“Belonging does not arise simply from individual feelings ― it is not simply who you claim to be, but also who claims you.”
— Native American and Indigenous Studies Association’s Council Statement on Indigenous Identity Fraud
My name is Ӎuirén Ní Sídach, and I spend most days seeking to discover that which I don’t know that I don’t know.
As I am . . .
An Iníon Dubh (In-neen Doo), Ruacán Caillí, African-American Afro-Celt, Woman Born Transgender, Lesbian, Demisexual, Technomage, Maker–Fashionista, Co-operative Entrepreneur, Anarcho Pacifist, Civil Libertarian, Citizen Science Advocate, Cultural Technologist, Metaphysical Naturalist
Instead of only asking other people questions to test my assumptions, I try to always examine my deeper motives, inquire after my own implicit biases, how they unconsciously distort and manipulate my perception of reality throughout the day.
I never trust what I think, what I feel, what see, what I sense in any capacity. It is my valuation of emotions as complex meta-senses that differentiates in what is for me a discipline of study and practice.
The study of science in sleight of hand, illusion, and magic long ago schooled me in understanding how easily my sense of what is true can be manipulated, my perceptions which like everyone else are under constant assault through every form of communication at the level of personal, familial, communal, corporate, and governmental, the institutional effort to skew my perception is near constant.
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us?
— Frank Herbert, Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
Operating out of the Berkeley community, I am currently searching for both Co-Creative Partners and allyship with organizations who own complementary principles, interests, cultural temperament, and modalities of activism. Those who’re willing to collaborate in the founding of Fleet Réalta Cooperatives.
ArtScience: Experiential Research, Design, and Delivery
I use the term Technocratic Sociocracy to describe the general organization science of Fleet Réalta. This is probably a gross oversimplification but what I mean is a framework for relationship management and collaborative decision-making.
Most Technocrats, those who seek to manage organizations by technical expertise, typically employ a brand of rational decision-making that oddly doesn’t make use of modeling human psychosocial ecology.
When it comes to adherents of Sociocracy, most profess to base their iterative frameworks on cybernetics but like their technocratic counterparts, do so largely outside the rigor of environmental psychology’s multi-disciplinary fields of inquiry.
“You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― R. Buckminster Fuller