An advanced version of Voluntary Simplicity where one simplifies their life by learning more skills. The complexity part refers to learning how to build things - which is a technical and physically challenging endeavor. The simplicity part refers to the ability to disentangle from participating in non-authentic, non-transparent aspects of modern society. The intent is higher life satisfaction and meaning.
The concept may seem paradoxical because to gain simplicity, one must understand more complex relationships of how the world really works.
In the full implementation of Voluntary Complexity, we have farmer-scientists like the Founding Farmers - who are involved in cultural and scientific advancement.