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Grant Potter

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/04/we_need_a_github_for_academic_research.html "The trouble is that individual researchers perceive that they stand to lose from becoming more open, given the prevailing incentives, at least in the short term. This is a variation on the now familiar (albeit still depressing) problem of the “tragedy of the commons.”

Grant Potter

https://medium.com/@atarkowski/politics-of-open-my-thoughts-for-the-oer17-conference-bd03d716cc8e "the time seems ripe to fundamentally redefine open education and once and for all decide that it cannot just equal open educational resources ... the 10th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration creates a perfect opportunity to make this clear" ... props to @clintlalonde for rooting our mission statement in that Declaration https://edtech.bccampus.ca/bc-open-educational-technology-collaborative/

Grant Potter

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/apr/18/god-in-the-machine-my-strange-journey-into-transhumanism "A pattern, transhumanists would insist, is not the same as a soul. But it’s not difficult to see how it satisfies the same longing. At the very least, a pattern suggests that there is some essential core of our being that will survive and perhaps transcend the inevitable degradation of flesh."

Grant Potter

Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative https://techworker.coop/resources/technology-freelancers-guide-starting-worker-cooperative

Grant Potter

https://techworker.coop/about Tech Co-op Network - network of North American tech worker co-ops: worker cooperatives that provide media, communications, and technology

Grant Potter

http://www.torforgeblog.com/2017/04/03/how-can-we-make-technology-that-frees-us-rather-than-enslaves-us/ "Designing computers to treat their owners as untrustworthy adversaries, unfit to reconfigure them or know their defects, is a far more dangerous proposition than merely having computers with bad software."

Grant Potter

187 @etherpadorg spaces and 57 @wekanapp boards in oet.sandcats.io to date https://edtech.bccampus.ca/bc-open-educational-technology-collaborative/

Grant Potter

“Coder,” “Activist,” “Hacker”: in the Italian, UK, U.S., and Technology Press http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/download/5764/1963

Grant Potter

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/02/technology/uber-drivers-psychological-tricks.html? "You have all these players entering into this space, and the assumption is they’ll do it through vast armies of underemployed people looking for extra hours, and we can control every nuance about what they do but not have to pay them."

Grant Potter

Open Technology: The Third Pillar of via @clintlalonde https://urls.bccampus.ca/3rdpillar