Playing for Team Human today, master of human connection and consensus, Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett. Bartett coming all the way from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas’s home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US.
On today’s show, Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we’ll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It’s a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there.
Rushkoff begins today’s episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a “team sport” and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to “occupy a reality” of mutual care and concern.
To learn more about Richard Barlett’s work with Loomio visit his blog at http://blog.loomio.org/author/rdbartlett/
Loomio is part of the Enspiral Network. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Team Human Ep. 23 with Enspiral Director Sylvia Zuur
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Photo of Richard by Guy Ryan