The opposite of the specialist is not the generalist, but the Liminist. Where the generalist picks the low hanging fruit of knowledge, the Liminist operates in the liminal interzones between them.
In a world of disconnected silos stretching vertically into the sky, the Liminist stretches horizontally across them. They function as guides, navigating people across these intersecting planes to comprehend the work and ideas of their unrelated peers.
It is very much its own specialization, but where all other domains specialize in Form, the Liminist specializes in Non-Form. The evidence of their work exists at the intersections between objects.
These intersections have their own space, presence, and tangibility. They are just as “original” and “unique” as the objects that the intersection weaves together.
A talented Liminist must be a master translator, able to communicate and comprehend across domains. They must be a master weaver, able to take individual strands across many domains and pattern them together. A master diplomat that can manage the egos of others. They must be comfortable operating in ambiguity, which is their playground.
h/t to Carsten & Georgia for the conversation that gave rise to this concept
The first bio co-op was pictured as a slow-moving nomadic group, residing in a certain site for three month periods. Their core movement comes from slow-driving solar-powered bulldozers steered by satellite data, that traverse the land digging gullies in which water can collect, seeding them with pioneer species and nurturing them through their earliest phase. The group would not move more than a few hundred meters a day. The gullies may also function as graves for deceased humans or other animals, providing richer biodiversity.