Sub-Thread Weekly: #12
March 20th, 2022

From text to textiles, from stores to stories— every week we take a confidential behind the scenes look chronicling diverse experiences and accounts of some of the most pivotal, impactful and transformative narratives that make up the real fabric of fashion.

These entries are included as material in the Web3 Fashion Manifesto and also open sourced under CC0 to the Meta Source Vaults.

Dezinformatsiya Et Cetera.

Through a door and into a dim corridor, these digital machines are the only check between you and the trigger buried in the syncopated rhythm.

Slide the key across the counter. You indulge in the reassurance of the third audible click as it rotates. All top pins raised. The deadbolt engaged. And then, unlocked.

Another cypher successfully decoded. What the hell have you gotten yourself into?

A swift exit out the unlocked door and into the street, leaving as quickly as you came. Warm breeze against your skin, the city is heating up on this Spring afternoon.

Continue uptown.

Pattern recognition systems kicking into gear, you continue uptown. New York’s skyline stretches out with no clear end in sight.

Savour the view.

The hyper salience of the billboards wakes and pulses fast tempoed whirs throughout every last corner of these crowded streets.

Humming along to the soundtrack of the city internally, there’s an asymmetry to the conversational residue.

Something is not quite right. Still can’t put your finger on it?

No follow up articles. But there are cyphers deep within the stack.

Working your way through Times Square traffic, there’s more intentional obfuscation from the environment around you. The art of disinformation. You can force defeat without ever having to fire a shot.

It’s a trick, of course.

Disinformation is not simply lies or falsifications, it is the art of having your enemies say what you want them to say.

You come to stand comfortably at the base of an Art Deco inspired skyrise. Cortisol levels drop. Chasing the calm, you feel an overwhelming urge to step inside.

But it’s not actually a choice. At least, it’s not yours.

Awake and aware, but not quite conscious, your signals have been pre-programmed, pre-scripted in the code.

The full weight of the situation begins to register.

One last cypher. Will you take the job?

You get paid in crypto. Sometimes in digital machines. You’re a human computer. Another walking logic bomb.

Any value brought in from sales of NFTs minted through this article will be used for building out the F₃M Realm treasury, which will eventually be governed and coordinated by the DAO, furthering to decentralise the web3 fashion capital stack.

F₃Manifesto (F₃M) is a rally flag for the entire web3 fashion movement. It’s a label and realm that is built for so much than just the digital and physical threads and collections that it will spin up and release.

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