21C Transition Magazine: Immersion
21C Transition Magazine: Immersion
Issue 73 — April 20, 2015
“In a network, we accelerate our evolution as a species, until reimmersing ourselves in the here and now.” — John Kellden
It’s not all that clear how many thoughts we have each day. Let’s say we have three thousand. Let’s say one thousand are all about our dreams, our visions, some which we turn into beliefs and perhaps a bit paradoxically, some of our beliefs then battling each other, our decisions making us following, not our true vision, but someone else’s instead, that is more aligned with our remaining comfortable with the battle.
The next batch of thousand, are all thoughts which we, somehow or other, turn into behaviors — some of which we’ve developed so as to enable us to not only endure the consequences of our own beliefs, but to move beyond them, to thrive, to rediscover…
“We love to have some things figured out and move forward.”
+Ron Scroggin +Hoda Maalouf +Hans Youngmann +Mike Daniels +Teodora Petkova +Leif Edvinsson +Bettina Ascaino +frank erck +Lee Sapara +Peter Feltham +Anne Caspari +Raphael T. +Anna del Valle Martí +Stacey Blanchard +João F. Oliveira Jr +Yaseen Dadabhay +Monika Zwiefelhofer +Darkness Within +Frank Gainsford +I am Orion
21C Transition: Indigenous Knowledge for Urban Biodiversity
“The only word everyone need to understand in the 21C is humus.” — +John Kellden
ht +Louis Galipeau
+joe breskin :
I’ve spent most of the past few weeks nose-to-grindstone, dealing with timelines and deadlines. This is the first thing that I have really stopped my goal-directed reading to really enjoy. It’s great storytelling — thoroughly captivating! Thanks, +John Kellden … I needed that.
+John Kellden :
+joe breskin you’re doing great things. I’m almost — why are you here, get on with it! ☺
Seriously though, if you and others chime in here, once a month or so, that’s perfect.
I only wish we would be on slightly better platforms, where we could coordinate better, share knowledge recipes, managing our own data.
One step at a time…
+joe breskin :
Due to the time demands of the ongoing projects, I am not even reliably keeping my facecrack pages up to date these days, +John Kellden.
I am just running through the minefield of deadlines, and stopping to eat — or to play music — from time to time, and tossing stuff from my overflowing inbox like frisbees (or waffles) to a few friends who I suspect might be interested.
This particular thread caught my attention cuz it dovetails with another that is close to my heart and central to the interests a very close friend — the remains of a few non-European languages that are reflective of and even carriers of the vestiges of alternate cosmologies, alternate ways of seeing and experiencing the world, that might still offer pathways out of the current morass of paradoxical and zero-sum constructs.
This article in particular dovetails very well with another — about some fo the very same people and their almost-lost languages — that I found riveting and that I consider another essential part of the same larger discussion.
+John Kellden :
An essential consideration. We’ve already lost a great deal of our cultural abundance, alternate songlines and luminous paths through our shared, shareable experiencing ourselves and the world.
Joined by fellow biodiversity aficionados:
+Aaron Segal +Mike Daniels +Bettina Ascaino +frank erck +Peter Hatherley +Vicky Veritas +Peter Nena +Margherita Crystal Lotus +Simon Robinson +D Biswas +Bruce Thomasson +Antonio Mercado
14:28 — Paradigm shift; We can see the trend towards decentralised, bottom up approaches everywhere, because it is more efficient!
24:17 — Self-organisation and self-regulation are approaches which can master the complexity of today’s systems and benefit from it.
25:31 — Commoning is the suitable interaction mechanism to enable the self regulation of the economy and society.
35:21 — Reputation systems and meritocratic matching can provide the institutional frameworks to overcome ‘Tragedy of the Commons’.
36:32 — Beyond bitcoin; multi-dimensional money can establish a reward system that can support self-regulation.
36:55 — The need towards distributed control and decentralised management of complex systems requires mass participation.
38:00 — We need a global effort to deal with global challenges and build a participatory framework for the emerging digital economy.
39:51 — The best way to do this is to create the ‘Internet of Things’ as a Citizen Web, where citizens are in control of construction and data.
40:45 — We can benefit and make a lot of money from data, but we will benefit more from turning data into information into wisdom.
Deep Stuff: New Brain After 8 Weeks +Manie Bosman
Joined by fellow enactivists and brain aficionados:
+Joachim Stroh +John Verdon +Margaret Siemers +Steve Flowers +Aaron Segal +Pam WhimsicalVintage +Mike Daniels +frank erck +Peter Hatherley +Chris Moyer +Adelheid Hörnlein +Brian Fields +Aalia Khan Yousafzai +Farzad Torabi +Jack Bringloe +Marie Kenerson +Ann Kennedy +Karen A
“Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like children, because weakness is a great thing, and strength is nothing. When a tree is growing, it’s tender and pliant, but when it’s dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death’s companions. Pliancy and weakness are expressions of the freshness of being, because what has hardened will never win.” — Andrei Tarkovsky
Sagarmatha Café: To Dream Beautiful http://goo.gl/JkTCNy
+Ron Scroggin :
Over coffee in the Sagarmatha Café, the Knowledge Expedition team of +Ferananda Ibarra +Mike Daniels +Joachim Stroh +John Kellden +Joe Raimondo and +Ron Scroggin planned their virtual trip to an unusual lake with a sunken forest:
“This coffee tastes local” said Ferananda, smiling…
…we had a great virtureal expedition, further expeditions will be talked about among veteran Expeditionistas, at the
“Will you join? What will our story be? What gifts will you bring back to the village?
One, Two and …Tree
And the remaining third of our thoughts — a thousand thoughts aligning around our story, how we enact our path through life and how life itself enact our own becoming in return.
belief, behavior, becoming
Once in a while, we rediscover ourselves, now and zen we re-immerse ourselves in our own essential character and our own evolutionary purpose. Trees are good when so, and forests offers temporary moments of immersing ourselves into the wholeness we perhaps never left, only our thoughts made it appear as if so.
Which Tree? — Basho
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