A Man of Faith

I’ve been at my parent’s house, my home for the past few days and tomorrow I must return to the city.

I feel this experience has been more or less an awakening as to my “official” stance on technology, but don’t hold me accountable for it.

For you see as I see it there are two ways to look at anything as: a man of science or a man of faith. And yes, I got this philosophy from “Lost”. On the show, the character John Locke posed this question to Jack Shepherd, who couldn’t understand the world around him.

A man of faith accepts and works with his current environment to find a path. While a man of science questions and probes for methods to conquer the environment. Neither is right nor wrong, but simply two ways to be.

Which leads me to the point of why I have labeled myself as a man of faith. I am a digital native, but also a rural man. I’ve been posing as a urban man for quite sometime, but the urban environment is for men of science. It has been optimized for getting the most in the least, but I like to take my time. Even if it means I need to wait longer for the end product. I’m a fan of the journey.

Which leads me to technology. I may be rural, but when I was born my family had a broadband connection. I’ve always live within the internet. My various avatars are living parts of me within the community. While I would enjoy to be a well known member of the community; I can’t agree with those who seek to optimize and force their avatar on to others. I will use the internet to showcase, not market my work.

I think this stand comes from my nature roots. An early name of the DJ was Techno-shaman. I like the sound of that because it fits how I view digital society: one big tribe.  I am a member, who wants to contribute rather than dominate.

That is why generally I’m pro digital advances. I don’t fear the new, but will adapt and it will flow into me. I’d rather not question or mention the potential for abuse as such things exist with all tools.  Rather, I’d like to play and experiment and explore to see where the tool can take me for some that may mean hitting the lottery or others it may mean spending years in relative obscurity.

For I believe the internet like nature runs on different laws than man. We can try to define them and control them, but they will shift and make a fool of us all. I will shift with them and never wonder why or how, but know it has changed.

Let me translate that for you: Let the internet be and you will find a way. Don’t try to be the trendiest because by the time you understand the trend enough to mimic it, the internet will have shifted. Be true to yourself and relent control and the internet will take care of you. Don’t be afraid of the unknown and especially don’t deny the unknown until its known because by then you will be too late and may have missed the adventure of the life time. Believe and it will be so!

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Paradigm Shift

This Article caught my eye

So it has finally happened the move to cloud computing and the macbook air may be not that bad of an investment after all.

For those who don’t know what cloud computing is basically it is turning a network of computers into a single super computer.

And now it seems like most of Microsoft is going to be working on making this more feasible.

My only question is what happens when the harddrives we store our data on are no longer owned by us…

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I saw Julie and Julia and I’m starting a Blog!

Well, no actually, I didn’t see the movie. I read some spoilers and reviews. I don’t particularly wish to see this movie. Please feel free to convince me, as David Weinberger said in our interview earlier today…we all disagree. But there is no doubt Julie and Julia has created a big splash in the blog-o-sphere.

The Winner of the Julie and Julia Competition is…Well, blimey. Who knew that the chance to win Julie & Julia and a cookbook would turn out to be the most popular competition and most commented on entry in the entire blog’s history? That’s amazing The Medium is Not Enough Blog

The blog craze is hitting America! Watch out!…Wait…I thought that already happened…or did it? Julie and Julia is the first feature file to feature blogging. Suddenly, blogs are popping up everywhere, inspired by the story.

Could this be a step towards more citizens understanding the meaning and power of the blogosphere? Dr. Weinberger said that the internet is a more democratic model than the previous mass media model. So I say go for it! Go for it everyone! Remember that the internet is an economy in and of itself, where one has complete freedom and accessibility to create and distribute any product they please. Like any other marketplace, it rewards hard work and dedication. The ease of attaining and designing your website is a small step, like creating a bank account. It is up to you to keep increasing your funds, advantages, resources.

Anyways, more thoughts on blogging to come. Tis’ the tech on my mind at the moment. Quite refreshing in comparison to 1984 reality fears.

Watch the Julie and Julia Trailer! [Filmofilia.com]

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The Story So Far: The Internet is a Run Away Train

March 5, 2010 2:00

21 Cortes St Apt. 1, Boston, MA

The Writing Game with Danny, Zach, Heather, and Courtney

My roommates Zach and Danny are screenwriters. “The writing Game” is their creation. Each played chooses a song, in our case, five players ~25 min writing sesh. The following is the product of my stream of thought reflection on my goal, and what the heck is goin’ on in my life.

I have lots of goals going on in my life at the moment. Some times it feels to hard to breath. I am going to attempt to “vocalize them” digitally on this machine right now.

I am concerned about the impact on technology in the world today. I am working on a website Tech4thought.com and I’m learning a lot about the Internet. It is not nearly so terrifying to me as it once was. The possibilities are endless, but just like all other things in this world; it takes hard work.

Ellis, my partner and I started with a Directed Study proposal. We approached our philosophy Professor Tracey Stark and pitched a documentary about privacy in the Communication, in which we would research the impact of virtual technology on society. We realized the topics we wanted to pursuer were essentially “digital” and this was our true interest.

You see Ellis and I had both taken a philosophy class with Dr. Stark called Minds, Media and Technological Change. The class took the technology to a multi faced terrifying journey into the virtual world, evoking tremendous emotion and passion on all accounts. We realized….There is something to this technology stuff.

Wait, I should rephrase. I realized technology was perhaps the most profound influence on society and it scared the living shit out of me. And Ellis, we’ll he was always fighting for virtual reality. Ellis knew ands still knows far more than I about the Internet’s Real Society, way before we started this project.

He taught me the Internet is good. We have achieved more than we thought we would so far, and we are learning so much about the vast secrets of virtual reality. These secrets we only know because we submerged ourselves.

I am now trying to embrace my virtual identity. I am Kelly, tech4talking. 4tech4talking,  tech4talking, 4tehc4talking….wow…try to type that 6 times fast. Get it right tech4thought.com Tweet it…I am Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly I am Kelly. And I have some thoughts on tech. So me and my friend Ellis started this website…tech4thought.com

Yep, so as serious as I once was. Well rewind, when I was a Political Communication student, or a Propagandist as I like to think of it. I couldn’t keep going on with simply convincing people of things we know are wrong. I understand the work of political campaigns is very important in our society, but I think there are some serious changes that need to take place. Changes to THE SYSTEM ITSELF. Political Campaign Communication is in need of creativity, and the power of the Internet should really be fully realized in its terms.

There lies the intrigue of the Internet. I once thought it didn’t matter very much. I learned to type slow, and tediously. I wrote my papers as long as my teachers let me. I am still a poor typist by most people my age’s standards. Of course my typing skills are better than those of my parents generation. That’s just statistics I guess.

Anyways, The Internet didn’t seem like a big deal, I was the last one on the train everytime: email, Facebook, Myspace, Aim, and now Twitter. But the Blog is a unique form. Product content produce content produce content, the audience will come. Seems a little like basic Capitalism, supply and demand….we supply….theres always demand….its the internet….a divine entity. We are swimming in its waters….we are learning its secrets….We hope to break through somehow. And Talk about Tech….Talk about Wisdom…Talk about the life we really life, in front of screens, plugged in…power sources controlling our lives….in Silence….so quiet and in line.

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Nearly Half of Americans Are Frequent Internet Users

Gallup Poll (January 2, 2009)

Less affluent, non-working, unmarried post big gains in usage since last year

by Lymari Morales
Americans’ frequent use of the Internet has almost doubled over the last five years; 48% now report using the Internet more than one hour per day compared to 26% in 2002.Large education, income, and age gaps continue to exist in terms of Internet usage. Post-graduates, those making more than $75,000 per year, and those under age 30 are the most frequent users of the Internet, with more than 6 out of 10 in each group saying they use the Internet more than one hour per day…..

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New Interview Up

Last Friday, Kelly and I went to Somerville for  a second more in-depth interview with Author Ethan Gilsdorf.

Check it out

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iSkin

Check this little article

I think this is pretty cool and those with big clunky fingers like myself would love to be able to use bigger surfaces for those tiny smartphones.

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