Self-actualisation & the web: is the internet nearing Maslow's peak?
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Self-actualisation & the web: is the internet nearing Maslow's peak?

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Ben Rowe - @benhyphenrowe - Thirst Studios ...

Ben Rowe - @benhyphenrowe - Thirst Studios

Presented at Pause Fest (http://pausefest.com.au/) - Feb 13th - 16th, 2014.

What can a 70 year-old psychology paper teach us about an invention that’s only 20 years old? In a whistle-stop tour of the internet, Ben plots the history of the web against Maslow's seminal Hierarchy of Needs, proposing it might just be nearing the point of actualising its full potential.

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  • 1. Hi, I’m Ben. @benhyphenrowe Thirst Studios
  • 2. The web will 
 save the world
  • 3. Abraham
 Maslow’s ‘Hierachy of needs’ Published: 1943
  • 4. Physiological Safety Love & Belonging Esteem Self 
 Actualisation
  • 5. Physiological
  • 6. Safety
  • 7. Love & Belonging
  • 8. Esteem
  • 9. Self 
 Actualisation
  • 10. Physiological Safety Love & Belonging Esteem Self 
 Actualisation
  • 11. We’re
 transcending.
  • 12. The web is 
 transcending, too.
  • 13. Born: 
 6 August 1991 The World Wide Web
  • 14. HTTP <HTML> The hyperlink Web Browser DNS IP Address email Physiolical
  • 15. Security Order Safety Reliability Privacy
  • 16. A roof over our head. Safety
  • 17. Love & Belonging Web 2.0
  • 18. Shiny What was web 2.0 again? Love & Belonging ReflectiveGlossy
  • 19. it was about people Love & Belonging
  • 20. Connection Love & Belonging Friendship Belonging
  • 21. Our place in the world Love & Belonging
  • 22. Love Love & Belonging
  • 23. Love & Belonging
  • 24. Esteem Now, the web is growing up.
  • 25. A new web aesthetic Esteem
  • 26. The web is beautiful Esteem
  • 27. the web is efficient. Esteem
  • 28. The web is everyware Esteem
  • 29. Esteem We take the web with us
  • 30. The web disrupts Esteem
  • 31. “We’re giving it a body.” Kevin Kelly Esteem
  • 32. Quantified Self Esteem
  • 33. Automation (ifttt.com)
  • 34. Automation (ifttt.com)
  • 35. Money Esteem
  • 36. Self Actualisation
  • 37. We are the web. ! It’s up to us.
  • 38. Thank You. @benhyphenrowe
 thirststudios.com