"What would a degrowth transition towards a more autonomous, sufficient and caring society mean for how we organize care? How people collectively steward and provide care is the essence of caring commoning."

Brilliant report by Commons Network 🧑, you can read it online or download it here πŸ‘‡


For FREI[T]RΓ„UME, Stacco Troncoso will be taking part in the panel β€œFrom Cyber to SolarPunk Futures: Alternative Economies, DisCOs and Time”.

Don’t miss out and get your ticket now πŸ‘‡

From the ever awesome zine made by Algorithms of Late Capitalism πŸ’™ :

"Ownership over data equals control, and when the data becomes embodied, it computationally extends hegemonic power relationships. It’s easy to forget that data is not just abstract."


What would it mean to build a new decentralized web centered on the values of respect, trust and equity?

Find out at the DWeb Meetup, Thursday, November 4, at 5 PM PDT. ❀️ πŸ‘‡


Hey, Spanish-speaking folks! Last week DisCOnauts Irene LΓ³pez de Vallejo & Sara Escribano talked about cooperativism, blockchain, feminist economics, affective labour & all things DisCO with Pamela Carmona at Defensa Personal, @radio_nopal''s program about resistence and social movements. Recording coming soon! πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

"Sometimes it’s about needing better tech to support the living complexity of movement organising beyond the limitations of techno-capitalism. But sometimes, it is about needing to seed and grow techy that nourishes the proliferation of wild flowers capable of rupturing power structures."


["Tending to wildness: field notes on movement infrastructure", by Jac sm Kee and illustration by Shika/Shieko Reto πŸ’—]

This labor of love will take about an hour to read, but it's no walk in the park. It's a call to reexamine the world around you, take action and explore templates for building an economy based on equality, inclusive technology, mutual support and care.

πŸ‘‰ elements.disco.coop

Multi-Talented Makerspace is a DisCO LAB in Sakubva, Zimbabwe, that seeks to design, develop and implement their own education to translate into a cooperative economic model.

Help support the Sakubva community create innovative responses & reimagine its future through @opencollect 🧑 πŸ‘‡


Hey folks! for those of you who are in Amsterdam or can make it, on October 20, from 17:30, you can join a micro-journey in the world of commons and art at the opening event of Common In! πŸ’™ ✨

Expect tasty snacks, a fresh look at art and funky tunes!✨ πŸ‘‡

You can register here: common-in.nl/events/opening-co

Join @localfutures_ and the global movement to build resilient local economies and flourishing local communities. Take action with the tools and resources in this guide. Together we can change the economy. Let's go local! πŸ’™ 🌱


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COLLECTIVE WISDOM: Co-Creating Media within Communities, across Disciplines and with Algorithms, an awesome series of studies of co-creation in the media industry. This is the intro, by Katerina Cicek and William Uricchio πŸ’œ ✨ πŸ‘‡


"To be autonomous might mean to know our synergies and connections, to make powerful decisions about our interdependences, to walk an specific path with others. To be interdependent might mean to know our autonomy and from there reach out to embrace our entanglements and connections."

- Manuela Zechner: Commoning Care & Collective Power πŸ’œ

Just a reminder that the DisCO presentation at the Metagovernance Seminar can now be found on @internetarchive πŸ’œπŸ‘‡


"Technology is a force multiplier. When we make machine learning software that categorizes people based on available cultural data we get racist search engines or corporations using behavioural marketing to sway public opinion about global warming on an unprecedented scale. Look what we taught the machines to do"

Algorithms of Late Capitalism #1: "The Things We Taught the Machines to Do"


"DisCO is a funky & fair framework based on 7 Principles, combining the best of worker-owned coops, the Commons & P2P, Feminist Economics, cutting edge & 3.0 tech into a fun, woke and deadly serious package ripe for easy uptake & replication."

Pic: Dr. Irene López de Vallejo's presentation at @tostratosferica ❀️

From @ntnsndr recent paper "Cryptoeconomics as a Limitation on Governance" via @redecentralize:

(On how economic logics can erode democracy):

"To overcome these limitations, designers should envelop cryptoeconomics within a logic of politics capable of seeing beyond economic metrics for human flourishing and the common good.”

πŸ’œ πŸ’œ πŸ’œ

Just a reminder: fabulous DisCOnaut Irene LΓ³pez de Vallejo
will present DisCO at Utopian Hours' panel on Open Collectives - New Platforms and Communities on Saturday 9th October along with Rafi Segal, Marisa Moran Jahn and Mercedes Bidart from Quipu Market.

Sure, we read it yesterday, but we're still thinking about Jasmine Sun's article on for ⚑ reboot_hq⚑

Reclaiming techno-optimism means reclaiming human optimism,
but optimism requires the simple yet daring belief that we have agency over our future. πŸ’š


"Not blind faith in the powers that control technology today, but in our ability as thinkers, builders, and organizers to join together and deploy technology for a better collective future."

Amazing article by Jasmine Sun for joinreboot.org <3 πŸ‘‡ ✨


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