Why NYC is important

The big city makes me think “what do i want to be doing?” both now and in the future.  we romped thru a dinner with a charming assembly of technologists and neuroscientists and radical lawyers and medical practitioners and yoga teachers and DJs and poet waiters.  They held up their lively end of the interlaced conversation. We chatted funology and the nature of the regional burning man events. We talked about the amazing vegetarian food. We talked about future cell phone apps and life without cars.

I brought up the necessary complexity theory and Ed (Diana’s partner in crime) quickly thought that Godels theorem was one of his simple great truths. That there is always something outside your formal system which can not be described by it.

It made me want to do a funology fingerbook (as well as the one Sara and i have started on transparency groups). And get a centralized fingerbook domain running.  But even more it made me think about the next festival, about the mistakes from VIS and how to slowly develop the right allies to create a life transforming, self replicating festival.  And one, which like NYC itself, builds upon itself, rather than green-fielding every year and starting afresh (like the Rainbow Gathering and Burning Man do)

Diana offered that when i come back i could do a course on transparency group development.

I spoke with Deborah Dee at the Madam X club in Manhattan, we had never met before but she was friendly and chatty.  She is Chinese/Filipino and 1/4 Mongolian. She wanted to know about the flow of the radioactive cloud leaving Fukushima.  She was upset that iodine could not solve the radiation  problems that were dumping on her. She was the second Mongolian connection of the weekend.  Small world, when observed from this big city.