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“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

This message is not to end-users who are largely immune to any string of words longer than 280 characters but is aimed at the scientists, experimentalists, technicians, artisans, artists, wordsmiths, and storytellers interested in devoting their lives to creating things, creating an environment, creating experiences that matter.

Of all the species that have existed on Earth, 99.9 per cent are now extinct. In fact, the one thing this planet earth does better than create life is extinguished it. When humankind’s collective talent for self-destruction, our stubborn refusal to adapt, fall in line with the earth’s natural indifference to our survival, we effectively become the architects of our own extinction.

Addressing climate change is not about fixing something, or making somebody else stop doing something, it is about our choice to challenge our assumptions, change our perspective cooperatively problem-solve, to model how best to adapt to a volatile, ever-changing world.

Communication by Demonstration
ΘuterPlace Modelling Communities is the Co-Creative, Live-Learn-Make mission of Λn Solas Sí ΛrtScience where Augmented Reality technologies invisibly embedded across curated wildlands.

More than computer-generated, we define augmentation to include landscape architecture, wayfinding, and habitation designed with the psychosocial insights of stage magic.

In this use case, magic is not used to obscure, trick, or obfuscate, but to illuminate, clarify, and inform participants through the creation of experimental and experiential usability models.

Actual and Telepresent members are united within one pervasive Massive Multiplayer Online System for Live Action Role Play, possibly using the Niantic Real-World Platform.

Our mission is informed by the Anna Karenina Principle, the name derived from Leo Tolstoy’s 1877 novel Anna Karenina, which begins: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In other words: happy families share a common set of attributes which lead to happiness, while any of a variety of attributes can cause an “unhappy family”.

A useful supplement is Vladimir Arnold’s Fragility of Good Things Principle as expressed in his book Catastrophe Theory: “Good systems must simultaneously meet a number of requirements; therefore, they are more fragile”, and to be clear, the ecological niche upon which humankind depends, is extremely fragile.

ΘuterPlace, a network of unique, rewilded landscape architectures for sharing ecocentric, socially responsible narratives that engage heart and mind, amplifying a signal that cuts through the noise of modernity, communicating by demonstration using tools seemingly indistinguishable from magic.

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law
“Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it.”
Florence Ambrose, Technical Engineer, Starship Savage Chicken

How the Fossil Fuel Industry Convinced Americans to Love Gas Stoves | Mother Jones

“Suddenly, the industry finds itself defending against electrification initiatives nationwide. And the behind-the-scenes lobbying is only one part of its massive anti-electrification crusade. Gas companies have launched an unusually effective stealth campaign of direct-to-consumer marketing to capture the loyalty and imaginations of the public. Surveys have found that most people would just as soon switch their water heaters and furnaces from gas to electric versions. So, gas companies have found a different appliance to focus on: gas stoves. Thanks in large part to gas company advertising, gas stoves—like granite countertops, farm sinks, and stainless-steel refrigerators—have become a coveted kitchen symbol of wealth, discernment, and status, not to mention a selling point for builders and realtors.

Until now, the stove strategy has been remarkably successful. But as electrification initiatives gain momentum, gas companies’ job is getting harder. Now that the industry is getting desperate, parts of its public relations infrastructure have begun cooling on this once-hot client.”
To read the full Mother Jones article, click here . . .

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