The 7 Count Real Deck distills our creative process into a framework that can be shared, expanded, remixed and played with. Each card represents a Strategy, Source, or Cosmology -- essentials in our own practice that we find helpful, generative, delightful, sometimes frustrating, often imperative. Each card is an outcome of intense collaborative dialogue and reflects the difficulties and joys of communicating about the ineffable.
Cards in The Real Deck are organized into 3 Categories:
Strategies - techniques, methods, and approaches for engaging reality
Sources - extant substances found in reality
Cosmologies - beliefs and belief systems that shape how we experience reality
Some cards include Steps, and some include Dangers— warnings about the risks and side-effects associated with that card.
In our own work we have used the deck to answer questions about our futures, stimulate creative production, form the basis for musical scores, and keep our senses attuned to the real.
31 cards, high quality inkjet prints on cardstock, with a reusable tyvek wrapper. Comes with a double sided poster print with instructions, suggestions and a broadsheet of all the symbols.
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