A short film about the bigone #XR event

Title: The Spiky Fluffy Debate: Reflections on the Extinction Rebellion Event Opening shot of London streets bustling with cars and people. Narrator: In 2019, the Extinction Rebellion movement took the world by storm with its call for urgent action on climate change. Thousands of people took to the streets, demanding that governments take concrete steps…

A look at the recent history of radical grassroots activism

#ClimateCamp was a radical grassroots direct action movement to directly challenge #climatechaos and raise awareness about climate change and advocate for solutions to mitigate its effects. The movement was made up of a loosely organized network of activists who used a diversity of tactics to achieve their goals. Climate Camps were established in many countries.…

A conversation about money and the #openweb

A conversation with the #NGO side of social technology: A. Just booked my place for ePIC next month in Lille. It’ll be my first time on the Eurostar! https://epic.openrecognition.org A decade ago, it was the first conference I went to as Mozilla’s Badges & Skills lead. Time flies. #OpenBadges #VerifiableCredentials #ePortfolios #conference #travel Q. these…

Talking about the mess we are in

Q. Let’s just STOP worshipping the #deathcult as a first step away from this mess. We’re living in an age of permanent crisis – let’s stop planning for a ‘return to normal’ | Economics | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/22/economic-models-environmental-crises-fantasy-stable-growth-global-heating A. I agree that there is no “return to normal”, just as history did not end with…

Hope is a swift flow and the strong current that pushes change/challenge

Talking to the #EU crew Hope is a swift left wing flow and the strong current that pushes change/challenge. Simple truth telling is a deep upwelling, the spring that feeds this fresh flow. We need to nurture truth and hope in every part of our society, both our tribalism and bureaucracy are part of this…

Misunderstanding – Out reaching the #OMN #openweb projects.

I start to understand the misunderstanding, blocking many of the people outreaching the #OMN. It’s a DIY project there is the assumption that people will see the need and fill in the missing bits. The “missing bits” have a function, to be filled in otherwise we would be pushing clean non-messy #dotcons world view which…

Been takeing part in online #openweb events – and resisting the urge to bite people.

Looking at this event https://2021.ngiforum.eu Way to meany stuffed shirts, technological fantasists (blockchain) and a lot of #EU money what could go wrong… Spent a hour looking through the list of participants opening in new tab all that said something interesting. Of these more than 2/3’s had the tag blockchain so closed them, and then…