The Collective for Liberation, Ecology, and Technology is a small, woman-owned collective that works to maintain, develop, extend, and promote open tools and documentation for communication and organization.

Taking Stock

We’re into our second year of being/doing CoLET and we’ve been using these cold, slow, winter days  to take stock (aaaand also make stock! Because food is one of our thangs, y’know.). We’re still simmering  on a lot of what…

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Cooking Against Capitalism: Oaxaca’s Traditional Kitchens

After an earthquake in late 2017 destroyed their outdoor kitchens, Tehuantepec locals in Mexico opted to rebuild themselves rather than relying on state support. Sometimes embracing technology means going and back and doing it the old way!

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Towards A Slow Tech Movement: Building for Tech Justice

Something that has guided our thinking since the very inception of CoLET is the idea that just as the last 10 years or so have brought people greater awareness about the provenance of their food, we believe this is the…

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October 2018: Surveillance/Death/Power

Our Meet resumed after a long summer off. We met at the decidedly superior central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library to watch Mimi Onuoha’s fantastic talk and then discuss it along with the excellent piece by Christina Sharpe. What…

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"Cold Dark Matter by Cornelia Parker"

CoLET 2018 – 2019 Programming Calendar

Here’s what we’ll be discussing and watching over the next few months. As usual, it’s a work in progress and subject to change.  The best way to keep up with changes is to check the Events page or subscribe to…

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“Machine Learning, Black Labour and Bio-epistemic Resistance”

“We misconstrue machine learning as being powered by data, when in fact machine learning makes use of data to produce within techno-social system…we can’t understand machine learning in isolation of the black female form. In other words, in order to…

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He Tells Her

He Tells Her by Wendy Cope He tells her that the earth is flat — He knows the facts, and that is that. In altercations fierce and long She tries her best to prove him wrong. But he has learned…

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What does it mean when someone says Platform?

In the past few years, there has been an discussion in various communities about the value of offering/having a community or cooperative platform and how we can own it. The idea of such a platform is central to what we…

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February 2018: On Race, Gender, Capitalism, and “Biopower”

What We Read: “Degrowth? How About Some Dealienation?” – Terisa Turner, Leigh Brownhill, and Wahu Kaara (article) Maria Mies, Silvia Federici, and Biopower (article) Technology & Ethos Vol. 2 Book of Life by Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) What came…

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January 2018 – Sending Up Signals, Sowing Seeds: A community Dinner Discussion on Ecology, Technology, and The Solidarity Economy

On January 18, 2018, CoLET gathered at the beautiful Brooklyn Community Foundation office with ecologist and technologist friends — old and new — to drink, eat, and talk as about the roles we do and can play in struggles for…

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