- Sep 2023
In a sense, there is already a parallel polis in many countries, including The Netherlands. It’s just that the people living in this parallel culture haven’t yet discovered each other.
- for: cosmolocal, cosmolocal parallel polis
- apply cosmolocalism to nework
- Aug 2023
So far, smart city systems are being set up to appropriate and commercialize individual and community data. So far, communities are not waking up to the realization that a capacity they need is being stolen from them before they have it.”
- for: smart cities, doughnut cities, cosmolocal, downscaled planetary boundaries, cross-scale translation of earth system boundaries, TPF, community data, local data, open data, community data ownership, quote, quote - Garth Graham, quote - community owned data
- Innovation in the creation and sustainability of social institutions acts predominantly at the local level.
- In the Internet of Things, for those capacities to emerge in smart cities, communities need the capacity to own and analyse the data created that models what they are experiencing.
- Local data needs to be seen as a common, pool resource.
- Where that occurs, communities will have the capacity to learn or innovate their way forward.
- So far, smart city systems are being set up to appropriate and commercialize individual and community data.
- So far, communities are not waking up to the realization that a capacity they need is being stolen from them before they have it.
- author: Garth Graham
- leader of Telecommunities Canada
- quote Garth Graham
- cross-scale translation of earth system boundaries
- downscaling planetary boundaries
- community data
- Garth Graham
- quote - community data ownership
- Telecommunities Canada
- community data ownership
- smart cities
- open data
- doughnut cities
acting locally 00:24:28 with knowledge is how we bring about systemic change
- for: cosmolocal, quote, quote - cosmolocal
- acting locally with knowledge is how we bring about systemic change
the victims that suffer under over consumption over 00:10:38 depletion and environmental degradation they don't really have a say so we want a fair World At Large we need to start with Fair countries and with Fair countries the prerequisite is fair cities what's needed here too is direct 00:10:51 mechanisms by which they're people can have their voices heard can hold Elites accountable and fundamentally have an opportunity to partake in the designing of the rules of the institutions and of 00:11:05 the outlying sort of overarching structures of their cities and therefore we move from cities to countries and countries to the World At Large
- for: TPF, cosmolocal, community as building block, city as building block, W2W, quote, quote - Brian Wong, citizen assemblies, bottom-up strategy
- the victims that suffer under over consumption over depletion and environmental degradation don't really have a say
- so we want a fair World
- At Large we need to start with Fair countries
- and with Fair countries the prerequisite is
- fair cities
- what's needed here too is direct mechanisms by which
- the people can have their voices heard
- can hold Elites accountable and
- fundamentally have an opportunity to partake in the designing of
- the rules of the institutions and
- of the outlying sort of overarching structures of their cities and therefore
- we move from cities to countries and
- from countries to the World At Large
these are the seven main thrusts of the series
- for: societal design, designing societies, societal architecture, transforming society, whole system change, SSO, social superorganism, John Boik
The seven main ideas for societal design: 1. societal transformation - is necessary to avoid catastrophe 2. the specific type of transformation is science-based transformation based on entirely new systems - de novo design - 3. A practical way to implement the transformation in the real world - it must be economical, and doable within the short time window for system change before us. - Considering a time period of 50 years for total change, with some types of change at a much higher priority than others. - The change would be exponential so starting out slower, and accelerating - Those communities that are the first to participate would make the most rapid improvements. 4. Promoting a worldview of society as a social superorganism, a cognitive organism, and its societal systems as a cognitive architecture. 5. Knowing the intrinsic purpose of a society - each subsystem must be explained in terms of the overall intrinsic purpose. 6. The reason for transformation - Transformation that improves cognition reduces the uncertainty that our society's intrinsic purpose is fulfilled. 7. Forming a partnership between the global science community and all the local communities of the world.
aybe that's the most 00:06:49 important thing um where uh would just citizen science or participatory science dialogue with really uh inclusive participation play a role in the r d 00:07:05 programs of the future in what you're kind of thinking about yeah so so um i i i framed this this r d program that is it's conceptual at the 00:07:18 time it's not funded yet you know i'm hoping that we can secure funds but i frame it as a partnership between this global science community and local communities 00:07:29 so it's very so dialogue with the public and within the science community and among interested stakeholders is extremely important
- for: earth system boundaries, cosmolocal, local movement, transition town, circular cities, TPF
- integrating science with local communities
- this statement is key, to bring extra capacity to communities that are handicapped and don't have scientific, technological and engineering capacity -paraphrase
- This project is a collaboration between the global scientific community and local communities to improve societal systems. It's not a one-size-fits-all process, but many different experiments.
- TPF and SRG strategy is well aligned with Science-driven societal transformation ethos:
- second order science combined with local communities as the building block of civilization
- AND cosmolocal networking (https://clreader.net)
- via Indyweb interpersonal computing.
- transition town
- local movement
- seven main points
- social superorganism
- societal design - evolutionary approach
- earth system boundaries
- circular cities
- cognitive organism
- systems thinking - societal design
- whole system change
- designing society - evolutionary approach
- transforming society
- societal design
- Jul 2023
Civil society is the sector where the power of We thePeople ultimately and properly resides.
- for: collective action, bottom-up, bottom-up movement, M2W, individual/collective
- Civil society is the sector where the power of We the People ultimately and properly resides.
- Consequently, in the fully functioning Ecological Civilization,
- government and business sectors must be
- creations of and
- accountable to
- a civil society of people who embrace
- the rights and
- of their citizenship at all system levels from - the local to - the global.
- We can be citizens of only one locality.
- But we are all citizens of Earth—and the many levels in between.
- This must be acknowledged by any truly democratic system of self-governance.
- Feb 2023
The Cosmo-local Reader — Invitation to Participate
= Cosmolocal Reader = Cosmo-local Reader = Cosmolocal
- Jan 2023
Moreover, green urban ideas can spread virally on the web and often are the result of city interactions (a new network, CITYPROTOCOL, has become a global promoter of best practices). The bike-share idea began decades ago in Latin America, but today is a popular option in hundreds of cities on every continent.
!- example : Cosmolocal organizations scaling city impacts - CITYPROTOCOL - https://cityprotocol.cat/ - The City Anatomy, an analogy to the human anatomy and its dynamic physiology, offers a common language describing the city ecosystem as three key system elements: - a set of physical structures (Structure); - the living entities that make up a city’s society (Society); and - the flow of interactions between them (Interactions).
We must also remember that place is critical to effective sumbiocracy, as only those with close and intimate ties to particular places are in a position to know their place and make decisions about its health and vitality.
!- In other words : Sumbiocracy is cosmolocal
- Dec 2022
I'm actually talking to a group in Hawaii where they want to do the same thing that I did in Finland, as in what were six scenarios to phase it fossil fuels in Finland. Do the same thing in Hawaii. And that's actually now in progress. And the purpose of that work is to be a book in for Iceland, because when we approach Iceland. 01:16:11 How do we do that for Iceland? And so they become two sides to the planet, but you've got an isolated island, they both have geothermal. How would they approach that, and what are their respective problems? So this is the purpose of the global community. We could transfer information from one end of the world to the other. How did we do this? What were the problems? 01:16:35 What were the things that worked? How do we navigate our way out of this? What are the lon-term problems? That's the transfer that's actually happening. So I believe we are looking at the evolution of the human species, like you just said. But if the human species was modeled as a single individual, it'd be like an obese crack 01:17:00 addict that's been told to kick the habit and lose some weight. And it's going to be painful, but this is what we have to do for our survival. And on the other side of that, we're going to be much healthier. This happening at humanity at all scales.
!- Prototypes : Cosmolocal between Finland, Hawaii and Iceland - Michaux is helping a group in Hawaii learn from Finland's experiences and then both of those can be used to demonstrate to Iceland - knowledge transfer between different communities of practice - this could benefit from an interpersonal, open, cosmolocal knowledge network such as Indyweb
in food, what it means is local communities will start to grow their own food. So all the food you eat will be grown completely in say a 50 kilometer radius radius or 100 kilometer radius.
!- Futures Thinking : Maslow's Hierarchy framing for Food - food production will be relocaized - most food produced within 50 km radius, 100 km maximum - as per commons cosmolocal production, knowledge can be shared between production centers for greater efficacy (Gien)
what I'm proposing it will look like is you have local decision making. Regional sourcing of stuff, see everything that we're actually going to produce industrially is sourced from a radio, say four or 500 kilometers. So two or 300 miles, whatever that is. And on a global scale, we've got a global transfer of information.
!- aligned to : cosmolocal production - Michaux is speaking exactly of cosmolocal production
first thing's first is we reorder the vital industrial hubs. 00:38:13 Now yes, those industrial hubs will actually have to have decision makers what considers a vital hub. What's a vital activity? Then we need the people to actually operate those in industrial services. So you'll have a population inserted. Around that population, we have our food production and it all has to be local. So you have now a series of localized, decentralized networks that are actually, you'll have a 00:38:39 hub where everything balances, but in a local area.
!- alignment : Michaux's vision of industrial transformation and many others working in the commons - relocalization, dense local circular economies, community owned for democratization of production - in addition, commons theory of cosmolocal production networks all these relocalized dense production hubs together for information sharing efficacy
- Jul 2022
the Internet can potentially becomea backbone to a ‘global commons,’ an immense free space of information, products and services towhich everyone can contribute to and from which everyone can profit [51, 52 ].
!- for : Indyweb * A "good enough" world is contingent on a global virtual commons * Indyweb can play a major role
e moment of transition of the Internet—from mediating information to mediating distributeddirect governance in the sense of self-organization.
- With proper design, the internet can play a more proactive role
- From passive to active, sensemaking to action
- Cosmolocal production: https://clreader.net
- Web 3 technology
URLbafybeiac2nvojjb56tfpqsi44jhpartgxychh5djt4g4l4m4yo263plqau.ipfs.dweb.link/The Human Takeover - A Call for a Venture into an Existential Opportunity - lenartowicz2018.pdf
While Internet communities typically emphasize collaboration and sharing, there is another type ofmobilization system that emphasizes competition and rivalry: gaming environments. The gamesavailable on the web are nearly infinite in their variety, but they all share the objective of scoringpoints or winning, i.e. doing better than the others. This too is a powerful motivator, whichenhances focus, commitment and persistence. But games exhibit a variety of other motivators,given that by definition they have been designed for enjoyment, i.e. for providing stimuli thatpeople find intrinsically pleasurable, so that they seek to collect as many as possible. Since the earlydays of personal computers, gaming has become an increasingly popular pastime. This has ledprogrammers to create an ever-greater variety of ever more sophisticated games.
Designing system change games to be addictive would be antithetical to a regenerative philosophy.
If gamification is used along with collaboration within a rapid whole system change framework, how would that look? Different levels of organizations can be in both collaboration and competition.
The logical collaboration level that suggests itself are: 1. by participants living in the same local community 2. by virtual community groups associated with one common field of interest
Further, adding cosmolocal (https://clreader.net) framework can create massively collaborating teams. In a sense, even when there is competition within a pro-social, pro-ecological framework, it is ultimately collaboration.
the two questions that we hopefully would uh try to answer with with this r d program is and and one of this i already 00:56:53 mentioned but out of all conceivable designs for societal systems so so so this isn't about capitalism versus socialism or something like that there's like i would think there's an unlimited 00:57:05 potential we're creative we're creative people there would be a million varieties of of societal systems and integrated societal systems that we might come up with 00:57:17 and some of those probably would work very well and some of them probably would work very poorly um so among those what what might be among the best and not the the single best that's not the purpose either it's not just to find one thing that works is 00:57:30 to find like a you know more of a a variety a process of things a mix mishmash of things that community the communities can choose to implement that you know 00:57:43 works well for them and that suits them and that works well for their neighbors and works well forever it works well for the whole really
Two questions to answer:
- out of all the conceivable societal systems possible, which are suited to a community? This is not one size fits all.
This requires careful consideration. There cannot be complete autonomy, as lack of standards will make things very challenging for any inter-community cooperation.
Cosmolocal framework (https://clreader.net) as well as Indyweb Interpersonal computing could mediate discussion between different community nodes and emerge common ground
- May 2022
The third example involves local manufacture and supply. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has highlighted the risks associated with reliance on long globalized supply chains, which are energy- and resource-intensive and therefore help power the hyperthreat. Increasing local manufacturing and supply capacities helps deflate the hyperthreat and reduces risks associated with stockouts of critical items. Circular economies, which incorporate closed-loop manufacturing and recycling systems, can now be viewed as critical to achieving planetary security.
cosmolocal production (design global, manufacture local or what's light is shared, what's heavy is produced) can also help alleviate hyperthreat supply chain vulnerabilities, democratize production and increase local wealth at the same time (Ramos, Edes, Bauwens & Wong, 2021)
IPCC AR6 WGIII Chapter 5: demand, services and social aspects of mitigation identifies that up to 45% of mitigation can result from a demand-side socialization strategy and collective action mobilization. This gives us tremendous power of impact to mobilize people. The low hanging fruit can be identified by comprehensive, ongoing, deep, global conversations with the greatest diversity of actors with a common vision collectively searching for the social tipping points, leverage points and idling resources and scaling massively thru the Indyweb as a cosmolocal network (what's light we share, what's heavy we produce locally).
Climate scientist and realist Professor Kevin Anderson has argued for many years that demand side changes are the only solutions that can be implemented rapidly enough to peak emissions and drop emissions rapidly in the short term (next few years), buying time for reneewable energy solutions to scale globally.
- bottom up rapid whole system change
- Jose Ramos
- social aspects of mitigation
- cosmolocal production
- IPCC AR6 Chapter 5
- bottom up collective action
- Michel Bauwens
- awaken the sleeping giant
- Sharon Ede
- demand side
- kevin anderson
- IPCC AR6
- James Gien Wong
- Apr 2022
Beyond academic interests, the latter idea of responsible co-creation has severe economic consequences, in particular on a limited planetary scale where the ecological and social costs of production and consumption have reached their critical limits and cannot be outsourced, or passed on, anymore. The educational lesson states that solving global and regional problems, especially those created by single-minded interest groups, can only be addressed successfully by higher-qualified, multi-disciplinary teams capable of managing the complexity of issues at hand.
This is salient and needs to be embedded into any universal framework that sells to address the many complex and global challenges that now face humanity. Creating an effective BVC space that supports high efficacy collaboration is critical for rapid Cosmolocal transition.
- Dec 2021
economic realities will ultimately drive adoption curves on a global level.
There are alternative models to global capitalism to rapid scaling, and a lot more equitable. Elore cosmolocal production: https://clreader.net/. This model could disrupt the Speed and Scale model.
- Nov 2021
For low-carbon practices to grow and displace high-carbon ones, integrated action across disparate spaces and coordination between many different actors are necessary (161). For example, mobility scholars (166) highlight the extent of reconfiguration required to disassociate academia from high-carbon travel, including altered institutional cultures, funding practices, and student recruitment to support virtual ways of working. Although novel low-carbon practices may emerge, policy must ensure these stabilize and become prevalent, as well as impeding the circulation of high-carbon practices.
A new social imaginary of cosmolocality, where we spend most of our time locally, but use information technology as the prime method for nonlocal communication. In other words, replacing transportation with lower footprint communications.
In the field of production and provisioning systems, cosmolocal production implies designing and sharing designs globally, and downloading the appropriate ones for local clean production, thereby minimizing global supply chains.
Graduated relocalization that begins to replace auto transportation with pedestrian and bike traffic can result in huge decarbonization impacts. This relocalization movement is also an economic reconfiguration, echoing what community economist Michael Shuman refers to as the movement from Wall Street to Main Street - decentralizing centralizing organizations when feasible, and creating more community wealth while decarbonizing unnecessarily long supply chains.
- Oct 2021
For low-carbon practices to grow and displace high-carbon ones, integrated action across dis-parate spaces and coordination between many different actors are necessary (161). For example,mobility scholars (166) highlight the extent of reconfiguration required to disassociate academiafrom high-carbon travel, including altered institutional cultures, funding practices, and student re-cruitment to support virtual ways of working. Although novel low-carbon practices may emerge,policy must ensure these stabilize and become prevalent, as well as impeding the circulation ofhigh-carbon practices.