I'm a moderator in this chat group about all things coop related.
The #coop movement should build an ecosystem of social media groups, blogs, youtube channels and email lists that are interlinked and help people around the world to connect.
#SocialCoop is a great example of exactly that.
What’s Up With Guys Becoming Obsessed With Ayn Rand in College? https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/whats-up-with-guys-becoming-obsessed-with-ayn-rand-in-college
'Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures':
"Christina Dunbar-Hester shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource departments + equal opportunity legislation, members of underrepresented groups face unique challenges."
"Hacking Diversity reframes questions of diversity advocacy to consider what interventions might appropriately broaden inclusion and participation in the hacking world and beyond."
repeating as on the birdsite:
there is so much thinly veiled misogyny and anti-antiracism (antifeminism, anti-postcolonialism) in technology circles nowadays that if some dude follows me on any platform it takes me a long process of checking to see if I should follow back, ignore or block.
I'm a feminist and committed to anti-racism and environmental justice. I follow/want to learn about postcolonial theoretical frameworks. if this bothers you then stop following me. cheers!
nice story about the Inuit 'Holman Eskimo Co-operative' in northern Canada that operated from the 1960s
Days between Christmas and New Year's Eve r often used 2 reflect on what happened last year, and what lies ahead professionally. R u in Tech? Sign the Techpledge.org as part of your reflection & start 2020 with a renewed human sense of your professional self.
illustrated tweet thread about it on the birdsite https://twitter.com/ckohtala/status/1208343645419687936
our article is still forthcoming in Science & Technology Studies so I've put it on Zenodo, a study on environmentally oriented DIY makers, by Eeva Berglund and Cindy Kohtala
[image description: graffiti reading 'our cities turn into commodities'
[image: graffiti reading SOLIDARITY WITH SQUATS with anarchist symbol]
[image description: graffiti on a street column reading STOP AIRBnB]
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
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