Community Building on the Web:Companion Siteby Amy Jo Kim
8/29/00 — online seminar by Amy Jo Kim
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Later: Saturday, 10 May, 2008
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Jacob Neilson Cookies I thought this was funny! Nice site.
Here is another legacy item.
Pasted here so it is part of this blog for search.
Resources that inform the quest for
depth and purpose in human interaction
exploration of the
psyche in cyberspace.
Other Psybernet links
What are the mediaspheres?
Régis Debray divides Western cultures
into three historical eras according to the way mankind looked at the
world as influenced by the predominate means of transmission: writing,
printing and the audiovisual.
[Saturday, 24 February, 2018 – Archive Cybersociology Magazine: Issue Five A Few Points about Online Activism by Jon Lebkowsky ]
following is with specific ref to online groups:
“1) Democracy is a not a helpful
At this point I cringe when I hear the d-word because it doesn’t mean
anything. It’s a vague, rather dubious concept, and those who toss it around
the most seem to have thought least about its implications. Even worse, they
think it has something to do with freedom, as though a democratic majority
couldn’t be as oppressive as any tyrannical individual, even more
“Philosophy & Structure
This is the place to start for a general
overview of the ideas central to generic
Theories of Development
Theories of Illness
Theories of Therapeutic Action
Concepts are a set ideas which have been developed to untangle some of the
confusions that are sometimes found in discussions of psychotherapy. The basic
concepts are ways of ordering ones thinking about ideas that are commonly found
Logical Levels and Levels of
Mediation, and Mechanism
Editor’s Note: Dee Hock is responsible for the
“chaordic” organizational structure of VISA, which
propelled it into the largest credit card company in the world. He has since
become both a student and mentor of this organizational architecture, and is
one of 30 living laureates of the Business Hall of Fame. Part one discusses
the nature of the VISA organizational structure and the background behind
its creation. Part
two next month will discusses the
implications for the future.
“The Dream Tree is an online and offline resource center, designed to assist dreamers in exploring their dreams and in connecting to others within a shared dream community. “
GOD IS IN THE PROGRAMMING DETAILS
Anne Foerst, resident theologian at MIT’s
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, says: “I think that computer
science, and especially artificial intelligence, is THE field for
religious inquiry.” Foerst, an ordained minister who holds advanced
degrees in theology, computer science, and philosophy adds: “At
some point, cog-like robots will be part of our community,” and
suggests that we widen up the criteria of what it means to be human to
include chimps and some smart robots.” Foerst work has been
attacked as “evangelical” by the founder of the Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory, Marvin Minsky, who charges: “The act of
appearing to take such a subject seriously makes it look as though our
community regards it as a respectable contender among serious theories.
Like creationism and other faith-based doctrines, I suspect it is bad
for young students.” Foerst says she understands Minsky’s
skepticism: “Some theologians are very anti-technology. The first
reaction they always have is fear: ‘These robots are different from us.
Humans were created in the image of God.’ They are not even willing to
consider those questions.” (San Jose Mercury News 16 Oct
What the Allusion
[to the Voice of the Shuttle]
(The cross-weave of interior hyperlinks on this page is designed to
provide an interlinear commentary–a commentary with no voice other than the
pattern of the links themselves. The best way to read this page is in Lynx or
some other browser that uses a highlight or other indicator to show which of
several closely-clustered interior target-links one has jumped to. Netscape
shows where one has jumped by placing the target-link on the top line of the
screen–which is adequate except when there is more than one possible
target-link on a line. Note: there is no “Back to Voice of the Shuttle Home
Page” link here; instead one of the links in the quotations–the obvious
one–serves that function.) (This page last revised 11/16/96)
Hmmm, a little out of date.
Approach to Cyberdreamwork
“Welcome To Cyberdreamwork. The site where together
we drill for dreams and
probe the depths.
Dreams are lands of pure imagination. They are the
live beyond the day. Cyberspace is created by imagination
Dreams and cyberspace are a perfect match.
Dreamwork makes it possible to
revisit our nightly
adventures while being fully awake. This is done
Dreamwork is easiest if a few others who care
dreaming ask you questions to keep your focus
concentrated and guard
you from otherwise inevitable
distractions. With the help of a group the work
well beyond anything you can do on your own.
If you like to
search along the borders and into the depths
of the unknown please enter. “
“Listed below is a list of links to all the articles and
pages in the hypertext book (web site) The Psychology of Cyberspace.The articles are arranged
chronologically, with the most recently written or revised ones
appearing near the top. The most recent date of the article, its version
number, and its approximate size are indicated. Unless otherwise stated,
the author of the article is John
Suler, Ph.D. There also is a subject index and search engine for this book. Links on this page will produce
a “pop-up” window placed on top of this window. “
“As I continue on my
Web journey, you’ll continue to get a running account of my progress,
direct links to the people I encounter and, hopefully, some insight into
the documentary film making process.
“These pages began as
an extension of the documentary. Inextricably interwoven. An ongoing
“Now they’re an
extension of my life.”
That is what making a web site does to you! wl
“The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture. Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and online projects.”
A review by
BY LYNN YARRIS
“Hayles guides us through the speculations and commentaries of a wide range of authors, including Gregory and Mary Catherine Bateson, Rodney Brooks, Richard Dawkins, Richard Mark Friedhoff, Christopher Langton, Bruno Latour, Margaret Mead, Marshall McLuhan, Marvin Minsky, John Searle, Sherry Turkle and, her favorite, mathematician and cybernetic theorist Norbert Wiener.
“Hayles contends that, through literature and academic discourse, our culture has been prepped to accept the disembodied information through which posthumans inhabit the cyberworld. She finds the prospect terrifying and exhilarating.
“Her writing style — she persistently drops
exotic names with no identification — together with the subject matter
makes “How We Became Posthuman” a tough read. But her insights into
the implications of her subject and the literary and scientific writings
she discusses make it worth the effort. “
A list of wrings on the human side of the net…
some relevance to the psyber-explorations.
Erik Davis looks at modern information technology–and much previous technology–to reveal how much of it has roots in spiritual attitudes. Furthermore, he explores how those who embrace each new technological advance often do so with designs and expectations stemming from religious sensibilities.
this influences the psyche is worth pondering especially
in the light of the Giegerich articles mentioned in January 99 (Psyche
Cambridge, MA , November 18, 1998
An upbeat preview of a world transmuted by computers.
To live at the beginning of a new era is exciting; to do so and understand what is happening is a rare privilege. Douglas Robertson offers to share this privilege with us by presenting his vision of a world transformed by computers in the not-too-distant future. It is an upbeat peek at the future, devoid of the gloomy forecasts of some “future shock” science fiction adventures. As with all penetrating portrayals of the future, The New Renaissance is provocative and draws controversial conclusions.
psychological point of view this book may be relevant, it is about the
emergence of a new *era* does that imply a new Psyche?
Chapter 3 of God and Science
by Charles P. Henderson
“As Karl Marx turned the world of
philosophy upside down by revealing the foundations in society for every
human theory, Teilhard tried to accomplish the even more difficult task
of turning theology downside up. He tried to demonstrate that the
material world, the world of rocks and trees, stars and planets, plants
and animals, rather than being the neutral subject of scientific
investigation, was in fact the soil from which would spring a new vision
of the holy. The very subject matter of pure science was nothing less
than a mirror in which one could see reflected the face of
Makes sense to me, it is like the shift
that Giegerich speaks of, Copernican. -wl
“It was his opinion: “We are,
at this very moment, passing through a change of age. Beneath a change
of age lies a change of thought.” (1961, p. 214, 215) That hidden
change would at first influence only a few but it would continue to
expand. “I know of no more moving story nor any more revealing of
the biological reality of a noogenesis than that of intelligence
struggling step by step from the beginning to overcome the illusion of
proximity.” (p. 216)”
of the Seminar
with Wolfgang Giegerich.
“His knowledge of how communication
forms have changed the world before leads him to anticipate how they are
about to again. The new forms are, literally, changing our minds.”
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It is inspired by a tapestry on a fire screen (around the turn of the century) which was in turn inspired by William Morris. It was the motif for Psybernet Bulletin Board which operated from April 1993 until about 1995. This image appeals to me and is an inspiration and symbol for the sort of work I do, on and off line. I see fertility, solidity and the organic nature of the tree contained in a rich circle crafted by the human hand. The motif has colour, fine detail and a sense of completion. You will see, I am sure, more ways that the image symbolises all types of work with the soul.