Possible Next Moves

Possible next moves:
*. Secure a dwelling

*. Make money. :(

  1. Scooter or walk around Taiwan
    – stop by civic organizations along the way
    – write letters to organizations and people to incite action or take action
    – focus actions toward impact, avoid non-practical fine art and philosophy
    – try this with a tent at first. If that’s too demanding, then maybe have to first secure a dwelling to begin with a healthy body, then try this again until I am fit enough.
  2. Create a social space, use hostel and street stall financial models for income. Create technology to the benefit of the people and their organizations.
    x/3. Build a house in nature for myself, with very cheap land rent, to distance self from society’s problems. Use the experience to build minimalist shelters in the future (and maybe even minimalist gear).
    – Past societies have done since time immemorial, maybe better to just use camping gear more often while traveling around Taiwan and other nearby countries.
    — I think what I meant by the first line is: there is no point of using time for basic needs, when I could spend less time doing high-wage work, then spending the rest of the time toward my interests.
    – It’s possible to live a simple life anywhere, it just requires more discipline against the convenience of contemporary culture of larger cities. Maybe temporarily hiding out at nearby small town is enough. One adapts to live simply, eating grains and vitamin, and living ascetically.
    – Still, the point of experiencing the feeling of being entirely self-sufficient in nature exists.
    – A middle way may be to live on 蘭嶼 (Orchid Island) for a period of time, initially living simply with a tent, water filter, and grains, but progressing toward self-sufficiency.
    x/4. Teach in the most progressive and/or lenient environment.
    – Maybe simply running periodic workshops from a public space is enough. Avoid teaching what global capitalism wants (English), brain drain into higher institutions, and exclusive progressive primary education. Education is free.
    – I’ve become less interested since I’ve written this, favoring self-education through technology and exploration, likely because I’ve recently been hitting the e-books.
    – Also, simply having a public space is providing an education, through an educational environment
  3. Learn everything there is about Taiwan by constantly traveling and talking to people. Also reading a history book or two about it. Could start Humans of Taiwan for this again, using it as a platform to create a reality for the nation. Could extend to nearby countries to compare.
    – Could try recording performances like Vincent Moon, or documenting human problems like Foucault
    — I don’t think there’s much to capture that hasn’t been captured. It’s more about my perspective, like Humans of Taiwan, or Chris Marker film essays. It’s seeing the the world through my eyes, seeing cultural problems, what people do, and so on.
    *. Always travel. Friends in cities and universities. Personal selection of Silk Road from Yunnan to Netherlands to Ireland. Central and South America.
    *. Always think about design and technology, social organizing, civic engagement, and decision-making in general, to where it changes reality.
    *. Can think of film and games too?