Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."
Sociocracy for Cooperatives conference was really well done. Definitely worth checking out. https://www.sociocracyforall.org/
summary of social.coop strategy summits
Is this super confusing? I just threw our notes from the strategy summits into a visual mind map... but it's not as helpful as i thought it would be...
part of it is the software and not being able to make it look pretty... if that's the only issue i can give it another go with other software but... maybe it's just not meant to be visually laid out like this? Maybe it'd be better as a prezi?
"Alignment" is a big topic in management literature -- a business in which everyone is aligned with the mission/vision is more effective. Quantities of literature and countless workshops offer solutions to this problem. But typically profit maximization is assumed to be the fundamental goal (i.e., capital is the organizing principle). This does not serve everyone's interest. So alignment generates antagonism. Cooperative alignment starts with creative maladjustment to profit-maximization.
Started reading Jackson Rising (the next #readinggroup book) this morning: https://darajapress.com/catalog/jackson-rising-the-struggle-for-economic-democracy-and-self-determination-in-jackson-mississippi
social.coop reading group
Hey all, candidate choices have been randomly selected for our next reading group book.
Rank them here to decide which one we read: https://www.loomio.org/p/L2qVhxyd/reading-selection-2nd-book
If you'd like to join the group, sign up here: https://www.loomio.org/g/5QKrvbgs/social-coop-reading-group
To me @davidbollier is one of the most cogent teachers on the commons out there. Hear him interviewed by @thenextsystem: https://thenextsystem.org/learn/stories/episode-17-social-transformation-through-commons-w-david-bollier
Last time I played around with Mastodon a few months ago I found it missing a bunch of
Returning here to an updated version, it's now easy to pin timelines of hashtags like #readinggroup and make lists of users, so I can imagine I'll be using this a bunch more.
A bit late to joining in, but started reading Elinor Ostrom's Rules for Radical yesterday & got up through Ch. 1
Hi, I'm Casey! 👋
I'm an artist, teacher, designer and web developer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Interested in learning more about the history & future of cooperative structures, especially around higher education, distributed collaboration, durational organizing + activism.
—excited to be here + to jump into some discussions soon.