CoTech Community Call #3

originally posted on medium Community Call + Newsletter == Network Coordination? We held our third CoTech Community Call (January and February write ups), and the first item on the agenda was to talk about the call itself. Since the We Are Open Co-op sponsors the call and I’m kind of busy, I wanted to know […]

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CoTech Community Call #3

We are all patients and carers

originally posted on medium On March 9, the year of our Lord 2018, Mr. Mathers and I traveled to the Royal Infirmary at the Edinburgh University campus to run a Thinkathon hosted by the Usher Institute. The night before we had prepared ourselves with a thorough review and copious discussion of the Agenda. We had […]

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We are all patients and carers

Planet 4 is a Software, not a Design

originally posted on medium In the latest Engagement Community Call two provocative agenda items drove the community — organisation — tech discussion: , the first “We suck at International Campaigning” and the second “Is the Greenpeace brand dying?” I formulated these agenda points to address an issue the Planet 4 team (and Greenpeace more broadly) has long been aware of, […]

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Planet 4 is a Software, not a Design

Supporting the collective: Co-ops, CoTech and Anti-capitalism

For a while now, since realizing that co-op values and principles and open source ones overlap quite extensively, I’ve been noticing something interesting capitalism (or just our Western culture?) tries to convince us of. It involves a pseudo-humanist state of mind, and I can’t quite figure out where or how the norm is established. We […]

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Supporting the collective: Co-ops, CoTech and Anti-capitalism

How to handle criticism of your open project

originally posted on Opensource.com Remaining empathetic when people criticize your project can be difficult. Here’s how my team did it recently. Over the course of the past year, the project I’m working on has been using open organizational principles as the cornerstone of the work. It’s the first attempt at using open methodologies inside of […]

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How to handle criticism of your open project

The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

Originally posted on the We Are Open Co-op blog On July 26, 2017, an amazing community of more than 35 people came together to participate in our first Barn Raising session for Badge Wiki. If you want to skip straight to what we managed to create, head to the etherpad for the session, or check […]

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The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…

Designing the Planet 4 style tile: An Open Call for Creatives

In the redesign of the new greenpeace.org, we’ve been exploring a variety of ways that allow people to contribute to what we’re building, an engagement platform which will drive people to action and, in the long term, lead the way towards greater change in online activism. We want people to be passionate and take ownership […]

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Designing the Planet 4 style tile: An Open Call for Creatives

Planet 4 Design Brief: Refining the Concept

Over the past month, the Planet 4 Design team focused on the refinement of the initial Concept, taking both qualitative and quantitative feedback to prioritize, contextualize and identify which design direction and features should be included in the first product release. The result of this piece of work is the Refined Concept Deck, which, beside […]

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Planet 4 Design Brief: Refining the Concept

What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

Originally posted on Opensource.com Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices. Recently I facilitated a creative work week for my colleagues working on the Planet 4 project at Greenpeace. One evening, when we came together in a closing circle after a day of intense creative work, I asked […]

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What to do when your open team has impostor syndrome

The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet

originally posted on the Creative Commons blog At the end of April, I’ll be joining hundreds of open culture advocates at the Creative Commons Summit in Toronto. The program is looking amazing and I’m looking forward to meeting up with friends and colleagues, both old and new. I’ll be wearing several hats at the Summit, […]

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The Future of the Commons is an Open Planet