I am back after a bit of an unintended break. While at BarCamp my external brain went into coma [my computer died] someone asked if it had a death by stickers. I don’t think so but judge for yourself – side 1 – side 2. I took it all in karmic stride â€“
I needed a break and hey it is the end of August.
At BarCamp I got to present about XRI/XDI, I-names, Identity Commons etc.
Durring the break using my OS9iMac I tuned into PlanetIdentity with the aggregator down I can still read all the happening stuff. I found a great post by Doc about metaphors again that shape our view of the web. Identity maps differently in the different metaphors. It seems that the highly social nature is left out where it is a coffee shop that we meet and talk with friends in. This is where identity beings it seems and is perhaps the closest neighbor to the theater performance metaphor. I tune in to the coffee shop community perhaps because. Yesterday (at the time of writing) at the Institute for the Future â€“ Future Commons conversation Howard Reingold performed a micro university 5 min lecture with 10 min of questions/discussion. It was on Coffee-houses and the social networks that emerged from them creating the shape of our modern world through the social innovation that occurred in them. The insurance industry (Loydes of London), scientific societies (The Royal Society), stock exchanges (London) all emerged out of coffee houses of the day.
How can we support people in communities knowing their place better and interacting in more meaningful. Doc highlights the two middle metaphors where free speech and free enterprise happen.