Monthly Archives: December 2006

Second Life: An Ideal Society on the 3D Web?

At the recent SLDevU conference in London, I understood the vision behind the online virtual world, Second Life, to a much deeper level: a platform for the 3D Internet – a richer, more compelling and more collaborative space for information … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Multimedia, Social Software, Society | 5 Comments

Christmas Presence

A time for goodwill, for giving, for sharing… Or a time for consuming, for devouring, for spending… As Christmas hype reaches its zenith, millions of last-minute shoppers stock-up on their obligatory must-gives. I wonder how much money is spent each … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Ethics, Society | 1 Comment

Future Society: ‘Prout’ Short Story Competition

Prout (PROgressive Utilisation Theory) is a visionary socio-economic system to encourage a cooperative society. A new short story competition has been announced for writers to open a window on a future, Proutistic society. From the press release: IMAGINE A SOCIETY … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, Cooperatives, Ethics, Politics, Prose, Spiritual | 8 Comments

forms of endless You

Black morning. Clouds, muggy and moody, Smother the mouth of the city. Thousands of bodies Slide to the grind, Underground. Faces straight and indifferent. Lost in folds of paper and fatigue. Walls plastered with Where to go What to wear … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Society, Spiritual | 1 Comment