Are you part of a group of strangers thrown together by the internet and desperately trying to figure out how to build trust and work effectively together on a project of huge strategic importance? You might want to listen to this talk from Richard Sennett... :)
Masto #introduction time 💃🏻
I’m B Cordelia Yu, I’m Taiwanese-American transfemme enby, and a content & editorial strategist mostly working around issues of science/environmental/social justice, civictech, and academic coms.
My research is on deliberative democracy and political cognition. I seem to be giving a lot of talks about inclusion in tech and participatory organizing for social justice.
In a world where #authoritarian relations are the norm (online and off), learning how to relate to each other in liberated, #selfgoverned spaces is hard. We internalize so much behavior that's adaptive for our survival under authoritarianism, but turns incredibly #toxic when enacted in free spaces.
There's much learning & unlearning to do, and the struggles of earlier radical projects & spaces have much to teach #Mastodon.
If anyone's interested in getting a similar #coops #InvestmentClub going, check this article: http://www.coopwatercooler.com/discussions//building-to-co-op-movement-base-with-investment-clubs
The model is absolutely a key piece of the future of support for creative endeavors, but with $47.1MM in #Unicorn-hopeful VC to pay off, it's rate of #extraction can be expected to ramp up in coming years. I know #Gratipay seems like it has some of the pieces (but is still a ways off); anyone aware of other promising #platformcoop versions?
@mayel - #instance admin
@cuwarrior - US #CreditUnions, organizer of #cuDisrupt conference
@emily - Met via #CoopYouth organizing
@tbeckett - #coops lawyer out of #NC
@coopchange - #organizer #platformcoop #enspiral
@ntnsndr - Platform Co-op organizer in #CO, #UCBoulder
@aarondesrochers - #Vermont #workercoop #snowboarding @Matt_Noyes - American teacher in #Japan w/ #labor background
I'd personally prefer that the state would be allowed to place deposits in #CreditUnions and become one #coop owner among many for #AntiMonopoly reasons, but none-the-less a bold (left) #populist move...
Hey #Mastodon, check the new #BuyTwitter campaign website! If you've not already, please sign the petition encouraging the passage of the "study turning #Twitter into a #PlatformCoop" shareholder resolution.
I doubt the resolution will pass, BUT I think the campaign is raising significant awareness of how problematic the current #socialmedia ownership status quo is, & I'll encourage supporters to join the #SocialCoop #instance after the 5/22 vote.
@mattcropp Yeah, I would like to see the fediverse a bit more integreated. But it does certainly incentivize more community-based, high-bar-to-entry (if $1/month is high) nodes, as opposed to the big free-for-all ones.
Time for more bunny pictures. Featuring: the FLUFFIEST feet. https://octodon.social/media/45yICK7HGnv_oN7cyBk
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