feeds (google reader)

engadget, boing boing, Instructables, Networked_Performance, we make money not art,digg, Delicious/SocialTechnologiesForYoungChildren

– Forums or websites


Youtube feeds


– Magazines


– Colleagues and peer group: