"Clay Shirky's work focuses on the rising usefulness of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, wireless networks, social software and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting."

"Clay Shirky's work focuses on the rising usefulness of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, wireless networks, social software and open-source development. New technologies are enabling new kinds of cooperative structures to flourish as a way of getting things done in business, science, the arts and elsewhere, as an alternative to centralized and institutional structures, which he sees as self-limiting."

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Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.

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Clay Shirky: como a mídia social pode fazer história  FILMED JUN 2009 • POSTED JUN 2009 • TED@State

Clay Shirky: como a mídia social pode fazer história FILMED JUN 2009 • POSTED JUN 2009 • TED@State

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This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.

This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.

Don't just consume - we are wired to produce, and collectively we have an amazing amount of time and energy to do it.

Don't just consume - we are wired to produce, and collectively we have an amazing amount of time and energy to do it.

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The idea of cognitive surplus, and the long tail, is a fundamental rethink of what we're doing in schools. We ignore this at our peril!    Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world via TED

The idea of cognitive surplus, and the long tail, is a fundamental rethink of what we're doing in schools. We ignore this at our peril! Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world via TED

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums - "Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become."

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums - "Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become."

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143114948/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kuORvb04H7068

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143114948/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_kuORvb04H7068

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Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky (2008)
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