Transcendence is often the act of liberating a thing from corporeal / material confines into another state or degree of abstraction. What’s the opposite of transcendence? I wonder how the impetus to melt all that is solid into abstracted air is counteracted with the desire to anchor a system of operation into the stuffs of our reality. I wonder if this type of anchoring is really what’s freeing.
If softOS continues to gather, relate, and network the values and articulations of Soft Surplus into an OS, once the lease ends and members must vacate, could we transplant the memory and culture of the OS to a new space? How anchored is it to a particular place? Could softOS be a kind of ghost that finds a new shell?