Groups For Community Visualization [Roll Out (2/4)]

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Last week, in “Creators” and Video Submissions, we discussed how any user can simply submit footage to the Perceptions.Live platform for editing. This week we will peer into the community-building features of the platform. Phase 1: “Roll Out” B. Groups- Visualize Community What it is: Here is where you can use our video uploading service for your own needs. Encourage your community to share their testimonies, experiences, stories, etc and generate a map populated by your people’s videos.  Using our video editing service, your users do not need to know how to edit video. Using a map, your project’s message can be presented to the world in a distributed manner, in a way to connect your community beyond borders and platforms. Sustainability: Until our payments gateway is set up to handle subscriptions, map embeds will only be available to our approved partners (many of which have made substantial donations during our development … Read More

“Creators” and Video Submission – Roll Out Phase 1 (1/4)

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Greetings from global community cyber-land, where the early Perceptions.Live platform is almost finished! Working from the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, the Balkans, and me currently in South America, for the past two months our team has quite literally been coordinating the platform’s final MVP development from all around the world. It’s no simple task to work with these different timezones, cultures, and manners of communicating, but it feels important for our foundation to transcend borders from the get-go. Above all, I am proud to say that together, we are accomplishing our goals and have a beautiful product to show for the work we are putting in! Intro: What’s the big deal with Perceptions.Live? I was asking myself that for months–years, even. When all you have is an intuitive nudge and just the right amount of real-life affirmations to move forward with an abstract notion of how society could transform itself, … Read More

Few Updates, Much Progress

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Just checking in to report that everything is OK and moving forward, in the mysterious ways that only intentional “start-ups” can follow. It’s been a few months since the last newsletter/blog because I have continued to wait on a big “announcement” that keeps getting pushed back–so until that announcement is finally ready, here is the process we’ve been going through:

Self-Curation, Ethical Censorship, and Personal Responsibility

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In light of a select few responses to our most recent video Love All Parts of Yourself, I have decided to dedicate some words to clarifying the purpose of PRCPTION Travel. It’s quite long-winded; for that, I have split it into three, hopefully digestible, parts.  This article is part of a series: part 1, part 2. Part 3: Self-Curation, Ethical Censorship, and Personal Responsibility “Love is all you need. Love = honesty. You can’t have honesty without unimpeded communication. The best way to improve love is to improve discourse.” – Matt Terwall, Treasurer of PRCPTION Travel, Inc. PRCPTION Travel exists of a new world in which communication is legitimately open and free. This means that not only people will have the right to share their voice, but also have the right to shut out another’s voice from their own personal reality. We are designing software to allow refined discernment in what you want to … Read More

The World of PRCPTION Travel’s Reality

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In light of a select few responses to our most recent video Love All Parts of Yourself, I have decided to dedicate some words to clarifying the purpose of PRCPTION Travel. It’s quite long-winded; for that, I have split it into three, hopefully digestible, parts. In case you missed it, make sure to familiarize yourself with part 1 of the series. Part 2: The World of PRCPTION Travel’s Reality Society is largely affected by the media it consumes, and its media is predominantly distributed by its technological means. In today’s world, those technological means are all but monopolized in the form of a few select powerhouses: traditional cable/news networks, Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Media is public consciousness. Put in the hands of a few, it is a fragile and dangerous matter. In 2019, traditional news networks are more and more known to be full of lies and propaganda, while Facebook is known … Read More

Echo Chambers, Direction, and Purpose

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In light of a select few responses to our most recent video “Love All Parts of Yourself,” I have decided to dedicate some words to clarifying the purpose of PRCPTION Travel. It’s quite long-winded; for that, I have split it into three, hopefully digestible, parts. Introduction: Controversy, Censorship, and Community As someone engrained in this project day-to-day, I have neglected to realize that what may be blatantly obvious to us may still remain in the dark for others. What is actualized as the fruits of my labor is not merely molded by my hands but colorized by beliefs & perception constructed over years of research and experience. While today we are a very small organization, operating on a near non-existent budget, choosing to employ today’s contemporary digital media as a means to encourage tomorrow’s human cooperation, most of our resources until now have gone into refining the exact how of today with which we … Read More

Introducing the Media Theater

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Some exciting announcements & updates coming on the near horizon, but for now a quick introduction to where is heading. Contrary to the style of these blog posts & newsletters for the past year and a half, PRCPTION Travel isn’t purely focused on the technology of building social video networking solutions for the world. We’re also keen on offering new ways for everyone to perceive the world itself through the media our network creates. (Fun-fact: this is where our domain name originally comes from; and this is why the Perceptions.Live platform calls individual videos “PRCPTIONs”.) A portfolio of sorts, the new Media Theater acts as a way to sort swiftly through our best work since 2014. Simple enough for now, you can use the menu to organize our content by format (full-length films, web series, guerrilla documentation, etc) or intention (community gatherings, not-for-profits, etc). An easy substitute from browsing … Read More

Slow & Steady: Non-Profit Web Development

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An update from the magical behind-the-scenes land (which is alive & well, for all intents & purposes, complete with larger-than-life mascots)! More has been happening than I sometimes remember to realize, yet the painstaking lesson in patience–that of creating larger-than-life systems of community interaction–persists. And, for better ignorance or for worse wisdom, it is not a task to be underestimated. Developing websites is a slow process What was originally estimated at a 1-month finishing time is now surpassing 2 months. It’s not our developers’ fault; it’s simply the nature of creating software… Asking a computer to do what you want it to, down to precise details, is a technological feat of humankind that I, for one, have always taken for granted. What may begin as a basic task, a simple copy-paste in some instances, turns into all kinds of unforeseen syntax errors and server issues that become an exciting challenge to overcome. …and that’s … Read More

Sustainable Intentions for 2019

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Joining in on the social media fun of sharing new goals and objectives, this post will be an introduction to what we envision for the development of PRCPTION Travel this year. Recap: 2017-2018 2017 was a ground-breaking year. Through the hype of the cryptocurrency “bubble,” many people began to see new potential in the ways we interact, govern, and regulate ourselves as a society. We recognized that we could now generate abundance from thin air with digital currencies, consensus, and markets–not to mention play with new technologies that could keep governments and power hierarchies accountable. The blockchain enthusiasm of 2017 brought hope & inspiration to a new generation–including ourselves at PRCPTION Travel. Traveling through several regions of the USA, to central Europe, to three corners of Africa, 2017 was a year of field research and exploration for our organization. How could we integrate this new technology into digital media sharing, … Read More

A Musical Duo, A Community Hub, and A Colorful New Website!

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Happy new moon! I normally release these posts around the full moon (just in case you hadn’t noticed :D), but this time around the flow of things needed time to catch up. And how glad I am that they did! Today I want to share with you several aspects of how the PRCPTION Travel vision ties together. Musicians & Artists It was exciting to get back into documenting talented musicians. This traveling Argentine couple came along and their celestial Andean music is just irresistible. From intense Yage ceremonies to simple afternoon jam sessions, it was a magical week of inspiration from these two at the Finca Del Origen in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia. And now, they have a video to help find them gigs and opportunities in their travels! What if it were this easy for non-filmmakers to support artists and musicians? Community Centers This is an older … Read More