"a community where you can learn how to investigate environmental concerns. Using inexpensive DIY techniques, we seek to change how people see the world in environmental, social, and political terms."
"Urbanisation has remarkably similar effects, and that is because its goals are not much different than those of Facebook. Ultimately, the goal of urban planning is to direct social relations so that they are predictable enough to guarantee security, maximise profits and minimise conflict for flows of capital. The social ecologist Murray Bookchin realised this, and in The Rise of Urbanization and the Decline of Citizenship, he proposed that urbanisation was ultimately at war against the historical notion of the city:"
"As Austin’s ground transportation service industry faces upheaval due to new competition, taxi drivers are using a looming expiration of the city’s taxicab franchises as an opportunity to push for, among other requests, a cooperative, driver-owned franchise.
Dave Passmore, president of the taxicab union Taxi Drivers Association of Austin, garnered attention Tuesday morning when he and association members, taxicab drivers and supporters rallied in front of City Hall, waving signs and shouting in unison. “Today, we are trying to get the driver’s voice heard,” he proclaimed during an impromptu news conference."
"Nous l’avions dit, la monnaie est notre fil rouge de l’été. Vous aviez peut-être entendu parlé de Bernard Lietaer, cet homme qui a travaillé durant sa vie à 5 hauts postes autour de la monnaie et des devises. C’est le propulseur le plus haut placé de la solution des monnaies complémentaires à un niveau très académique. Il sort en Septembre le livre « Au coeur de la monnaie » en Français qui nous invite au voyage à travers l’histoire de l’humanité pour comprendre notre lien émotionnel et inconscient à l’argent."
"Earlier this year, Make: published Maker Pro, a compilation of short personal stories of makers who are now able to live fully or almost fully from their passion.
The book was edited by John Baichtal, one of the most prolific author at Make Magazine. He nicely agreed to share his impressions with MakingSociety on some of the main ideas from the book."