The future of digital culture—yours, mine, and ours—depends on how well we learn to use the media that have infiltrated, amplified, distracted, enriched, and complicated our lives. How you employ a search engine, stream video from your phonecam, or update your Facebook status matters to you and everyone, because the ways people use new media in the first years of an emerging communication regime can influence the way those media end up being used and misused for decades to come. Instead of confining my exploration to whether or not Google is making us stupid, Facebook is commoditizing our privacy, or Twitter is chopping our attention into microslices all good questions, Ive been asking myself and others how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and above all mindfully. This book is about what Ive learned.
via Howard Rheingold | Exploring mind amplifiers since 1964.
This was from Yochai Benkler http://benkler.org/ Wealth of Networks 2005 pre iOS – which defies the comment about the tendency for oprn devices.
via Flickr http://flic.kr/p/bBN6CH
Too Important to Leave to the Experts
by Dolores E. Brien
via The C.G. Jung Page: Too Important to Leave to the Experts by Dolores E. Brien.
Wonderful work, only in the Internet Archive – I won’t paste the whole lot here, just a teaser. I trust the Archive will be there as long as my site…
I was looking for a quote I have in Archetypes of Cyberspace:
it is not only forbidden
but impossible to awaken the dead
I’m still looking…
but found this … awoken from the Internet Archive, what I once called my mecca. http://cgjungpage.org/jptechnology.html
Now only here. Internet Archive
The www.cgjungpage.organisation site still exists, and there is plenty there. They have a tech page too… Here. But it is nice to be able to find some older stuff from wayback.
I’m editing my 2003 essay Archetypes of Cyberspace and to fix the dead links I go to the Internet Archive – and find material I read a decade or so a go. I value this stuff!
Here is a concise statement about Archetypal psychology. Worth knowing about!
Hermes: Guide of Souls — Karl Kerényi
This is, short, dense, with epiphanies built in. I have just stumbled on it in this better edition than I’ve had, as I’m editing my essay Archetypes of Cyberspace for Kindle!!
It’s hit a new high. I see & hear & about 100 times the talk of self publishing books, and books on demand than even 6 months ago. (Later: checked out my hunch) And I buy self published books! Got the sample of this one, will buy it if I like it.
Kim Hill has a discussion with Kate De Goldie & Laura Kroetch on ebooks, (not much on self publishing though).
Kim Hill – Saturday
Tech Crunch on self publishing
How to publish on Kindle:
KDP Kindle Direct publishing
Or read their ebook
The new Apple book Authoring initiative on iPad ( beautiful but locked down and sinister) Apple iBook Author
The rather wonderful LuLu. Heres one where I bought both the book AND the digital edition: Sociodrama
I’ve just bought a swag of Moreno books that have been republished from through Lulu as well: The First psychodramatic Family
I find it very hard to live on the soft edge. I crave order, but can’t really find it of course. I like the hard edge, everything in neat little boxes, with an index and rules for access et. etc. But it is no way to live… perhaps why computers are forcing us too much in that direction. Developing more tolerance for the mess is important. Perhaps it is not a mess, it is all birth, becoming!
This outline meditation helps – it is in itself a hard edge form, to find the soft edge. This is so relevant to me right now as Kate seems to manage that soft space, and I freak out!
From Richard Seel
1) The Soft Edge
1.1) Some people are comfortable in the soft centre.
1.2) Some people enjoy operating at the hard edge.
1.3) The soft edge is where lasting transformation can take place.
1.4) The soft edge is where people and processes interact.
1.5) The soft edge is always shifting.
1.51) Why "in" the soft edge? Because there is the experience of immersion and uncertaintyâ€”the soft edge as the edge of chaos, perhaps.
1.52) We know that we are near the edge, but cannot see where it is.
1.53) When we recognise that we are in the soft edge we can also recognise the need for new ways of seeing to help us gain perspective and clarity.
via The Soft Edge.