Friday, May 17, 2013

Post Net Era

Anyone else out there notice how the ads population has expanded? I think of going online and i shudder now, as ads swarm the internet like locusts. The plague of the promo is upon us.

Does this mean that the market solutions ideology must face its own reflection, realize its errors and open an honest discussion? I don't know, ideologists are notoriously dodgy as
cognitive dissonance reigns.

Hey oh- opportunists are no doubt seeing it as more eyes for netpads and phones time to "grow" the next market shmooze.

When I was a kid, we had a card game called Pit. It was a game of strategy and luck where players collected cards in a suite of farm goods. When one player had all of the product cards in their hands they had cornered the market and won the game.

At the time it was just a fun thing to do. The best part was shouting "Corner on rye" or whatever and ending the game.

Now I see it as creepy. I see the agri biz companies as Pit gamers who rule from Boardwalk as the ha ha, wink wink Not Monopoly gig is well rigged and protected by the laws that appear as  pre-orders, packaged by Congress in a timely manner. (Check out ALEC)

Looking at the planet as a production machine for profit making ventures allows for huge short term wins and long term losses. What's cool about this?

As the monster truths under our way of life are being called out, some just dig in their heels, shutter their visions and continue shushing the "damn alarmists." They chase wealth, the rush, the power and the promise of happiness because that is the story they were told. They believe it because there is not another story that promises as much.

So as the soils are ruined by industrial farm methods, creating the scarcity that serves price rising and bottom lines, "we" are successfully creating the world of our choosing. Chasing wealth and power to find happiness is killing life but ..and .here all the logic fails.

The cornering of markets and the slaying of competitors comes faster every round. Price fixing is easier and market delusions flood media and as "we all float on" (Modest Mouse) nothing changes until we are in the slaughter house of "our" own collective design. OOPS!!

The tail feather:
GMO labeling thing is not about the price of adding labels per se, many products are adding health claims as they try to rise above the FDA taint.

So what is the underlying angle here, why are we told the cost of food will rise X percent if labels are mandated?

My take is that the loss of revenue on these genetically engineered cross species, insecticide laden "food" products will be added to the prices of other goods. This is how corporate loss becomes the rest of the world's problem. "Corners*" on markets allows them to adjust and manipulate prices. This is how capitalism works.

* Three major corporations control the "food" industry. Like the three media giants and the huge fashion corporate complex that is now down to a small number of rulers- we are back in the scene of olde- narrow warring kingdoms of another kind. Geeesh!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

WaterRIP the Flow

I applied to Artist Trust for a grant to update my edit skills as I have the new software but haven't been in the gradient update movement so now must leap the gap. I am hoping to have the means for a mentor, thus the application and the photograph of 12/2012 installation

In the meantime I am meeting so many wonderful people, popping up in all kinds of places and this post is in appreciation.

I am not sure if this is happening because I am more in tune with the Verse or it is a matter of like energy attracting like, both, or something more. All I know is that it is happening and it is what keeps me afloat. (Thank you Jerod from Group Health for noticing my jacket and showing me photos of your fave garb and sharing a bit of your story)

I hope/trust I am gifting others in kind. This is reciprocity and how the good energy spirals up and out. It is so easy when we choose to peek out of our "roles" and is so a big part of what really matters.

Matter is taken from idea of the material world stemming from Newtonion physics so perhaps this explains how materialism came to matter so much and how Capitalism preens. It's a funny little thought anyway. (fashion dips into many camps and despite all its tawdry bits there is still some wonderful to be retained)

I saw "Top Secret America" on Frontline (PBS) the other night and recognize how all this kind of activity is a major source of drain on the economy, energy and life. It is a core trigger that is shooting down the very "things" it wishes to "save."

In the book, "How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization"  Amit Goswami speaks to the collapse of possibility as we choose our "vision." This is how consciousness rules. Top Secret's focus on the bad guys concept chooses to manifest more bad guys. This is a no win situation.

I came to this book with a little  knowledge of biocentrism (via Lanza) the over-consciousness that Joseph Campbell helped me "see" and some other smattery physics It was an easy morph from the out there or over duality to the unified co creative concept of consciousness that I now "get."

Quantum activism is an extremely important evolutionary phase and needs practice so that we become practitioners. This will change everything.

I have joyfully come to realize that this is the essence that is the spirit of the fashionRIP Project itself. The process, story and continuum of the the RIP is based on this very concept though I came in through an entirely different window, eco fashion- I have entered the same "hologram" of concept and  action that the "do be do be do" dream of Professor Goswami, implied. How cool is that?

So, at the level Top Secret America is choosing for us, trapping our collective monies (from taxes and in subsidies)  in this "war on (fear) terror" we have a great deal of "bad choice" to overcome. We need to ask questions from the laws of quantum physics and learn to manifest that which we want. We know how to manifest that which most of us do not want. (my fast capture video for MOHAI is second down on the page (#22) History is Now - Past Tense)

I know that the fear as motivator complex has a huge head start and yet because it is loaded down with archaic beliefs and bad ju ju, we can overcome. In it's misguided attempt to "save" the American way of life it will sacrifice the lot.

We have all heard this story before (fall of Greece, Rome, Communism ya da) but this time we have a new twist. This time we are running out of physical places to leap and because of climate chaos (global warming) we are accelerating our own loserly predicament.

This time a grand leap into the evolved, expanded reality as shown by the new physics appears our better and best bet. Transformative leaps, metaphoric wings and DNA regenerative sparks could be ours for the asking. If God, the Verse, Om, Source, the Whole of Consciousness- whatever is willing us to "grow up" I say yes, we are that ready! And after all saying Yes to life says Yes to Happiness and ...oh just fly m'darlins, fly.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cradle to Cradle- Design Reformation

Ballard -53 NW and NW 14th 
an example of Industrial "good design" Delusion.

I recently read the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002) by Michael Braungart and William McDonough and embrace the bulk of it. That it fails to reconcile the material outward quest with the interior need for emancipation- well, such is the norm. Straying into all that emo/heart stuff is tricky and playing it "rationally" safe makes for longer "careers."

The best of the C2C approach is it's ideas for regenerative design in products and systems. This is a form of biomimicry.

"It models human industry on nature's processes viewing materials as nutrients circulating in healthy, safe metabolisms. It suggests that industry must protect and enrich ecosystems and nature's biological metabolism while also maintaining a safe, productive technical metabolism for the high-quality use and circulation of organic and technical nutrients.[1] Put simply, it is a holistic economic, industrial and social framework that seeks to create systems that are not only efficient but also essentially waste free.[2] The model in its broadest sense is not limited to industrial design and manufacturing; it can be applied to many aspects of human civilization such as urban environments, buildings, economics and social systems."  Wikipedia, 2013

Well, using Nature as a design mentor is not just practical but a form of grace. To embrace the whole of life starts us on the path of unity.

This is a handy segue to promo, "The Ice Queen Melts," so I will!

Accepting the worlds systems as the valuable, necessary enabler of life goes a good piece beyond the current "it's all about Humans" thinking that we have been so enamored. Cradle to Cradle is a great step into the light of  the next Reformation.

It's a good read.