Magic Arts

I define magic as
the art of combining knowledge,
and ability
to move the world.
The following is a sampling
of the tools we'll leverage
in support of a new age.


Community Capital

This was the plan for the initial funding mechanism, but it turns out it costs $35k to launch a Direct Public Offering.. So this particular goalpost will come after successful protyping.

Ssussdriad will then be opened up to the people of Hanford through a community capital raise, giving locals the opportunity to invest, own shares, see returns.

This will open the economy up to any who wish to participate, and instead of profits leaving town for the Vanguards and Blackrocks of the world, revenue will stay local, and raise the tide for all.

This expedition will chart a path for many more community-owned businesses to come, leading to an enduring and strong local economy.

Cooperative Governance

Authority will be distributed; sociocracy

As this project develops, and teams are formed, we will practice with distributed governance, until eventually no single person will be in charge of this company. Instead, authority will be distributed, and personal autonomy respected.

Leadership will flux with the necessities of circumstance, the demands of the moment, naturally arising through action, display of wisdom and reason, compassion, and vision.


NVC helps us connect with each other and ourselves in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish. It guides us to reframe the way we express ourselves and listen to others by focusing our consciousness on four areas: what we are observing, feeling, and needing, and what we are requesting to enrich our lives.
NVC fosters deep listening, respect, and empathy and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart


Just as the forest is a dynamic, living song of change and response, individuals and groups, patterns, choices, and relationships, so too will Ssussdriad be the song of community. 

Involvement and participation by the people will determine our tempo of achievement, our tone of action, our verse in history.

Vectors of influence

Built into this plan are many ways for our community to influence the direction of the Ssussdriad expedition. 

We will post frequent surveys, interview community members, facilitate the organizing around relevant topics, as well as host in-person meetings around our focus areas.

Open Source

Transparent, replicable

The details of our expedition and our tools will be made freely available to the world.

We'll collaborate with communities near and far to better envision and reach for a free world.

Feedback Loops

We will leverage human experience, common sense, community discussion, and machine learning to analyze feedback loops to rapidly asses and adapt to change.

This will include community surveys, sales data, viral metrics of digital productions, and measuring progress toward community goals.

Feedback loops will be built into our internal operational structure, as well. Privacy will always be respected.


A well told story can break a lifetime of indoctrination, dispersing the fog of confusion. It can ignite passions. 

We will study the craft, and hone our skills in the ancient art of story. Drawing on wisdom of centuries of master story-tellers, we will wield this art with care, distilling the complex, and awakening within our audience the fires of their potential.