Hacking at hierarchy

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Usual monthly meet-up in the Rose and Crown, get the right one there are two in Southwark!

This is an informal drinks event to discuss Libertarian theories, recent news and events in general, the state of libertarianism in the various parties and in the culture.

To get us started Adriana Lukas will be speaking on the topic of system architecture and hacking heterarchy into system design.

Hacking verb

1. to make furniture (http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/H/hacker.html) with an axe,

2. "To program a computer in a clever, virtuosic, and wizardly manner (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hack)."

Hierarchy noun

Structurally a hierarchy (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNwn49YuFa0) is a network in which nodes are related only to nodes that are inferior or superior to themselves. Superior nodes possess authority over inferior ones.

Heterarchy noun

A heterarchy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heterarchy) is a system of organization replete with overlap, multiplicity, mixed ascendancy, and/or divergent-but-coexistent patterns of relation.

Adriana will explain, to an audience usually replete with computer programmers, what features a system needs for it to sustainably enhance liberty. Unsurprisingly, the answers have as much to do with people and organisations as they do NAND-gates and hexadecimal.

As ever, there will be plenty of time to talk about everything else as well.

We have the room book upstairs all night. Adrianna will speak at 8. Ask the landlady where we are if you can't find us.

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