Playing for Team Human today is Pia Mancini, a visionary democracy activist who co-founded the Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Mancini joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about her new project Open Collective.
Open Collective is platform that helps small, non-traditional organizations to collectivize, raise funds, and manage expenses in a networked and transparent fashion. Open Collective is a useful resource for listeners who are trying to build sustainable funding for their local community group, political organization, and even school club. Mancini explains how Open Collective is not only is helping to fund a growing number of unique organizations, but signals a future where transparent, collective partnerships might foster new models of democratic participation and exchange of resources.
Rushkoff begins the show with a monologue on shame. How is shame used as an instrument of social control? He advances a thesis on how open, transparent social organizing, like what is being fostered by Mancini and Open Collective, counters shame and enhances our ability to forge solidarity. Listen to the podcast below, or on Team Human's website.
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Header photo of Mancini by Brian Flanagan via Flickr