Category: Ecocentric Design

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)

Spirit Lights are spoken of by many names, in myriad languages, across diverse faith traditions, deeply ingrained within folklore and legend around the world. Real or not, throughout the ages, these supernatural lights have served as a storytelling device illustrating how a false but comforting, deeply held belief, can easily lead us on as if spellbound, to end in misery, bitter ruin, even death.

Hello from Oakland, CA. I am Muirén (sounds like moor-RAYN), pronouns She, Her, and I identify as African-American Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Lesbian, Cooperative Enterprise and Product Architect, Advocate for Ecocentric Socially Responsible Technology.

My message is to the literate, deliberate, and thoughtful, those who see frontiers closer to earth as a higher priority than the orbital luxury hotels, interworld cruise ships, and Martian colonies the neo-Liberals imagine they can escape to after they have burned this world to the ground, murder-working millions for profit.

Instead of retreating to an imagined communal utopia, we must instead unite to secure the common good by renewing our covenant of equal justice and liberty for all. That demands a higher order of assumption testing, truth-seeking, disciplined reason and fact facing.

Our mission is a unique fusion of political drama and guerrilla theatre artfully employed to demonstrate how real-world villages, towns, or cities can transition to an adaptive, resilient, sustainable cooperative paradigm suited for life in an increasingly volatile world.

It is an innovative, self-supporting Ecocentric, Live-Learn-Make Worker Cooperative for the ArtScience of Communications, Performance, Craft, Artisanship, Intellectual Property and Patent Management.

We are creating an intentional framework for all, deliberately inclusive of peoples historically disenfranchised by law and custom. To afford everyone the freedom of their native common sense without coerced assimilation, we allow no policy or law to be made nor exercised by adjudication based on cultural assumption or supernatural belief. The moment we seek to compel another to accept as fact, that which we accept by faith, we deny them the freedom we enjoy.

Our motto, “Economic Democracy for Social Democracy”, is grounded in our adaptation of Sociocracy, self-governance based on a unifying intentional common sense, a lingua franca of reason, culture as technology prioritised for the understanding of people in context, to optimise human strengths, accommodate human limitations.

Before us lay the prerequisite tasks of completing research and development for incorporation, site selection, and the construction of our community as a public-private living lab and living stage. And should you be inspired to commit your time, talent, and treasure to the continued organisation of this inception team, feel free to contact me directly at

“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

The History of the Color Blue: From Ancient Egypt to the Latest Scientific Discoveries

By Emma Taggart on February 12, 2018 @ My Modern Met

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, early humans with no concept of the color blue simply had no words to describe it. This is even reflected in ancient literature, such as Homer’s Odyssey, that describes the ocean as a “wine-red sea.”

Blue was first produced by the ancient Egyptians who figured out how to create a permanent pigment that they used for decorative arts. The color blue continued to evolve for the next 6,000 years, and certain pigments were even used by the world’s master artists to create some of the most famous works of art. Today it continues to evolve, with the latest shade discovered less than a decade ago. Read on to learn more about the color’s fascinating history.

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