planted: 13/02/2022last tended: 13/02/2022
  • Really enjoyed reading @ntnsndr's article Governable Stacks against Digital Colonialism for node club. Makes a ton of sense to me.
    • The ability to self-govern feels key to any alternative to big tech that we build or use, and feels a lot like commoning.
    • And the 'stack' element is vital - what use would a democratically-owned social media platform be, say, if it runs on a server owned by Amazon and you access it on a device locked down by Apple or Google over internet from a big telco.
    • And take it further, long-term what use is any of it if at the very bottom layer of the stack is a capitalist society?
  • Cooperatives and commoning seem a good model for socialising the layers of the stack. I think Libre software, libre hardware, right to repair, peer-to-peer networks, Community broadband are all good projects to spend time on.
  • I loved this interview with Fritjof Capra on his new book Patterns of Connection.
    • https://newbooksnetwork.com/patterns-of-connection
    • As you might expect, there's a lot about systems thinking, complexity science, science and sprituality, activism.
    • Some random notes:
      • Systems thinking is about patterns, relationships and contexts.
      • The machine metaphor from 17th century science is still too prevalent. The network is a better metaphor to live by.
      • The Battle of Seattle was the start of a global civil society.
      • He recommends the Earth Charter.
      • There's generally conflict between science and religion, less so science and spirituality.

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