Monday, October 24, 2016

RAW 3000

The @RAWilson23 twitter account, that I run, recently passed the threshold of 3,000 followers, which isn’t necessarily a major milestone in the grand scheme of the social-media-sphere, but just the same... 3,000 others found & connected. Not too shabby.

Admittedly, It’s only a ⅓ of the users that @R_A_W has, but that account seems to continue to only have a passing resemblance to the lives and ideas of Robert Anton Wilson, and so I’m happy to continue my @RAWilson23 project. I did, of course, offer to turn the account over to the RAW Estate as they became more active, but they declined, and seemed happy to let my little experiment continue.

One of my favorite things about this project has been watching the explosion of RAW awareness through this little node in the planet's info circulatory system. My goal has been to signal boost the others so that they could find each other, but there wasn’t all that much to work with at the beginning. Mentions of RAW on twitter were pretty slow, and mostly just automated quote accounts tweeting “belief is the death of intelligence” over and over and over again. @jacksontom and his blog was the first sign of new life in the (ugh, sorry) RAWnaissance, and I hope everyone appreciates how critical it was that Tom kept the light going after the Maybe logic Academy dissipated and before the RAW Trust formed, and how it remains a primary means of propulsion for all this flying lasagna :)))

And then along came @JohnHiggs & @DaisyEris and the merry band of Discordians @2CosmicTrigger3, which seemed to open up the floodgates! There were a lot of us already working on RAW relevant media, but the Cosmic Trigger play seemed to create a kind of harmonic convergence, that amplified those already at the party, while also bringing more people into the festivities. These days I find it genuinely difficult to keep track of all the RAW related shenanigans at play in the world.

Here’s just the tip of the twitter iceberg:

@festival23COD@amoebadesign@PropAnon@rasadeva@AdamGorightly@notjessewalker@ChasingEris@robinince@rushkoff@PQuadrino@BogusMagus@FLYAGARIC2019@StealThisSingul@AldertonKate@catvincent @gacord@advantardeodus@cnels43@jonone100@reichinhell@leashless@jakeshannon@RGC777

There's dozens and dozens more, of course, all conspiring to keep the ravioli in orbit, long may they stick apart!

1 comment:

tony smyth said...

Love that image of RAW. Looked more carefully and its made of katakana, the glyphs used to denote foreign words in Japanese script, but still cant make any sense of it. If it ain't random then I can't decode it.

Hope you get the job doing the new illustrations for Prometheus.


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