This year, the SeaNaps has chosen its motto, “No Human is an Island”, after the poem of John Donne “No man is an Island”
„No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent,
a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were,
as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were.
Any man’s death diminishes me
because I am involved in mankind;
and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.“
If SeaNaps is basing its whole experiment on the notion of connection, it is due to a firm belief: our actions matter, even the smallest.
What we do, what we say, what we support, what we buy, consume, has repercussions.
To know it is to make it a strength.
Through its blockchain experiment as well as through its own internal organization, SeaNaps is acknowledging these connections and making it its fundamental basis. What one drinks or buy at one side of the city is influencing the other side’s situation.
Therefore , the blockchain is here thought as a way to increase transactions’ vitalizing effect on the local economy. When a euro comes into our system, its “shadow” (the lips) processes through a world-wide distributed technology but locally implanted reality, irrigating the local circuit and its actors. The local production can hence be thought as a self regulated ecosystem, whose rules’ and mechanisms’ writing include its inhabitants and actors. A try for a humanistic and solidary economy, thought for those to whom it is only a means.