Hi I'm Peter!
Interested in different forms of societal organization: non-hierarchical/horizontal organization, municipalism, solarpunk, & post-scarcity ideas. Hoping to provide more services via "pay-it-forward" and trade in the future.
I have a broad range of skills. I'm an artist (knowledgeable in theory), familiar with 3D printers and drones, knowledgeable in tabletop RPGs, boardgames, and miniature games. Really, if it has to do with art, technology, or games, I can probably help or at least point you in the right direction. I'm interested in movies, animation, art, and games. Interested in getting help with basic maintenance locally, custom art, and learning about new things. My garden is stocked with herbs so I can hopefully offer that locally soon.
Passage from Maneki-neko, a short story by Bruce Sterling about a secret AI-based gift economy. Originally published in 1998, you can read the entire story here for free: http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/maneki-neko/
"Tsuyoshi blinked. “Look, I don’t know anything about all that. I’m just living my life.”
“Well, your network gift economy is undermining the lawful, government approved, regulated economy!”
“Well,” Tsuyoshi said gently, “maybe my economy is better than your economy.”
“Says who?” she scoffed. “Why would anyone think that?”
“It’s better because we’re happier than you are."