Tim Unwin – Data, openness, community ownership and the commons

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Via Tim Unwin Data, openness, community ownership and the commons Posted: 02 Sep 2015 06:32 AM PDT [Summary: reflections on responses to the GODAN discussion paper on agricultural open data, ownership and the commons – posted ahead of Africa Open Data Conference GODAN sessions] ]3 Photo Credit – CC-BY – South Africa Tourism Key points… Read more »

Via P2P – Learning To Be the System That We Wish to See in the World (Spanda Journal)

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From peer to peer foundation: http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/learning-to-be-the-system-that-we-wish-to-see-in-the-world-spanda-journal/2015/08/21 Article: Alexander Laszlo, Living Systems, Seeing Systems, Being Systems: Learning To Be the System That We Wish to See in the World | Spanda Journal, special issue on Systemic Chage, Pages 163-17 The special issue of Spanda Journal on Systemic Change has a very good article that offers a… Read more »

John Underwood’s fundraising drive

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We’re all human. So when someone like John Underwood (and Ella Risbridger for that matter) bares their soul for all to see, it moves us to want to help – whether that’s by making a donation, joining a stem cell register or just tweeting support.- see Why cancer patient John Underwood’s fundraising drive is touching… Read more »

Dark Mountain Book Launch Thurs Oct 15th

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Thursday 15th October sees the publication of our eighth collection of Uncivilised writing and art. This book – a special issue on our relationship with tools and technologies – is a departure for us, in both content and appearance. We can’t say much more until it’s published, but we hope you’ll join us on the… Read more »

TedX Oxbridge 2015 – Talks & Transcripts

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Great links from TedX Oxbridge 2015 – http://www.tedxoxbridge.com Talks & Transcripts Thank you all for making TEDxOxbridge 2015 a huge success. Share the experience with your friends by pointing them to the talks and transcripts. All of the videos from TEDxOxbridge are available here. Talks included: Alan Keeso, 1+1 MBA student at Saïd Business School, University of… Read more »

Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women

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Missed Opportunities in Using Tech to Fight Violence Against Women Aug 05, 2015 12:15 am | Guest Writer Technology is a key piece in preventing and ending violence against women. As the number of women with access to the internet and internet-enabled devices increases, so does the potential for social impact of “tech for good”… Read more »

More info from ICT4D meetup – Mozilla Festival

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More useful follow up: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many thanks to Sofia and to Gautam and everyone else that contributed to a great evening. I mentioned Mozilla Festival last night in my opening comments – the Festival is accepting proposals for sessions from now until 31st August – submissions can be made from the call for proposals page…. Read more »

[London-ICT4D-Group] Sofia’s films #Nigeria #health #market-women

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I missed yesterday’s meeting so appreciated this update ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Many thanks to Sofia Diarra from Save the Children and to Gautam Raju from Oxfam for stimulating a lively and critical discussion about Digital Campaigning in #GlobalDev at last night’s meet-up. Sofia has kindly passed on these links of the films about use of technology to… Read more »