Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 10 Jan 11 09:14
Reasonable reflections on Tucson, site wipings and Twitter Trigger fingers...http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/us/politics/09bai.html?_r=2&hp
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Mon 10 Jan 11 12:40
That Cibelle video is blasting in the background as I type this - thanks, Bruce, if we could just run a set of closing titles over that soundtrack, we'd have a very fine end to this year's State of the World. Thanks to all who commented here, via email, and on Facebook, and all who posted pointers here and there so that we were less obscure than usual. Thanks to Ted for his many comments, a kind of de facto moderation of the generally immoderate conversation. Thanks to the WELL for once again giving us a bonfire to rally around. (And to those of you who asked "Is the WELL still around?" - yes, indeed, very much so, despite the ongoing proliferation of social media platforms for drive-by conversation. You can still get real sustained conversation for a modest monthly fee at http://well.com.) Obvious thanks to Cibelle Cavalli, the Abravanistas, and all practitioners of anthropophagic syncretism wherever they may jam. And speaking of SXSW and Plutopia, you'll find Bruce and I both there - he's keynoting and I'm leading a panel of journalists talking about news apps. And we'll be at Plutopia, playing. If you're into this conversation you shouldn't miss SXSW, a veritable orgy of geek schmoozing. So long, until next year.
Ted Newcomb (tcn) Mon 10 Jan 11 13:07
Thanks for sharing, Jon and Bruce, and all who have posted and lurked. Cibelle is fantastic, a real live Idoru. One of the most favorite things I stumbled upon last year was a hacker phrase: AFK > IRL (away from keyboard...in real life) To which the response was: Everything is real life, dude! May the Dude abideth with us all!
Bruce Sterling (bruces) Tue 11 Jan 11 00:45
It was kind of people to put up with me -- yet again. Drop by the blog, or the Twitter stream. The ceaseless flow of not-very-good but heavily-linked writing will continue! @bruces http://blog.wired.com/sterling
Gail (gail) Tue 11 Jan 11 12:32
Thanks, Bruce. You have me thinking on new tangents again this year, and I love that.
gmoke (gmokecamb) Tue 11 Jan 11 18:56
This anthropophagy idea has been around for more than 90 years. From _Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil_ by Caetano Veloso NY: Alfred A Knopf, 2002 ISBN 0-375-40788-X (155-156) Manifesto da poseia pau-brazil (Brazilwood Manifesto) of 1924 and Manifesto antropófago (Cannibal Manifesto) of 1928 [by Oswald de Andrade]. These two texts of extraordinary beauty, both descended, like the European manifestos, from Marinetti's Futurism, were a rediscovery of and a new foundation for Brazil... The second manifesto develops and exposes the metaphor of devouring. We Brazilians should not imitate but rather devour new information from wherever it comes.
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