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Date Joined: 17th April 2012
Gender: Male
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Chapters: United States > Washington > Seattle
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Blogs

Han Shot First

a rather simple blog. just a question. if you were to describe IOPS casually to someone not familiar, how would you put it? mostly thinking of that as a face-to-face encounter, but that may not be how everyone exists, and since this is textual…

Activism and Community

i brainstormed this project a bit with local group member Syd Fredrickson, who suggested photographer Alex Garland.   my idea was to create a wall calendar to show a mix of what many of us are fighting against, with various local solutions…

Membership Solidarity: Let My Austin Go

it has recently come to my attention that a member of IOPS, Austin Mackell, in his activities as a journalist in Egypt is facing what is clearly a bullshit charge in an attempt to suppress freedom of press. Austin has posted in the Australia…

From Dream Lego to Chapter Building

recently, some dissent in IOPS has come to a crux. this culminates from a variety of difficult and enlightening discussions and debates and a lack of actual dialogue at many times.Michael Albert recently posed some concern about lack of response…

Welcome Seattle Members

Seattle currently meets twice a month permitting, usually Sunday and sometimes Monday, the 2nd and 4th week of the month. Locations change, sometimes the Seattle Convention Center or restaurant. If you are new to IOPS, you can message me, Alex,…

Participatory Tagging

Let's use this site better. This is partly a tech issue but more importantly our ability to harness the growing information on this site. I am calling for the abillity to create tags both by authors and all members on information that gets…

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Projects

Translating IOPS

A project to take the ideas of IOPS, chew them over and make them more accessible and pertinent for people that we would like to join or just like :)   So - We like IOPS, we think it is important…

Ecological Action, Reconstruction & Theory Hub

The interim IOPS Vision seeks the facilitating of the 'ecologically sound reconstruction of society'. E.A.R.T.H. is  an international affinity group, open discussion forum and resource library focussed…

Website Team

The website team was initiated in 2012 by former website administrator Jason Chrysostomou for maintenance, bug fixing, strategic planning and innovation work on the site. Previous discussions can…

The Waiting Room Project

Don't recycle that chapter you printed on Parecon, or any other IOPS material!  Leave it in a waiting room!   

Improving the Joining Process (completed)

The recently published IOPS Non-Member Survey Report ended with four conclusions, two of which were: ● We need to be more explicit how prospective members will be able to contribute concretely towards…

Deciding the Future of IOPS (completed)

The purpose of this project is to prepare for a poll or polls among the overall membership for deciding on the future of IOPS. It is open to any member who is interested in helping out with this. As anyone…

Reimagining IOPS – The Project (completed)

The aim of this project is to prepare one or more proposals for changes to IOPS that can be voted on by the membership against the alternative, default proposal to disband. When these proposals are sufficiently…