Meeting new people, expanding networks: Part 2, Mandril

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Hi there Pendo enthusiasts, back at it again with the expanding networks! Today we would love to give you a followup on our previous post on meeting new people. This time we’re going to talk about our experiences with Mandril at the Mandril Festival. Mandril The Mandril Cultural and Political Centre is an open space for active participation in collective creative…

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Airplane full of South African rands

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The Herald 15 February 2016The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday impounded a chartered MD11 trijet cargo plane owned by Western Global Airlines stashed with millions of South African rands and a dead body after it lost signal and requested an unscheduled landing at Harare International Airport during a flight from Germany to South Africa. An initial request to land…

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A new intern, new possibilities

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Maintaining an online community is not an easy task. That’s why today, we would like to introduce you to a new member of the Pendo team. Didier Hayen, a student at the Maastricht Academy of Multimedia Design and technology will be working with us during his internship for the next couple of months. As a design student he has an…

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Community Currencies In Action

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Community Currencies in Action was a transnational partnership (2011-2015) helping to lay the ground for cross-sectorial currency innovations designed for the common good. Providing a package of support structures to develop initiatives across North West Europe, we are promoting community currencies as a credible vehicle for achieving positive social, environmental and local economic outcomes. The New Economics Foundation (new) is the owner of the…

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The Next Step Toward Machine Domination of World Financial Markets

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The Next Step Toward Machine Domination of World Financial Markets Last week Ben Goertzel and his company, Aidyia, turned on a hedge fund that makes all stock trades using artificial intelligence—no human intervention required. “If we all die,” says Goertzel, a longtime AI guru and the company’s chief scientist, “it would keep trading.” Goertzel and other humans built the system…

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PREMIUM Team 2016

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Creating A Human Economy In A Jar: A PREMIUM/PENDO Experiment Building community is not an easy task. That’s why it takes excellent students to get it done. Make Erkelenz, Lisette Bannies, Laura Bosch Ferrete and Audrey Hobbelen will work in the upcoming five month together with Pendo. Their assignment is to start their own community on Pendo and investigate the effects of…

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Time for a New Theory of Money

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Time for a New Theory of Money We have emerged from the financial crisis with new clarity: Money today is simply credit. When the credit is advanced by a bank, when the bank is owned by the community, and when the profits return to the community, the result can be a functional, efficient, and sustainable system of finance. The money…

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Changelog November 2015

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User Interface changes: Layout: Everything wrapped in <div class=”container”> so it is centered and “fixed” width, depending on screen width Major Update of Gulture page Feature: Cover image Facebook-style on Gulture page. In small screen view, homepage search bar button works again. Placeholder image bug where some images would be blanked even though they load just fine Transactions/chart now separated…

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Recap: Sinful Debt and Magic Money

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A group of fifteen people was in time to listen to a workshop/lecture followed by a workshop of the From Alchemy to Mechanics: Sinful Debt and Magic Money. A couple of questions in the Q&A revolving around the notion of surplus value in Marx’s analysis tempt me to make a short statement. Here is what I said about it in my…

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