Briefly, why the Rep Rap is so important to me: it is an obvious confirmation that the baseline communism described by David Graeber perfectly works.
It is a technology-centered around social cooperation. Rep Rap is first and foremost a social technology, organized in such a way that every next interaction between people improves and changes the original design.
Turns out Brix was formed to change the rules for the distribution of patents of essential medicines. India, a leader in international drug production, could produce AIDS drugs cheaply, and Brazil and South Africa, among others, urgently needed such drugs, but patents held by Western countries made them unavailable.
David Graeber’s Bullshit Jobs is a cathartic book, in equal parts funny and depressing, of the sort of the material where you’re not sure if you should be laughing or crying.
We have on our side the fact that the managers themselves are tormented by doing meaningless and often malicious work. This is exactly what they wrote to David in thousands of emails he got after his famous Strike magazine article was published.
In fact, everything is ready for a revolution!
David about his dad:
He lived in Barcelona at a time it was run on anarchist principles and he would always tell me these funny stories about it. He always said Barcelona was one of the greatest experiments in world history, because what we discovered there was that white-collar workers don't actually do anything. In Barcelona their idea of having a revolution was to get rid of all the managers and just carry on without them. And nothing really changed.
The Bullshits Job, it seems, was born out of a stories David's dad told about his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.
Imagine if, like the anarchist revolutionaries in Barcelona during the Civil War, we simply got rid of managers and left only meaningful jobs in place, society might change instantly and radically.
Altman envisions a world in which people are freer to go after more satisfying projects the inverse of what @davidgraeber warned of in his book Bullshit Jobs.
Our discussion on E.V. Ilyenkov with Corinna Lotz and Kyrill Potapov is now on Youtube
Watch it with the link:
Debt in discussion with Michael Hudson
18 May 20:00
the Museum of Care invited an economist Michael Hudson to talk about debt and many other subjects we’ve explored throughout the Debt reading group
Notes on First Mastodon Assembly
During the Mastodon Assembly on 4 May, we discussed the parallels between Mastodon and the Museum of Care, which was created as a decentralized space, but technically the platform of the Museum is centralized, and the administration and developers fully control the site. It is possible that a truly decentralized Museum of Care could be implemented with Mastodon-like technology.
A summary of the meeting is available on our website:
Today is our Mastodon Assembly. Please, join us!
Here is my explanation of how art, social design and technology are connected and why such a project as Mastodon has everything to do with the Museum, specifically because this is a Museum of Care.
Workshop of a4kids.org 'Future city" held at 'We Want our World Back' in Hamburg