2013-01-18 16:01:19.050459-08 by Dan Lyke 4 comments
Hackerspace has replaced cyberspace as the vision of the near future. Is there a boom in self-reliant hippie-punk fiction coming?
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It seems only reasonable that just as "the color of a television tuned to a dead channel" has gone from grey static to blue, that the sky of the future has gone from overcast with urban pollution from soulless corporations overrunning the economy to the arid blue of the deserts caused by climate change.
Well, I like "self-reliant hippie-punk" as a descriptor for a lot of the nerds I've known through working at the Island of Misfit Toys that is SparkFun, at any rate.
I would really like to write something, at some point, laying out a case for the hippies and the nerds being more or less the same tribe, artificially divided at points by aesthetic signifiers and historical relationships to power.
I think one of the problems with defining those boundaries is that the "hippies" were originally "hipsters", and some of them went along wearing their fashion and whatever, and the others took to the hills and lived self-sustainably.
But I'd definitely be interested in reading your sociological digging on this front...
The hippies and the nerds seem to get along well together if you can convince them to start calling themselves "burners".
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