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sand wrote

after the oldest tree in the area

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Pop wrote

I think mine wouldn't have a name

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sand wrote

seems inconvenient but interesting! why no name?

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Pop wrote

Something about how names and labels are part of the problem

language is kinda alienating
I'm not on board with Zerzan but these are interesting reads around that
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/john-zerzan-language-origin-and-meaning
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/leonard-williams-language-ideology-and-anarchism

I prefer to describe things than to label them, where possible

and when I describe things I prefer to describe them as processes rather than static, and as relations within a whole rather than bunches of separate entities interacting

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sand wrote

cool, and thanks for the links! i've been interested in whether language is necessarily a mediation or limiter of experience lately. these look like they'll be useful

how do you think someone in your utopia would respond to a newcomer asking "what is this place?" or like... "where are we?"

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Pop wrote

I think in general it's better to answer "what is" questions with what the thing can do

what its capacities are

so, sharing information about the collective potential of the space

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I prefer to describe things than to label them, where possible

oh you may like toki-pona. there is only 140 words so most of the vocabulary is constructed from them. Thought, because the creator decided to have the least words possible, she kinda had to make the grammar complicated.

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robottroymacclure wrote (edited )

I would name it after my favorite food. Nachos. because its my utopia. nachos.

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Clandestino wrote

Cnkigswtjkogfswthjvstjmpkgcdthbmogdwyknbderjjvdtjblpgfxssybfewvhukbgiplvfrsxgjijvdeacvjonfdeschu

just to piss people off

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Cheeks wrote

the area formerly known as State _______.

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tamarack wrote

Although it's not yet a utopia, it already has a name:

Vermont.