What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in the practice and cultivation of "nomad science". What the heck is nomad science? This kind of stuff:

1. The study of adaptive systems, especially in embodied and performative contexts.
2. The practical exploration thereof, as in the design of robust, distributed institutions.
3. Making stuff that inspires any of the above.

To put it another way: 21st century social cybernetics! With all the perks of modern network theory, crazy DIY gadgetry, big compute, and post-scarcity science fiction fever dreams (eg. The Diamond Age, The Culture series), wrapped up in a little bow of building actual, real-life hacker guilds.

"Nomad Science" with capital letters is *not* a brand. Nomad Science is a cultural mutation complex for:

1. Technopunk humanitarianism.
2. (No)mad science.
3. Goofy, top-secret mischief.

Here are some of our techniques:

Seeing Whole Systems (http://longnow.org/seminars/02017/aug/07/seeing-whole-systems/)
Systems & Us (https://systemsandus.com/2012/07/23/tragedy-of-our-kitchen/)

Here is what we stand for:

The MIT Hacker Ethic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_ethic)
Dignity as Development (https://globaldignity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Pekka-Himanen-Dignity-as-Development.pdf)

Here is what we don't:

The Perfect Storm (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILJaqAQctyE&feature=youtu.be)

Past events (2)

The Desiring Machines - Anti-Oedipus Reading Group 2 of 6 (Oakland)

WeWork Office Space & Coworking

Photos (4)