At #cooperation:paf, we experimented with a card game made of two or three decks: concepts, questions, and tactics.
Ask a question related to your technological practice, understanding, concerns or difficulties.
- Do you sometimes feel alone when sharing local concerns or engaging in critical thinking?
- What do you find difficult when you try to convey complex ideas about your practice?
- How do you ensure follow-up of the people involved?
- What difficulties do you meet to ensure perennity of your group?
- How do you use surveillance systems?
- What makes you think others are touched or resonate with your proposition?
- What are the informatics tools you use everyday?
- What makes your actions meaningful?
- Was your community ever hit hard by software? (unavailability, malfunction, inadequacy, etc.)
- How do you share what you produce electronically?
- How do you make your knowledge evolve? What actions do you take to make your knowledge evolve?
Describe the structure of the problem space.
Circumscribe the issue(s) at hand with key factors.
Turn any limit into a constraint that you can use for collaboration.
- Watch out for operations.
Dissect the operations transforming the structure.
Dissect and understand the relation between the different moments when the structure transforms
Present the same situation in another environment, for example what would happen if we were talking about food.
- Remove yourself from emergency.
Consider the lack of time as an illusion: time is a co-creation, organize moments to construct together another space for living.
- Embrace reciprocity.
Work in the open. Explain what it could bring you or your community.
Prolong your thought with concrete action.
- Examine how the relation is mediated by whom.
Instantaneous communication often do not elicit the mediated relation.
- Find the excluded third.
Think of what is necessary to produce the process described and that is usally not taken into account.
- Relations in digital space engage you.
Reformulate the issue in a space that associate people in mutual respect.
Follow the source. Share the source, solo…
Explore reciprocity and the long term benefits of sharing your praxis.
Discuss an opposite perspective.
Flip the situation over and develop antagonist aspects.
- Ask yourself where you are speaking from.
Clarify your point of view in relation to the issue and your audience.
- Identify resonant places.
Look for existing organizations of like-minded people sharing similar concerns.
- Hear what is unspoken.
Read between the lines, learn from history, uncover what remained silenced.
- Find a porous part.
Break through the apparent solidity to a more fragile way to approach the problem.
Some other meaning is escaping you. Find it!
Explain again differently and acquire new understanding.
- Some part of the story might be untold.
Imagine possible histories stemming from usually discarded possibilities.
Consider the intricate relations in that situation, how does co-depencies bring the possibility of an evolution.
- Start from the center.
Seize the emerging dimensions that are bringing resolution.
- Unfold commonalities.
Discern affections and perceptions, differences that make similarities.
- I am because we are.
Think of ways to transform the situation that could as well transform your relation to someone else, or to a group of persons.