I wish there was a restaurant called Hey Food

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."

RT @RichDecibels@twitter.com

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.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/RichDecibels/statu

RT @open_coop@twitter.com

"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 @dilgreen@twitter.com for links - nod to @xdamman@twitter.com & @RichDecibels@twitter.com open.coop/2020/02/20/making-gr

🐦🔗: twitter.com/open_coop/status/1

colombene boosted

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.


Emma Kinema from Game Workers Unite on creative/tech worker organizing at XOXO 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: navel.la/news/assembliesq2sign

Vote for these pro-worker panels @ SXSW Interactive! (before 8/23) Tech Workers of the World, Unite! panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/9580, The Rise of Contracting In Tech: Underground Story panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/1044, Meetup: Organize for Power in Your Workplace panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/9411, Turning the Tech Backlash into a Plan of Action panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/9661


Austin Software Co-ops is having an online discussion with authors of Enspiral's 'Better Work Together' book on 7/3 7p CT meetup.com/Austin-Software-Co-

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 meetup.com/Tech-Workers-Coalit

Back at work? Try Workers' Happy Hour, 1st Wednesdays 6-8pm at Mandrake (LA) starting tonite! plotting, strategizing, organizing, networking, ranting...

colombene boosted

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. 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: facebook.com/EconDemocracy/

Inspired and honored to be part of the SolidarityLA project mapping the people & places that point to a better LA with Solidarity Research Center, Llano del Rio Collective, Data Commons Coop. Presentation: tiny.cc/slapresents

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... thenewconstructivist.org


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.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here