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What do we want?! Respectful discourse.  When do we want it?! Now would be agreeable to me but I am interested in your opinion.

Going online together to save our lives

We, as a society, expected going online would lead to mass democratization and access to information that empowers large groups of people. Instead, we got outsourced.

An Open-Source Program and Event Locator for Communities

The Find It Platform - An Open-Source Program Locator for Communities

We partnered with the City of Cambridge to redesign Find It Cambridge, an online opportunity locator serving city residents, in a unique way— designing and developing out in the open, and releasing the software under an open-source license so that other cities can spin up their own Find It platforms.

A crowd of people in Washington DC protests for the rights of Muslim immigrants and refugees in the US.

Election-first organizing is failing us

Election-first organizing is failing us.  We need to move to movement-first organizing.

Screenshot of Ksnip, a free and open source screenshot tool for Linux.

Annotate Screenshots on Linux with Ksnip

Ksnip is a free and open-source, lightweight screenshot tool with simple image editing built in.

City Hall located at the heart of Center City-Philadelphia,PA

Agaric is Coming to Drupaldelphia this Friday

Ben will be presenting two sessions at Drupaldelphia. Come learn how to apply an Iterative UX approach to your work and how to scale community decision-making in your free software projects.

Cropped screenshot from a cell phone with the word grocery prominent and "Yelpers report this location has closed"

The Short, Sad Life of Wirth Grocery

Wirth Grocery's failure to act as a cooperative—with its own existence at stake—is upsetting.  Cooperatives are one of the few spaces where people have a chance to take collective control of something that matters to them.

Keyboard with the enter key renamed to "revolution".

Join Us for a Tech & Revolution Participatory Workshop: Saturday, February 2nd

Join Agaric, encuentro5, DigBoston and UjimaBoston, for a strategic conversation on how to use and build technology for liberation.

Upcoming Trainings from Agaric