"Monopoly" may be a fun family night activity, but you may live in a place where you have little or no choice for Internet access. According to FCC data, most families don't have a choice in Internet access providers, especially providers they like. Nevertheless, the biggest companies keep reporting increasing revenues every year. What's going on?
The (Re)Building Technology: Vol 2 zine is a compilation of practices and stories from 11 global community technology grantees, including "10 Community Network Lessons," facilitation exercises, diagrams of the network designs, and more!
Compiled by Ryan Gerety, Andy Gunn and Diana Nucera, for the first ever Community Technology Network Gathering at the 17th annual Allied Media Conference in 2015.
The zine explores digital justice issues, community facilitation best practices, collaborative network design, and examples of projects from Belarus, Detroit, Red Hook, India and more
Green Map's globally designed iconography is now matched to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Use them to improve communications about complex topics. More at http://GreenMap.org/icons
National and NYC based resources on the solidarity economy containing reports, audio recordings and podcasts, books, articles, films, how to guides, and relevant national and local groups.
Amazon has quietly positioned itself at the center of a growing share of our daily activities and transactions, extending its tentacles across our economy, and with it, our lives. In this report, ILSR pulls back the curtain on the company, and find that it's at the center of increasing inequality and diminishing opportunity.
Shareable's "How To Share" Library is growing collection of guides that can help you save money, reduce waste, and build community through sharing. The library features dozens of resources on housing, food, family, community, cities, neighborhoods, transportation, technology, work, entrepreneurship, travel, education, the commons, money, and more.
The Beautiful Solutions Gallery and Lab is an interactive space for sharing the stories, solutions and big ideas needed to build new institutional power and point the way toward a just, resilient, and democratic future.
Developed by Beautiful Solutions in partnership with This Changes Everything, this is an open-ended project that will continue to evolve based on the ideas you submit to the Lab, and the ongoing contributions of the thinkers and practitioners on the forefront of building alternatives.
As the online "sharing economy" devolves into poor labor conditions and monopolistic practices, the concept of "platform cooperativism" offers a hopeful vision for a more democratic online economy. This new wave of entrepreneurs, investors, and business developers are merging offline cooperative economics with the Internet in creative ways. In this CommonBound 2016 workshop, leaders discuss how far this emergent movement has come, and explore some of the challenges it faces in the struggle for the future of the online platforms we increasingly depend on.