non hierarchical listening


listen & connect to undo the listening hierarchy ie: 2 convers as infra

perhaps we really can have tech w/o judgment ie: tech as it could be

voice ness


Henceforward, no revolution will be worth the name if it does not at the very least imply the radical elimination of all hierarchy.

― Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

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perhaps we begin/sustain rev of everyday life via non hierarchical listening

deep enough


seth’s ie of hierarchical listening

oh my seth godin..

The market is a listening device

rather.. the market is a coercion device

It’s the most resilient, most granular technique available for us to figure out what people want.

rather.. technique to perpetuate whalespeak (spinach or rock ness et al – decision making is unmooring us law)

When individuals have the freedom to choose, they often do.

freedom to choose is not freedom.. rather.. part of the hierarchy that shuts us up.. listening for whalespeak is not listening..

what we need to listen for is curiosity over decision making.. for the itch-in-8b-souls.. everyday

aka: non hierarchical listening


rumi words law

lanier beyond words law

language as control/enclosure

telling people what to do

graeber mechs to hear law

interrupt ness

seat at the table ness