@exquisitecorp @jakechvatal i think this article is a good primer & overview of at least my position re urbit: http://distributedweb.care/posts/who-owns-the-stars/
"The more advanced the tech, the more cocooned insularity it affords."
while exploring the "cosmic right" erik davis describes QAnon as a DIY LARP.
more importantly: those implicated on the left, the meandering new age, the desire for religiosity, and the neoliberalization of everything. wellness, psychedelics, and identity politics: all now captured by capital.
even if you're familiar with erik's line of thinking i highly recommend this new one--- it's an incisive analysis of this moment deeply influenced by the technology we've built.
board layout often feels like a videogame: super-visual, weird puzzle rules, multiple solutions, ways to get yourself totally blocked.
but it also feels similar to emergent/algo music systems: placing IC's sets constraints, the hand-routing unfolds. then you zoom out and behold: woven psychedelic spells.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.