research, references, and living footnotes for the essay 'The Internet's Back-to-the-Land Movement on the Are.na blog.
I am not proposing a return to the Stone Age. My intent is not reactionary, nor even conservative, but simply subversive. It seems that the utopian imagination is trapped, like capitalism and industrialism and the human population, in a one-way future consisting only of growth. All I'm trying to do is figure out how to put a pig on the tracks.
Go backward. Turn and return.
– Ursula K. Le Guin