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  1. 1. findings: from 5+ yrs of experimenting (more details/graphics here:; and much more details/videos here: ) abstract: as in summary (not as in existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence .. rather a summary from live people experimenting)
  2. 2. in some deep conversations (200ish local and 200ish global - mostly youth in school settings) we noticed a situation.. most people are stressed (from all the things ie: grades; money; life; death;.. how people are suffocating from the day in many different ways) most can’t wait till 3/5pm and/or the weekend. we’ve got to change up how we’re spending our days. (2008-2009) in the quiet of the noise
  3. 3. we wondered if there might actually be a way to change how we were spending our days.. we asked permission to experiment the next year with self-directing.. within a space we already had (had to have) ..a math class
  4. 4. we (30) experimented with all the ways to self-direct in a school math setting.. but most weren’t in love with school math enough to self-direct w/o some reward.. and that reward compromised free time/thinking (ie: many ended up with a bunch of free time to pursue curiosities/interest.. but there was always a looming ‘is this free time legit in math class?’.. so the grade, other classes, the raised eyebrow,.. kept trumping energy) people aren’t hungry for school math for ie: school math..we’ve got to question all assumed agendas. (2009-2010) in a math classroom
  5. 5. we asked permission to experiment the next year with self-directing something that mattered to us ie: each wrote own curriculum, got it pre-approved to fit within the credentialing system we already had (had to have)
  6. 6. we (50ish) experimented with independent study but even writing our own curriculum compromised daily curiosity (ie: pick something that mattered like hebrew, soccer, human trafficking.. then life/death happens..and other things matter like cancer, homelessness, treehouses, ..) people crave daily choice curiosity drives choice. we’ve got to let go of our control issues and listen. ie: if i offer you spinach or a rock, and am happy you picked spinach, that’s control, not choice. (2010-2011) in a tech building
  7. 7. so we asked permission to experiment the next year with following our whimsy/curiosities .. and to declare learnings (if we desired credit) at the end of the year
  8. 8. we (50) experimented with what it might be like to live in a wealthy unschooling home we felt that we were getting closer to following curiosity/whimsy but further away from people.. we craved other people to explore/build/be with.. people free to follow daily curiosities.. crave people following/facilitating whimsy gets us to a natural/sustaining/thriving energy. we’ve got to find the bravery to change our minds. everyday. (2011-2012) in a house downtown
  9. 9. we wondered why more people didn’t feel free enough to follow daily curiosity (because of all the detox it took for us..we thought maybe most of us don’t think it’s legal/legit to listen to and think for ourselves) planned to spend the next year in the city.. as the day .. figuring out and experimenting with.. a narrative/means to free all people wrote
  10. 10. we (not enough) experimented/listened with city as school since all people matter to the conversation/dance/ecosystem ..we had to find a way this would work for 100% of humanity even the inspectors of the inspectors The center of the problem is that none of them knew the center of the problem. – Taleb we need a nonnarrative (deep/simple/open enough) for 100% of humanity. – rewire (2012-2013) in coffee shops, library, ..
  11. 11. perhaps 2 conversations could work as an infrastructure to free/detox us all at the same time - because sync matters
  12. 12. we (never just me) listened some more until everyone can play/dance.. none of us really can None of us are free if one of us is chained. – Solomon Burke perhaps networked individualism ness. an authenticity/attachment dance. (2013-2014) everywhere and nowhere
  13. 13. perhaps if a mech/tech could listen to our daily self-talk as data to connect us to locals with the same daily curiosities - we could settle back into an undisturbed ecosystem (ie: sans supposed to’s)
  14. 14. perhaps what has not yet been experimented with: 1/ a city-wide experiment, to provide an ecosystem of eclectic people/resources; and 2/ an as-the-day experiment, rather than adding something on after hours (after school/work). aka: in the city.. as the day.. perhaps tech as it could be (listening to and facilitating 7bn voices everyday) could free us all perhaps 2 conversations as infrastructure could be a means for 7bn to leap to a nother way to live. (?) anywhere to model a means for 7bn people to leap
  15. 15. we’re suggesting we try something really different for (a) change
  16. 16. So wait.. what have you been doing? for live links on working toward a global systemic change.. 1 we hacked away at unwanted stresses until we got to *two that 7 billion people could maybe resonate with. 2 we prototyped several iterations until we came up with a **means that might address those *two (see #1), and that 7 billion people could actualize. 3 we fine-tuned that **means (see #2) so that it might be both, easily accessed/open, and sustainable. [disclaimer: we didn’t actually come up with anything.. we just listened to tons of really smart people.. and then tried what they suggested… remixed/reshuffled…]
  17. 17. what now? i‘m still experimenting with this site as prototype to app/chip output ness, but visibly (ie: like the experimenting with humans 2008-2013) not much.. because: Costello screen/serviceness what next? next experiment.. because: Graeber model ness (shipables) why that? betting on modeling the sync of a fractal.. so that the whole (7 bill+) might then leapfrog to betterness. because: Graeber min/max ness.. for live links .
  18. 18. conclusion: what we need most is the energy of 7bn alive people and today that is doable not esoteric (has to be for everyone..key focus.. thoughts on esoteric ness: not abstract (thoughts on abstract ness: not ridiculous (find ridiculous things here: i’ve seen too much to not give it a go (also glad others are working on other ways)
  19. 19. finding(s) the missing pieces