Return to Small World (idea)

Three directions for a small world:
A geek habitat; a chair within a cocoon of tech, compact, almost impacted and the contrasting sphere of influence or range of connection, both through different channels and different memes. Sound, art, linux, programming, performance, green, freak bike culture, physics and other streams blend together, or cluster into faceted flavours of making groups and individual makers.
Imagine building something like a stick insect to wear like a Chinese dancing lion, perhaps with shimmering scales of recycled technology.
What kinds of ergonomics are useful for non-human species? Small occupational health and safety systems at cross purposes to our own.