15/5/2009 - Ik ben een Edgeling dus ...
Ook ik ben een edgeling. Net gehoord op twitter van Stowe Boyd uit Manchester. Edglings share a common base of perceptions about the world and our place in it that transcend the media market, and form what I think of as the basis for a future metaphysics, or, at the least, a new worldview. I have written about the central propositions of web culture before (see Rebooting, and The Rise of Web Culture and Its Enemies, for example), and I believe that the rise of web culture is perhaps the greatest hope that humanity has for a better, or at least survivable, future. Here's some thoughts on the emerging characteristics of web culture: the glue that holds Edglings -- and through them, everything else -- together: - Bottom-up - egalitarian Objective - Impartial - Subjective - Partial Networks - Post-nuclear networks - Regionalism - Participative Culture Multicultural - Exploitative - Restorative - Sustainable - Decentralized - Enigmatic - Nature based