in the early nineties, in the sf east bay, a group used to leave free newspapers around about the approaching cyber utopia.
Maybe they had a commune, they definitely wanted the reader to come join them. I remember washy green ink on cheap newsprint, and hand drawn pictures of long haired people at computer keyboards and exploding cornucopia brain fireworks as transcendent consciousness expanded from man machine symbiosis.
I also think they ran programming courses.
what was that all about? [more inside]
posted by compound eye
on Sep 3, 2012 -
Are there any modern communes in the US where people live in groups, share responsibilities, maybe are conscious, green etc? Relatedly, is there a way to be the 3rd or 4th parent? Being a single parent or even in dyad parenting seems like too much responsiblity...but being the 3rd or 4th parent (to go to soccer games, PTA meeting, car pool, make lunchs) sounds like a responsibility i could handle. I don't live in a community with children around so i can't offer up my co-parent services and it also sounds a bit creepy being 37 and wanting to babysit. Is there a way i can create this kind of community? I feel that i would make a great back up mommy.
posted by UltraD
on Aug 18, 2010 -
Options for dropping out of modern life? I'm bored with it. My only requirement is having internet access (preferably on my laptop). Aside from that I'd consider communes, monasteries, anything really. I'm a citizen of the UK, but I'm happy to go anywhere that will take me if necessary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 3, 2010 -