Red versus Blue

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I did the First attempt at Red versus Blue debate format on saterday 4 september and that didn’t work – but that’s only natural. First formula’s never work. Prototype’s always break. So I am updating the prototype today (5 september 2010) and I wonder if my earlier version, Khannea of (say) the year 1990, would have read this. Would she have understood? Would she have been able to contextualize? The year 2010? What magical year indeed…! Yet here I am, in 2010, hosting talks in virtual world, debating, updating prototypes, cross-platform, in photoshop, wordpress, SL forum, SL building tools, OCE discussion posts, text chat and by other means. Where will I be 20 years from now, in magical 2030? Still alive? If so, will I have made a same incremental leap in output (considerable) or will the leap forward in 20 years will be of a conceptually greater order.

So What Is REDversusBLUE
Red versus Blue is a new debate format I intend to host at Cosmosia sim. It is a new style of hosting debate, a new style of making people look at complex issues. It may look familiar but it may have new qualities and a new undercurrent. It is changing every time until it settles so look closely at this page as time progresses.

Privacy disclaimer *sigh*
I let you know I will not seek to extrahere privacy sensitive information from you in visiting this website. I will not (actively) attempt to do so. Of you have concerns about protecting yourself I invite you to consult with my friends (SL) Ivy Sunkiller, Helll Otsuka or Lucca Seid – either of which can help you find arguments to put to rest your privacy concerns.

disclaimer
Immature people should get lost. If you can’t handle full control of your emotions, do not take part of these events. Sure, you can pretend being furious during these events, but if I ask you in private chat ‘are you in control’ and you give me lip, you will be summarily banned. I love ’emulated drama’. I do not love hysteria. I do enough of that in my own life thank you very much, don’t need it in events I run. So come to the events being prepared to be an actor, a spokesperson, a shill, maybe even a deceiver (or a machiavellan) but do not come as a fool, a douche, a simpleton or a bozo. Hell you even have some leeway constructively trolling me, to make a point. You can even protest, insofar it adds to the debate. But as so as you impair the debate, prepare to face the full consequences of my seething resentment. These debates have a purpose. If you detract from this purpose go away detract somewhere else.

Time
Assume that the default time for these events will be several times every week, starting at 9:30 SLT or PT, which translates to 1730 GMT or 1830 CET. I will mesh together to the event of Serendipity, and I will sometimes try and feedback topics from the discussions of either Extropia, Serendipity, Bryce, Rhiannon. I may touch with the meetings with either Bryce or Serendipity on Saterdays, so either may cut mine short. My preferred days for meetings if I have them will be Saterdays, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. In most extreme cases I will have for events a week.

Encores
I may do the same event topic a second time, to see how the debate evolves, or how other takers run with it. That means, run more or less the same format a few days later, but with somewhat ‘slicked up’ statements and ‘inciting statements’.

Khannea (or any other Host)
My original formula was to keep as quiet as possible. That doesn’t work. I will talk, and talk assertively. My goals are many – some visible, some hidden. First it is to make absolutely clear I am not about to cause harm. I am about making people happy, and if I make people unhappy, it is because they are in turn are making people umhappy and they need a tap on the head. I will incite and offend. My goal is specifically to provoke. Be ready for that. My goal is not provocation for provocation’s sake (though I really really like that) – but actual goal is finding solutions in seemingly irreconcilable dilemma’s. Cutting Gordian knots so to speak, and if need be, crucifying hypocrites and bastards.

What must you do – no exceptions.
If things get out of hand there is one rule and that is the hug rule. Coming here means you consent to the hug rule. That is – if I say you must hug someone, anyone you have an obligation to do so. Refusal to do so means you consent implicitly to Linden Lab deleting you avatar. It is the law. Hugs are critical to save the cosmic balance. Optimus Prime will be doomed without them. Also: If I ask you in IM to do something specific try and help me out a little, I may have a goal you don’t ordinarily see. I am not against you even if sometimes I may seem to be.

Values
Freedom of expression. Crocker’s Rules. Maturity. Humor. Moderation. Humor. Irony. Ambiguity. Standup Comedy. Entertaining the other guy. Confontation. The bigger picture. Uplift. Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis. Context. Research. Yes, but.

Ulterior Motive
Progress, renewel, technolibertarianism, future, hope, change, aspiration, ambition, idealism, technology, solutions, engineering, interaction desig, intelligent design, transparancy, signal to noise ratio, transparancy, wikinomics, hacking, obsolescence, morphology, nymity, industrial design, ergonomics, logistics, sustainability, ecopoetics, resilience economics, empowerment, taking responsibility, communion, fucking, radical empowerment, radical democratization, cyborg generation, uploading, uplifting, nourishing, protecting, love, cherishing, sharing, abundance, feeding, fun, geoethical, happy, orgy, community, exploration, growth, voyage, destination, zen, culture.

SLURL
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Cosmosia/242/41/26/?title=Cosmosia%20Red%20Versus%20Blue%20Pier&msg=Straight%20Ahead%20For%20the%20Action