I logged in to respond to this provocation and as I enter the WYSWYG I am prompted to ask myself
- Does my reply improve the conversation in some way?
- Am I interacting with my fellow [super]community members in a manner that promotes harmonious [super]community-being?
- Am I building something with the substance of the communications from my fellow [super]community members?
These are precisely in the spirit of what I came to discuss, we "join because [we] are not free-floating individuals, but rather singularities that emerge from conditions of collectivity. Supercommunity begins from this assumption."
We become particular these particular supercommunity members by performing our understandings of the conventions that have generated causa sui. That is, we have these social conventions, but we've never convened. A final clause I did not include above:
- I am warned that this panel, containing this proviso will only appear before me for the first two posts I create.
This is a message only for the test driver. After I have submitted my posts, I am in the digital wilderness, self-proctoring the test.
To play the ol' etymology angle: we become our own procurators (proctor being the contraction of the term), gathering lulz or likes, or whathaveyou in this specific space because they cannot be procured in any other medium. The supercommunity is our curacy: the social medium in which we demonstrate our contemporary self-care regime. We are our own curators, charged with accurate (ad+cura) social-reproduction.
From my understanding of the Confucian perspective, I recognize that social-reproduction isn't the repetition of the same regime, the same boundaries indissoluble. Rather, as the old poem states, "When making an axe handle, the model is never far," and elsewhere, "chopping wood, suo, suo (伐木所所)." Suo 所 here is the sound of the wood being hewn, like "thock, thock." But suo also can communicate place-ness, here-ness.
Where will our community gather, where will we build our gathering place (our superþing)? Build it here (suo, suo). We will need the axes that create the timber, suo, suo, the model is not far. Our curacy is finding what is best in what has come before us, adapting it to our current needs, and behaving in a manner that can be trusted by those generations still to come.