Welcome to the fifth instalment of In Correspondence!
What I’ve been up to
I moved into my new apartment in Totnes. It was totally unfurnished, so I’m in the process of kitting it out.
I put myself forward to South Devon Green Party as a potential candidate for the Totnes parliamentary constituency
I released a new podcast with Alnoor Ladha on Mystical Anarchism
I made a whole load of updates to Autopia– it now includes Habits, Places, Rooms, Dating and Groups. I’m rather proud of it, please do check it out! (Most of it is pretty straightforward but it’s a priority of mine to make some tutorial videos for the less obvious features, particularly the Groups feature which is geared towards real-life co-created gatherings.)
I started a crypto fund on ICONOMI (a platform for investing in managed crypto funds) called the Decentralised Cooperation Fund. Right now it’s invitation-only: let me know if you want one.
I released a new t-shirt design: TRY LSD
14 Aug: The Psychedelic Society’s DAOstack Community Onboarding
20 Aug: DAOfest (I probably won’t make it, but I expect it will be great!)
22-25 Aug: Conversation with Gail Bradbrook of Extinction Rebellion on Psychedelics, Extinction and Social Change on the Imaginarium stage at Shambala Festival
29 Aug - 1 Sep: Totnes New Moon Gathering (a decentralised co-created gathering to mark my first new moon in Totnes)
3 Sep: in conversation with David Luke at Juju’s
14-20 Sep: ISTA Level 1 in Devon
21-24 Sep: The World Transformed 2019 (probably)
27-29 Sep: Metamodern Arts Festival (perhaps… it’s a long way…)
4-6 Oct: Green Party Autumn Conference
24-27 Oct: Apple Land Festival at Three Pools Permaculture Farm
1-3 Nov: The Psychedelic Society’s 5th birthday celebrations
29 Dec - 3 Jan: Nettlecombe
What I’ve been reading, watching & listening to
Which darknet sites are online? dark.fail
Healing Crystals and How to Shoplift Them newyorker.com
The Weird, Mystic Pull of Southwest England nytimes.com
Bitcoin Is Smarter Than Politicians And Central Bankers offthechain.substack.com
Taking mushrooms for depression cured me of my atheism theoutline.com
In India, toddlers are already coding weforum.org
Rise of the Emergentsia(2): Feeling ‘Gobschmacht’ Yet? whatisemerging.com
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