The Universal Mandate

Submitted by Ingrid on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:05

What does the world require of a current politician more than serious commitment to global change and renewal?

What is a current politician less able to provide than support for global, extra-national solutions?

Part 2: Section 4 - New Architecture - A Pattern Language

Submitted by Ingrid on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:40

This work is a manifesto, a guide to basic principles that will allow us to transform Computing from a force supporting the dominance of huge corporations to one that supports human happiness. It is a treatise on how to build a new kind of computing machine and use it as a lever to heal society.

This work is a poem, that requires an act of creation in the reader to interpret the chaotic order of superimposed concepts and images that make up the Sol mandala.

Part 2: Section 4 - E - Solidarity Economy

Submitted by Ingrid on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:27

The best way to manage resources is not through the private sector and not through the government bureaucracies, but by democratic organizations controlled by users.

The principles of a Solidarity Economy, to build a more just and democratic society:






1 - Governance goes from macro- to micro-level - down to individuals and businesses.

2 - Production is cooperative and open source.

Part 2: Section 4 - B - Multi-Generational Living

Submitted by Ingrid on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:03

Extended families - Youth, old people, and babies - support for the whole range of human ages and dependencies, death and dying, communal care of children, old caring for young, nuclear families, and construction of neighborhoods. The current system of childcare is inhuman, yet we are currently so blind to that reality. We are happy to isolate our old people, throw our babies into institutions, and then crack under the stress of the whole situation.

Part 2: Section 3 - Transforming Computing

Submitted by Ingrid on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:49

A Brief History of Computing

To understand how we propose to transform Computing, it is critical for people to understand how Computing has evolved in its short history.

In 1990, the people that were involved in Computing were really designing Computing that was democratic, non-ideological, and accessible. That led to the creation of the World Wide Web. Until 1999, most of what was developed was in line with the thinking about Computing as a humanistic endeavor.

Part 2 - Practice

Submitted by Ingrid on Wed, 07/12/2017 - 16:49

In Part 1 we looked at the current global situation, the problems we need to tackle and the roadblocks to their solutions. In Part 2, we present ideas about how Computing can be used to begin enacting global change and improvements to these very problems.