Consensus and community in the distributed web

Jenny Connected

MOOC is Community. I struggled last week to understand how the concept of ‘Recognition’ was being interpreted in relation to the distributed web, and I suspect I am going to struggle this week to understand how the concept of community will be interpreted.

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Security, identity, voice, opportunity and agency on the distributed web

Jenny Connected

By contrast, structure is those factors of influence (such as social class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ability, customs, etc.) The relative standing of the individual with respect to community, institutions, and governments was shifted, for better or worse.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2018

How to Save the World

photo by Ian Nelson of Hanalei Bay, Kaua’i after the April 2018 floods, which swept away some livestock fences and introduced some species to some novel ecosystems. multimedia reprocessed/washed/painted photo produced by my friend Ron Woodall.

2018 46

Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Gender roles as disfiguring as foot-binding, the moribund and vampiric two-party system, the savage theology of capitalism — rip it all to the ground. Stories about it are cautionary tales against excessive acquisitiveness and disconnection from community.

2018 46

Fragments

How to Save the World

That some humans (by race, gender or other distinction) are naturally, or scientifically, or by the grace of some god, superior to others, and entitled to abuse and even “own” their inferiors.

2018 49

Links of the Quarter: March 2017

How to Save the World

I can see no way of coping with it beyond doing what one can at the local level to help those in our communities adapt to its fallout, and to do so with as much compassion, joy in the moment, generosity, and equanimity that we can muster.

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