neostalgic for: diaspora, neighbors-to-be, new ways of being, emergent delight, finding each other.
i love homegrown, grassroots wisdom (i learn best from intimate conversations, personal blogs, and the occasional twitter thread)
"In computer science, the kernel is the most fundamental part of a computer’s operating system. It is responsible most notably for memory, as well as CPU time, used for executing instructions.
In ecology, kernels are the inner parts of seeds, and are often edible, even nourishing. In speech, the kernel of an argument is the core important idea of a subject.
We’re interested in the tensions between these definitions: human-made kernels govern systems in a top-down fashion, which is at odds with the bottom-up ecological world-building borne from natural kernels.
We’re also interested in the similarities: in all these systems the kernel is fundamental, and its composition and potentialities are thus worth understanding.
We’re not looking for prescriptive, top-down answers. We’re looking for kernels."
Donald Glover in an interview with The New Yorker: “Authenticity is the journey of figuring out who you are through what you make.”