The Vısıon . . .

“You never change something by fighting the existing reality.
  To change something, build a new model that makes
  the existing model obsolete.”

  ― R. Buckminster Fuller

Hello all, I’m Muirén (muiréan), the self-funding organizer and lead product architect of Síofra Tech Cooperative for Social & Technological Innovation in Performing Arts, worker-owned and focused on continuous participatory action research, design, manufacture, distribution, and patron training in the use of a preternatural fusion of hardware, software, wetware.

STC is the founding member of a diverse cooperative union, and resident enterprise of the proposed intentional community Vil Zwazo Lanmè, or City of Seabirds in Haitian Creole.

You are invited to study this summary concept of cultural and economic solidarity, and hopeful join in the research, equitable evaluation, and strategic planning, prerequisite to incorporation.

If you are a US citizen, much of this may sound like fringe culture, however, it is a proposition founded on evidentiary science, with successful, long-term precedents around the world.

To be clear, there are perhaps a thousand various sustainable cooperatives across the US (not counting credit unions), while by comparison, tens of thousands are operating successfully around the world, with the 300 largest reporting turnover of $2.14 trillion USD in 2020.

Thank you for now, and please make use of the underlined links for a deeper dive into terms that may be unfamiliar. Without further ado, ABOUT THE UNION.

ICA Gender Equality Committee · 2023 International Women’s Day

The ICA Gender Equality Committee marks the 2023 International Women’s Day by calling for the full participation of women and girls in innovation and technology.

Under the theme DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality, the 2023 International Women’s Day focuses on the importance of a digital transformation that empowers women and girls by including them as agents of change and development.

Anchored in its values and principles, the cooperative movement provides an environment to more effectively bridge the digital gender divide and advance towards sustainable, inclusive, and empowered communities. Discover stories of cooperatives helping to bridge the gender digital divide here.

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Chokepoint Capitalism Explained | Cory Doctorow | TMR

In their book Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets, Rebecca Giblin and Cory Doctorow argue that the current trend of corporate concentration results in exploitation and capture of value that belongs to others. This is referred to as “chokepoint capitalism”.

The book examines various industries, including book publishing and news, live music, and music streaming, to show how corporations use anti-competitive methods to lock in users and suppliers, making markets hostile to new entrants and forcing workers to accept low prices.

In the second half of the book, Giblin and Doctorow propose solutions to break through these chokepoints, such as transparency rights, collective action, and minimum wages for creative work. The book is a call to all workers to unite and take back the power and profit that has been taken from them.

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In a world full of distractions

“The signal in the physical world is the foundation of design. We can understand how the human system works in order to design the most effective signals in a world full of distractions.”
Dano Qualls

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