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 6th August 2021 at 3:44pm
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Nebraska Lecture Outline + Notes

TGAUU: A Script (Draft?)

I have been spending a lot of time with my old work. I have been asking a lot of questions, interrogating these old forms, old essays, old ideas.

I'm not totally sure where it has gotten me so far, but, let me run through a few themes that are definitely recurring.

  • Sustainability
  • Reuse > The Vernacular
  • F/LOS > The Commons
  • Technology intervening to try and simplify things? Or just technological intervention...
  • Appropriate Technologies
  • Fluidity, tool agnosticism?

I like to use computers

I like to make art

I don't care if my definition of design isn't society's?

How can you as a cultural creator do something?

I'm terrible at real activism.


Just start at the present?

  1. Here are the current things I'm thinking about, trying to work on...
  2. Here's what is utopian about them.
    • ???
    • Attempt at Sustainability (conceptual Reuse)?
    • Attempt at F/LOS
    • Attempt at Free Culture?
    • ???
  3. And here are some older things that led to me being at the place, thinking this way, doing what I am doing.

Why is the Utopian Important?

So doing these things in different ways, it IS important. It shows another way forward, or potentially MANY other ways forward. If we go back to this future speculation diagram, (show the FutureCone), then we see that as potential futures spread out, if we start aiming way outside of the probable, way further out into possible, or even impossible, we start to affect WHAT IS POSSIBLE. So, thinking through these things in whatever utopian lenses you have HELPS everyone else... ???

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