[NetBehaviour] Solutionism Re: An interview with Geert Lovink

Randall Packer rpacker at zakros.com
Sun Oct 4 16:23:00 CEST 2015

Fascinating Ken! 

This is the idea of a distributed communications network of participants not depending on a centralizing organizing principle or platform to generate conversation, collaboration and virtual community: all the interactions are interdependent of one another and aggregate at the individual level rather than the group. Everyone has their own unique Website or authoring platform that receives communications feeds from those they are linked into. 

I think the idea is so highly evolved that it would require a great deal of time, technical savvy and ingenuity to implement. No? 

From:  <netbehaviour-bounces at netbehaviour.org> on behalf of Kenneth Fields
Reply-To:  NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
Date:  Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9:14 AM
To:  <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
Subject:  Re: [NetBehaviour] Solutionism Re: An interview with Geert Lovink

A node is a node is a node.
gnusocial/diaspora (or such) doesn’t require that everyone register into one 
database that someone has to maintain for all. I can follow you alone on identi.ca
or the public feed of a furtherfield node or just the #netbehavior tag.

What would be exciting is the complexity and liveness of the ontological flow
of people, groups, concepts, events/performances - while you own and maintain
your own personal and social profiles (foaf/sioc).

It would be hard to be moved by the initiation of yet another node/platform,
but it certainly would feel like a new day if people ascended to this next level
of networked practice. Certainly this is the crowd to do it.

Still we’re in the realm of archived text/media and some want to dance/play.
We should understand how to go live when the need arises. You could subscribe 
to someone’s music stream, mix in your own movements and let others follow 
this combined stream. These streams can be captured, looped, remixed
and released back into the stream (DJ -> PJ - presence jockey).

So don’t just start a new platform. Start the next generation of networked behavior. 

Kenneth Fields, Ph.D.
Professor Computer Music
CEMC - China Electronic Music Center
Central Conservatory of Music
43 BaoJia Street
Beijing 100031 China,

Email: ken at ccom.edu.cn
Tel:    13701188130

On Oct 4, 2015, at 7:00 PM, netbehaviour-request at netbehaviour.org wrote:

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Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2015 11:10:35 -0700
From: Rob Myers <rob at robmyers.org>
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Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Solutionism Re:  An interview with Geert
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Or GNU social[1]. I can host us a node.


[1] - I'm a member of the project and therefore biased. ;-)

On 3 October 2015 03:34:36 GMT-07:00, Patrick Lichty <pl at voyd.com> wrote:
Actually, while not a solution, I think a Diaspora node would be a

On 10/3/15, 2:05 PM, "aharon" <aha at aharonic.net> wrote:


Very interesting quick mapping of possibilities, Rob + Patrick -

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