Video conference with panel on decentralized co-operation at scale, this Thursday

Decentralized co-operation at scale. What patterns work? What are the main drivers and hindrances?

With guests including Douglas Rushkoff and Oliver Sylvester-Bradley, hosted by the Digital Life Collective.

Thursday 17 May 2018

10:00 - 11:30 PDT (West Coast)

13:00 - 14:30 EST (East Coast)

18:00 - 19:30 BST (UK)

Be sure to download Zoom in good time.


Panel Discussion:

  • Douglas Rushkoff, Platform Coops
  • Oliver Sylvester-Bradley, Open Coop
  • Ferananda Ibarra tbc, HOLO/ Holochain
  • Kenny Rowe, RChain
  • Philip Sheldrake, Digital Life Collective

Organizer: Jim Whitescarver

Facilitator: Christina Bowen

Notes: Steve Taylor


  1. Brief introductions
  2. Questions for panelists:
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of blockchain technologies in the context of co-operating at scale?
  • What common patterns of collaboration and teamwork would you like to see more broadly embedded in your communities? What are effective ways to drive adoption? Which do we need to be able to carry into cross-community collaborations?
  • What are the most effective processes to help people separate their signal from noise in organizations that work ‘out loud’, so they find teams in which they might contribute most meaningfully?
  • What are the social and economic influences that most encourage / discourage individual co-operative behaviors? Are structural changes required to allow co-operative and mutually supportive behaviors to emerge?
  1. Q&A from attendees
  2. Open discussion
  3. Possible open space breakout rooms if time and energy allow.