How we make a difference

The Digital Life Collective is an enabler. If you think we should be doing something we're not currently doing, we're here to help you and your project make the change you want to see in the world.

Knowledge building

We host forums and webinars exploring the depth and breadth of what it takes to cooperate-at-scale. We're all teachers and learners.
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Designing for humans

The Collective emerged from the human interface project. If someone else controls your interface, the UI encodes their goals and values not yours. And that's not a good thing.
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Investigating CaaS

Our cooperation-as-a-service (CaaS) vision and methods develop the sociotechnological means to organize cooperatively, fractally, and regeneratively.
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Network weaving

We map projects with related goals and compatible values. We reveal the 'adjacent possible', and seek patterns and synergies.
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An autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) definition of a cooperative


Member funded. Member owned. Member controlled.

We number over 200 members across a dozen countries. As a member, you’re going to get to know lots of interesting people, and we look forward to getting to know you.
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The view of evolution as a chronic bloody competition among individuals and species, a popular distortion of Darwin's notion of "survival of the fittest," dissolves before a new view of continual cooperation, strong interaction, and mutual dependence among life forms. Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking.
Microcosmos, Margulis and Sagan, 1997