“Thoughts are forms of information, and all information is physical and relational. It ‘feels’ like something to ‘have’ a thought and to ‘be’ a self because we are that information, recursively reflecting on itself in an infinite regress.”
― Ralph Lewis M.D., What Actually Is a Thought?
Of all the species that have ever existed on Earth, 99.9 per cent are now extinct. In fact, the one thing this planet earth does better than create life is extinguished it. When humankind’s collective talent for self-destruction, our stubborn refusal to adapt, fall in line with the earth’s natural indifference to our survival, we effectively become the architects of our own extinction.
This message is not to end-users who are largely immune to any string of words longer than 280 characters but is aimed at the scientists, experimentalists, technicians, artisans, artists, wordsmiths, and storytellers interested in devoting their lives to creating things, creating an environment, creating experiences that matter.
A well-promoted institutional brand can be, often is, an abbreviation for quality of character many of us will presume to trust. A creative person affiliated with an institutional brand typically gains access to resources and enhanced influence.
The price for that higher seat at the table is that we are unlikely to be over critical of the institutions that provide us with creative resources, wealth, that too often define our self-esteem.
To Gain a Better Seat at the Table,
Achieve Higher Status and Power,
Within an Unjust, Rigidly Stratified,
Intersectional Racialized System of Class
Is NOT Progress, is NOT Equal Justice, It IS a Bribe!
Addressing climate change, social and economic injustice is not about fixing something or somebody else, before any of that, we must individually and collectively choose a way of life that includes challenging our assumptions, our perspectives, form and societal discipline of cooperative problem-solving, to normalize the building of models to based decisions of how best to adapt to a volatile, and ever-changing world.
Through our efforts people will see a new paradigm of cooperatives working in concert, systemically filling every social niche from critical infrastructure to the myriad creative communities of practice that research, design, develop, manufacture our buildings, plumbing, lighting fixtures, vehicles, bake our bread, brew our beer, grow and harvest our fruits and vegetables.
Economic Democracy for Social Democracy
To Optimize Human Strengths, To Accommodate Human Limitations
The Ecocentric, Live-Learn-Make Worker Cooperative for the ArtScience of Communications, Performance, Craftwork, Artisanship, Intellectual Property and Patent Management