It was my birthday this week gone. I turned 33. Happy to be alive.
The space weather is bad at this time for everyone -- but especially for me. So I have been hunkering down, reflecting on the year so far. Thinking about short medium and longterm goals. Its nice having a birthday in the middle of the year-ish as it allows you a natural time in the year to review your new years goal list and tack towards the things that are achievable given the amount of year left.
A cypberpunk short story I wrote about teenagers growing DMT yoghurt and starting a cult in their high school got rejected. Two editors from the same anthology reviewed it and gave me vastly different feedback.
The good Paul Graham Raven gave me some supportive words over chat saying ‘If all else fails, try another editor; rejections are the author’s rite-of-passage scars.’ and it made me feel better. Adam @interdome once told me that you only get to call yourself a writer if you have been rejected as most people who want to write don’t even get that far.
Eve’s sister was on homes under the hammer in her professional capacity. Here she is very professionally doing the property manager *look at the ceiling routine* I did more than one little laugh at her face it must be said.
Post birthday reflections delivered whilst melting in my flat. I talk a bit about medium term goals and how I navigate my life towards them. I also talk about one of these past goals was back in 2012 running thoughtmenu.com/
I also talk about the event I’m speaking at on the 27th Sept in Amsterdam. Tickets available here: www.codedmatters.nl/event/terrafiction
I wanted to talk about magic in this post so bad but i’m still scared about speaking my mind/truth in public.
Dipping the stacks
In the the process of applying for a job working for a major blockchain consortium (A surprise to me). Its a job role across a lot of responsibilities and from what i can gather if you get the job we’ll find a place for you and tighten the description up once you settle in to the role.
Maybe I’ll get to interview I dunno. I have about 80% of the skills and experience required.
Terra0’s Flowertokens trial went live. Really proud of all the work that team have done, its been a pleasure so far this year.
I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
I’m speaking at a citizen sci-fi event next week wednesday, I’ll be proposing full permaculture’d finsbury park of 2035, and also proposing working with local communities, schools and restaurants to develop new street food as part of the imaginary/exhibition.
Tickets for the ‘Terra Fiction – art and sci-fi in the new age of space colonisation’ event I am speaking at in Amsterdam in September went up heres my topic/thing from the press rlease Solarpunk researcher and technology theorist Jay Springett lays out the strategic narrative of land-as-platform which grafts the organisational logic of the digital ecologies back onto living soil -- more soon
I just finished reading Exit, Voice, and Loyalty by Hirschman this week -- fascinating.
Taking a crack at NRX a basilisk now, but quite frankly the book is so full of snark it is almost unreadable. I’d rather just go read/listen to what the primary sources say.
Still re-reading Scott Westerfield. I’m on to the last book in the series. I realise in the years between reading it when it came out and now I had forgotten a whole books plot