First, the only way to understand a new environment is to name it.
Learn the names, understand each element’s function, and understand your relationship to each element.
Find your community; they are the ones that share the same ontological goals as you.
Build your community’s influence through unique means.
Influence is built through good community relations. In other words, if you can make the people party their hearts and minds are there with you.
The party is where the souls can vibrate on a cosmic level. Any party thrown must be in the spirit of your beliefs.
I visited the Station Museum last fall during an exhibition curated by Ashura Lovelady entitled “Friendly Fire”. The exhibition focused on strategies for living in a apocalyptic world. http://stationmuseum.com/?p=3237