We can only build the futures that we can imagine.[edit | edit source]
It is so hard to imagine anything fundamentally different from what we have now. But without these alternate visions, we get stuck on dead center. And we’d better get ready. We need to know where we’d like to go.” Ernest Callenbach, author of the 1970s classic, Ecotopia,
We need stories that confront the limitations of a dualistic, deterministic, and inanimate worldview and instead offer insights into a reality that is connected, entangled, uncertain, and ripe with possibility – a world of complementarity, non-locality, and potentiality.
Cautionary narratives have their place, but we need aspirational tales of successful social change and systems change, for they too can be a reality.
Fictional narratives are waves of potential in world-making. Readers and writers are entangled in acts of meaning-making; stories are at once individual and collective cultural acts.
As fractals, we build the future one idea and action at a time.
we are creating the future right now
Entangled, interconnected and emergent.[edit | edit source]
“Everything touches everything in a big, chaotic tangle of tangledness. This means that every small act of kindness ripples out and touches everything else.”
We need stories that confront the limitations of a dualistic, deterministic, and inanimate worldview and instead offer insights into a reality that is connected, entangled, uncertain, and ripe with possibility – a world of complementarity, non-locality, and potentiality
Our individual roles in weaving this future.[edit | edit source]
- Global financial system chimera,
- A resonance of purpose and senses, substance and appearance, strong and vibrating life, celebrating everything that brings us to life. Feeling of solidarity.
- Solidarity with Non-Human -
- Exploration of the separation between humans and non-humans
- people disconnected their thoughts from their feelings, themselves from each other, their species from the web-of-life
https://www.blackquantumfuturism.com/welcome The Great Silence, a collaboration between artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla and science fiction writer Ted Chiang, in which endangered parrots living near the Arecibo Observatory radio telescope in Puerto Rico have an anthropomorphized but nonetheless heartbreaking and affirming conversation on human–-non-human communication.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkZMRD29p_0 the museum of capitalisme
war, disaster, and cultural extraction by The Atlas Group and Walid Raad https://www.theatlasgroup1989.org/weep