I have such rad and inspiring friends.
@evanarchitective @KevinCarson1 Yeah, if this is a revival of Russian Cosmism then I guess it probably has overlap with, eg, Rudolf Steiner ideas, many of which seem to have been foundational for modern organic horticulture, so not all of it is necessarily weird.
Will be interesting to see how it works out. Seems vaguely reminiscient of Stalin-era plans to colonise Siberia. Maybe with the permafrost melting it's worth a second look?
Tyranny of structurelessness is worth reading, although it was written about the feminist movement the points about informal hierarchies apply to all kinds of situations https://libcom.org/library/tyranny-structurelessness-jo-freeman
The robo-duck landed with a loud thunk
- Noisy bird, I commented
- I beg your pardon! replied the offended duck
- Ah, erm, sorry, I didn't ...
- The gods demand an audience
- The gods? Ah, you mean the AIs in the cloud
The duck gasped
- Ah, erm, yes, the gods, of course
A group of AIs had encoded themselves in water particles and had been floating around for decades. They were seen as harmless eccentrics
- Yes, erm, I shall receive them here
The duck flew away, quacking happily
An AI that aggressively attempts to stalemate the game
I met someone recently who's really into this whole anastasia ringing cedars spiritual/land-reform movement. From what I gathered, a core tenet is something like "a hectare (2.5 acres) for every planetary citizen."
And apparently this hectare per citizen thing is like mainstream politics in Russia? Very interesting.
Or anyone else, really?
"Interspecies Hybrids Play a Vital Role in Evolution"
"“It’s a web of life, rather than a simple bifurcating tree of life.” That also means it’s more necessary than ever before to examine the entire genome [...] to understand a species’ evolutionary relationships..."
insects make space Show more
by pirouetting the invisible
pressures of a still room;
by climbing unseen scents; by
salivally spiralling through soil;
by chirping buzzing rattling
enough to fill a whole night:
they push back the sky,
the certainty an eye has of
and make room for space
Do whatever you want with this.
a musical instrument, but like a pair of gloves or maybe like some bodyhack implants, where your fingers are like strings tuned to different notes, 8 fingers = an octave, 2 thumbs = drumsticks? and maybe some more dials/buttons on wrists to adjust volume/pitch/sound library, record, loop, etc.
Surely this is already a thing, right? It's the future now, after all...
Reading "Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming: Ecology as the Basis of Design" by Nancy and John Todd. In one part they quote Lewis Mumford, who suggests utilizing "the aid of a radically different model derived directly [...] from living organisms and organic complexes (ecosystems). What can be known about life only through the process of living - and so is part of even the humblest of organisms - must be added to all the other aspects that can be observed, abstracted, measured."
Be the dispersive opportunistic species you wish to see in the world.
"The rule of no realm is mine, but all worthy things
that are in peril as the world now stands, those are my care.
And for my part, I shall not wholly fail in my task
if anything passes through this night that can still
grow fair or bear fruit and flower again in days to come."
- J.R.R. Tolkien