Enjoying the ramping up of #governance discussion that’s been happening in #socialcoop lately.

Reminded of some ideas I really liked from Alison Powell’s book [[Undoing Optimization: Civic Action in Smart Cities]]:

"In contrast to the smooth optimization that constrains citizenship, friction slows down the process and requires negotiation, balance, and acceptance of similarity within difference."

#Friction is not always bad. #Optimization is not always good.

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  • Josef Davies-Coates
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  • Old Tom :certifiable:
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  • Chris Renfrow (he/him)
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