UNITE, PLAY AND LOVE

This new concept UNITE, PLAY AND LOVE is all about how to heal from Unequal Capture[1]

Take the histories of board games[3], rainbow coloured flags[4] and the technique of ‘sew to say’[5] and put them together into a new game that is meant to heal us from a very serious illness called Unequal Capture (clearly also an antonym of reciprocal capture as coined by Isabelle Stengers, 2010)

It is a Game AND DISCUSSING a fictional problem and although we are animals in a bacterial world[2] we have the capability to heal by being creative. Let’s Unite, Play and Love

To start playing I propose to sew a large board game (25 m2) and play the game together as a healing process to overcome alienation from the world around us and co-operate in such a way that no one has to bow for anyone else.

[1] Unequal Capture (often called Alienation) is recognised as the first systemic autoimmune disease, even including the fever and fatigue we often see in single organism autoimmune diseases. Early phases even show the same response in reduced oral tolerance and gut dysbiosys. UC/Alienation is caused by imbalance of exchange of energy known as Unequal Capture (clearly also an antonym of reciprocal capture (as coined by I.Stengers, Cosmopolitics I, 2010) and happens when after an already established phase of territorial inequality by the aggressor (often a single operating species) the whole ecological system cannot quickly reorganise to the required balance in this system level Y.

[2] Animals in a bacterial world, a new imperative for the life sciences (McFall-Ngai, Hadfield, Bosch, Carey, 2013): ‘In the last two decades, the widespread application of genetic and genomic approaches has revealed a bacterial world astonishing in its ubiquity and diversity. This review examines how a growing knowledge of the vast range of animal–bacterial interactions, whether in shared ecosystems or intimate symbioses, is fundamentally altering our understanding of animal biology. Specifically, we highlight recent techno- logical and intellectual advances that have changed our thinking about five questions: how have bacteria facilitated the origin and evolution of animals; how do animals and bacteria affect each other’s genomes; how does normal animal development depend on bacterial partners; how is homeostasis maintained between animals and their symbionts; and how can ecological approaches deepen our understanding of the multiple levels of animal–bacterial interaction. As answers to these fundamental questions emerge, all biologists will be challenged to broaden their appreciation of these interactions and to include investigations of the relationships between and among bacteria and their animal partners as we seek a better understanding of the natural world’.

[3] Mensch eager dich nicht game originates two millenia back from an Azian boardgame called Yut. 







[4] Amongst others: Bauerkriegs in the 16th century and original design by Gilbert Baker in 1978







[5] Women for life on Earth protest movement, 1981