Reclaiming the stacks: September 2023 roundup

planted: 17/09/2023last tended: 07/10/2023

Life is busy as of late, so this roundup is a little spartan. But still, read on for some interesting things at the intersection of ecosocialism and ICT. Articles and thoughts on the problems of digital capitalism, the positive actions of digital ecosocialism, and a look at the systemic side of things and how we can transition from (digital) capitalism to (digital) ecosocialism.

As always my interest is from the angle of reclaiming the stacks - expropriating information and communications technology from Big Tech and returning it to the people.

1. Systems

I'm still interested in qualitative system dynamics modeling as an approach to grappling with digital ecosocialism and how to transition to it. The qualitative system dynamics model used in A leverage points analysis of a qualitative system dynamics model for climate change adaptation in agriculture was built using a triangulation process from individual models. I'm reading more about that in Identifying Strengths and Obstacles to Climate Change Adaptation in the German Agricultural Sector.

For a qualitative system dynamics model of digital capitalism, digital ecosocialism and the transition from one to the other, one might triangulate from a bunch of different existing models that are out there related to digital ecosocialism. Such as:

A new one for the mix that I came across:

It's perhaps a bit less defined than some of those previous models, but interesting nonetheless, and with a Latin American slant, so a good perspective to have.

2. Problems

Some problems from digital capitalism recently in the news. To help map them out, I'm tagging them with some of the criteria I defined in my OU research.

3. Actions

Philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.

– Karl Marx

Some latest news on concrete actions that are part of an ecosocialist ICT movement.

4. Inputs

Finally, a few other things I've been reading, listening to, and watching that are adjacent to the topics of ecosocialism and ICT.

4.1. Reading

4.2. Listening

5. Until next time

That’s it! See you next month. Until then, you can find latest streams of thoughts over at my website.

6. Elsewhere

6.1. In my garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

6.3. Mentions

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