Story

[is this where we tell them who we are?]

Yes, but we don’t quite know who we are.

[who are they?]

We are not yet quite sure of this either. It’s challenging to identify from the other side of a spectacle.

[how can we communicate?]

We’re actors not missionaries. It’s really not up to us. The days of symbolic representation appear to be closing.

[But what’s the difference between the symbolic and the real?]

That’s what we’re here to find out.

[But, if we do not even know who we are how can we set about an experiment?]

We shall cast a bright light on harmony and see what scatters.

[Observation seems akin to symbolism, does it not?]

Only if observation becomes a lifestyle that we identify with as thoughts are not actions unless they are recorded.

[So perhaps we are archivists?]

No, archiving is a tool and identifying with a tool is akin to identifying with a lifestyle.

[So then why disrupt harmony and archive the reactions?]

Because once we sort through the rhetoric much of identity is exclusively symbolic and once the mist of fallacy has cleared there is either zero value outside lifestyle or a clear taxonomy of tools that achieve objective results.

[Don’t people kinda hate it when they’re interrupted by advertisers and other thought-hawkers?]

Yes, which is why we must act the fool and ensure to air on the side of engagement over interruption.

[But how can we be engaging without interrupting?]

We must transcend location and provide value so magnetic that it pulls attention toward itself for its own sake and only then will our new friends trust us enough to engage.

[That seems like a lot of work, doesn’t it?]

We understand the difference between compulsory production and voluntary labor and we are not doing this alone.

[But certainly not everyone can volunteer, can they?]

We are not interested in political theatre for symbolism’s sake and we acknowledge that the able bodied and privileged are capable of lifestyles that others are not able to identify with.

[So how will we solve for privilege?]

By creating a taxonomy of tools and common failures that fit an assortment of situations so that players can set their course with volition and have access to the right tool at the right time.

[Well, how can we participate?]

We organize games with our closest friends and share the results with the network.