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-====Michka'​s ​Transiency====+==Michka'​s ​notes==
  
-am currently benefiting from the [[http://​example.com|Transiency Program]] offered ​by FoAM. The Transiency program is designed ​to help creative people perform a transition in their personal ​and/​or ​professional life. As 25-year-old, fresh out of the schoolwhy would I like to already perform ​transition ? There are actually some reasons.+Project sparks that have in mind these days, contributions welcome: 
 +   ​* ​[[michka:subsistence|Subsistence]], a tentative inventory of inspiring subsistence strategies used by those who want to live the good life, avoid working to make the powerful & wealthy more powerful & wealthier, ​and/​or ​contribute to the commons in non-monetizable way. 
 +   * [[michka:​games-for-the-future|Games for the future]], a tentative inventory of existing games playfully teaching essentials skills for a better life (with [[https://​twitter.com/​MikhaelPommier|Mikhael Pommier]]).
  
-I have been involved in [[http://​www.linkedin.com/​pub/​michka-mélo/​43/​877/​169/​|scientific/​technical/​engineering studies & work for seven years]]. Together with some moment of [[http://​www.lapaillasse.org/​news/​1309/​diy-bio-based-electronics-prime-a-la-maker-faire-rome|intense satisfaction]], I also noticed a scary underlying long-term imabalance I would like to adress. This imbalance seems to come mainly from an extreme proportion of indoors mind-centered theoretical tasks. I would like to spend more time outdoors. I would like to have my body exercised through my work. And finally, I would like to get my hands dirty and learn practical down-to-earth know-hows.+This part of the libarynth was first created as a place to document part of my [[michka:transiency-main-page|transiency]] research in 2013-2014.
  
-benefited from an excellent training in [[http://www.epfl.ch|a very pleasant engineering school]]. However, I notice that do not know how to fulfill my basic needs otherwise than by buying stuff. I don't know how to grow my own food. I don't know how to make or repair my own clothesI don't know how to take care of my health in a preventive way, for instance, by enliving my body as much as my thoughts+More recently, ​used it to: 
 +   * document the project we performed with [[http://zprod.org|Paul Granjon]] on [[michka:​research:​microbial_fuel_cells|microbial-fuel-cell-powered robotics]]. 
 +   * document the two art-science workshops ​lead at the Ecole Supérieure d'Arts d'Epinal (ESAL) on [[michka:​phenomenes|phenomenes]] and [[michka:​sable|sand]]. 
 +   * list resources on [[michka:​alternative-engineering|alternative engineering]]initially ​for students from the "​Humanities and technology"​ bachelor in Université Technologique de Compiègne (UTC). 
 +   * other partially structured information : you can check the full list of pages of this namespace [[https://​libarynth.org/?​idx=michka|here]].
  
-This is for the personal level. +You can also register to my aperiodic newsletter ​[[https://us20.campaign-archive.com/home/?​u=680472e676559bd625aae5902&​id=77460e00a3|here]], or check [[https://www.linkedin.com/in/michka-m%C3%A9lo-16987743/|my LinkedIn profile]], [[https://www.facebook.com/michka.melo|Facebook profile]] or [[https://twitter.com/elaborateur|Twitter feed]].
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-On the intepersonal level, I live quite uncomfortably since I understood how every single action I was performing during the day was oppressing other people somewhere else.  +
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-Turning the heat on means extracting more oil, while global warming kills more and more people through Tropical storm, or while [[http://www.bastamag.net/​Gaz-de-schiste-sur-les-barricades|Romanian are beaten up and put into jail as they try to defend their homeland from well drilling oil companies]] +
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-Buying a computer means [[http://www.bastamag.net/​Quand-Apple-ou-Nokia-ne-savent-pas|destroying essential ecosystems and polluting heavily groundwaters local populations are drinking]]. Is it possiblenowadays, to have a decent life without severely harming anyone ?  +
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-I guess self-sufficiency,​ and [[http://www.tedresearch.net/teds-ten/|designing to reduce the need to consume are part of the answer]]. Which happily connects with the personal level desire for more outdoors body-involving practical activities. Perfect.  +
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-Let's get started ! +
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-//​[[http://​fo.am/​macrotransiency-michka-melo/|Here are]] some more insights on my motivations and objectives within this program.//​ +
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-===Lifestyle Re-Design=== +
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-You may have understood it through the introduction,​ I basically am involved into a Lifestyle Re-Design experiment. +
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-One essential step is to learn how to schedule my activities in order to reach my objectives. This schedule takes place on different timescales, from periods of several years to... daily activities. Although I have been trained on scheduling at mid- and long-term timescales, I was never teached how to balance my activities within a day top optimize effort, productivity and the most important enjoyment. For insights on this topic, you can have a look at my attempt at designing an optimal [[michka:​daily_schedule_scheme|Daily Schedule Scheme]]. +
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-Another essential component of this Lifestyle Re-Design is learning practical down-to-eart know-hows. More on this on my [[michka:​Know-Hows|Know-Hows]] page. +
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-===Open Questions=== +
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-I periodically update a [[http://​transiency-diary.tumblr.com/|Transiency Diary]] where I pile up various content in chronological order. This content varies from highly theoretical statements to methodological findings, including various quotes, experiment reports and working hypothesis. It may feature more questions than answers, so contributions in the form of comments are most welcome ! +
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-===Personal Project Management=== +
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-This Transiency is also my first attempt at leading a "​long-term"​ personal project. I therefore design/​test/​iterate on project management methodologies. To help anyone deal with their own (too) ambitious projects, I will document this process as much as possible, hoping that it may be useful to someone. +
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-Here are first insights on my [[michka:​Project_definition|Project definition]] and [[michka:​documentation_strategy|Documentation Strategy]]. +
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-===External Connections=== +
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-If you are eager of fresh and crispy contentyou can follow me on [[http://​twitter.com/​elaborateur|Twitter]]. I periodically post articles worth the reading.  +
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-Some of them may become [[michka:​landmark-papers|Landmark Papers]]. These are articles which have shaped my current u/​dis-topias. They either outline inspiring thoughts or actions helping to understand that change is possible, or shocking observations and analysis helping to understand better why change is desirable. +
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-I periodically update a [[http://www.pearltrees.com/|Pearltrees]] which displays [[http://​www.pearltrees.com/​michkasylvain/​projects-connected-transiency/​id10475091|Connected Projects]]. They are projects I stumbled upon during some online ​or real-life wanderings, and happened to kind of connect to in the spirit. +
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-===You don't like to read ?=== +
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-Some pictures illustrating these activities will be posted on [[http://www.flickr.com/photos/foam|FoAM's Flickr account]]+
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-===Contact=== +
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-Don't hesitate to contact me: michka dot melo at gmail dot com.+