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Groove is in the Heart:

The DiSCO Elements

The DisCO Elements, second instalment of the DisCO Trilogy releases on December 23, 2020.

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As we come to the end of a challenging and destabilising year, many of us have certainly been shaken out of our regular practices and patterns of behaviour. Things look very different than they did a year ago. Social life is largely virtual, parameters of personal space have been reconfigured and the concept of the “workplace” has been radically altered. Looking back on this year, it feels as if we ought to be looking back over our entire lives to identify what has been missing. Can we use this moment as a turning point to build what should have been there the whole time?

The short answer is YES, and the long answer is laid out in Groove is in the Heart: The DisCO Elements. Part one of the trilogy – the DisCO Manifesto – answers the question "why", and the DisCO Elements takes it a step further to address the "how".

This labor of love will take about an hour to read, though it is adorned with enough links, videos and graphics that you could easily spend days immersing yourself in the DisCOVERSE. But take note: this is no walk in the park. It is a call to reexamine the world around you, take action and explore templates for building an economy based on equality, inclusive technology, mutual support and care. Written and designed by the DisCONAUTS themselves, consider the DisCO Elements an invitation extended with love.
The chapters

Chapter 1: How to Account for the Future of Work

The problem of unfulfilled technological ideas and ideals, and a critical perspective on the blockchain and DAOs.

Chapter 2: DisCO in a Nutshell

A refresher on DisCO and an update to the DisCO Manifesto focused on the Covid-19 crisis and its impact on labor and economics.

Chapter 3: DisCO in 7 Principles and 11 Values

A new framing of the 7 DisCO principles with practical examples to address previously introduced problems, and an introduction to our pilot projects, the DisCO LABS.

Chapter 4: Take your time, do it right: Commons Governance

A guide to how DisCO governance specifically articulates the principles and values outlined in the prior chapter. Includes infographic illustrations about the DisCO Governance and economic model.

Chapter 5: The DisCO CAT and DisCO-Tech

DisCO’s Community Algorithmic Trust, or CAT, a series of modular software platforms designed to enable people to learn about and build viable DisCOs.

Chapter 6: Care before Code: It’s What Makes DisCOs Different

The personal stuff – how and why the recognition of care work is so crucial for change-makers and DisCOs.

Chapter 7: DisCO Futures: Building Tracks

What needs to happen for DisCOs to grow and flourish across the economy? Policy recommendations towards a future of work with a focus on labor and gender rights, and addressing the digital divide.
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