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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
From “Strength to Love” by Martin Luther King, Jr. (1963)

Λn Solas Sí ΛrtScience is a Worker-Owned Cooperative Community of Practice for Ecocentric, Socially Responsible Technologies through Action Research and Development.

My name is Muirén Ní Sídach, the founder, enterprise and product architect for what may appear to resemble the culture of planet Anarres, the “Ambiguous Utopia” of the late author, Ursula K. Le Guin in her book “The Dispossessed”.

Though Λn Solas Sí ΛrtScience or ΛSSΛ CO-OP is not based on “The Dispossessed” in any literal sense, it shares common principles, if not any common expression in themes of anarcho pacifism and anarcho-syndicalism.

It also shares common origins, as Le Guin’s novel began as she calls it a “misbegotten” short story that had to wait many years for sufficient experience, knowledge, and insight necessary to transform it into the coherent narrative published in 1974. (Le Guin on Le Guin here)

ΛSSΛ CO-OP is not the whole but only the foundational cooperative and inception team of a federated union of cooperatives. And as such, it functions as a media production company devoted to experiential communication of the federation’s raison d’être, it’s reason for being by Action Research expressed as a new form of Live Action Role Play.

Ɍáithold Cooperative Union (formerly Anarcho Pacifica), through our craft we will demonstrate the relevance and viability of Economic Democracy for Social Democracy. We will show a comprehensive path from our demonstration model of principle-based society, to a replicable, federated model that can be adopted by any community anywhere, who are willing to consent to a higher democracy, valuing this intentional common sense above personalities, personal egos and ambitions.

A general summary of this intentional common sense and the evidentiary science that informs its use in the management and exercise of our relationships can be found by clicking here on “Λbout” or directly at any later time in the navigation menu above.

Note: Please make use of the links provided for greater understanding. Since the founding of the World Wide Web, it has been the custom with online documents, we have therefore added links connecting our language of art to their specific use in context as an aid to our readers who may be unfamiliar with their use. Most links currently lead off-site, however,  for reasons of security and ease of use, an in-house lexicon is in the works.

Researchers develop droplet-based 3D printing technique using microfluidics | 3D Printing Industry

Researchers from the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have published a paper detailing a new approach to 3D printing using microfluidics, led by chemical engineering assistant professor Jiandi Wan.

The new technique uses a droplet-based, multi-phase microfluidic system to efficiently 3D print finely-tuned flexible materials. It allows the user to manipulate the extruded ink composition and properties in real-time, enabling the fabrication of diverse and functional structures with varied compositions and properties. The researchers see potential applications for the technology in soft robotics, tissue engineering and wearable technology.

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3D Printing, A Real Source for Optimism | Financial Times

In the 1960s Roy Amara, a Stanford computer scientist, observed that “we tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run”.

The progress of 3D printing might be a case in point. Also known as additive manufacturing, 3D printing is a fast-evolving technology with the, as yet, unrealized potential to decentralize production. It could provide the answer to the world’s addiction to supply chains — by getting rid of them.

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