There have to be more than 7 people who want to come listen to, and converse with, @cadwellsocialcoop and @ntnsndr as they talk about their work writing both fiction and non-fiction about #WorkerCoops and the #SolidarityEconomy.
The tics are free if you already give GEO money, or if you're "living lightly." and available for a donation of your choosing to everyone else. And it's in cyberspace, so there's no excuse to not come join the fun.
Doing a GEO Get-Together with Nathan Schneider where we talk about solidarity things & writing. Please join us if you can: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geo-get-together-with-cadwell-turnbull-and-nathan-schneider-tickets-57938915857
Schneider is the author of Everything For Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy.
Turnbull's recent story in The Verge, "Monsters Come Howling in Their Season" imagines a future solidarity commonwealth in the Virgin Islands which uses AI to combat the effects of climate change. His debut novel The Lesson is out in June.
If you haven't read the story by @cadwellsocialcoop in The Verge yet, about a #Cooperative Commonwealth in the Virgin Islands that uses a publicly owned AI assistant to coordinate disaster relief, you should.
For anyone interested, I published it science fiction story about solidarity economics, a collectively-owned AI and cooperative hurricane-preparedness in the face of climate change at The Verge. Check it out if you got a minute: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/23/18175285/cadwell-turnbull-sci-fi-story-common-ai-climate-change-better-worlds
Hey folks (signal boost appreciated): I'm working on a series of urban fantasy novels that will prominently feature solidarity economics (first one due to the publisher in September). Does anyone know of any co-ops open to giving access to their day to day operations for the sake of accurate storytelling? I really want to get the democratic practices and the mundane everyday stuff absolutely right. I think it is very important.
- a social network from and for #musicians that helps musicians to self-organize, communicate, collaborate and finally get independent from the music business at large
- run as a co-op with strong measures to prevent capitalist subversion
- bridges online and offline by building local outlets where musicians can meet, jam, do concerts, with recording facilities, rooms with instruments, etc.
- no corporate ads, no marketing businesses, no bullshit
some of the details:
The cooperative would come up with a basic story and then the four writers would flesh it out and contribute to its creation. The idea is that each writer would produce 250 words a day (or 5-7 hours a week) to the story. Similar process for nonfiction projects.
The graphic artist would design covers and other art for the stories.
The videographer/producer would have the job of providing a short video for crowdfunding purposes (5-7 hours a week)
Looking for thoughts and feedback on this big picture blueprint for cooperative media. thoughts and comments are welcome: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vpexz4LvVWBF1vqQWxsVFpbotDQqMEEpH9PFqxArhcg/edit?usp=sharing
1 thing we discussed is getting interviewers from all over the country (or world) 2 interview cooperative workers n their own community, asking them questions about the work they do @ their #coops. These interviews would then be produced as podcast episodes (likely by a cooperative of podcast producers). This seems like a good way to spread the workload, allow for diverse perspectives, & create a stronger final product. In short: a podcast series about cooperatives done cooperatively.
GEO would like to host a #podcast miniseries on the working lives of #cooperative members drawing inspiration from Stud Terkel's book Working and done in the style of PRX's Love and Radio. The podcast would also feature fiction on the same theme to complement the nonfiction narratives. We’d like to crowdfund the project, but we’re looking for people that are interested in participating and cooperatively building the idea. Interest on any level would be greatly appreciated.
Sci fi and fantasy writer of stuff and a member of Grassroots Economic Organizing (GEO).
social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]