Fwd: [iDC] The Social Machine of Events

Posted by mez breeze | Fri Feb 3rd 2006 12:58 a.m.

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>Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 16:04:17 -0500
>From: Trebor Scholz <trebor@thing.net>
>To: IDC list <idc@bbs.thing.net>
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>Event organizing. Over the past year many experiments with conferencing
>formats took place. They were aimed at escaping the same old
>predicaments. People are fed up with the orthodoxy of traditional,
>hierarchical proceedings of keynote speakers, panels, and unconcentrated
>topical orientation! There is the soporific style of delivering a
>30-page paper to an audience that could have read this text online
>beforehand. Paperism! There is the work-shy re-inscription of yet the
>same players of the virtual intelligentsia over and over again! Peeps
>and masters! Why look at proposals of the
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