The only system with a chance of saving both the people and the trees is a knowledge economy.
That’s not going to magically happen without some effort. Peeragogy, as a synthesis of peer learning and peer production can help. BUT the available time is limited, hence a call to action. Obviously there are lots of other calls to action around “ecology”, “citizen action” and so on; Peeragogy — like some of the other efforts around OGM — should ideally help many such efforts work better.
I’ll mention that I’m “live blogging” a plan of revisions for the Peeragogy Handbook v4 via the “Peeragogy-Handbook” mailing list: https://lists.peeragogy.org/mailman/listinfo/peeragogy-handbook — in effect, the small “actions” I’m describing there are mini-Handbooks (but for contributors rather than passive readers). I thank @lovolution@skreutzer and others who participated in the MetaCAugs/Augment Reading Group in November 2019 for taking on a significant “editorial” role!
That’s is an important part of the workflow that we only figured out ≈3 years after publishing the latest edition of the Handbook! Hopefully we can reduce the cycle time for the 4th Ed.
I hope that some people will take me up on my request for feedback/critique. It would be nice to have a cohort of quest-level “peers” so that we could learn from each other at the project level. Is OGM itself a quest? Are there others?
An obvious point of critique is that something on a ≈5 year scale needs to be broken down into smaller bite-sized pieces to become more actionable. Are these also quests, or are they merely “tasks”? Either way, part of the breakdown should also be some attention towards making them meaningful/valuable — so far, “learning” has been the main incentive in focus, but some of my other efforts also try to engage with peer production as an economic force: that’s described at https://hyperreal.enterprises/ with ongoing work appearing at https://exp2exp.github.io/index.html and brief updates at https://exp2exp.github.io/feed.xml.
I want to emphasise that as a “call to action” there are many options here: reading, reflection, discourse, writing, viewing, criticising…