Hi folks, I’m currently collaborating with a small but growing group of web critters led by Mark Pesce. We are a unique decentralized community which will lead–good willing–to the manifestation of a book, scheduled for completion in 2010, based around the emerging hyperintelligence and ‘hyperpeople’ as defined by Mark Pesce and approximated as sharing culture and the art of sharing.
As sharing is the core of – share this course & share this book – the group have recently alerted me to a change in direction to posting at the blog, that has encouraged me to start sharing some of our work so far and spread the new sharing ‘share this course’ meme, now, in early December 2009. (and now in March 2010)
Inspired by a cooking analogy with the group-course blog I feel like a particular individual ingredient scattered around the kitchen area or up on a shelf somewhere waiting… to be grated a little, boiled, skinned, fried, charbroiled, roasted, toasted and finally with a bit of luck served-up with a healthy spread of exotic delicacies and shared wisdom.
I’ve been sharing my vision of a new investigation into the historical figures that I think have influenced sharing and the technology of sharing that produced great contributions to all-around-the-world-Humanity, and as a nod to the MLA and the smart tribe of critters that createdits own collective hyper-intelligence, if you like.
I choose to focus on the twelve individuals introduced to us by Dr. Robert Anton Wilson, as the characters who helped shape the – decentralized sharing age -, or simply the 21st century. We can learn from the past efforts to share, and from them create a new historical framework of sharing, one reaching 420 years back to Giordano Bruno and pulling us right up to Marshall McLuhan.
These ideas are pretty complex ideas and come from complex individuals of explicit genius, difficult to approach and shrouded in mystery, this maybe especially true to somebody who has relatively little experience in academic circles, like myself, where much of the solid foundations of this new historical – hyperintelligent tribe – lie, please don’t mistake my intellectual pursuits of ‘The Tale of the Tribe’ as representative of what I think – Share this book – is about. I view this angle of approach concerned with – share this course… the creation of hyperintelligence, unbounded and access-able and sharable by anyone who can access the WWW.
With the power of Internet and the rise of hypersharing culture (hyperdistribution, hyperconnectivity, hyperbolic Geometry) and with the aid of new tools, many minds can congregate together and work quickly, efficiently and humanely, and my ego-drive hope is that others may soon join us in this collective adventure of sharing – sharing – and maybe a few critters will find enough time to follow my historical investigation into the people and ideas that helped to shape intelligent internet and create another alternative guide to sharing – free as the air you breath, and for all-around-the-world-humanity, or as close to the model correlated by Dr. Wilson, a life-long intellectual pursuit but one which I hope will add some spice and sugar to some of the more practical data due to be shared on the course and eventually in the book.
At the blog you’ll discover different sharing activity and feedback defining sharing, and you’ll probably find items more to your own fancy, whoever you are. And, if you don’t find anything interesting at the blog then maybe search youtube for Mark Pesce and listen to his hyperflow motion languaging.
What is a Book? by Mark Pesce.
Mark Pesce on SHARING in 2009