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The following is the construction method for making your own Autonomy Bag. An Autonomy Bag can be used to submit to rules of containment, yet determine to conditions of where an when one is contained. It can be used for the implementation of ephemeral autonomous space.

48 inch roll of brown craft paper.
Tape measure
Clear tape
Rubber cement
Stencil set
Black spraypaint
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Step 1:

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Roll out brown paper and measure off 138 inches in length. Cut that piece off at a nice perpendicular.

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Using your friendship with gravity, fold the length of that piece into even thirds. Make both of the creases fold in the same direction.

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Fold each outer third into halves. Once again, make sure the crease direction is following the same direction as the earlier folds.

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Make a perpendicular fold at 14 inches off one of the short sides. Fold in the same direction as the other folds.

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Turn your focus on the second and fifth sections of sixths, counting from the length-wise side. Let say you are standing at the long edge, and the other long side with the perpendicular fold is opposite you. For each, you want to mark a point which is at the center of both columns, and one half the column's width below the perpendicular fold.

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Draw lines from those spots, which intersect with the corners of the perpendicular folds and run all the way to the edge of the paper.

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Fold these lines in the direction opposite to all the folds.

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Now we can begin using these creases to form the paper into a bag-like cube. It is helpful to do this with the short perpedicular fold flush against the floor and with the long edge sides standing up. It is most helpful to have a trusted bag-folding companion hold these sides up for you while you fold.
Tomfhowe3 years ago
totally going to do this once I find paper.
exsqueeze me, but this is a blanket fort. i built one yesterday with my 4 year old grandson. we were fighting off the mutants from under the couch. we sustained horrible losses, but enjoyed a complete and total victory! i wish you as much success with your paper womb. lol!
ilpug3 years ago
This is pretty amazing.
l8nite3 years ago
I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard.. thank you for sharing
You spraypainted on top of a couch!? Looks like it was in the garage, so probably one you don't care about.

Nice bag, reminds me of this article.
Super useful. My coworkers and I sometimes hide in boxes to get away from it all... this is much fancier. :D