“A vision of California as the sun-scorched graveyard of utopian dreams.”

Photographs by Stefan Kubicki

“The rationalist utopia is a power trip. It is a monotheocracy, declared by executive decree, and maintained by willpower; as its premise is progress, not process, it has no habitable present, and speaks only in the future tense. And in the end reason itself must reject it.”

Ursula K. Le Guin
A Non-Euclidean View of California as a Cold Place to Be

UTOPIAN INFRASTRUCTURE

What does a P2P Economy look like? From the Commons Transition primer:

“The original Greek etymology of the word “economy” describes the management of household resources. How can we extend the care-oriented interactions we find in healthy homes to the larger economy, where networked communities steward the resources of our common home, planet Earth?”

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Life is always at most a pseudoiterative. Each day has its particulars. Performing the same actions day after day, in a ritual to ward off time, to hold the moment, does not remove these particulars, but rather burnishes them. The animals, our horizontal brothers and sisters, remind us; each day lived is a kind of adventure, a success. Nothing ever repeats. Each breath is a new suck at the atmosphere, a gasp for life. A hope for experience. Feel that and go on.

—Kim Stanley Robinson, 2312
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