feelin' the byrds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSr4pIq_taE&t=47m39s
can relate to this answer... "If you want to find your mission, look to your desired future and ask what's missing in the present."
To me the most obvious "missing" is not a transformation of consciousness, decentralised tech tools, or political revolution, but a reliable methodology that supports small groups in many different contexts to reliably settle into a pattern of deep collaboration.
"The most effective way to enable the new economy is to empower people to set up and develop decentralised groups via a centralised, cooperative platform” says @DefactoDesign@twitter.com - thanks to @email@example.com for links - nod to @firstname.lastname@example.org & @RichDecibels@twitter.com https://open.coop/2020/02/20/making-groups-work/
This new impact report on @Enspiral@twitter.com is heckuva interesting, because it doesn't try to fight the complexity of an emergent, self-organising "ecosystem of purposes", and yet it still manages to tell a simple and useful story.
everyone in my house now sings the platform co-op theme song (at 12:15) https://livestream.com/internetsociety/platformcoop2019/videos/198756065
Emma Kinema from Game Workers Unite on creative/tech worker organizing at XOXO https://youtu.be/dHp_DwVm2EA
the future of labor is better than the future of work, sign-up for the assembly by this Friday 9/27, details: https://navel.la/news/assembliesq2signup/
Vote for these pro-worker panels @ SXSW Interactive! (before 8/23) Tech Workers of the World, Unite! https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/95807, The Rise of Contracting In Tech: Underground Story https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/104459, Meetup: Organize for Power in Your Workplace https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/94112, Turning the Tech Backlash into a Plan of Action https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/96618
Austin Software Co-ops is having an online discussion with authors of Enspiral's 'Better Work Together' book on 7/3 7p CT https://www.meetup.com/Austin-Software-Co-operatives/events/gzxfglyzkbfb/
Tech Workers Coalition is in Los Angeles! Intro meeting Thur. 5/30 at 6:30p, Peace Center, 3916 Sepulveda Bl, Culver City. Learn about TWC, recent tech + local labor action, and discuss what we want for our workplaces + for tech in LA https://www.meetup.com/Tech-Workers-Coalition-LA/events/261434369/
zeynep tufekci on rare but much-needed sociological storytelling https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-of-thrones/
The Ethical Tech Giving Guide put out by the Free Software Foundation has some good recommendations
The 3rd ep of The New Constructivist podcast features Zen Buddhist priest & author Karen Maezen Miller. She goes into how she went from running a "successful" business out of sync with her values to a fuller life guided by a spiritual practice she never expected to find. http://bit.ly/2zk7V3H
there's a 4-Part Workshop Series on Developing Worker Cooperative Businesses starting tonight in Long Beach, CA...
10/19/18 - Business Model Overview
11/2/18 - Co-Op Governance
11/16/18 - Legal Frameworks
12/7/18 - Financing a Co-Op and Developing Your Story
more info: https://www.facebook.com/EconDemocracy/
2 episodes of The New Constructivist, the podcast about ethical work, are up with more to come... The Rational Dress Society: Constructing Clothing (E1) on making a utopian uniform for the future... And Vyki Englert: Constructing Civic Services (E2) talking with a local (LA) civic tech data strategist & product mgr... http://thenewconstructivist.org
into design, culture, ux, tech, process, systems, life stuff and work - podcast at thenewconstructivist.org - LA, Calif.
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