On the Fluidity Forum Newsletter, I wrote about community formation, & why we have an attendance application process.
I addressed 3 ways for a rich textured social experience to collapse down to a sort of flat samey-ness:
Decoherence: a collapse into, basically, nothing
Vibe Cascade: a collapse into one vibe
Tribalism: a collapse into a mutually-reinforcing conflict process
A way to access the Fediverse, for attendees of Penguicon, an annual convention of science fiction, open source software, and all geeky interests, in Southfield, Michigan, USA.
Convention info: https://penguicon.org