jaromil at dyne.org
Sat Apr 18 23:11:55 CEST 2009
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thanks for your comments & alchemy to solidify the bubble.
i'm on our side of course, but still spotting a clear vulnerability in
the unilateral method characterising the narratives we are producing.
the hacker's movement will be very powerful only when able to cross
individual and localised interests, national identities, cultural
differences, prejudices and more boundaries (even the screen!). until
then, we'll be an easy target for manipulations (both locally and
globally) as it has been for other popular movements, namely
rastafarian, hip-hop, punk, grunge, etc. (you name it, i mean your
pet pop/sub/culture that you genuinely know and that has somehow gone
the solution is to keep track of history and differences in a rigorous
and objective way: whenever we move forward to represent the whole
this should be the price to pay, if we don't want banalities to take
over our heterogeneous identities.
the process we are going through is the one of representing hacking
cultures: movements that are highly critical to established power
structures, in some instances even rebellious to them, in any case
constructive and faithful in a globally networked intelligence.
i think representing hacker cultures is a very good effort and i'm
sure it will make our societies better: fostering confrontation rather
than fear, creating uncommon ground for constructive criticism, on all
kind of imaginary levels.
still now the risk at stake is that "hackerspaces" become after-work
recreational circles, rather than urban laboratories of collective and
anyway... please take the reflections above just as an early pen-test
for our concepts and methodology.
jaromil, dyne.org developer, http://jaromil.dyne.org
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