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Keep calm & Keep on fiddling


All of us, without exception, believe a mix of truth and misinformation, and often enough, disinformation. We strive to understand the world as it is, and not how it looks only according to our preconceptions, which are shaped by a multitude of forces, embedded as we are in our cultural matrix. Sometimes, the most unlikely seeming explanation turns out to be the correct one. In a warrior mindset we consider alternative views, but question everything.

Asking for details from ones own cultural matrix is not enough. Not even close. One needs to eat the local food, drink the water, breathe the air, listen to the stories, smell the earth, feel the bark of the trees, see local peoples, and experience local ways to catch what can only be described as a mere glimpse of the answer 42, the knowledge hidden in the trees and wheels in that specific locality on this beautiful planet.

People and communities use stories to understand the world and our place in it. These stories are embedded with power - the power to explain and justify the status quo as well as the power to make change imaginable and urgent.

A narrative analysis of power encourages us to ask: Which stories define cultural norms? Where did these stories come from? Whose stories were ignored or erased to create these norms? And, most urgently, what new stories can we tell to help create the world we desire? [1][2]

Mindmaps and mindsets

If a mindmap is a cognitive "hathanger" then a mindset are the clothes hanging on the hathanger. Most traditions have mindmaps that have been and are evolving locally from the experiences of the previous generations on what worked and what didn't for them. Afaik, the oldest mindmaps use trees and wheels. And all mindmaps are generalisations in the wind without grounding details if not from there. The adversary grouping of the petty tyrants map is useful for gathering and interpreting data from narratives, questioning and timelines into a framework of possible threats.

Methodologies, processes and choreographies

Most processes are adapted to allow for minimalist approaches and to minimalise the risk of unintentionally becoming the petty tyrants we fight [3].


Getting started with linux

Standing on a hilltop in a thunderstorm on bare feet, wearing wet copper armour, holding a lightning rod and shouting ... bring it on, ye gods and godesses!

We use lawful techniques and tools. And if need be we invent new (GNU and creative commons licensed) techniques and tools [4].

Teacher inside

Autonomy shaping infrastructure

Solidarity network


  1. Harnessing the power of narrative for social change
  2. Underminers Chapter Ten – Reclaiming Ourselves
  3. Portal 2 Soundtrack Cara Mia (Turret Opera) One Hour
  4. Portal - 'Still Alive'