dante-gabryell monson

dante monson

intro’d to Dante when Michel shared this post of Dante’s:

An event that only people from the ruling class can afford to attend, but is about cultural and systemic change


so true

so not possible


2010 – interview by Smári McCarthy (voice sounds like vinay)

beginning on alt currencies..  still making up money ness

3 min – gift based.. assymetric..

still keeps us in broken feedback loop.. let go of measuring things

4 min – starts talking on empty buildings – in leipsig

sounds like rebel architecture.. iwan baan – et al (and city sketch up ness)


7 min – back to the basics

let’s go further back.. ie: maté basic needs based on 2 convos.. as the day [aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake]


9 min – a lot of people interested but few feel secure to invest completely into understanding and doing it .. so.. now useful.. to have infrastructure to enable/empower other people.. to have the time/space

let’s try this


on leipsig with Jay Standish

the urban version of open source ecology


In Leipzig whole houses are up for grabs for relatively little money.

The idea is to buy into one or more of the buildings and open them up for sharing.

Alastair Parvin


spime housing


My fantasy example of a Maker community taking over an office park is premised on the notion of a regional economic collapse that leaves both original property owners and municipal governments too bankrupt to oppose what this community does with the space. (something that might only actually exist in the US in Detroit…) In practice, American municipal/city governments always resist any activity unconventional in nature. Anything new, different, and lacking the stamp of approval by members of the upper-class is assumed wrong by default and violently attacked. I often say that the NYPD has probably gleefully destroyed more art than the Taliban. Is our nomadic scenario only possible in a somewhat dystopian future? Would the modern urban nomad we imagine be allowed to exist anywhere? Is he forced to the edge of wilderness like everything else that’s different?

Certainly, urban hackerspaces seem possible and so we could imagine this as an extension of that context. In a slumped real estate market, property owners would be more open to unconventional uses of their property at discount rates as long as it doesn’t represent anything permanent in nature–which rationalizes the nomadic nature of this. One is always being evicted once the landlord finds more ‘legitimate’ tenants and forced to move on to another space. Certainly, the phenomenon of the arts community as agent of gentrification is well established. For a century, of not two, we’ve seen that artists, always seeking-out low-cost studio space in the depressed areas of cities, revitalize local real estate markets with their creation of a local ‘arts scene’. Subsequently, they find themselves evicted from the communities they largely created as upper-class residents move in causing rents to become untenable. Could a similar phenomenon become a hallmark of Maker community activity, instigating entrepreneurial industry rather than an art scene? Perhaps it’s most realistic to suggest that our nomads would be living in a variety of situations, sometimes having to deal with rural or wilderness environments. (which would certainly be the case when engaging in developing world outreach or disaster aid) In my comic book fantasy the Maker nomads use adaptive reuse to turn all sorts of obsolete structures into bases as they travel the world; shopping malls, forgotten missile silos, water and gas tanks, subway stations, limestone mines, cooling towers of abandoned nuclear reactors, amusement parks, abandoned ships–all kinds of architectural detritus of the Industrial Age given unusual new life.

living spaces ness – again – rebel architecture.. iwan baan – et al (and city sketch up ness)

This anti-squat temporary rental is an interesting phenomenon that doesn’t exist anywhere in the US–and would probably be prone to even more heinous abuse here if it were. (we can’t even get a handle on pay-day loan usery rackets here) Here squatters rights were abandoned and attempts by organized squatters to reclaim and restore slums have been met by mass police violence. In the ’80s a highly organized squatters movement in NYC engaged in a large scale restoration of buildings that had fallen into ownership by the city as their slum-lord owners abandoned them. Shortly after being elected, the right-wing mayor Rudy Giuliani sent in military vehicles to evict the squatters, willing to destroy the buildings and kill people rather than allow illegal occupancy. He later made a bid for the presidency… There may simply not be enough reasonableness in American culture to allow for things like this unless a community used the mobilism approach I described to buy or build their own collection of shared properties. However, there does exist an industry in ‘house sitting’ that markets its services to the very wealthy–people who have multiple houses they only spend certain seasons living in and have house sitters guard for them when they are away.

thinking – 3d printed houses in ie: nederland as proto




‘Netention collects a community of peoples’ stories, and interlinks them with automatically discovered opportunities that are mutually inter-satisfying – essentially suggesting to its participants how they could realize the desired futures they have described.

sounds like hlb that io dance – based on 2 convos

Netention is a tool for describing one’s current life situation (“is”), and potential future situations (“will be”) – as linked data objects. A semantic description of a human life can be considered to consist of a set of declarations representing aspects about which one is concerned or interested. Link the current and desired states of real and imaginary concepts – including people, environments, objects, processes, knowledge, or time.

Netention realizes one’s goals based on their desires and translates them into tangible outcomes in one’s own network.

Netention aims to solve, in general, all resource management and planning issues that occur among communities of participants. A complete system could conceivably eliminate the balkanization of various separate online services that presently serve relatively narrow subsets of the more general problem.

The term Netention is a portmanteau of the words Network, and Attention or Intention. It refers to a community’s collective abilities.

Don’t “search” – describe what you want. Edit it at any time to adjust or improve the description.

self talk as data.. rather than chasing shiny or fitting/jumping in hoops..

Netention works at the basic thought level, to elicit descriptions of “something” that you’re thinking about. Whether it describes a dream (something that you would like to happen), an object, or hypothetical object – it can be fully described and re-described.

2 convos.. as the day

Netention is like having a system of direct democracy that is polling everyone about everything all the time.

yeah.. redefine decision making.. because public consensus always oppresses someone.. and.. we need to be brave/free enough to change our minds

mechanism simple enough

If a machine can continuously crowdsource an understanding of merit and what society thinks is ‘good’ and then associatively relate that to the intent and history of individuals and the local groups they collaborate with, there’s no need for an abstract metric or some form of bureaucracy.

sans measuring and B/b et al

It can see where personal and societal intent converge or synchronize and ‘weight’ other associations accordingly. This can then be used to automate access to resources when paired to a resource and production network by associatively ‘weighting’ the flow in that network toward that individual and his activities, increasing on-demand availability. Thus I liken it to the ‘Tao’ of Taoist philosophy; a subtle intrinsic will or current in nature that, if you align yourself to it, empowers and facilitates your actions.

You can get why Seth drifts back and forth between this and artificial intelligence because AI and the Semantic Web are complimentary. My guess is that he’s thinking about the discrete agents making up semantic applications and the Society of Mind (after Marvin Minsky) the Semantic Web may develop into.

netention ness (mech simple enough) in spime housing ness (ecosystem open enough)

so we can focus on a problem deep enough for all of us.. today..

a nother way









they live sunglasses [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8AMRbqY6w]

mad as hell [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug]






Once in a while, I remember that I ought not take for granted that other people understand the way I think…the kind of conversation I can have with you now, I can only have with 1 person in 1000
so I moved to modular mobile approaches.
in french, they make the diference between “immobilier” ( which can not move, such as houses / property ) and “mobilier” ( furniture )
and developing a”furnitecture” approach with the inspiration from Eric Hunting
as to enable low threshold housing by creating spaces withing existing under-used spaces


money as debt [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AC6RSau7r8]





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