Yochai Benkler: "Freedom of Power in the Networked Information Environment"

YOCHAI BENKLER is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal
Studies at Harvard, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society. Since the 1990s he has played a central part in
characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized
collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the
networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of
Networks: How social production transforms markets and f
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Digital Government 2: Information Technology and Democratic Administration, Winter 2009
Course is the second of a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the first course (SI 532) focuses on tensions and innovations in democratic politics, this course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first part of the course sets contemporary disc
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The Ethnographic Dream
In this seminar for the anthropology research group at Oxford on Eastern Medicines and Religions (10 October 2012), Dr Katherine Swancutt discusses 'doing fieldwork among native scholars and shamans', focusing on southwest China.
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Korean History in English
Tourism encompasses broad range of spectrum of one country, and Tourism English mainly deals with culture and society and transfers them to the international tourists relating to cultural heritages and historical sites. As a professional on Tourism, historical knowledge of Korea is necessary to have national identity, read the current situation from the objective perspectives, and to understand trends of tourism. As a pre-requisite to understand the Korean culture and society as well as historic
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Internet Scout Project
Would you like to know what professional conferences are being held around the world at any specific time? AllConferences.net provides this free service. Over thirty science categories are represented and include everything from the 2002 Geological Society of America Annual meeting in Denver to the upcoming Environmental Flows for River Systems Conference & Fourth Ecohydraulics Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa. Each entry includes a description of the event, times, locations, contact informa
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AP U.S. Government & Politics
The UCCP Advanced Placement (AP) US Government and Politics course is a one semester survey of American Government and Politics covering the Constitution, political beliefs, political parties, interest groups, institutions of government, public policy and civil rights. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, and interpretation of original documents. This curriculum covers all of the material outlined by the College Board as necessary to prepare you to pass t
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Roadwork in Spiceland, Indiana
Teams of horses and wagons loaded with dirt stand by as men with shovels work on the road. They shovel while onlookers watch.
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Rational Ignorance and Beyond (video)

La sagesse collective : principes et mécanismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.

Intervention de Gerry Mackie, University of California, San Diego, 23 mai 2008

Economic theories declare that voters in a democracy are rationally ignorant (or worse, irrational) about politics, but that consumers possess perfect information about decisions in the market. C
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Democratic Reason : The Mechanisms of Collective Intelligence in Politics (audio)

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Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisé par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du Collège de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.
Intervention de Hélène Landemore.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel “democratic reason,” or the distributed intelligence of the many—a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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European Questions – Turkish angles: Europe's citizens
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. Richard Bellamy is professor of political science and director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. Thomas Diez is professor of political science and international relations at the University of Tübingen. Maurice Fraser is a senior fel
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Religion and Pluralism in a Divided World
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Give my regards to Amos and all the rest of the familySome of these beautiful days would be a good time to have a miniature taken don’t you think I should like to see your picture it would remind me of the original tell Mollie to send me hers and I will be under everlasting obligations,Transcripts provided by previous owner.
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Making Japanese
This book emphasizes a succession of topics rather than strict adherence to the flow of time. In a general way, the chapters move from earlier periods of time to later periods of time, but their content and organization gives top priority to coverage of topics. While the "mainstream" narrative of politics and institutions is present in these pages, the emphasis is on social and cultural history wherever possible.
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Cinque Ports
The Confederation of Cinque Ports is a historic series of coastal towns in Kent and Sussex.
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Characterization of adhesives at room and elevated temperatures
Recent interest in advanced materials has paved the way for exploring joining options besides the traditional mechanical or thermal methods such as riveting or welding. Because of the availability of highly advanced materials, mass production rates and demands for more aesthetic products, adhesive bonding is being used in more applications. Today, interstate signs, semi-trailer panels, aircraft structures, and many other commonly used products are adhesively bonded. Some of the common misconcept
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Title: statuette of servant girl, carrying an unguent jar
VADS Collection: Artwor

Description: Cosmetic container in the form of a finely carved boxwood statuette of a naked servant girl walking and carrying a large jar on her left hip. The statuette stands on a rectangular wooden pedestal. Her head is shaved except for one lock of hair painted on the right side of the head. The right ear is missing and there is a small circular hole on both sides of the head. There is an ivory mushroom-shaped stud in the left ear lobe. The face is finely carved and painted using blac
Author(s): Artist: Bes, Dwarf-God

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Title: commemorative stela of the nomarch Khenty-khet-wer
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Description: Round-topped commemorative stela, recording the successful return of troops from Punt (Arabia) under the nomarch Khenty-khet-wer.
There is a curved sky-symbol across the top of the lunette, below which is a representation of Min of Coptos giving life to Amenemhat II. Min is depicted as ithyphallic man wearing a headdress of two tall feathers and holding a flail high in his right hand. Amenemhat is depicted wearing a nemes headdress with uraeus and a shendyt kilt, holding

Author(s): Artist: Amenemhat II/Nebukaure, King

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Title: funerary stela
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Description: Round-topped funerary stela dedicated to Ptah-Sokar-Osiris for ?Nesy-em-netjer-aaptah and to Osiris for ?Aaptah.
In the lunette are two recumbent jackals crouching on shrines, below which are eight rows of hieroglyphs, facing to the right.
There are traces of blue paint on the hieroglyphs.
Description Source: Birch, S. 1880. Catalogue of the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities at Alnwick Castle, London: R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, p. 272

Author(s): Artist: Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, Composite God

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Title: funerary stela of Dedu
VADS Collection: Artworld: Sainsbury Centre for Vis

Description: Finely carved round-topped funerary stela of Dedu.
In the lunette is the date of the burial of the deceased, year 13 of the reign of Senwosret I. Below are 12 rows of inscription incised at the top of the stela. Part of the inscription includes the hotep-di-nesw offering formula invoking Osiris, Wepwawet, Heqet, Khnum and all the gods in Abydos on behalf of the Overseer of the Estate, Dedu. Other formulae are the call to the living and the festivals of Abydos including th

Author(s): Artist: Osiris, God Of Duat, The Underworl

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