Educational, innovational and land-tending cooperatives can generate vital solutions and inspirations in this time of profound emergence and emergency.
Wiki-villes, maker-steads, hacker-habitats, tinker-towns, and technology-oriented ecovillages: Wikitowns are living laboratories for developing and prototyping affordable, accessible and replicable solutions to the challenges of food and energy production, economic and educational models, material scarcities, environmental accord, adapting to rapidly changing technologies and social landscapes, nurturing health and enhancing wellness.
Revenue may be generated by offering education, conferences, healing and wellness services, events, products, incubation and acceleration for appropriate technologies and other health, wealth and happiness-generating start-ups and ventures.
The ways forward are ever more apparent. Rapidly advancing networked information and communication technologies are clarifying that open, free, collaborative and DIY principles are increasingly required to succeed, flourish and remove friction in the areas of science, technology, manufacturing, media, arts, education, politics and markets.
Come join us every other Tuesday at Sudo Room to meet others interested in creating Wikitowns / Maker Villages / Technecovilles. We are particularly interested in creating a communications platform for cross-space autodocumentation, mapping and collaboration, as well as developing an economic system based on cooperative support and barter of products and skills.
- Internet Learning Festival - 2-4 weeklong festival oriented around building skills in IT while building a temporary off-grid village in Northern California.
- Eudea: A Wikitown - "A wikitown that aims to become a technecoville: an open source philosophy and appropriate technology-based ecovillage and permanent laboratory for biologically-informed design and fabrication." Extensive resources on hardware, software and information related to high-tech village building and civilization-hacking; Talk to Evan and Jenny
- Mycelia - Creating a system that facilitates autodocumentation of available tools, similar projects and skilled people in “community laboratories” such as hackerspaces and intentional communities. Aggregating this data into a searchable database will facilitate collaboration between groups, improving transparency through community asset mapping of available resources across open spaces. Talk to Marc and Jenny
- Wikitown.cc - Coming Soon (All of us!)
- Collabazaar - Marketplace for products developed using the collective resources of a hackerspace or intentional community. Coming Soon. Talk to Evan and Jenny.
- Ollie: Visiting Communities by Veg Oil on the West Coast - Max' blog of visiting intentional communities along the West coast :)
- IC.org - The Intentional Communities Directory