Temperance

Design of the era

What to design when modernity (finally) collapses?

Pre-History

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300,000 BP to (3000 BC) / Present (300,000 yrs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prehistoric

tribes, agriculture, writing, gathering

"you are many"

documentation killed it.

Dynasty

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3000 BC to present (5000 yrs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynasty

— governance, myths, local, protection, community

"you will be safe"

expression killed it.

Empire

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0 AD to present (2000 yrs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire

— governance, religions, national, sanitation

"you will be victorious"

print killed it.

Renaissance

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1300 to present (700 yrs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance

— intentional, science, humanities

"you are empowered"

trade killed it

Modernity

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1700 to present (400 yrs)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernity

— global, industrial, social

"you have the big idea"

media killed it

Temp(erance)

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1900 to present (100 years)

the congregation of all collapses in past eras — pre-convergence.

"you have each other" (?)

starts with ..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amateur_radio
.. ends up with the interwebs.

— personal, hyper-local,
— folding of ideas
— self constraint
— rituals as support, without beliefs
— edge of times
— decentralization

sequencing, messages, navigation

the present will kill it.

Moment

just for fun

no time. pivotal change. space collapses. perception becomes language.
(singularity is a modernist notation.)

"you are."

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