Confederation: Mastodon

curated by Nika Dubrovsky, the room is looking for collaborators

The David Greaber Institute‘s Mastodon server is up and running at I hope it will be useful to some.

Unlike other Mastodon servers, my idea is to try to leave the rules as open as possible and have ongoing discussions about them. I see our Mastodon server as an online laboratory for creating and recreating social relationships.

We invite everyone to join us for this discussion.

On 4 May, we held the first Mastodon Assembly, where we kicked off the discussion. Read the recap of that meeting.

Possible questions to discuss at the Assemblies 

  1. How to help develop the Mastodon Federation. Can ordinary users like you and me contribute to the technical infrastructure? What are the dangers of not participating in its creation? It would be great to invite programmers who work on creating Mastodon software for discussion.

  2. How can we organize a collective discussion of the rules of our server without destroying it with chaos or, conversely, overly strict order? These are all old questions about the nature of technology, direct democracy, and how projects really work.

  3. Should we all use secure communication such as Signal or Telegram now or should we at least try to protect our public spaces, as Mastodon, for example?

Related readings

Here is my explanation of How art, social design and technology are connected and why such a project as Mastodon has everything to do with the Museum, specifically because this is a Museum of Care.

Here are my preparatory notes for our first Mastodon Assembly.