Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Making meaning (or, Alan Watts lives)

I've put together a few words, terms and their (in-progress) meanings here, which I've been developing over the past few years. But first a reminder:

Only words and conventions can isolate us from the entirely undefinable something which is everything. Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity (1951)

Social warming – A social by-product of global warming, where good things come from horror and tragedy.
Permaplay – Non-delusional play invented by both children and adults within a permaculture.
Pop-fascism – Self-enslavement through debt as a result of aggregate desire and participation in capitalism’s slavery/destruction model. A Pop-fascist state is the private control of trade and industry in collusion with the state to the detriment of the environment and society at large.
Free-dragging – Street art. A mutant form of parkour or free-running (often practiced in drag). Physical graffiti tagged on the retina of the passer-by.
Permapoesis – Permanent meaning-making through active participation with one’s ecology and hence the localising of one's resources.

4 comments:

Midwives For President; said...

Can you please send them to whoever those anonymous folk who write the dictionary are? i love them. Can i use them?xxx

The Garden of Self Defence said...

Absolutely, please do use them freely!

It feels like an important time for your work – it's a good thing you're such an experienced activist.

Meg said...

Yes, MFP,

we look fwd to joining you on any free birthing campaign you have in mind. xx

Anonymous said...

what may I ask is the point of street art in drag? what purpose does it serve in the practice of physical graffiti? If you are in fact graffiti, why is there not a lasting memory of your work on the street..or are those who experience your 'graffiti' supposed to be blessed with the your presence as if they had been touched by god!
Go on, delete me.