29: Building Blocks for User Freedom

-- Sat 12 June 2021
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Any skillset has basic foundational elements or building blocks. In this recording of Chris and Morgan's talk at ÖzgürKon, we discuss the way that access to those basic elements is limited in modern society. This can be seen in any number of fields from actual building blocks increasingly being sold in sets to make specific toys as opposed to generic buckets of blocks that allow kids to develop their creativity to the way that access to the source code and hardware in our technology is increasingly restricted.

Also! In this episode we announce Hack and Craft, a new companion "stitch and bitch" style usergroup to FOSS & Crafts. (Any crafting is welcome... including computer programming, as long as it's a fun project!) Feel free to bring your own project and hang out at inagural meeting on June 19th!