The four principles of intentcasting are golden. I'm going to recast my PeerPoint
proposal <http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/peerpoint/> that way
as soon as that really sinks in.
Your mission statement ("Building culture and communities of practice in
service of collaboration, continuous learning, and mutual improvement.")
together with a meme from another of your posts, "The Rise of Culture
Tech", resonates with my long standing obsession with what I call
"experimental micro-cultures". I came of age in the 60's and ever since
I've been fascinated with counter-cultures, social movements, communes &
intentional communities, etc. and I have imagined the kinds of groups,
communities, and micro-cultures I might delight and thrive in.
D H Lawrence wrote, "[Human beings] are free when they belong to a living,
organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled,
perhaps unrealized purpose."
How can we be active in fulfilling an unrealized purpose? I think it's the
difference between a preconceived utopia and and experimental micro-culture.
Recently I wrote a half fiction, half non-fiction short story about a
university community dedicated to a combination of Jeffersonian ideals and
what I call "bio-cognitve research and development." There is lots of
culture tech in service of collaboration, continuous learning, and mutual
improvement. My half physical, half virtual university town is called xTopia<http://almanac2010.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/xtopia/>.
I won't call it art, but I think you might get a kick out of it anyway. And
I'd definitely get a kick out of your feedback.