Disclosing the Reflective Commons

by Robbie McClintock

Enclosure has been a driving principle of life through the modern era—since 1500 or so in Europe. People projected imagined borders and concentrated on shaping experience in chosen ways within the enclosed domain. This practice had powerful, effects turning shapeless fire into the internal combustion engine in a myriad of different ways. But all principles of organization and action eventually exhaust their potentialities as recursive effort fulfills their possibilities. Distortions and complications accrue. Alternative principles begin to mark the path of opportunity.

Disclosure, care for what is common to all, thus regains historic vitality.