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Coalition Movement Camp: 10/10/10 Work Party

Posted on 24. Sep, 2010 by in Coalition Events, Open culture, The movement

CALL TO PARTICIPANTS

You’ve seen the film, Coalition of the Willing. On October 10, 2010, Coalition of the Willing launches the second phase of the project: the Coalition Movement Camp 10/10/10 Work Party — a flash mob development party for the climate movement. This is your opportunity to log on, converge, and swarm!

The aim of the Coalition Movement Camp is to enable activists, experts, and ordinary people to collaborate online with the world’s top web design talent. The goal is to brainstorm ideas towards a new generation of internet platforms for the climate crisis.

The Coalition Movement Camp is staged to coincide with 350.org’s 10/10/10 Global Day of Action. The venue is an open collaboration space: http://movementcamp.org. There will be sessions devoted to specific projects and campaigns including 350, OneClimate, and Appropedia. You’ll be able to upload image and video files and contribute to real time chat. There will be chat and twitter aggregation and webcasts incorporating contributions by Skype video. Our facilitators will work to summarize developments and keep you up to speed. We are looking forward to an incredible day of collaborative design, planning, and development.

The Coalition Movement Camp will run 10am to 10pm EDT/2pm to 2am GMT. Sign up to the Coalition Movement Camp on the form below. (Please note: the start time given on the sign up form is incorrect, as is the length of the event: it is 12 hours, not 24. Apologies!).

10.00am EDT/2pm GMT: Coalition Brainstorm

You are familiar with the online network described in the film ‘Coalition of the Willing’. Now help us brainstorm ideas towards it’s realization! We are planning to throw out three key challenges for community discussion:

1. Mapping the field: what existing sites/services perform the kinds of functions described in the film? What additional functions are required?

2. Benefits and challenges of interoperability: what might be achieved by linking these sites/services? What are the challenges involved in doing this?

3. The ethical challenges of interoperability: what social/ethical protocols are required to sustain creative collaboration between different online audiences (e.g., activists, innovators, green wiki enthusiasts, and so on)?

We’ll be heading up the session (like other session hosts) with a video shout out that will be saved on site for repeat viewing. You’ll be able to respond by uploading text, image, and video files, by jumping on our live webcasting channel on Justin.tv for a shout out of your own, or by participating in the real time chat. (Tip: if you have material you’d like to share, prepare it beforehand so that it’s ready to upload on the day).

12.00pm EDT/4pm GMT: CoopAgora/JAK Bank: How Cooperatives Can Save the Planet

CoopAgora are online advocates of cooperative culture. The JAK bank is a cooperative, interest-free, institution. How might we translate the cooperative ideals of these sorts of organizations into social and economic principles that impact the climate crisis? Log on at 12pm to find out why the future is cooperative!

1.00pm EDT/5pm GMT: The Future of Online Activism

We are sure looking forward to this one! Joe Solomon, social media coordinator for 350.org, is taking time out from his work party schedule to head-up a chatstorm on online activism: 2011 and beyond! A good proportion of our participants have registered as activists, so this will be a busy session. No doubt the discussion from the previous two sessions will feed right into it, and the discussion from this session will feed right back into all the others! (Note: Those you you who are looking forward to a busy discussion on the Coalition vision or cooperatives – never fear! – the Future of Online Activism may suck away participants for a spell, but they’ll be back recharged with ideas once the chatstorm is done).

2.00pm EDT/6pm GMT: Metacurrency

Metacurrency is a brilliant, ambitious, initiative: the attempt to broaden out the concept of currency beyond money, so to totally refigure standing ecologies of production and exchange. The team at Metacurrency is currently building a platform to facilitate this. We know the untrammeled pursuit of profit has landed us in an awesome ecological mess. How might tranforming the meaning of currency help us get out of it? Log on at 2.00pm to find out!

3.00pm EDT/7pm GMT: Green Wikis Are Go!

Green wikis are places where people share high quality knowledge on low carbon living. This session brings together the team behind a leading established player in the field – Appropedia – with the young turks behind an emerging service – GreenTribe (coming online in October). Appropedia start at 3.00pm EDT/7pm GMT. GreenTribe start an hour later: 4.00pm EDT/7pm GMT. Join the discussion on the future of online sustainability!

This is what we have lined up as of this moment. However, we are discussing session options with other parties, so there should be even more happening on the day! It is not too late to register a session of your own. If you’d like to do this, please email Michael Maranda (tropology@gmail.com) ASAP.

Chances are you will be busy on 10/10/10 with other work party projects. The good news is that you can drop in and out of the Camp. You might join a conversation and monitor it through the day. You might participate at different points of the day, contributing to those sessions that interest you. You might add something over breakfast, then log in again after dinner to check up on developments.

We’re launching the Movement Camp on the Net, but this doesn’t preclude face to face engagement as part of this effort. We are working with Meetup Everywhere to enable groups to gather in net convenient spaces where their conversation can join the Movement Camp deliberations. Check to see if there are any Meetups in your area. Feel free to start one if there aren’t!

If you have a platform-in-development or other ideas you’d like to share with our community, we are happy to discuss organizing a session. Email Tim Rayner (tim at timrayner dot net) or Michael Maranda (tropology at gmail dot com) and we’ll take it from there.

We are currently building the collaborative platform for the Coalition Movement Camp. Sign up for updates on the project-in-progress, and keep an eye on http://movementcamp.org.

The results of the Coalition Movement Camp will be collated and made available under a Creative Commons License on the Coalition blog.

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8 Responses to “Coalition Movement Camp: 10/10/10 Work Party”

  1. paul t. horan 27 September 2010 at 3:29 am #

    An apparently imminent death in the family (my Baby Sister’s husband : ( may limit date-specific participation, nonetheless life can and does gladly go on beyond real live grief …

    If anyone feels some enthusiasm about FUN learning for Students, especially if such learning helps liberate the kinds of memes emerging from the study (i. e., disciplined inquiry) of “ecosystems”, PLEASE, let’s explore opportunities to collaborate. AND if anyone also feels some delight from designing “gifts for future generations”, we gotta talk so I can learn how best to team up with each and everyone of y’all Space Ship Earth Crew Members.

    I love this graceful effort you folks’re making!!!

    • Mark Roest 10 October 2010 at 6:29 pm #

      Mine: one broad slice of the vision:
      Undermine, chip away, break down and dissolve the structures of domination, building networks of partnership for natural balance and harmony in their place.
      Combine green economy-building and the examples of Sarvodaya (15,000 Sri Lankan villages) and JamiiBora (300,000 mostly-ex-beggars in Nairobi, Kenya) to empower and unite the people. Apply the deep story-telling process, traditional indigenous socialization process (relying heavily on stories in the oral tradition) and other healing paths to enable at-risk youth, and also gang members and solo outlaws, to come to grips with what drove them to it from a new perspective that replaces their previous aggrieved world view. Draw on the team that presented The Causes of Happiness conference, and on the new therapies and the spiritual perspective they are grounded in.

      Below I am pasting in a longer response. I am having difficulty with the system — don’t know where to get into an actual discussion with documents. I also have lots of technical ideas for how to implement the following:

      Potential Elements of a Coalition of the Willing Knowledge & Action Platform

      (Part of the) Initiating Question:
      Nick’s:
      We all share a common belief, and this is why we are coming together today. We are committed to improving the quality and sustainability of the world we live in firstly, with financial and other individual gains (mostly) coming second or even further down the list. What I propose to you all is that if our collaborative efforts are more structured, if we can come together and present a more united front, we can and will change the world.

      Business men and women have followed the “Knowledge Management”
      movement as a way of improving organisational performance by removing
      barriers to knowledge transfer within the organisation. However, as we
      all exist across organisations and indeed sectors, this issue of
      protectionism around our individual knowledge does not apply (I hope!)
      - So, I pose the question to you all – How do we create a game
      changer? How can Knowledge Management influence public policy?

      Mark Roest:
      Here is an answer at the level of the question, without getting into the design and implementation details (I will put that in separate postings).
      We create a global system that acts to give voice to the people of the world and to the scientists, prophets and healers who can see nodes, links and dynamics of the whole and want to teach about and respond to the world’s needs. As Doug Engelbart calls for (Bootstrap Insititute), we organize this knowledge into a working top-level tool for improving human effectiveness in every area of life — a dynamic, well-planned knowledgebase.

      We facilitate and find support for translating the relevant parts of it into the languages used by the cultures who evolved in and live in partnership with the 667 ecosystems, so that the urban masses and the rural herders, farmers, fishers and others working in nature can access it and make their voices heard, regarding both events on the ground and the policies that are needed to deal with them sustainably and equitably.

      We embed access to the knowledgebase in the phone systems as well as on computers in the earlier sense of the word. We support rural cultures in deploying sensors that report back via mesh networks, as well as comprehensive yet inexpensive information and communication technologies to support their stewardship of their lands, and their collaboration with their neighbors who will be doing the same.

      We include visualization technology (digital earth imaging), and we systematically empower all people working on all issues of social and environmental justice and policy, as well as design and planning, at all scales of operation, to use it to comprehend the systems they are engaged in, with their senses as well as their intellects, and to engage their higher selves to grow community, and create guidance and direction that is of and by all, in partnership on the deepest levels.

      We use the tools of whole system geographic and technological analysis in extended, multi-site charrettes (design conferences that empower participants) which unite inventors and those reviving ancient practices with ecologists and community activists, with the support and facilitation of urban planners, rural development experts and economists like Peter Burgess and his friends. These conferences do the actual design work for sustainable economies on a community and regional scale, and they include or create councils to represent them as well as documentation embedded in the knowledgebase to detail the policies they adopt and communicate what policies and resources are needed at larger planning scales.

      We make the system work for the inhabitants of rural and wild lands to use it to conduct their business, to rebuild the deep ethos of community that used to motivate people everywhere, and to create equitable prosperity, health, and a restored natural world around them.

      We make the system work for the urban poor, to create efficient services and resources for all who live in the cities, and to conceive, design, plan, fund and execute the rebuilding of the rural economies they came from, so those who wish to can gradually return and, collectively, build lives of meaning, abundance, and spiritual fulfillment in their cultures’ homelands.

      Teilhard de Chardin envisioned or perceived a sphere of consciousness permeating all life on earth, uniting it as one; he called this the Noosphere. Most indigenous cultures experience something like this in their daily lives, and shamans work with it. We can begin to recover our higher or deeper faculties if we can begin to understand the natural world around us more completely. We can do that if we have access to the almost infinite collective knowledge and intelligence held by people of good will. We can have that access if we structure information ecosystems that inherently reflect natural and cultural ecosystems, as well as the merging of awareness that happens when people who have been dislodged from their origins bump up with different others in the same situation (that is one function of cities and towns and factory dormitories).

      One more major opportunity that impacts policy profoundly:
      By merging a copy of the input-output analysis database created by The Perryman Group, an econometric consulting firm in Texas that supports the New Apollo Alliance plan for revitalizing the USA, with the knowledgebase, so that both physical and process specifics and non-economic dynamics (‘externalities’) are represented in the transactions that the input-output database models, we could wind up with not just an operating manual for lifeship earth, but an operations system that we all can use to conduct our personal, family and community businesses, and to steer and grow and stabilize sustainable economies.

      This could also support multiple, complementary currencies, such as Fernanda Ibarra is talking about.

      Such a system would constitute the synthesis that completes a Hegelian dialectic comprised of:
      1. thesis: capitalism (local economic decisions that aggregate through ‘the invisible hand of the market’ — but lead to increasing concentration of wealth and power),
      2. antithesis: Marxist socialism (the Soviet-style top-down planned economy).
      3. synthesis: collective planning by everyone, interacting in a working model of the economies of the planet, with local focus and global reach, with transparency and accountability supported by all who choose partnership over domination.

  2. Jörn Hendrik 14 October 2010 at 9:05 pm #

    Thank you for quoting us @Nerdcore! We’re happy to get a link from one of germany’s most successful blogs!


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