"Techies think distributed architecture leads to distributed power. But complexity makes users dependent on middle men. Social networks beat blogs because web hosting is too hard for most people. The path to decentralization is not distributed consensus algorithms it’s simplicity"
#DowntownCrenshaw has a vision and plan for #CrenshawMall. We're taking a holistic approach toward building a cooperative, community-based, ethical development. SEND A MESSAGE at http://downtowncrenshaw.com - tell the sellers you support DC! #40AcresAndAMall (1/4)
. @iFixit joining @uspirg and @RepairCoalition for the first annual CES Worst in Show Awards. Join our judges as they discuss their picks for the the least secure, safe, repairable, and eco-friendly gadgets at #CES2021 this Friday at 9am PT: https://bit.ly/39uLE4r
I'm starting a series of interviews with co-op folks, to learn about their stories and the stories of their cooperatives.
My first convo is with @firstname.lastname@example.org, talking about his experiences with @WeCohere@twitter.com and @ZincCooperative@twitter.com.
Listen and read here: https://realcoopstories.org/zee-spencer-cohere-zinc-coop/
...To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit oneself to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. The frenzy of our activism neutralizes our work for peace. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace. It destroys the fruitfulness of our own work, because it kills the root of inner wisdom which makes work fruitful.”
― Thomas Merton, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander
architect Bruce Goff, "futuristic and folkloric" https://www.messynessychic.com/2018/10/03/how-an-untrained-architect-made-oklahoma-the-capital-of-kitsch/
Interesting article on time and work, esp. after reading Entreprecariat. Appreciate insulting the hunter's meat. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/01/james-suzman-work/617266/
England's Stir To Action "Alternative Futurisms" webinar linking "radical political organising, speculative literature, and design" 2/27/21 (if you're up at 2:30am PT... ) https://www.stirtoaction.com/webinars/creating-alternative-futurisms
In this text I condensed my reflections on a few years of involvement in (graphic) #design and design education. https://networkcultures.org/entreprecariat/no-problem-design/
Richard Pryor making it as simple as possible but no simpler http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-sCP_Vhnpk&t=7m36s
...You have to let the material tell you what to do and sink into that world. That will tell you ALL the things to do. - David Lynch
It’s a dangerous thing not to have enough knowledge of what’s gone before. But it’s a dangerous thing to have too much knowledge of what other people have done. Pretty soon you can’t do anything because they say “that’s already been done”. And you say, “I can’t think of anything new I might as well just stop because everything I do I know where I got it and I know who did it.” And you can’t work, you can’t think like that.
Data Commons Co-op, Zinc Coop
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