My personal background is in design and implementation of integrated systems for small off-grid properties and intentional community projects. Simultaneously, I have a passion for visual storytelling, and seek to connect large, receptive audiences to the combination of information and entertainment that can be effectively conveyed about these alternative models of habitation, through the power of newly social media.
I'm a bit of an adventurer, a scout, and futurist. I've earned (not spent) my adult years immersed in all sorts of experimental "edge" domains and domiciles, reifying my subjective experiences there into more general pattern maps and wisdom anthologies for broadcast application. Yeah, I'm a worldchanger, impatient to belong someplace that reflects my values without having to cut too many cords--and some of that comes from petty egoic roots, too.
It's been a wandering road, with lots of unsolicited cargo to unload along the way. I'm a generalist (know-it-all) and systems thinker (oversized-word-user) who can't be satisfied for long tinkering in a niche. I've made some messes (cleaned up too), and found out a few things about living within means (and meaning). I've practiced asceticism, created art and inhaled design science. Now at the end of a year's intensive development and conceptual exploration, I've just come across the country to plant some tightly packed seed-ball ideas in the ground. They are ideas about living well and fruitfully, in health and with care for the Gaian whole: nodes and networks of people, living and working comfortably and stably together in a means and manner that are accessible, appealing, and adaptable for others to engage or undertake in turn. Our civilization may in fact depend on this rapidly scaling Great Transition. I'm looking for help, of the decentralized, non-hierarchical type, good friendly, fleshy, fun heads, hands, hearts, in it to grin it. My goal is to demonstrate an agile grassroots approach to green development and modular resilience.
And that's about all I will say about ideas. Ideas grow like Kudzu around the Internet these days, with hardly any water or sunlight even. But how about action? How do we spread patterns of coherent activity? What does it take to galvanize a "movement" that leads to a shift on the levels of culture and community? I'm not at work on an agenda--I see opportunities for change, but i stop short of mass-marketing them. What would it be like to shift from "push" to "pull" and induce creative change around these ideas through awareness and invitation?
It's good stuff; it feels good, and it looks good when done tastefully with a stroke of passion or ingenuity. I want to give the experience of vicarious exploration and achievement as a free trial for anyone willing to entertain a fleet foot forward on the journey. I started out alone and afraid. It was a long shot. Lots of risk, unclear reward, bit of a rush, no backup plan or return allowances...now I'm here and there's nothing for it but to game on, infinitely!
So stick around, test the waters. Next post will be more in the regular style of things to come, audiovisual action spectacular...