|John Hopkins on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:34:42 +0200 (CEST)|
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|Re: <nettime> what if we were all right but all wrong?|
simple humanistic themes. On one hand slogans probably need to be so simple to mobilize so many, but on the other hand the absence of any deeper political analysis means that those 30.000 will not form the nucleus of a new political movement ... which made me a bit sad in the end ...
I wonder if there is any connection between this passive simplicity, lack of robust intellectual engagement and action, and the 'Like' button mentality of FB? Not to say that there must be some who can translate the energy of mass demonstration into personal life-changing action, but it would seem that this lethargy becomes a deep part of life in this moment everywhere ... but who/what will wake people to thoughtful analysis and movement? JH -- ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD grounded on a granite batholith twitter: @neoscenes http://tech-no-mad.net/blog/ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: email@example.com