Alex Dunedin and I have been hosting free WordPress workshops in Edinburgh, in a space garnered from friendship and mutual appreciation in order to bring knowledge to people. Websites are a big smoke and mirrors fiasco and we have been dispelling all the myths. It’s easy and if you can create a word document you can create a website. It really is that simple and all you need is a good place to launch from and while you don’t know, a place where you won’t get ripped off because you don’t know.
COOCs replace the Massive with the Community, but more than that they replace the insistence of tradition, on hierarchy and on establishment with a re-energising of those long excluded, marginalised and (frankly) bored by the narrowing economic and cultural imperatives of the institutions.