Dante is interested in the development of alternative lifestyles ( experience of the ongoing transit, presence of festivalist nomadism, and the metaphysics of the hitch hiker - as a metarealist expression?) and nomadic netroots activismoriented towards developing paradigms maximizing opportunities , and not coercion.
Dante has been involving himself over the last years with various international networks , such as http://www.fyeg.org ( "young european greens" - note : I have since reduced my official involvement into what I realized is an arena monitored by competition and power driven individuals, while I prefer collaborative creative intention and inspiration lead individuals )
In 2009 , Dante is trying hard to reduce the frequency of hes re-locations , and converge more of hes activities around Brussels and Berlin.
Dante also looks forward to understand and build on intentional social network dynamics and projects , including Peer Governance , Peer Production and Open Manufacturing , Open Business ; Alternative Currencies ; and Stigmergy.
As a self-learner , Dante is also interested in certain fields of cybernetics and semiotics , and would like to develop one of hes ideas for a emergent post-symbolic spatial language. , for which he still lacks programming and graphic design skills.
In 2010, Dante is working on converging friends to invest in a low cost housing project in Leipzig http://sharewiki.org/en/Leipzig_project , as a starting point for a p2p local hybrid economy,
and is also learning more about RDF Vocabularies, and interested in defining a "ReQuest" Semantic Web Vocabulary for enabling Transaction Contract Graphs, for hybrid transactions between various types of relational dynamics - see : Fiske Relational Dynamics
Meaning of Life
Dante believes that the key to meaning is the opening of trust , mutual empowerment , learning and creativity in shared interconnected realities , towards greater understanding , welcoming , surrendering in the moment , at every moment , letting what " can through us " flow.
Hitch Hiking and Life
Dante enjoys surrendering to synchronicity.
When Dante can not sleep , he sometimes tries to re-count the number of trips and kilometers he hitch hiked , and tends to fall asleep after counting 300 000km.
Dante has been suffering from a serious hitch hiking overdose since 2007 ( especially solo hitch hiking on highways he knows all too well ) , and is currently healing by limiting hes hitch hiking experience , through staying in places of shared reality longer ( more then two days ) , and using other forms of transport.
Dante suggests long distance hitch hiking ( over 2000 km non-stop , without stopping for sleeping ) as a spiritual practice ( overcoming the illusion of insecurity and of specific needs , opening up trust and faith ) , and as a test practice for couples that are in love relationships ( facing hardships together and opening up to uncertainties in joy and detachment )
For optimal comfort and traveling experience , Dante recommends long term hitch hikers traveling Europe to have as only luggage a small backpack not exceeding 5kg in weight. ( this is usually enough for extra socks and underwear , shorts , some t shirts , extra pullover , raincoat and a laptop )
Dante very much enjoyed the freedom of movement in summer 2006 , when he traveled several months with a 1,5 kg backpack.
Friend Feed :
http://oikoumene.coforum.net/DanteGabryell ( not up to date )
see archive of wiki :
Dante s most hitch hiked routes
Brussels < > Budapest < > Belgrade - ... Sofia , Istanbul
Brussels < > Budapest < > Cluj - ... Brasov , ...
Brussels < > Basel
Brussels < > Paris
Brussels < > Luxembourg < > ...
Brussels < > London < > ... Lancaster , Nottingham , Bath
Basel < > Freiburg < > Berlin
Krakow < > Zvolen < > Budapest
Berlin < > Krakow < > Lvov
Berlin < > Warsawa < > Kiev
Warsawa < > Krakow
Other axis :
Kiev < > Belgrade
Belgrade < > Berlin
Brussels < > Dijon
Brussels < > Barcelona < > Madrid < > Lisbon
Dijon < > Freiburg
Freiburg < > Barcelona
Berlin < > Gdansk/Gdynia/Sopot
Berlin < > Dresden
Kaunas , Vilnius < > Warsawa
Krakow < > Wien
Lvov < > Kiev
Skopje < > Sofia
Wroclaw > Olstyn
Wien > Prague
Prague > Dresden
Wien > Rome
Rome > Brussels
Stockholm > Brussels
Tallinn > Helsinki - hh yacht ;-)
- e-mail: dante - at - ecobytes . net
- chat: dante.monson - at - gmail.com