Monday, January 28, 2008

Theres hippies in cyberspace too

Chapter 14 talks a lot about compromising the value of human interaction within this new age of digital social networks. One of the most notable icons for genuine, valuable human interaction is the "hippie" and the idea of "free love" which emerged from the 70s. Aside from the detailed descriptions of how the author bargained for drugs in overseas countries, the article makes an interesting note to include (even) hippies in the digitalized cyberworld.

"Trance music and the cyber-hippie culture that surrounds it has become a full-blown global phenomenon, attracting hordes of free-spirited revelers bent on dancing for days on end to music that's complex and cutting edge."

This is the gist of the article that relates to the class, but the rest of the article is a very entertaining read.

1 comment:

Lance Strate said...

It's a good point, and it's been well documented that the counterculture contributed much to the early development of cyberculture, especially out in California.