Hey everyone- just a quick update on this event. @care_save and I are going to experiment with something different than a regular "meeting."
Instead, we're going to approach these weekly hangouts as a podcast / internet radio show where we talk about the life of a start-up co-op for writers, artists, et al. We want to try to be transparent about the inner workings and problems we're grappling with, while at the same time talking about our about visions, plans, and accomplishments as a community.
Any 'member' can join the live call, and we'll format it in a way that lets Caroline and I (or whoever ends up hosting the show) talk big picture, but then open it up for questions and conversation with community members and invited guests.
I have the faintest sketch of a format in mind, so this will change, but here are the kinds of topics we might go into each week:
- What's new in the co-op?
- What's the biggest challenge we're facing, and how are we dealing with it?
- What's the best thing we've read / seen / done all week?
- News from the larger platform co-op / new economy world
- Q&A, community discussion
Probably, Caroline and I will talk for the first 20 minutes or so, then we'll open it up. We'll try to keep it moving, informative, and fun.
When you join the Zoom call, you will be on mute, but please use the "raise your hand" feature or chat window to share comments and questions, so we can call on you to join the conversation at the right time.
If possible, use a dedicated microphone, not your built-in computer mic, so we get decent sound quality.
Again, these will be recorded, very minimally edited, and posted on InfiniteConversations.fm as well as here in the forum.
We hope the show provides an easy way for people to tune in to what's going on in our various projects across the co-op, as well as a window for those who are interested in and/or starting their own social enterprises and creative communities to be inspired by our example, and learn from our mistakes.
Hope you'll join us live, or listen later!