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Mythologising the Reboot
playful construction of a mythological narrative for action
The time has come for us to stop asking permission and just get on and build our new world. But on the cusp of change, we are sometimes unable to define the future except in relation to the past. Hegemonic narratives have built up around the institutions and systems that define the ancien regime, affording them a mythological status. This creates a zone of attraction around past models that is hard to escape and can inhibit real change, and real action.
Instead of asking permission to play a bit part in this production, we should frame our own narratives and myths that explain how we got here and where we are going - exclusively in our own terms. By creating our own mythology, we not only make action more likely, we can make it appear inevitable.
What are the elements of our mythology? What archetypes should we adopt? How do we weave together our existing insights, goals, companies, networks, projects and happenings into a compelling narrative that supports the logic of the new world.
On the basis that this might be the last ever Reboot, Thomas and I thought it might be nice to try to weave together a basic mythological narrative(s) based on the people, ideas, projects and achievements of all those touched by Reboot over the years.
So far, the only plan involves a co-creation site of some kind (maybe a wiki) and a series of little sessions throughout Reboot 11.
Any other ideas on how to do it are most welcome.