#1 Edgeryders is an extremely diverse community
How (no pun intended) would you see the mapping happen?
Hi Ola, thanks for sharing this synthesis. It´s in time for the newsletter we´re supposed to send out in the aftermath of lote this week My question is how, how would we go about doing the skill and project mapping in a way that is ieasy to manage in a decentralised manner? The reason being it would have to be something maintained by community members, any ideas?
First addressing needs, then designing solutions…
Nadia, I adopted a passive viewpoint in the post. I have ideas how that could be carried out design-wise. If someone could code it. Google spreadsheet combined with a google forms could also be a start.
But also just wanted to air the need I saw and see how people responded and if you agree on that being important. It’s important that we create backed by the ER society based on a need. I guess the skill-mapping is useless if we won’t fill it in.
I’m in! hoping to get a prioritization of issues we’d like to see done in the near future. Many things on adding up on to do list. Particularly because of the increasingly large no. of projects, in various stages of development (!). We tried the mapping with an actual visualization tool - The Map of Futurebuilders, but its reach was beyond Edgeryders in the community.
The platform was designed to make projects and skills easily accesible via the user profiles, I think we could hard to keep up when Edgeryders working simultaneously on several projects…
Clusters of activity
The idea of a monastary goes beyond skill mapping - to skill trapping .
Ola’s question then begets a second; how can we stimulate compatible constellations of ERs to find one another in synergic projects?
While we bash this one out, I’m trying to do my Homework… and feed the idea of Edgestations.
(‘Co-monastary’ won’t work as a name. The 80% of our languages that borrow heavily from Latin will have all local press making coma jokes before we even get started.)
EDGERYDERS NOMADIC RESIDENCY
Re-BOOTING COHESIVE DEMOCRACY
Our Nomadic Residency initiative invites local government to host nodes of cutting edge social renewal.
A typical three-year residency houses a fluid collective of interrelated project workers with access to a network of global tools.
The group’s steadily expanding ring of projects are designed to interact with local community based initiatives and provide visceral stimulus for community rebuilding between youth and a culture of visionary governance.
(need to say something on infrastructure - practical permaculture, hexayurts, low eco-footprint of first tier needs, then evolution to address outer tier concerns through colaberations with local community.)
EDGERYDER PROTOTYPE PROJECTS:
People in our network are involved in diverse projects both digitally and ‘analogue’ communities.
Here we should provide a selection of examples of member’s pursuits under development : (Let’s find 4-5 key ones which address complementary facets of ‘our’ concerns. The process of distilling which projects to headline is in itself growth stimulating. As a mock up, i offer this list…)
- Participatory Budgeting -- nurturing the economic commons. (provide best link...)
- Betwixt Polarities - a dynamic 'human rite' that provides procedural grounding and mission alignment for citizen initiatives (see our brilliant notes after workshop with Rysjek++ that responded to Saturday's desire for tangible positive and negative totems. I'll put this up as seperate mission...)
- 'State in a Box' - Conceived by Vinay/Arthur? as the ultimate survival tool for local government in acute transition, this project invites to serious constructive re-think of our political culture. It needs augmenting with 'state of mind in a box' -- actions to rewire social cohesion among the citizenry.
- Mattias's web -- need more info on this but it sounds like a valuable libary tool.
Just mentioned the monastery idea we had because as an example of how effective we worked together. But talking about the idea its more about creating enabling meeting-places and creative hubs that can benefit cities and vice versa.
Think the skill & projectmapping would be a good first step in overlooking people at #lote and possible co-labs competences etc. and I think that also would enable us to work more de-centralized and understand how we could organize us more like a dynamic rhizome/movement and less like a static network.
I think this a really pragmatic and realistic approach, and for what it’s worth I completely agree with “edgestations” or something of that ilk: i think co-monasteries is too loaded with ambiguities and connotations…
Let’s buy back , and win, and then share everything. I’m in the circles of the dance world and circus arts and commnicate with various electronic music collectives and visual and vocal artists. A lot of people are looking for ways to connect jobs they see need doing, into the distributed workload of skilled networks. There are media producers and graphic designers, both of the world’s leaders a in software for video projection mapping are fire spinners and friends and in these communities people are budding into action, the question of urgency is to adapt facilitation models to channel the coming tide in an efficient way, maximising the exergic potential of digital infrastructure.
Designing a game
#1 At some point, my mind was about to explode with all these good vibes and good people !
I presented an idea during a session at unconference about a serious game that I already intended to test with edgeryders community. I hope you will like the idea.
This tool will be designed to link people together considering what they need and what they can offer. It will suggest micro-local communities and meta-worldwide communities so that people can get in touch and inspire each others.
I also started to try to find funds and a place near Epinal in France to build this kind of community, which is one of the many projects emerging from edgeryders :