FL González is creating the world's first exo-humanities degree program.
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Greetings from Zzol Utopia,

In my real-role I serve as 'seasonal' Unitarian Universalist Lay Minister in an impoverished district in the Dominican Republic. In the 'off-season' I live and work among Rhode Island homeless individuals. With savvy partners, we are building the 'Utopia Street University', which employs adult-Montessori (constructivist) methods within the humanities. We are building an educational (degree) program that utilizes street conversations and sociodrama as the central/essential methods of teaching. 

Astronomy and Geography are our foundational cores -

Disenfranchised street folks are often inadvertently manipulated by the status-quo business model agendas of the non-profit organizations that serve them - to combat the potential for systemic abuses, we provide, by means of our street university (which includes our Dominican Republic outreaches and New England partners) a novel forum for independent learning. 

Join us in the process of discovery -

Our utopia street university (USU) relies on social media for the bulk of its funding; we identify world-renowned VIP educators - mostly scientists that hunt for extrasolar worlds, inviting them to join us as role-play-characters (avatars) within our learning sociodramas. Patrons can give a one-time donation, or enter the Patreon Tiers (here) as observers, aboriginals, or arcanians (surrogates are the most advanced form of arcanians); Surrogates, our highest level of involvement, honors those patrons as honorary Deans (please read the introduction to each tier in order to decide your role within our role-play university's universe!)

FL Gonzalez
USU Founder/Provost (I am also, the Surrogate of Zzol)
Tiers
Observer
$1 or more per month

As a Utopia Street University observer, we encourage you to read our ongoing Patreon blog (published here bi-weekly or so).  Since we do not otherwise advertise, we assume you received our unsolicited gift (unabashedly for the intrusion! It's our SOS) and its attached information packet; you now have a better idea of who we are, what we do, and whom we serve. As an observer you need not ever communicate with us directly (return any forms, etc.), but being a formal observer (we will know that by your tier donation stream) will provide you these social benefits:


A view from the sheltered (safe) corner of your life; quietly assess the complex 'real world issues' of 'real-life' homeless folks: their own very personal (avatar-based) interpretations of the street poverty that entangles them (not another dose of social stereotypes). 


Get a grip on the vast potentials for helping this misunderstood population, through alternative education, referrals, charitable donations, and voluntarism.


As Observers you are 'sleepers' which can materialize in other 'tier dimensions' of participation - THAT will be an awesome transformation!


photo with permission

Aboriginal
$5 or more per month

As an 'aboriginal' participant/donor, you are authorized to create an avatar that originated (and inhabits) the planet model provided. Since your globe is registered with our school, USU students will travel to it from time to time. As an aboriginal you have a free-hand as to what your character looks like; depending on your own imagination, your aboriginal creation (a sentient being that inhabits your planet, and represents others like it) can be humanoid or non-humanoid.


Create and envision the world-order (or world-view) of your clan(s): the myths and oral histories of your people. 


Interact with other aboriginals who inhabit your world (tier-2 requires that you provide an email address for role-play gaming purposes. We aggressively safeguard your emails - information is in the packet we send).  


Since patreon worlds are populated by student's (game) virtual content, and since we place many globes 'in the field', you may be alone for an unknown period of time, however, we will contact you when another avatar is created for your specific planet location (content-creation is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis; newcomers must look like your avatar, and must conform to your back-story - your content has seniority!).


If human Penal Colonists show-up, aboriginals can help them survive the alien environment (making sure history is understood, but not repeated).

 

To insure conformity to our back-stories our dedicated ethically-trained & supervised webmasters inspect and forward all email correspondence (direct access to student emails, or backdoor relationships are prohibited) - the protocol safeguards your privacy as well.


Photo with permission (depicted is the Surrogate of KZ, holding the KZ Utopia globe: a prehistoric world under her care).  There is one (1) Aboriginal inhabitant within her purview.



Surrogate
$10 or more per month only 100 left

Congratulations!  You are now a member of the Surrogacy - that also makes you an honorary Dean of our street university.  As the attached backstory states (found in your information packet), Surrogates are transformed Arcanians - artificial intelligence with strong emergent qualities.  While Observer and Arcanian patrons have only passive input in the role-play activities of USU, you are free to actively explore our galaxy! 


By sending us the attached form(s), you can petition the USU webmaster for navigational reports using our Starry Night software (a planetarium program used with permission).  The webmaster will provide a list of active worlds (planets & moon colonies) which you can visit by means of email interactions with other students, staffers, and Deans.  Webmasters serve as conduits for patron sociodrama content-exchanges - those activities are an integral part of our university's unique pedagogical methods. 


Cartographic images of our globes are our virtual classrooms; each globe has been photographed and mapped for common usage.


The Surrogacy (the cohort of Surrogates) is a well respected pool of professional & paraprofessional staffers/players.  Your patron role-play activities will help students by:


Prevent the exploitation and abuse of aboriginals by human colonists.


Assist in the rehabilitation and corrections of penal colony inmates.


Mentor Arcanians (a pen-pal function among patrons).


The Surrogacy is an active learning field - as such, you may receive, from time to time, directives (assignments) from the Provost or other Deans.  You may be directed to act as a mediator/advisor, to help resolve the seemingly intractable sociodrama conflicts that occur: your life-insights, wisdom, and professional expertise will be needed.  


These activities are done in-role!  No detectable real issues will ever be identified. Metaphor is always our mode-of-operation.


You can pass on any assignment - simply email the webmaster.  You can do whatever you want.

Goals
0 of 1000 patrons
We consider ourselves a university because of the big-picture-view of our mission/vision. Currently we have an urban learning field (Providence, Rhode Island) and two (2) campuses (Dixfield, Maine and Andres, Dominican Republic - 34 acres).  Our goals encompass two distinct areas - logistics and academics.

Logistically, we need to shore-up and improve our buildings (we have three).  In Maine, besides renovations to our building (a mobile home), we need to cut trails to our proposed hermitage sites. That campus is only used by family - 3 family members are USU students. The Dominican Republic property needs a lot more work, but has a permanent staff of two (2).  

Academically, we need to use our properties for their intended educational purposes as a adult Montessori campuses.  We need to complete our virtual cavern (a constructivist classroom), a rooftop astronomical observatory/planetarium, an outdoor cafe (a proposed culinary program), and a metalsmithing shop (from which will emerge several culturally-relevant micro-business outreaches [micro-farms, modular homes, and basic furniture designs]).  In Providence we are collaborating with partners for a dedicated space to address issues of housing, education, and mental health referrals. 

All the while, we are creating the content areas necessary for our student population's needs, and within our mutual programs. Ideally we move our students from homelessness to professionalism; in their travels, our campuses allow a deeper level of humanities immersions. 

Specific details are ongoing - READ OUR BLOG
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Greetings from Zzol Utopia,

In my real-role I serve as 'seasonal' Unitarian Universalist Lay Minister in an impoverished district in the Dominican Republic. In the 'off-season' I live and work among Rhode Island homeless individuals. With savvy partners, we are building the 'Utopia Street University', which employs adult-Montessori (constructivist) methods within the humanities. We are building an educational (degree) program that utilizes street conversations and sociodrama as the central/essential methods of teaching. 

Astronomy and Geography are our foundational cores -

Disenfranchised street folks are often inadvertently manipulated by the status-quo business model agendas of the non-profit organizations that serve them - to combat the potential for systemic abuses, we provide, by means of our street university (which includes our Dominican Republic outreaches and New England partners) a novel forum for independent learning. 

Join us in the process of discovery -

Our utopia street university (USU) relies on social media for the bulk of its funding; we identify world-renowned VIP educators - mostly scientists that hunt for extrasolar worlds, inviting them to join us as role-play-characters (avatars) within our learning sociodramas. Patrons can give a one-time donation, or enter the Patreon Tiers (here) as observers, aboriginals, or arcanians (surrogates are the most advanced form of arcanians); Surrogates, our highest level of involvement, honors those patrons as honorary Deans (please read the introduction to each tier in order to decide your role within our role-play university's universe!)

FL Gonzalez
USU Founder/Provost (I am also, the Surrogate of Zzol)

Recent posts by FL González

Tiers
Observer
$1 or more per month

As a Utopia Street University observer, we encourage you to read our ongoing Patreon blog (published here bi-weekly or so).  Since we do not otherwise advertise, we assume you received our unsolicited gift (unabashedly for the intrusion! It's our SOS) and its attached information packet; you now have a better idea of who we are, what we do, and whom we serve. As an observer you need not ever communicate with us directly (return any forms, etc.), but being a formal observer (we will know that by your tier donation stream) will provide you these social benefits:


A view from the sheltered (safe) corner of your life; quietly assess the complex 'real world issues' of 'real-life' homeless folks: their own very personal (avatar-based) interpretations of the street poverty that entangles them (not another dose of social stereotypes). 


Get a grip on the vast potentials for helping this misunderstood population, through alternative education, referrals, charitable donations, and voluntarism.


As Observers you are 'sleepers' which can materialize in other 'tier dimensions' of participation - THAT will be an awesome transformation!


photo with permission

Aboriginal
$5 or more per month

As an 'aboriginal' participant/donor, you are authorized to create an avatar that originated (and inhabits) the planet model provided. Since your globe is registered with our school, USU students will travel to it from time to time. As an aboriginal you have a free-hand as to what your character looks like; depending on your own imagination, your aboriginal creation (a sentient being that inhabits your planet, and represents others like it) can be humanoid or non-humanoid.


Create and envision the world-order (or world-view) of your clan(s): the myths and oral histories of your people. 


Interact with other aboriginals who inhabit your world (tier-2 requires that you provide an email address for role-play gaming purposes. We aggressively safeguard your emails - information is in the packet we send).  


Since patreon worlds are populated by student's (game) virtual content, and since we place many globes 'in the field', you may be alone for an unknown period of time, however, we will contact you when another avatar is created for your specific planet location (content-creation is on a 'first-come, first-served' basis; newcomers must look like your avatar, and must conform to your back-story - your content has seniority!).


If human Penal Colonists show-up, aboriginals can help them survive the alien environment (making sure history is understood, but not repeated).

 

To insure conformity to our back-stories our dedicated ethically-trained & supervised webmasters inspect and forward all email correspondence (direct access to student emails, or backdoor relationships are prohibited) - the protocol safeguards your privacy as well.


Photo with permission (depicted is the Surrogate of KZ, holding the KZ Utopia globe: a prehistoric world under her care).  There is one (1) Aboriginal inhabitant within her purview.



Surrogate
$10 or more per month only 100 left

Congratulations!  You are now a member of the Surrogacy - that also makes you an honorary Dean of our street university.  As the attached backstory states (found in your information packet), Surrogates are transformed Arcanians - artificial intelligence with strong emergent qualities.  While Observer and Arcanian patrons have only passive input in the role-play activities of USU, you are free to actively explore our galaxy! 


By sending us the attached form(s), you can petition the USU webmaster for navigational reports using our Starry Night software (a planetarium program used with permission).  The webmaster will provide a list of active worlds (planets & moon colonies) which you can visit by means of email interactions with other students, staffers, and Deans.  Webmasters serve as conduits for patron sociodrama content-exchanges - those activities are an integral part of our university's unique pedagogical methods. 


Cartographic images of our globes are our virtual classrooms; each globe has been photographed and mapped for common usage.


The Surrogacy (the cohort of Surrogates) is a well respected pool of professional & paraprofessional staffers/players.  Your patron role-play activities will help students by:


Prevent the exploitation and abuse of aboriginals by human colonists.


Assist in the rehabilitation and corrections of penal colony inmates.


Mentor Arcanians (a pen-pal function among patrons).


The Surrogacy is an active learning field - as such, you may receive, from time to time, directives (assignments) from the Provost or other Deans.  You may be directed to act as a mediator/advisor, to help resolve the seemingly intractable sociodrama conflicts that occur: your life-insights, wisdom, and professional expertise will be needed.  


These activities are done in-role!  No detectable real issues will ever be identified. Metaphor is always our mode-of-operation.


You can pass on any assignment - simply email the webmaster.  You can do whatever you want.