I've got enough material to go on for the moment with the Disco Manifesto https://www.tni.org/en/if-i-only-had-a-heart (80 pages) and https://worldpece.org/sites/default/files/artifacts/media/pdf/ourstohackandown.pdf Ours to Hack and Own (252 pages) 😮 (note that second book is actually copyright although individual authors' contributions are Creative Commons) Licensed)
When social.coop co-read Ours to Hack & to Own in 2018, I felt it was a pretty mixed book. Some lovely insightful well-formed contributions. And some just boilerplate, or marginal, or plain confused. State of the art in digital infrastructuring, I guess. Probably hasn't improved a whiole lot since then?
@bhaugen @disco_coop @Matt_Noyes
I really enjoyed the two social.coop book discussions I participated in in the reading group early on (Jackson Rising and Eleanor Ostrom's Rules for Radicals).
Sadly I think life got in the way at some point and I didn't attend after that.
I'd like to again, though.
In general it feels like a nice low(ish) effort way of building community.
@CaitlinWaddick I watched the video, but the conversation is more about "going back to our roots" with historical examples of mutualism - trades unions, New Deal, credit unions, underground railway. I think it could help if you could pick out from the book the parts about the effects of the internet. Personally I don't think there's anything new about precarious work (what they call the "gig economy") but that's the sort of question I think Social.coop potentially wants to address.
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