Category: Action Research, Design, Development, Delivery

“You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

An Solas Sí is Gaeilge or Irish and refers to the will-o’-the-wisp light of forests, marshes, and swamps.

  • The = Aп (Pronounced Ahon (click here for sound)
  • Light = Solas (Pronounced Sallus (click here for sound)
  • Faiгy = Sí (Pronounced Shee, as in Banshee (click here for sound)

This Fairy Light is spoken of by many names, in many languages, across diverse faiths, engrained deeply in folklore and traditional legends of cultures around the world. Throughout the ages the idea of fairy light has been used as a storytelling device illustrating how a false but comforting, deeply held belief, some vain hope or goal can easily lead us on as if spellbound, ending lost in misery, bitter ruin, even death.

Λп Solas Sí is the inception cooperative and cultural liaison of the Ɍáıthold Cooperatıve Uпıoп, a proposed federated union of cooperative communities based on democratic socialist principles. We seek to create public-private cultural usability labs, a model of communication by demonstration, allowing people to experientially discover how such communities can work.

This is an innovation in cooperative business with the intention of establishing foundational grassroots that evolve through disciplined action research, design, and development into formal incorporation and operation.
Through innovative storytelling,
Λп Solas Sí will showcase models of society that place greater importance on unity by virtue of principles, above that of tribal impulses and the charisma of any one personality or any one native culture.

Through our efforts people will see how economic democracy furthers the goal of social democracy, with cooperatives working in concert, systemically filling every social niche from critical infrastructure everyone wants to work flawlessly but at no cost, to the myriad creative communities of practice that design manufacture plumbing and lighting fixtures, bake bread, brewing beer, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables.

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Ecocentric Live-Learn-Make Cooperative for Communications, Performing Arts, Content Development, Intellectual Property Management

Lake Dwellers of Ancient Ireland | Ali Isaac

Ireland has its fair share of water lore and mythological aquatic creatures. As a small island surrounded by the sea and liberally sprinkled with very many lakes, it’s hardly surprising.

Our ancient ancestors believed that the way to the Otherworld, also known as Tír na nÓg, or Manannán’s land, lay west across the sea beyond the ninth wave, or through the crystal waters of lakes, rivers and wells. These entrances to the Sídhe World were guarded, accessible only to the bravest, or some might say, the most foolhardy.

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Martin Luther King Jr: Postmodern Revisionism and Hyperreality | Epoch Philosophy

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the largest cultural icons in the United States. Being the face and spearhead of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement he is remembered for his racial egalitarianism in the face of Jim Crow and other forms of institutional racismHe is a figure celebrated by nearly every politician, every mainstream political ideology, and is remembered as a character to unity.

Yet, many who have extensively read and studied MLK know that this ‘character of unity’ is a facade of sorts, they know that the American collective memory of MLK is false. These falsities can be explained through an introduction into Baudrillard’s Hyperreality, and Jameson’s Postmodern Capitalism.

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