'Hi everyone: My name is Chris Gondek and I am the producer and host of a podcast called "The Invisible Hand". Professor Benkler is my guest for the 4/22/06 show and we discuss the ideas in "The Wealth of Networks". If you are interested in listening to the show, here is the link: http://www.theinvisiblehandpodcast.com/The_Invisible_Hand_Episode_23.mp3
An interview about Yochai Benkler's new book can be found at Openbusiness.cc
I'm parking this here temporarily, but maybe we should start an 'Audio' or 'Media' page?
Audio from Benkler's talk, "The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom", given at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law on 27 April 2006: http://dream.sims.berkeley.edu/~jhall/Yochai_Benkler_Boalt_27Apr2006.mp3
User:Ownut's beginnings of a summary of this talk:
Social production is sustainable, growing, efficient Mode of Production that is bad for the current model.
Freedom, human agency and autonomy increase when owners allow workers to 'play' with otherwise proprietary resources.
Food and Drug security through Open Source farming.
The complete book has now been made available as a digitally-voiced podcast at: http://www.babblebooks.com/podcasts/WealthOfNetworks
PDB or FB2 versions of this book?
I would like to read it with FBReader. Anyone created .pdb or .fb2 versions of this book? If not, maybe I will find time to do that some day... Guaka 20:45, 25 August 2006 (PDT)
PlayStation Home, the free virtual world of PlayStation 3
Good news for the PlayStation camp, full details of Sony's PlayStation Home have been revealed, and it ain't no slacker. Alongside those avatars and achievements we heard about earlier, the "service" seems to be a new-gen Second Life killer, with public hangouts, personal apartments (to show off those fancy prizes you've been racking up in recent frag fests) and voice chat. The seeming-MMO even includes casual games such as pool, bowling and arcade machines embedded into the world, but at any time you can invite a fellow resident to join in on any PlayStation Network-capable game. As for user-generated content, PS Home allows you to hang your own pictures on your apartment walls and share videos with friends. You can of course dress up your avatar in assorted virtual clothings -- for a price -- all while enjoying "dynamic advertising" of some sort. A large scale beta goes live in April, with the full product to be launched this fall. Make sure to hit up the read link for a gallery of the beautiful scenery and idiotic conversations you too can be enjoying in a few months. <a href=http://www.buy-loan.lawyeir.com>Buy Loan</a> Update: Added a video after the break with more info on the service. PlayStation Home will be a free download, and will eventually include a virtual cinema for watching movie downloads. You can also share videos and music directly out of your media library.