A yarn from a couple of lockdowns ago (important to know about time lag because of the seasonal knowledge in the yarn). Victor Steffensen is an Indigenous musician, film-maker and expert in the ancient tradition of caring for land through the use of fire. He is the founder of the Firesticks Alliance and author of the book Fire Country: how Indigenous fire management could help save Australia. A very interesting idea to emerge from this yarn is Vic’s notion of ‘allowances’ as opposed to the idea of ‘affordances’, based on the way plant species share resources with each other. I’m interested to frame future cybernetics yarns around how things change if we say ‘allowance’ instead of ‘affordance’.