Why do geeks go camping? FutureEverything 2011

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Why do geeks go camping? FutureEverything 2011

  1. 1. WHY DO GEEKS GO CAMPING? FOO & other brushes with natureNature and Cyberspace: Stories, Memes and Metaphors (forthcoming 2012)
  2. 2. Professor Sue Thomas De Montfort University FutureEverything Manchester 2011 www.thewildsurmise.com
  3. 3. Early Geek www.thewildsurmise.com 3
  4. 4. TechnomadsChris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard www.thewildsurmise.com 4
  5. 5. Jon Postel (1943-1998)God of the Internet (The Economist) Go where you may within the bounds of California, mountains are ever in sight, charming and glorifying every landscape. John Muir,The Mountains of California,1894 www.thewildsurmise.com 5
  6. 6. John Muir & President Roosevelt1904“Creative truancy in the wild heart of the New World” Frederick Turner www.thewildsurmise.com 6
  7. 7. Creative truancy: FOO Camp 2003 www.thewildsurmise.com 7
  8. 8. Google OpenSocial 2007 www.thewildsurmise.com 8
  9. 9. www.thewildsurmise.com 9
  10. 10. Surfing on the internet www.thewildsurmise.com 10
  11. 11. Koa wood for typing and surfing www.thewildsurmise.com 11
  12. 12. Zillions of tiny rivers www.thewildsurmise.com 12
  13. 13. Howard Rheingold’s Outside Office www.thewildsurmise.com 13
  14. 14. SO WHY DO GEEKS GO CAMPING? •Balancing energies •Contemplation and the sublime •Creative truancy

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