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.