Name for an agglomeration of seasteads

We need a good name for a collection of seasteads attached together to form a village or city.  “A pod of seasteads” (like a group of whales) has been suggested, but I’d like to hear your ideas.  “An independence of seasteads”?  We could take the name from my proposed festival: “An ephemerisle of seasteads”.

Or if one is pessimistic, perhaps “A target of seasteads” :).


10 thoughts on “Name for an agglomeration of seasteads”

  1. 1. Just call it an “Island.”  It’s simple, to the point, and sounds pretty good and whereas a single seastead is more technically a ship, when several of them get together they will have more of a fixed feeling.

    2. Call it a “Rendezvous.”  In the 19th century, mountain men, who lived most of their lives in relatively self-sufficient seclusion would get together once a year to trade goods and socialize.  They called this annual get-together a Rendezvous.  Since the idea of seasteading is to create stable but flexible communities that will naturally stay in a state of flux, I think this would be a fitting term.

  2. Having a personal affinity for corvids I suggest an “unkindness” (the proper name for a flock/group of ravens) of seasteads, or perhaps a “murder” (the proper name for a flock/group of crows) of seasteads. Chances are that either of these will be rejected for sounding harsh or antisocial, but we were asked and so I respond with my preferences.

  3. Keeping with the theme of Seasteading, one of openess, fairness, creativity, innovation and equality, I believe that imposing a structured naming convention would go against the grain.  I would tend to lean to a common class structure and allow for the individual groups to provide unique names once formed.  Thinking of various common naming conventions, one that popped in my head was Community-Family-Member-Unit.  Each Seastead would be a member with numerous units.  Each member Seastead would be able to name themselves.  Likewise, a grouping of members would be a Seastead family.  They too would be able to provide a unique name to their grouping of Seastead members.  And keeping within the Millenial generation and internet lingo, a grouping of families would be a Community.  The Community is the grouping of one-to-many, independantly governend, Seastead families operating under a common vision and set of values.

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