I’d like to replace ideologies that focus on code, and what others can and cannot do with the code we create, with ideologies that focus on people, specifically with a focus on who benefits, and who doesn’t, from the code we create. What does a people-centric collaborative software development model look like? I’d like to explore some basic properties that such a model ought to have, as a starting place for building new institutions to support productive, non-exploitative software development.
We are an international network of people committed to tackling the cause, rather than the symptoms, of a myriad of social and environmental problems to create a positive world future that does not depend on economic growth.
Our aim is to create a movement of 10 million people who are convinced of the need for futures beyond economic growth, believe they are possible and feel inspired and supported enough to play a role in their emergence.
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My name is Jeremy Lent and I’m the founder of The Liology Institute, an organization dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on this planet. My work explores the profound and far-reaching implications of recognizing that meaning arises intrinsically from the natural world, and points the way to how we humans might shift our worldview to find a sustainable way of living on the earth.
It is my hope that liology can help by offering a framework for this new storyline – a framework that integrates both science and spiritual wisdom to recognize that the deepest spiritual fulfillment a human being can experience arises from the understanding of our intrinsic connectivity with the natural world – both within ourselves and all around us.
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Good news. Sometimes, it comes in the form of a cancelled hydro dam that spares 20,000 people from the burden of displacement. Other times, it takes the shape of a simple court admission that Indigenous Peoples do actually make the best conservationists.
One perspective is that the more energy and trust we direct at a system that doesn’t deserve our energy and trust, the more lost opportunities accumulate (what could have been). People will counter this broken system, but I don’t think it’s going to be led by those within the political structure/re-structuring, or even be overtly deliberate.
Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist Movement Founder, has just agreed to be our inspirational speaker at Open Source Everything for the 21st Century in NYC in early December 2015.
We are moved and appreciative. He is raising money to finish the first of the Interreflections Trilogy movies and although he has achieved his goal of $50,000 we strongly urge all who care about open source everything — and a new model of Open Collaborativsm — to go here, now, and donate what they can. Thank you, Peter Joseph.
Giles Hutchins in CSRwire
As anthropologist Gregory Bateson knew well, our materialistic sense of separation from this cosmic Mind breeds an ‘ecology of bad ideas’ where we delude ourselves in to believing we are separate from and in competition with each other and the world around us. It is this corrupting logic which fuels our carcinogenic way of living. Enter the contagion of consumerism, diabolical socio-economic debt-slavery and rampant cultural psychic atrophy.
EXTRACT: Here are some of the facts: Facebook is still mostly female and remains the top network. Twitter leans heavier on the male demographic, while YouTube reaches more adults in 18-34 demographic than cable TV. Instagram is considered the most important of teenage social networks, but Snapchat has the widest appeal amongst the younger crowd. This is the most important for professionals: “LinkedIn is actually more popular than Twitter among U.S. adults. LinkedIn’s core demographic are those aged between 30 and 49, i.e. those in the prime of their career-rising years. Not surprisingly, LinkedIn also has a pronounced skew toward well-educated users.”
What’s going on is a double-enclosure: a massive privatization and commodification of the physical world – the atmosphere, land, forests, genes, life forms, and more – and a massive privatization and commodification of economic decision making and democracy themselves.
Phi Beta Iota: Brother Jean has pointed to a Financial Times article for which payment is demanded, good-bye Financial Times. The core material: “Future of work” is a hot topic. Sara Horowitz and Freelancers Union could be indicators of unionization and influence potential. Out of a population of 319 million in the USA, more or less, 53 million are said to be working as free lancers. The future of work, as Richard Wolff has now realized, is dependent on the future of democracy — without electoral reform we cannot bring democracy into the workplace. The future of work — if it is to be characterized by prosperity for all and peace across Earth — demands holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering. Root, however, is OpenPower — Electoral Reform.
He coined the phrase, “We are the 99%.”
I found myself asking: is this what ordinary life, for most people, is really like?” writes the 53-year-old professor of anthropology in his new book The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. “Running around feeling like an idiot all day? Being somehow put in a position where one actually does end up acting like an idiot?”
Joan Blades, the brilliant human that created MoveOn and Moms Rising, is now leading a new movement and meme, Living Room Conversations. Below is the first draft of what has gone forward for possible elevation to a national conversation about THE issue of our day.
NOTE: The critical genius of Joan’s concept is the conversation first focuses on building understanding and trust face to face without regard to any issues. Appreciation for one another comes first. We consider this vastly more important than any transpartisan or activist movement because it crosses all boundaries and goes directly to “root” — our shared humanity.