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new book by the Institute of Network Cultures
The Critical Makers Reader: (Un)Learning Technology
eds Loes Bogers & Letizia Chiappini
#makers #makerspaces #fablabs #peerproduction
The recording of my talk today on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament is now available to watch.
Tea-set by Walter Gropius, 1968. https://danismm.tumblr.com/post/189125339224/tea-set-by-walter-gropius-1968
DisCOs looks really interesting:
'DisCOs are a P2P/Commons, cooperative and Feminist Economic alternative to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (or DAOs).'
'...a set of organisational tools and practices for groups of people who want to work together in a cooperative, commons-oriented, and feminist economic form.'
If I Only Had a Heart: A DisCO Manifesto
Value Sovereignty, Care Work, Commons and Distributed Cooperative Organizations
yes! the DisCO Manifesto is launched!
#Decentralized #Cooperative Organizations, #feminist and #commons oriented
tomorrow in Amsterdam, Institute of Network Culture's MoneyLab event - Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield will introduce the Manifesto in session 4 'Beyond the “Blokechain”: the Cryptofeminist Agenda'
This article about the recent arrival on Mastodon of many Twitter users from #India is by far more complete than many others I've seen these days: https://qz.com/india/1746734/angry-twitter-india-users-are-migrating-to-mastodon-in-thousands/
But unsurprisingly it ends with a common doubt about Mastodon being a platform filled with echo chambers.
Well, being an italian that in the last days interacted with so many people from India and having learned from many new things about indian society from them it sounds fun 😄
On Mastodon you can find and interact with a huge amount of different communities: LGBT communities based in UK, vegans from the States, german metalheads, Solarpunks, some algerian guys, italian anarchists, french hackers, anime-fans from all around, indian muslims, south american activists...
It's a kind of variety that is rarely encountered on commercial social media.
We @haecksen are preparing for a next round of women in IT stamps for #36C3.
Should we present groups women this time? We thought of Pickering's Harem, Colossus Code Breaker and ENIAC Girls so far. Maybe Stephanie "Steve" Shirley's FI company. (Though we haven't done much research on them yet.) I would be nice to have five new stamps like last time.
Can you think of any other women groups? Maybe even from outside the UK/US?
Could 🦓 @Meetup@twitter.com rise from 🦄🔥🗑️ @WeWork@twitter.com's fall? In our latest piece, co-authored with @firstname.lastname@example.org, we imagine users as owners and an #exittocommunity that protects this asset so core to community and civil society. Share your thoughts! https://medium.com/@sexandstartups/meetup-to-the-people-how-a-zebra-could-rise-from-a-unicorns-fall-cfa93d83bcdc
How to Run a City Like Amazon, and Other Fables
"In a city ‘run like a business’, the ethos and logic of city government shifts from a bureau- cracy serving citizens for the common good, to a technocracy that adopts business models and practices to serve individual consumers. In a city ‘run by businesses’ the provision of services and essential infrastructure transfers
from public to private delivery."
A collection of essays and speculative fiction:
I find it so weird and confusing that things continue on 'as usual', that Brexit can continue on being enfubaraged, as if Cambridge Analytica never happened; the US + Canada election campaigns can continue as if illegal interference hadn't happened + is not still happening now, etc.
this is the biggest denial machine ever (+ I'm deliberately limiting my geographical + cultural coverage), the therapy sofa is not big enough, no one wants it anyway because we have become atomized.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!