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Wildcat Wed, Dec 15, 2010
Hello Rene,

It has been my intention to respond to the post concerning the openness at large of Space Collective and yet seeing your response here I have deleted my own, since you have made most of my points redundant.
Nevertheless I would like to point two issues which are I believe salient to the matter, the first being that though I see Space Collective and its projects, primarily the Polytopia, as networked oriented, the site itself I see more as an incubator or better yet as a proto green house or conservatory where seedlings are nurtured until mature enough to sustain a full fledged ‘wilderness survival’ situation.
The second concerns the audience effect as reflected in the old philosophical schools of thought (and lately resuscitated) where the rationality and clarity of discourse was directly proportional to the correlation of speaker vs. audience- simply put it meant that the quality of discourse is directly proportional to the relational context relevancy of speaker and audience, the higher the correlation the higher the quality.
Given these aspects, I see the current model, by invitation only, as highly effective and fertile.
One more little thing, which is often forgotten, is the small written addendum to the invitation procedure, namely that each invited person will forever be a descendent of the person inviting, to my eyes, a lineage induced futuristic principle of critical relevance.
As you know I see Space Collective as the seed mind habitat from which a global future game changer for human civilization such as the Polytopia will emerge, and to this day my mind in this respect remains unchanged.

Allow me to use this opportunity to thank you, Folkert and Josh for the origination of this space, without which much of our current work would not have been possible in its form, function and aesthetic appeal.