Category : Etsy


It has long been known craft supports learning and a healthy life. Craft is also a great tool for empowerment, making people feel they have agency, even when they have no money, influence or power. As long studied by the DoD and CARPA, this makes arts and craft excellent tools to support the values of the Free West and the Freedom of the Market. The next CARPA offensive is now launching, spreading the values of the US and its allies through the network of peripheral nerves which connects neurons in the brain and spinal cord to organs, skin, and muscles, regulating a host of biological functions from digestion to sensation to locomotion to handicraft. Using the synaptic plasticity of the brain, the task is to harness the central nervous system of crafters for ingraining the values of our Freedom.

With the recent initiative on Tacit Neuroplasticity Training (TNT), CARPA will pursue the development of a series of special craft technologies to enhance learning of a wide range of cognitive skills, and modulate these towards producing small crocheted objects and “indy crafts”, ready to be sold at craft fairs and platforms such as Etsy. “Using craft and hands to shape synaptic plasticity is pivotal for learning and appreciating the core values of our American Way,” program manager Rudy K. Blanche says,”and with peripheral nerve stimulation and improved plasticity, this simply makes everyday crafters just so much nicer people.”

Author: 7 years ago

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CARPA’s Craft Hype Taxonomy and Evaluation (CHyTE) program seeks to investigate revolutionary technologies to asses and value craft hype around hand-made Etsy products that would significantly improve their arts potential through means other than adding more crochet or folk elements.

For the past 100 years, increasing the value of craft objects has boiled down almost exclusively to a simple equation: More folk expression equals higher cultural value. The art market’s ability to penetrate bullshit, however, has advanced faster than craft’s ability to withstand scrutiny. As a result, achieving even incremental improvements in craft survivability has required significant increases in “authenticity” which has utterly crippled the craft scenes across NATO-countries and its allies. With the new Craft Hype Taxonomy and Evaluation (CHyTE) program, the aim is to increase the status of craft while cutting the crap, figuratively speaking. “For many craft hipsters,” a spokesperson at CARPA said, ”this means goodbye to Etsy as well as the Craft Councils. We’re levelling up!”

Author: 8 years ago


The recent craft resurgence, not least the asymmetric and population-centric so-called “guerrilla craft”, demonstrates the strategic significance of tactical actions by junior and noncommissioned crafters who interact with local populations. This kind of interaction , often carried out by Counter-Craft Teams (CoCraT), benefits from extensive cultural training, not least in popular subjects such as Hippie History and Etsy Ethnography. The sociocultural training offered by CARPA is based on virtual training simulations, immersive workshops in craft techniques and strategic briefings on the contemporary cultural conditions of craft.

Author: 10 years ago



CARPA’s Persistent Close Craft Support (PeCCS) program aims to enable professional crafters to jointly select and employ precision-guided tactics for Etsy-engagement from a diverse set of workmanship methods. The program seeks to leverage advances in consumer psychology, computing and communications technologies to fundamentally increase artisans’ Etsy effectiveness, as well as improve the speed and survivability of craft businesses engaged on the critical Pacific North West indie market. The forward observation base in Portland OR has demonstrated effective techniques and will present PeCCS progress during fall 2013.

Author: 10 years ago