It seems like the probability to contact an alien civilization depends more on us than them: we just need our human civilization to stay alive at least for 6120 years https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/15/scientists-say-most-likely-number-of-contactable-alien-civilisations-is-36
Via Dave Roediger -- a great find.
An early documentary about Lynton Kwesi Johnson. His poetry had a big influence on me, especially Come Wi Goh Dung Deh.
If we let police use drone surveillance with face recognition as a public health measure--we’ll likely see them flying over protests next year. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/05/using-drones-fight-covid-19-slipperiest-all-slopes
Hi David, glad to meet yesterday in Patten Club. Looking at your Inbrief page today . . who do I find at the top of the blog but friend/colleague Lucy Suchman :) Yes Plans & Situated Actions was a good prompt back then :) Bring situated awareness into pattern language? I'm on the case.
Our climate lawsuit against Norway's Arctic oil drilling has been accepted into the Norwegian Supreme Court!
This is recognition of the importance of this case for Norway and the rest of the world. #PeopleVsArcticOil
If there's one thing the current situation highlights, it's that there is no mature free code software for federated voice/ video conferencing. There are centralized stacks that are fairly mature (Jitsi Meet, BBB), and distributed solutions that are still bleeding edge (Jami, Tox). But I'm not aware of anything federated in this space. Riot voice/ video depends on Jitsi Meet, and Jabber still offers nothing for voice/ video.
Here’s a proposal in Loomio for a webinar at Open2020 in June, to initiate a project
A distributed ‘college’ of activist capability in making the living economy, founded in pattern language. Constituted by a federation of DisCO coops. Oriented to commoning, across many kinds of commons. Do please look, and vote? And let me know if you feel the project could fly.
If that link denies you access (sorry, it’s not my Loomio group) . . the project that I hope to float is described here
The Loomio/OpenCoop thing is just a way to begin getting the project discussed, with some folks who may be up for it. Voting in Open2020 isn’t a main concern. If the project looks interesting, do toot.
Interested? Please share, get in touch.
I've been around this space in various ways since the 90's LETS movement, and this is the first time I can really imagine a breakthrough to real economic significance of a bottom-up, human-based, non fiat, non Bank, non nation-state economic model in a short time scale.
Good time commitments for the next (2 week) sprint, developing go to market strategy, timeliness, cost plan, resourcing.
On the surface, though, a straight offer to SME's in the post-Covid landscape of interest free credit based on trust in the network, to mitigate cashflow issues and reduce cost-of-finance.
Under the hood, it is about the purest and most well analysed mutual credit offer to date: all groups fully mutual, self governing, open source, whitelabel software, fully mutual supply / development org, financed without rent-seeking arrangements (RoI for early workers and funders on an ERC20 type use-credit approach - similar to Holo's initial community offer).
This capacity clubs and circles proposition now has momentum.
The glitch video folks are beavering away
This is becoming very 'open data'. Or maybe it always was, and I didn't know how to recognise it? Duh
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Reading @Danhon's latest newsletter and now I want to do an art project where people redirect their post to my studio, I open and read all their letters and then forward them on with some printed out adverts included in the envelope
I sense ppl may be favouring Miraheze for wiki hosting.
Myself I want to exploit fedwiki every way I can. My way of progress calls for 'a chorus of voices' fedwiki-style, rather than a wiki-style consensus. @switchingsoftware maybe add fedwiki to your tools list?
The main thing I might want to collectively author would be pattern language. I doubt Mediawiki is the best medium for that, and I wait in hope that a specialised pattern language platform will emerge @dilgreen
The #libracoin website
is larded with colourful images of strong looking African women in markets. Heads up, sisters, market traders, smartphone users . . Zuckerberg was checking you out, in Nairobi in his executive jet a couple of years back, and the storm is now officially headed your way. Is this where the head-to-head conflict between Silicon Valley capital and Chinese capital will spark from?
Clare from #ExtinctionRebellion just ended her #MeaningConf talk *brilliantly*, by asking the audience to talk to each other for a moment about what we do next, and then leaving the stage without us noticing. No applause, no closure. The question and demand is still open. We’re fucked. Do something. Now. 👏🏻
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