“The notion of a “one-world-world” (OWW) is predicated on the West’s ability to arrogate to itself the right to be “the world” and to relegate all other worlds to its rules, to a state of subordination, or to nonexistence. It is thus an imperialist, colonial notion.” (chapter 1 of Pluriverse Politics by Arturo Escobar) So… Continue reading Deconstructing worldviews
I am going to embark on a new project while I try to heal from Covid19 complications and autoimmune issues. Since several friends wanted to read Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown but they struggled to find an accessible audio book version, I decided to try my hand at reading it out loud. This is… Continue reading Reading Emergent Strategy with friends-Updated!
My partner, who is an artist, discussed with me the other day the types of artists. There is the artist who is creating art with an agenda, who is often a political activist and their medium is art. But then there is the artist that simply creates art to express themselves. My partner discussed how… Continue reading Expressing oneself is a revolutionary act
We all have our own personal story, which is how we explain to others our past and who we are. In the writings of Paul Ricoeur’s Time and narrative, volume 3 (University of Chicago Press, 1990), “narrative theory is a theory of personal identity rooted in the stories we tell about ourselves.” Think for a… Continue reading Personal Narratives
When I develop a culture for my world, I often will take a step back and consider the philosophies that may develop within that culture. The environment in which the culture develops will play a factor since it is integrally linked to how the culture survives and how it passes on its survival techniques to… Continue reading Thoughts on Philosophy within Worldbuilding
I’ve been working on another project, where I record songs from my Elivera Universe. Below is the start of this series. Enjoy! Elivera Cultural Studies This current study concerns the Eagrok people of the continent of Vera. In the temperate regions of the continent, the trees are nearly a kilometer high and several kilometers at… Continue reading Elivera Cultural Studies 1
Arms held out, one foot in front of the other, I balance on a wire, high above the ground. A breeze brushes my curls from my eyes, the smell of pine teasing my nostrils. Where do I walk? The canyon below is long, the river a crushing, raging roar that echoes back and forth across… Continue reading Revelations