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A podcast about the intersection of technology, society, and internet culture – with a dash of philosophy and art for good measure. Hosts: Laura Hilliger & Doug Belshaw (We Are Open Co-op)

The Tao of WAO We Are Open Co-op

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A podcast about the intersection of technology, society, and internet culture – with a dash of philosophy and art for good measure. Hosts: Laura Hilliger & Doug Belshaw (We Are Open Co-op)

    Episode 03: Geriatric Millennials?

    Episode 03: Geriatric Millennials?


    Episode 03: Geriatric Millennials

    What we're working on
    - Participate KBW: https://trello.com/b/MA1Purq1/participate-kbw
    - How we use Trello: https://twitter.com/WeAreOpenCoop/status/1394303506081886211?s=20
    - Gradu.al - social learning: https://gradu.al
    - Co-op day: https://pad.weareopen.coop/p/coopdays-Q2-2021
    - Catalyst Long Covid brief: https://thecatalyst.smapply.io/prog/long_covid/?brief=Creating+a+library+of+assets+for+organisations+supporting+people+with+Long+COVID
    - WAO turns five: https://blog.weareopen.coop/wao-turns-five-30747f4df0f9

    Games and creativity
    - Terms & Conditions game: https://termsandconditions.game
    - UX testing thing: https://cantunsee.space
    - Richard Scarry reinvented: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/522628731757862228/
    - Gitcoin shitposter: https://cryptocurrencyjobs.co/marketing/gitcoin-meme-artist-shitposter-community-manager/
    - TikTok creativity: https://twitter.com/GAdam56/status/1391596927058382849

    - If you were born between 1977 and 1983, there’s a new name for you: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-were-born-between-1977-1983-theres-new-name-rafael-tercarolli
    - In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/millenials-generation-x-baby-boomers-a7570326.html
    - Why Generation X will save the web: https://webdevlaw.uk/2021/01/30/why-generation-x-will-save-the-web
    - Why the Hybrid Workforce of the Future Depends on the ‘Geriatric Millennial’: https://index.medium.com/why-the-hybrid-workforce-of-the-future-depends-on-the-geriatric-millennial-6f9ff4de1d23 (21 April 2021)

    Coins and concepts
    - Dan Hon's newsletter: https://newsletter.danhon.com
    - Coin Carbon Cap: https://coincarboncap.com
    - Live like a hydra: https://busterbenson.com/blog/2013/08-24-live-like-a-hydra

    Quotation of the week
    "[When] the available energy and resources can no longer maintain the existing level of complexity, the civilization begins to consume itself by borrowing from the future and feeding off the past, thereby preparing the way for an eventual implosion."

    (William Ophuls, quoted in 'How Everything Can Collapse')

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    Episode 02: Alone Time

    Episode 02: Alone Time


    Episode 02: Alone Time

    What we're working on
    - WAO site redesign: https://weareopen.coop (redesign) https://blog.weareopen.coop/wao-turns-five-30747f4df0f9 (blog)
    - Definition project (Catalyst): https://blog.weareopen.coop/thats-a-wrap-2c6bd649968c
    - Sector Challenge 9 (Catalyst): https://medium.com/sector-challenge-9-claiming-universal-credit
    - Extinction FYI: https://extinction.fyi
    - Privacy Garden: https://privacy.garden
    - 3 ways to gain control of your Twitter feed: https://dougbelshaw.com/blog/2021/05/11/3-ways-to-gain-control-of-your-twitter-feed

    Books and concepts
    - How Everything Can Collapse(book: https://bookshop.org/books/how-everything-can-collapse-a-manual-for-our-times/9781509541393
    - Value Proposition Design(book) https://www.strategyzer.com/books/value-proposition-design
    - Sociocracy: https://outlandish.com/workshop-sociocracy-and-better-decision-making

    Other mentions:
    * "Sustainable" NFT marketplace - https://www.hicetnunc.xyz/about
    * Buy and Sell Tweets - https://v.cent.co/
    * Autism is a “disorder” only because the world is neurotypical - https://andarilhoacordado.medium.com/autism-is-a-disorder-only-because-the-world-is-neurotypical-45788160950c
    * Why the Most Intelligent People Love Spending Time Alone - https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/why-most-intelligent-people-love-spending-time-alone.html?cid=sf01003

    Quotation of the week:
    "Creativity is part of human nature. It can only be untaught."
    —Ai Weiwei

    • 49 min
    Episode 01: Cooperativism

    Episode 01: Cooperativism


    Episode 1: Cooperativism

    We're going to kick off the Tao of WAO with a podcast centered on one of our favourite-ISMs, Cooperativism. Over the coming episodes, we'll address other -isms, -ologies or -ations, we have loads of ideas for this segment, but cooperatism felt like a natural place to start.

    - What a co-operative is
    - Why they're radically different
    - How you can think a little differently about your work life

    Segments include:

    - What does it mean to be a Co-operative?
    - How do you form a co-operative?
    - Everything is derogatory
    - What we've been paying attention to

    Links we reference:
    - International Cooperative Alliance: https://www.ica.coop/en/cooperatives/what-is-a-cooperative
    - Wikipedia List of co-ops: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cooperatives
    - Companies House: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/10150608
    - STIR to action magazine: https://www.stirtoaction.com/
    - Iceberg: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PDywu9nSAzgp877T0jmy4B_pRaWj2pw1osYGb4tYMZo/edit#slide=id.ga99302db4a_0_6
    - Platform co-ops: https://platform.coop
    - Co-ops UK: https://www.uk.coop/start-new-co-op/support/start-platform-co-op/why-platform-co-ops

    Books & initiatives we talk about:
    - Ours to Hack and to Own: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/ours-to-hack-and-to-own/
    - https://www.idler.co.uk/product/how-to-be-idle-paperback-signed-edition/
    - 4 day workweek: https://www.4dayweek.co.uk
    - B******t jobs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit_Jobs

    • 42 min

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