My Resoc Interview
By Zoe Romano at Nov 18, 2009
1. At a public talk someone asks you, "okay, I understand what you reject, but I wonder what you are for? What institutions do you want that you think will be better than what we have, for the economy, polity, gender, race, ecology, or whatever you think is central to have vision for?
We need to focus more on producing a different kind of economy based on ecology, upon that we could build a polity that respects all the other aspects of social life like gender, race and the whole human development..
2. Next, someone at the same event asks, "Why do you do what you do? That is, you are speaking to us, and I know you write, and maybe you organize, but why do you do it? What do you think it accomplishes? What is your goal for your coming year, or for your next ten years?
My goal is to develop an experiment on a peer to peer economy based on open design and distributed manufacturing.
3. You are at home and you get an email that says a new organization is trying to form, internationally, federating national chapters, etc. It asks you to join the effort. Can you imagine plausible conditions under which you would say, yes, I will give my energies to making it happen along with the rest of you who are already involved? If so, what are those conditions? Or - do you think instead that regardless of the content of the agenda and make up of the participants, the idea can't be worthy, now,or perhaps ever. If so, why?
i would give my energies if what Im already doing fits into the big plan of this new organization.
4. Do you think efforts to organize movements, projects, and our own organizations should embody the seeds of the future in the present? If not, why? If yes, can you say what, very roughly, you think some of the implications would be for an organization you would favor?
Yes, i think we should embody the seeds of our future in a way that even if we fail we could be an example for future generations and they could be on our.
5. Why did you answer this interview? Why do you think others did not answer it?
Because finally i found some time to do it and you were kind keeping asking for it in an articulated way. We all live hectic life and we are sucked in a vortex just. On top of that, long distance communications through mail without physical contact and without knowing each other personally often are too weak to break through the flux of all the other information.